You will need installation media so the Gateway recovery disk will be required as will a functioning hard drive.
1.) I would first make sure that the Mac drive works and that it fits into the Gateway netbook.
2.) I would then verify that the drive is recognized in BIOS:
I am presently installing Windows XP Home Edition - SP2 on an MSI Wind netbook using the steps below. While I am using a Win XP installation disk, I don't see why it wouldn't also work with a recovery disk that may contain large image files.
- To activate the BIOS utility, press <F2> during the POST; while the notebook PC logo is being displayed.
- To check the boot sequence in the BIOS utility, select Boot from the categories listed at the top of the screen and make sure that the new drive is listed.
What you will do in the steps to follow is to create an Iso
file from the Gateway recovery disk, install the recovery Iso file to a USB flash drive (4 GB size drive should suffice) using a program called rufus
, and then boot the netbook with the flash drive to start the installation.
3.) Create an Iso
file from the recovery disk:
- Download ImgBurn from here.
- Install the software then start ImgBurn.
- Place recovery disk into DVDROM drive.
- Select "Create image file from disk" then "Source" should show your DVDROM drive.
- Under Destination, click the folder icon to the right and select a memorable location to save the "iso" file (suggestion: Desktop) as well as a memorable name (suggestion: recovery.iso).
- Click on this icon to start the iso creation.
4.) Download rufus
- Insert the USB flash drive into the computer, then double click on rufus_vx.x..exe to start the program.
- Under Device, make sure that the correct drive letter is chosen for your flash drive.
- Click on the icon (bottom right) and navigate to the recovery.iso file, click on it and select Open.
- Click Start to create the bootable flash drive. Exit the program when it reports Done.
5.) Insert the flash drive into the ailing computer. Start the computer and watch the screen for an F
key to press for a Boot Menu or set the computer to boot from the USB flash drive first, then restart the computer. (For how to set USB drive to boot first, go here