What can I do to restore the hard drive to my system?


I bought a Gateway Computer with a 40GB hard drive. I purchased an additional 40GB drive and had it installed and the computer destinated it as Drive F. I then had Best Buy update my cable to my hard drives and installed a controller card. Once I brought home my computer I was having trouble with the boot up of my system. A warning would say something to the effect that "windows did not start proberly". After about a week of bypassing this messge, I asked the system to restore my settings back to the day that Best Buy worked on my computer. I have now lost my Drive F. The computer does not recogize it. What could I have done to delete the additional hard drive from the system and what can I do to restore the hard drive to my system?


This question was answered on February 10, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

By using the "restore to a previous date" you had gone to a point in time where your new HD was not installed by reinstalling your new HD ( take it out and put it back in) your system should detect it and reinstall all nessary software for it,

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 10, 2004