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What do I need to replace my hard drive on a gateway gt5404 deskt

Do I need a restore disk

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  • Mike Davidson
    Mike Davidson May 11, 2010

    Whay are you replacing your hard drive?

    Is it beyond fixing?

    let me know b-4 you start allot of hard work.


  • jason donnan Sep 17, 2013

    I would like to add space to my comperter so it can go faster

  • jason donnan Sep 17, 2013

    I would like to add an additional harddrive

  • jason donnan Sep 17, 2013

    I am trying to find out which one is the right fit


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Here is the support page for your PC, you may wish to contact them about a recovery disc. You can reinstall the OS without it but it's usually cheaper to order the recovery disc (plus it comes with the drivers for your unit).

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How do i copy data from gateway PC to thumbdrive?

Plug the thumb drive into usb port you will see the drivers load and then a pop up telling you it is ready to use. Open my computer you should see it in as another drive find the files you want to move there and right click on them choose send to and choose thumb drive...that is it, very easy.

Jul 08, 2014 | Gateway GT5404 PC Desktop

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Add more hard disk to my gt5404 pc

Start with the basics, Defrag your hard-drive, run disk cleanup and run your antivirus to make sure your computer is not having any virus issues. Once you have the drive cleaned up and not infected with a virus, look at the amount of memory you have installed at this point. Your pc is rated for a max amount of:2 x 1024 MB DDR2, 533 MHz, (PC4200) dual channel memory (two 512 MB DIMMs) for a max of 2 gigs. If you have maxed your memory capacity, it would help to some degree to add another hard drive. This is just basic stuff to get you going for a low cost. There are other things you can try also; like, overclocking the CPU and other things like that. Good luck.

Sep 17, 2013 | Gateway GT5404 PC Desktop

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Gateway GT5404 Recovery Disk

The recovery disk is model specific and basically garbage. You'd be better off getting an install disc for Windows or another operating system. Many flavors of Linux are available and FREE.

Dec 11, 2012 | Gateway GT5404 PC Desktop

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Gateway GT5404 Recovery Disk

You could have provided an operating system ?

Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer
If done properly the user should get to a screen similar to the below screen. Select the option for Safe mode command prompt only Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option: Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode Start Windows Normally
Return to OS Choices Menu Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice. Select safe mode with command prompt then type in chkdsk/f/r which will scan for and and attempt repair of bad files and bad sectors on hard drive You should have no input while chkdsk utility is in progress any input might further damage your computer also Use the System File Checker tool (SFC.exe) to determine which file is causing the issue and then replace the file. Type the following command and then press ENTER: sfc /scannow The sfc /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions. Hope this helps.

Dec 11, 2012 | Gateway GT5040 PC Desktop

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Need to replace the hard drive 250gb SATA II Is there an upgrade for this

you can buy a 1 terabyte drive for like 100 so yes that whould upgrade it

Jun 12, 2010 | Gateway GT5404 PC Desktop

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My Gateway GT5404 Freezes

1. your hard drive may be at what is called the "end - of - life"
2. I suggest that you try to backup important files if you can get into the pc screen again.
3. PC freezing is sometimes due to a failing power supply, a failing hard drive, and or a depleted CMOS battery.

May 15, 2010 | Gateway GT5404 PC Desktop

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Need a system recovery? Tried the F8 method--doesn't work! Help!

Just unplug the hard drive cable and plug it again. otherwise if problematic replace the cable.

Apr 24, 2009 | Gateway GT5404 PC Desktop

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What do I need to replace my hard drive on a gateway gt5404 desktop

The hardware userguide for your computer will show you how to do everything, step by step:

Feb 22, 2009 | Gateway GT5404 PC Desktop

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Cannot find my GT5404 Restore Disc

You are in luck I was able to find a Gateway recovery disc. I will be posting the link as soon as I have it uploaded to my site.

Jan 13, 2009 | Gateway GT5404 PC Desktop

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