Having problems with your Gateway GT5220 PC Desktop ?

Turn it on and it humms really loud, and doesn't

\015 I have a Gateway GT5220, I Turn it on and it humms really loud, and doesn't do anything else. Some have told me it needs a new hard drive? Any suggestions?\015

Answers :

Since you do see the logo I concur with the bad hard drive assessment. If you have data that you need to recover from your existing hard drive don't throw the drive away. You can almost always get the data back but it may be expensive.

When you buy your new hard drive, get an IDE interface, not an SATA. Your computer originally came with a 250 GB PATA (another way of saying IDE).

You'll also need reinstalltion disks for Windows and any other programs you want on your computer, especially the Gateway drivers. You can find those here.
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