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Operating system not found media test failure will not reboot aspire 3680

When i start will not boot gives me the black screen says the above mentioned problems operating system not found media test failure will not reboot bios cannot find hard drive. if i install recovery disk will i loose all data. Hi,I have a ComPaq Armada 6500 installed a new HardDrive OS windows XP Home.I used a Dell laptop to install the OS works fine. Install it in the ComPaq and get OS not found.Got any ideas?

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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.

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