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I have a gateway 7210gx. the hard drive needed to be replaced and now with a new hard drive installed and the restore disk in the DVD drive, when I start it up it says "no hard drive found" and cycles through rebooting.

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Check the connections to your hard drive and make sure the sata and power cables are fully connected. Then listen for the spinning sound. If your hard drive is not spinning it may be bad, or it could be an issue with your connectors, either way i would contact gateway for further support as it should be looked at.

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