i was having some problems with my gateway laptop The message i kept getting was NO OPERATING SYSTEM found no matter what i did i couldnt fix it. After several attempts i did ctrl alt del and now I cant restart my laptop PLEASE HELP if at all possible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OK, what model of Gateway do you have?
And what version of windows are you using?
Do you have any bootable CDs laying around?
If not, you can make a bootable CD or USB thumb drive. http/www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download
It's not Windows, but it's a full, complete OS that will let you rescue important files and data off your gateway.