Having problems with your Sony VAIO VGN-S460 Notebook ?

Vaio VGN-S460 won't boot

\015 I am trying to help my sister-in-law fix her Sony Vaio. She has had it for about 3-4 years I think. When you turn it on, you get the Sony screen but it won't boot and the hard drive keeps making clicking noises. It then goes to the bios which requires a password. She had no restore disk. Apparently the restore stuff is on a partition on the hard drive and she never made a backup disk. She also has no idea what the bios password is. So I'm stuck. I think the hard drive is probably bad. Does anyone know how to get into the bios and/or get the thing to boot from the DVD drive without getting into the BIOS? I was able to disassemble the computer and remove the hard drive but I found out it's an SATA drive and I don't have an adapter so I can't even test it externally.\015

Answers :

Maybe simply buy another SATA HDD to replaced faulty one, which you said it came with "clicking noises".
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\015\012you also can try hold tee 'C" or "F12" when you power on the laptop to get from DVD booting.
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