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Seagate 160GB SATA Hard Drive Installation.

I just bought a new Seagate 160GB Sata Hard Drive and am trying to install it as a main drive on my computer. The computer is a Compaq EVO D500 and had only a 20GB before, P4 1.7Ghz 512MB RAM. The BIOS system recognises it at its full 160Gb potential but my XP system restore disc wont boot up. It boots to a RAM count, then says " Media test failure; check cable" then exits the boot session. Please help

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Hi, Was the original 20Gb HD also a SATA or was it installed as an IDE? Try installing a fresh clean Windows rather than the restore disc. However, you will need the drivers for the SATA 160Gb and press F6 when Windows installers ask you to. Post back how things turn up or should you need further information. Hope this be of some idea/help. Good luck and kind regards.

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