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Why to do if my gateway desktop says missing operating system

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February 18, 2013 8:28:36 PM

Hello,
I did a restore to factory default then it says it's missing something. Then I restarted it now it says missing operating system. The I have a gateway desktop. Please help me
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February 18, 2013 8:42:32 PM

Hi :) 

Run a hard drive test in DOS... HIRENS BOOT CD etc, it sounds like a failing hard drive...

All the best Brett :) 
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February 18, 2013 10:36:34 PM

Sorry I am new at this. How do you do that.
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February 18, 2013 10:39:38 PM

Bobin17231 said:
Sorry I am new at this. How do you do that.



Hi :) 

Google it, download it, write it to cd, run the full hard drive test...

All the best Brett :) 
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February 18, 2013 11:12:30 PM

Ok let me try it
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February 18, 2013 11:41:37 PM

With it incrementally losing the OS like that, chances are the HDD is toast or has too many unrepairable bad sectors. Either way, you're looking at a new HDD.
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