I bought a lot of 8 gateway laptops from the local police dept, all had hard drives removed. I have tried everything I know to get
a hard drive to work but it's like something won't let me complete the task. Some will stay in a boot up loop, keep going to
(no os) then reboot, others look like they are going to load up windows but near the end they give a error screen:
Saying windows is shutting down to prevnt damage to the computer, also says turn off bios shadowing or catching, but there is no option in bios to do this. Would reloading bios help these proiblems?
Laptop models were M275,280,285,285e,680 & a few others, they all seem to have somethhing set where they will not accept
new hard drive, os or even boot to Linux from bootable usb.