Hey all....new to this site and hopefully will be able to get some answers. My gateway laptop computer has been acting up and I think it has to do with my harddrive. It will not do a gateway start up repair nor a gateway recovery repair where I can recover my computer to factory settings. It just sits there frozen at the same screen for hours. I called gateway and was not surrogate that they were no help whatsoever. I decided to take my harddrive out of the computer and inserted my recovery disk that I had. I hit alt f10 to get into my gateway recovery screen and it booted it right up to the menu. I couldnt restore my laptop because I didn't have my harddrive in but I am guessing since this worked I have a bad harddrive? Any help will be appreciated. I apologize for any grammar or spelling mistakes on here I am forced to write this on my iPod touch since I do not have access to. Second computer. Thanks for any help.