|I have a friend's laptop (Gateway NE56R41u). It will not boot. It will go to the Gateway logo, and that's it. I can get into the BIOS, but it takes about 5 minutes to load it. I have gotten an error message once - but stupid me was cooking dinner and forgot to plug it in, so the battery died, along with that message. I also got it into Recovery mode once, but it said that there was something missing and then it shut down before I could get info about it.|
I changed the boot mode from UEFI to Legacy BIOS, with no real change. I think I can get somewhere with this system, but I am not sure what I need to push to try to get there. I have not been able to get into Safe Mode, ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Scratch all of that. I booted the system up and hit f12 for the boot menu. It asked (after about 10 minutes) whether I wanted to boot from the HDD or the CDROM drive. I chose HDD and immediately got "No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key"
Is the HDD gone? What should I try?
OMG don't judge me!
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