" A problem with the hard drive has been detected"-Gateway computer-XP Home
Posted on 2004-10-17
Got a Gateway sent in for repair, it would boot to the XP Home screen but would hang there. I tried reinstalling the OS but it failed several times. I started getting the message above after doing a quick format from the XP CD and when prompted to press enter to continue it goes to a Gateway prompt and has Press F4 To Continue but when I do this nothing happens. The manual says to press F1 on boot to get into the bios but that doesn't work. It will not see the CD or floppy on boot now so I can't run any diagnostics.
When I'm fast enough and lucky enough to pause the initial screen it says something to the effect of Hard Drive 0 Failure-Backup and Replace".
Has anyone had any experience with this?