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I have a sony laptopn model PCG611A and my hard drive is toast, how can i take the hard drive and replace it with new? thanks

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  • Romy Noy Nov 23, 2008

    Well, the problem I am having is I am not able to boot from either the USB or the mem stick reader from the laptop. The laptop does not have an optical drive so the only option for me is to take the hard drive out fromt the inside and try to format it thru external enclosure.

    Each boot states:

    NTDLR is missing.

    any idea how can i reinstall Windows?

    Thanks Slick54,



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Could be hard drive crash , could be graphics chip failure , could be power supply failure............................

too vague description :

1. does screen show ANYTHING during boot attempt ?
2. can you hear hard drive or heatsink fan spin on boot ?
3. do you get keyboard LED's to light up on boot ?

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Have a great week,

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