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My harddisk is gone. No recovery partition. Need to install XP.

Gateway MX6920 PC Notebook

But asking for sata hdd driver. tried with usb floppy drive. It is taking the driver. But during install it asks again the driver and keeps on. pls elp

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  • krump2buck Feb 21, 2009

    I have the exact same issue and the same laptop...did you ever find a solution?

  • sam_Nautiyal Mar 05, 2009

    My hard disk all drives gone. and there is no file system. if some buddy knows that pls let me know...............

  • Nicolas
    Nicolas May 11, 2010

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    Whit your laptop you got drivers on a cd or floppy, on that cd or floppy you will find the sata drivers. You need to install them to make your hdd run smothly.





    You other guys, it sounds like you been striked by viruses and trojans, that cause lost of files and lost of data from noware.



    Nic

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Change the sata mode to IDE in the bios screen, it will be able to use the built in driver from the OS cd then

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