Solved Gateway Laptop won't boot up usb to new hdd

July 21, 2015 at 05:00:58
Specs: Windows 7
original hard drive failed then I got new one, cant access boot screen to boot to new hard drive. gateway ne510

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July 21, 2015 at 06:52:08
By booting to the USB, are you trying to install an OS on the new HDD? What did you copy to the USB?

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July 21, 2015 at 16:11:17
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The key to access the boot menu for that model should be F12, pressed when the gateway/acer logo or posting screen is showing. Is that what you're asking? Your thread title doesn't match your description. You can't boot up a new hard drive until it's got windows installed on it but you should be able to put a USB device as the first boot device and then boot from it--assuming it's got bootable media in it.

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