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Hard Drive Replacement T30

I have replaced my hard drive and cannot seem to be able to reload the operating system from my IBM recovery disks.

I get a message "PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, Check Cable".

I have been able to format and partition the disk with an old operaing system disk from another computer so the new hard drive seems to be working OK. I can load the operating system from this other disk too but would like to have the XP from the recovery disks along with all of the correct drivers.

The BIOS was reset to original configuration and it looks for the CD drive first.

Any suggestions? Have you seen this before?

The original hard drive was a 40G and I replaced it with a 160G.

Jeff

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    Hard Drive Replacement T30 problem

    Replaced hard drive and receive error:

    PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable

    IBM Thinkpad T30

    Will not read system bootable CD from internal CD drive.

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Change your boot sequence in the bios to 1st: cd 2nd: DD etc.... i think it is trying to boot fron LAN

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Check the jumper settings on the drive. Compare it to the settings on the old drive.

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Hey there jlricker, in order to accomplish your task you need an external drive, with the ability to do full copy, from another drive installed in your computer. One such option is EZ Upgrade Kit. It includes the external drive case and data copying software. You can use the case and old hard drive as a regular external when you are done. Good Luck!

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