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I have a Gateway laptop. The HDD recently crashed and I put a used HDD in it with windows 7 64bit installed. the computer previously had windows vista 32bit before the HDD crashed. when i put the new HDD in it wouldn't let me install drivers for my integrated graphics. I figured I needed to switch to Vista because i had the same problems on the last HDD when i tried to install Windows 7. I downloaded an ISO of windows vista and properly burnt it to a dvd. but it wouldn't load. so i partitioned my HDD and installed from the "sources" folder. it seemed to work okay at first, i left for a min and came back and it had failed somehow. the computer restarted and now it goes to boot manager and says,
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. to fix the problem: 1. insert your windows installation disc and restart computer. File: \boot\BCD, Status: 0xc000000f, Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.

I have no idea what is going on, the best i can tell is that it is trying to read from the wrong partition of the HDD. I don't have a recovery disc for the computer either.

The computer is a Gateway M-Series. The HDD that is installed is from a Toshiba Satellite. Any help at all would be mostly appreciated. Thanks
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