purchased repair disk does not recognise hard drive

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Purchased vista 64-bit recovery disk. I had deleted ubuntu partition and computer will not boot. bios sees my hard drive. Gateway recovery disk (with no repair feature) recognizes hard drive. I do not want to erase the drive unless last resort.

Auto repair says no hard drive. Command prompts gets :the device is not ready. I am trying to fixmbr. Any ideas on what to try next appreciated.


Thanks

Addendum:

Thanks to all the info available here I found a solution.

Downloaded Partion Wizard for free and created a bootable disk. Was able to bebuild Mbr.
 
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Ex_Brit

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Glad you are OK ashbad66 and welcome to the forums.