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My Gateway M6121 laptop will not boot to harddrive or CD drive. The bios is not finding either EIDE device, but if I remove the harddrive the bios finds the CD drive? I have tried known good harddrives so I am guessing its something on the motherboard. Any ideas where to start to troubleshoot the problem?


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First its better try to set up your bios to optimized value so it will run in factory default.
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