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I am trying to use my recovery disk but I get the error message "no hard drive found.

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  • charles arnsby May 24, 2011

    jackpot00, I do see the HDD in my BIOS. I will try the download and get back to you, thanks

  • charles arnsby May 24, 2011

    jackpot00, unfortunately the program can not be run in DOS mode. I should mention that I am starting from scratch, i.e., I have partitioned and formatted my HDD. thanks

  • charles arnsby May 24, 2011

    No, I checked for the HDD in my BIOS and it is there. I should mention I am starting from scatch, I have partitioned and formatted my HDD.

  • charles arnsby May 24, 2011

    Jackpot00, My M/M dell M255-E

  • charles arnsby May 24, 2011

    jackpot00, I have discussing the problem with serveral instructors at school and one of them suggested this. I have a SATA HDD on my laptop, Dell M255-E. The OS is looking for a IDE drive. He suggest that it may have something to do with the chipset. what do you think.

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Which gateway product model do you have ..?see if you can see the hard drive listed on bios.

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