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The hard disk on my gateway dx4820-05h crashed and had to replace it with a new one. I don't have a recovery disk so I tried to install windows 8 but i'm unsuccessful. During the install process, when the windows 8 OS is already configuring the system, my pc would suddenly shutdown. When I turn it on, I would get an error message saying "computer had an unexpected reboot, insert installation disk and re-install". done it several times but still got the same result. any suggestions???

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You will need to buy another licensed copy of windows 8 if you didn't burn the recovery disks while the system was operational.

You might also be able to buy the recovery disks from gateway them-self. Contact gateway customer support for more information. Make sure you have the make and model number for your machine and be SURE they have the correct information or you might get a disk for another system.

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Are you able to successfully enter Safe Mode? Are you getting a brief blue screen before the computer restarts?

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boot system into safe mode. locate the icon for my computer. right click and go to properties. locate the computer name tab and select it. find the radio button for "change" and click it. rename the computer to something considerably shorter then what you have. the system cannot boot and complete the logon process if the computer name is longer than 200 "bytes"

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Your hard drive has failed, you will be best to bite the bullet and buy a new hard drive and have it reloaded, not the news you wanted to hear but that's your best option to get THAT pc running again.

Good Luck!

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