I just installed a new hard drive on my acer. System comes up and says media test failure. Check Cable? Initially it was saying operating system not found. Tried recovery disks as well as back up disks. Absolutely nothing happens. Any ideas? What am I missing? Also downloaded a boot up disk. That did not work either. Thanks for any guidance.
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with a new hard drive , ti will not have an operating system installed
turn thr computer on and hold down the delete button until the bios screen comes up
click on the boot tab and set boot priority to first device c
put the cd in the cd drive
switch off the computer and then restart
the boot will now read the cd and reinstall the operating system
when installed go back into the bios and change back to first device --hard drive
Sounds like your hard drive is either dead or the cable or interface is not making a good connection. The computer cannot read the main hard drive that contains the master boot record and the computer is searching for a boot device. The pxe-e61 is the computer searching for a network drive to boot from. It then goes to the next device in it's menu. Need to check the hard drive and all cables and / or interface connections. Go through the BIOS settings and make sure the computer default settings are reset.
Installing an operating system from one computer and inserting it into another computer will not work specially when they are from different manufacturers because the components in them are different.
The Windows install has to be done on the intended computer.
The media test failure error message refers to a faulty disk controller or a faulty hard disk.
I probably meant to say "reseat" the memory. Just remove the memory module(s) and reinsert them in their slots. This problem can also sometimes be resolved by reseating the hard drive. I had this happen to me just the other night. The laptop slid off of my lap and fell to the floor. Just fell about a foot and a half, and didn't hit all that hard. Kinda partially caught it as it went. But the laptop didn't like it and I had a message of "Operating system not found". Reseating the hard drive had me up and running in about 30 seconds. Ron-
hi..try to remove unplug or plug in the Hard Drive,, if cant work you or nothing happens you need to re-place the hard drive.about files theirs nothing ways to recover the files if the Hard Drive is totally defective..Thanks..and GOOD LUCK...^_^
This is an Invalid / Non System Disk error.In your Bios settings change the "First boot device" option to your hard disk.If you have only one hard disk set it to "HDD 0" Other causes of the problem are: