I replaced the hard drive

By silchez
Aug 1, 2009
  1. Hi everyone,

    I replaced the hard drive on my Compaq presario 2100. Now I get an error message "Media test failure test cable" then followed by "Operating system not found"
    Do I have to purchase windows xp again and reinstalled it? does anyone know what the media test failure test cable means?
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

    Operating system not found means...well...the operationg system was not found, your drive is most likely blank.
    Why did you replace your harddrive in the first place?
    If you still have the original drive, you can use both at the same time.
  3. MrDJ009

    MrDJ009 TS Rookie

    One Possible Solution

    I recently came across an interesting hard drive upgrade product that sounds perfect for the problem you have. The product is called EZ-UP-Universal by Apricorn. It is specifically designed to clone the O/S and all of the data from an old hard drive onto a new one. It's a USB attached device and supposedly works perfectly with notebooks. I haven't actually used this device however I have been considering getting one. Seems like a product worth checking out.

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