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I just installed a new hard drive into my ancient gateway and i cant install windows. I keep getting the message: media test failure, check cable. I have checked all cables inside tower and out. Didnt work. :)
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Can you post this info please

Is the drive been detected in the BIOS
Is it an ( IDE or SATA drive )
Is it set two master or slave, ( primary or secondary channel )
Size of drive
What is the boot order, (set to cd/rom first then hard drive)

To enter BIOS try one of these keys Del, F1, F2, F10 or Esc

How old is ancient gateway

BIOS limitation or BIOS capacity barrier


The BIOS limitation or BIOS capacity barrier is the computer's inability to recognize hard drive capacities larger than allowed by the hard-coded programming contained in your system BIOS.

Why can I only see 127 to 137 GBytes of my 160+ GB drive


The Windows 137GB Capacity Barrier is also known as 48-bit Logical Block Addressing Support for ATA (IDE), Serial ATA or ATAPI disc drives. The 137GB limitation does not affect SCSI interface disc drives

Edited by peter99, 15 March 2010 - 07:21 AM.

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This is the infamous "PXE media test failure".

You need to verify the boot order. Disable (if possible) anything relating to LAN booting.
While in bios, look for a way to "load bios defaults".
If you can't do that, then you can pull the battery from the board to reset the bios.

This particular error is stubborn to resolve. It is created by a host of things.

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