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Trying to install windows XP on a laptop though xp does not appear to be recognizing the hdd which is the only part that has been changed in the entire computer. Here are the specs

Computer : Gateway MA7

HDD that isnt recognized : http://wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=314


Any help is appreciated on how I can fix this/make this work. Thanks
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I would check to see whether or not the computer has a bios restriction to prevent theft. I have seen this before on some IBM Thinkpads as well.
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Got any more info on that laptop? Can't even find it on Gateway's support pages.
    
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I just had a second thought. I would try to install the hard drive into another computer thats booting, perhaps even as a external drive. Format the disk to NTFS then see if the system recognizes it. Also since its a SATA drive you probably need to have the sata drivers during the windows XP setup.

You have to make a floppy disk of the RAID/SATA drivers and when you first start the windows setup you have to press f6.
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post #7 of 7
I work for gateway, and there are size limitations on the HDD that you can put in particular notebooks. Not at work so i don't have any of the support pages!

Your model is MT6707

http://support.gateway.com/s/Mobile/...14360Rnv.shtml

Not sure the max size, they dont have it listed there, ill check tommorow at work.
Edited by bver - 5/19/08 at 1:32am
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