New hard drive 0... getting error 0200

October 29, 2011 at 22:18:09
Specs: Windows Vista
I have Gateway NV52 laptop running Vista. My original hard drive crashed (I/O read error, no booting). I replaced the original; Western Digital WD3200BEVT with a Western Digital WD6400BEVT drive. I am getting ERROR 0200: Failure Fixed Disk 0.
I think drive needs to be formated, but how do I format the primary drive without Vista nit running. I do have recovery diskettes, but they do not install without hard drive functioning.

Any idea what to do?

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October 30, 2011 at 05:46:47
Enter BIOS set up and make sure that your boot order is set to DVD drive as first in boot order AND that the BIOS recognizes the hard drive. If the hard drive is recognized in your BIOS and you are able to boot to the recovery disk set then you should be able to partition and format the hard drive from there. If the BIOS does not recognize the hard drive then either you have a bad hard drive, you did not properly connect the power and/or the signal cables, You have a bad or damaged cable, or you have another problem with the laptop and your original hard drive may actually be good.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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February 23, 2012 at 09:23:44
When my HHD (IDE) failured, I bought new SSD (IDE). I put SSD in my computer. But with this new disk I gave the same error. I noticed, that BIOS catched SSD disk number, but don't want to boot it. I boot bootable cd and from cd I boot into SSD. Disk works, but BIOS don't work correct. I must use cd to boot into hard disk (SSD).

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