Having problems with your Sony PC Laptops ?

I am having problems with FXA47 & 48. I first got message on FXA48 "can't find operating system". I cloned drive and put in my FXA47 and it worked for a week and now gives same "can't find operating system" message. I put a brand new hard drive in and was going to install XP Pro, but the machine can't find the hard drive and BIOS reports 'NONE" Is this a hardware problem??? 512mb RAM in each computer. Norton A/V up to date.


Answers :

Hello, Henry.

I believe that you are having a hardware or BIOS problem.

First, check your drive cable, whether SATA or IDE and be certain that it is snug. It's also possible that the SATA or IDE connector on the motherboard is faulty.

Can you test your drive in another computer ???

What product did you use for cloning ... Ghost ?

I also would suggest to flash your BIOS.

Hope this helps.




Henry,\015\012You say the HDD is new. And BIOS does not find it. the only thing between the HDD and the BIOS happens to be the motherboard and the connectors. Connections should be OK because you yourself connected the HDD (I supose). That narrow down to motherboard. It started sometime back when the HDD could not be found.\015\012It will cost you a few cents. Just download Knoppix form www.knopix.com and make a bootable live CD. try to boot with it. It will check the HDD and the motherboard etc. The HW. let it tell you what is wrong where. If it is the motherboard then that requires to be changed/repaired.\015\012All the best.
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