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Laptop won't boot after new hdd and memory upgrade

Blue hdd light and purple modular bay light are on solid. Fan runns for -4-5 sec. thenit does nothing else. Should boot to bios for OS installation. Verified correct hdd and memory type from manbual prior to purchase. ( 2 - 1024 ddr2 533 Mhz, and 160gb 5400 PATA hdd). Gateway sold their tech supt. to a company that is Chpt 11)

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  • lowell963 Jan 26, 2009

    I'm trying to put a Seagate Momentus 160gb in my M460 and it does exactly what you described. A Hitachi 160gb works just fine. There seems to be a compatibility problem with some drives.

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Re-seat the memory and the HDD connector. If no change try the mem modules one by one. If no change try it without the HDD connected to see if there is a problem with the new HDD.

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