i replaced the sata hd in my gateway, vista laptop with a new one - all i did was install it. i need to install windows on the new hard drive, obviously. but when i start up the laptop, i get a blank black screen with the words 'operating system not found'.
i have googled this for hours and come up with nothing. nothing helps. please, someone help me. this is a $98 hard drive that i just purchased - thats including $18 shipping - i honestly can not bear to ship it back for a new one = another 36 bucks, as all the sites suggest that it is a dead drive. what do i do??
thanks all for your help. not sure if this is important but - under my BIOS it says, optical drive: none.