Gateway DX4380G-UW308 no boot devices found

August 3, 2016 at 20:03:01
Specs: Windows 7
ok the run down i have a Gateway DX4380G-UW308 was working ontell the primary HDD died, the MOBO is Acer AAHD3-VC still installed and assumed still working are a DVD ROM , 5TB storage HDD , 3TB storage HDD. i just replaced the primary HDD with a 1TB HDD. my problum is i cant get anything boot .. in setup under miss tab it list all 3 HDD's and DVD ROM as connected via SATA3 6gbs but in boot list and boot priority list both are blank it detects nothing conected to even try and load a fresh copy of windows..... i am not a pro but i have built a few dozen comps in the last decade. i know i have to be missing somthing. plz help

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#1
August 3, 2016 at 20:07:26
Temporarily disconnect the storage drives leaving just the DVD & 1TB HDD connected. Configure the boot order in the BIOS so that the DVD is 1st & HDD is 2nd. Boot off the Windows disc & install to the new HDD (I'm guessing it's new?).

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#2
August 3, 2016 at 20:12:03
newly formated was the storage HDD out of the comp im using tell i get this fixed. i cant configure boot order , nothing shows up in the boot order screen to configure its blank

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#3
August 3, 2016 at 20:24:37
ok was able to ensure that boot order is dvd , hdd , removable , network ..... still nothing listed in the boot options list . but when left to attempt to boot it will now attempt to boot into Realtek PCIE and eventualy fails and gives the pls instert a bootable device and press enter

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#4
August 3, 2016 at 20:58:07
ok after some reserch i think i found the issue. the system is Win 8 with embedded EUFI key . and im trying to install a new HDD with a fresh copy of Windows. looks like im not alone with this frustration

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#5
August 4, 2016 at 05:25:17
Hi Gibsalot, it sounds as if the new hdd already has windows installed.

If so, it will not work. You have to install windows on the pc it is going to be the os for, as the os requires and uses many details from the pc concerned when running.. These details are embedded in the os during installation.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.

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#6
August 4, 2016 at 15:41:58
problum solved ... i had poped in a windows 7 disk because i did not have a win 8 disk. win 7 is not eUFI compatible. got windows 10 installed and everything work's great now.

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#7
August 4, 2016 at 17:37:04
"got windows 10 installed and everything work's great now"

Except that you got windows 10, lol.


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