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I recently had my Gateway ML6721 freeze up and was asking to insert OEM supplied disk for repair. Repair didn't work was looking for missing drivers. Attempted several times to do a repair with no success and finally decided to do a destructive install and formatted the disks. Now it will install up to the option of which partition I want to install the OS to yet there are no detected partitions,''mass storage device not found''. How do I reinstall the drives if I don't have a OS?


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Is the new drive an IDE drive? If the drive has no partitions then I'm guessing you'd have to run FDISK on it, then FORMAT /S to put an OS on the disk. Once this is done you can use the disk. It sounds like the Master Boot Record was somehow damaged. After you have recovered the MBR it might be possible to use your repair disk.
You don't ! Get the model of your hard drive and go to the manafacturers Web Site. There you will probably find a sofware utility that will format and partition the disc for you. No other Computer ? Use a Friends !
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