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Hard Drive replacement

How do I replace the hard drive and re-install recovery disks?
The hard drive is inoperable.

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  • towlam Nov 04, 2008

    I had my husbands friend replace the hard drive on my sony vaio pcv rz24g and he did not have the recovery disks. He installed Microsoft Office 2003 and a few other basic programs. When I tried to use my Sony Vaio Recovery Disks it says that it cannot read the disks? What can I do?



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Just open up the side pannel of the pc then find the hard drive unplug it from both cables the power and the data cable then put the new one in same as the old one came out *be sure to make sure the jumper is in the correct setting ex. single or master* then just start up the computer and put the restore cd into the cd drive and it should work fine after the setup is complete.

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