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How do i find what hard drive i need for gateway computer it dont have one in it

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Check the make and model of the motherboard, then log onto the motherboard manufacturers web site and download the relevant user guide. This should give you all the details you need.

A couple of hints, if its a laptop you'll need a 2.5 inch drive.

If its a desktop, a 3.5 inch drive.

Check the mother board for IDE or SATA interfaces,

If its got just the old fashioned IDE (PATA) interface that governs the type of drive you can use
if its got both, go for SATA they're bigger, Cheaper and quicker.

If you're going to use windows XP, the older PATA makes life easier.

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Where is the hard drive on a gateway all in one computer. i opened it up and dont recognize which part it is.


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Which model Gateway all in one do you have?

I have a Gateway ZX4800 and the hard drive is under the center rear cover. You have to remove the smaller panel that sticks out near the base of the PC (where the RAM is located) first then the center panel that is taller will pull out and reveals the hard drive cage. unbolt the hard drive cage, remove the SATA and power cables and you can then replace the hard drive.

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One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect/ boot up a computer hard drive

Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

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make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they are probably old and faulty a computer needs its connections to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error

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