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Gateway laptop won't boot after hard drive reinstalled.


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shinejah

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Greetings.

I have a Gateway laptop that was in good working order. I then got a Toshiba laptop from a friend that was not working. In order to test to see if the hard drive was the issue, I pulled the good drive out of my Gateway and installed it in Toshiba. The Toshiba booted into windows. I then pulled that drive out of the Toshiba and installed it back into the Gateway (it's original machine).

Now the gateway will not boot into Windows normally. It goes through bios splash, windows splash/loading screen then blue screens and restarts. It will boot into safemode no problem.

I changed the auto reboot registy entry in safemode to get the stop code. Don't know if this is helfull or not.
STOP: 0s0000007e (0xc0000005, 0xf777e750, 0xf7a4542c, 0xf7a45128)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,
John
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Probably because it's adapted itself to the new hardware. A Windows Repair is probably the best thing to do here. If you suspect issues with hard drives, then I personally wouldn't stick them in other laptops to test them.
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I will try the windows repair as you've suggested. I'll let you know tomorrow how it went.

I guess I've learned my lesson on my hard drive testing methods. :)
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Sorry for the delay. Windows is repaired and running well. Thanks for the help, and the word of advice regarding hard drive swapping.
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