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Gateway NV5214u doesn't boot

I have bought a refurbished Gateway NV5214u laptop(ignore one in product name). Suddenly it's hard drive started to make noise and and it doesn't boot. I do not know what to do. It says ''no OS found'' and dies on some Broadcomm thingy.

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  • darshak_213 May 04, 2010

    @jonesspammai thank you so mu8ch for your quick reply. I was wondering to buy a new hard drive. But the question came in my mind was do I always need a hard drive which is compatible with gateway laptop? I mean, if it has a SATA HDD, I can always buy any other brand (which will be cheaper) online. Am I right? I exactly need to know that any hard drive for laptop which is SATA will fit into my Gateway laptop.

  • darshak_213 May 05, 2010

    Ohh, sorry to hear you broke your wrist :(
    But, thanks for the reply. I'll buy a new hard drive and I have a 64-bit vista copy too. I lost my OEM version OS and I din't have backup of that. I'll try to connect this drive on other machine as secondary drive and try to recover the data and OS!

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I'm sorry to have to tell you this but it sounds like your hard drive has gone bad. If you bought this as a factory refurbished unit you can go to gateway.com for help with a replacement hard drive, I can't promise how much help you'll get.
Otherwise, you can buy a replacement hard drive from one of several online computer parts sellers. The problem is that you'll have to replace the operating system unless you have a recovery disk. If you don't have a recovery disk be sure to order an OS at the same time or you'll end up buying the more expensive retail version. Estimated cost of doing it yourself $175-$300 depending on OS and hard drive choices.
If your not knowledgeable enough in computers to change the hard drive and install the OS yourself then take it to a friend that is, taking it to a repair shop will most likely cost you more than it's worth.
I hope this is helpful.

Posted on May 04, 2010

  • jonesspammai May 05, 2010

    Sorry I didn't reply sooner, I broke my wrist in a car accident. No, you can use any 2.5" SATA hard drive as long as your BIOS will support the size drive you buy. At this time I believe any SATA drive will work but if you want to play it safe buy one about the size of your current drive.

  • jonesspammai May 06, 2010

    to recover the OS you'll need to do a sector copy or Ghost the drive. Otherwise you'll have the system files but the OS won't be reconized.

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