Question about Gateway 10C2300-G - 10GB NOTEBOOK HARD DRIVE KIT FOR COLORBOOK 2300 SERIES (10C2300G)
That means that either the master boot record is damaged, or that the computer is attempting to boot from a non bootable disk (more likely).
First ensure that the system is not trying to boot from a different device. If it happens with USB disks or other mass storage devices connected, then that is the problem. Ensure that there is no device connected. Eventually go to BIOS settings and check boot settings. Ensure that BIOS is set to boot from HDD first.
If that is not the problem, then you have a corrupted master boot record, or a corrupted boot.ini file with multi boot(less common). In the last case one of the boot entries in boot.ini is pointing to a non bootable record. This is not common, and you need to select the non bootable or corrupted partition manually on startup, forget about this case for now.
If there is no USB or external device connected, and if BIOS boot settings are OK, then you have a problem with the hard disk where the system is installed.
As first thing do a backup of all the files, then try using a partition recovery software to fix the problem. If that does not work, then better reinstalling Windows.
Here an utility: http://www.ptdd.com/partitionerror.htm
Posted on Nov 06, 2010
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