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My Gateway ML6720 laptop will not boot, nor even

\015 My laptop will not boot to any device (CD, DVD, USB Stick), nor even let me enter the BIOS with the HDD installed.On bootup, the HDD does give an error, ''No TPM or TPM problem'', but Ihonestly don't know if that was there before this issue popped up. Ibought this laptop from a friend about 1 month ago and never reallywatched the laptop POST too closely.If I remove the HDD, I can boot the laptop. The laptop HDD works fine when installed in my desktop.I've tried reinstalling my BIOS, but it's the same version that's installed since I was already at the latest revision. I've reset BIOS values to default, and also unplugged the laptop and removed the battery overnight, hoping to wipe the CMOS. I would try resetting the CMOS via a jumper, but I have no clue where the switch is, nor if one even exists.I've tried reseating the 2 memory chips, and tried booting with only 1 memory chip installed. I did this with both chips, to ensure the chips were OK. Both memory chips are about 1 month old and purchased directly from Crucial, so I feel pretty confident it's not a RAM issue.I know I shouldn't, but since the laptop is useless now, if I boot the laptop without the HDD installed, and wait for the bootup errors, then install the HDD and press F1 to continue, I can boot to a CD/DVD or USB device. Doing this, I can access the HDD via Linux... read/write is fine with the HDD if I do this, I've even repartitioned and reformatted the HDD this way.So the HDD works in the laptop, it just won't boot with it installed.\015

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