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I currently have a gateway laptop with NO floppy drive connected. the pc cannot detect hard disk drivers. and also am running with phoenix Bios which cannot switch Sata to IDE. and after I go to download the driver from the motherboard web site, I tried uploading the drivers through cd or flash drive. neither of them worked. the system seems to want floppy drive only! some one told me I could burn a windows xp disk with the hard drive info included, so I don't get an error message that says cannot read hard disk it is either not powered on blah blah blah. also when I try to tinker with the bios system it seems to always freeze! how do i get my gateway laptop to recognize my SATA hard disk in Windows XP and Phonix Bios that freezes?!!?with no floppy drive?

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If your bios is freezing, you need a new computer.

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