Question about Sony VAIO VGN-NR498E/S Notebook PC
The BIOS sees the new drive and 1TB capacity, but does not allocate a drive latter. When I try to use the recovery disk kit, it recognizes drive 'C' and also a 10GB partition that has no drive allocation letter. Thank you.
Could be a recovery partition. Could be hard drive software partition. Could be junk.
Leave it and have an extra 10GB drive later. Or, delete it and take advantage of the space. If the recovery recreates it you will know where it came from.
On a side note, I suggest partitioning the 1TB drive. Make a OS partition, and possible 2 other partitions. It will help with defrag and keep your important files out of the OS side in case another recovery is required.
Posted on Oct 26, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
here is a disc made by these guys http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/download-windows-vista-x64-recovery-disc/
both 32bit and 64 bit
in your case the VGN-NR11 is 32 bit
Posted on Aug 03, 2009
I put my money on that you have a CPU over temperature problem, and/or intermittent RAM problem.
Be sure you are ESD safe when working on the electronics as follow !
I suggest, using a eye piece magnifier and a wooden tooth pick and carefully touch each pin of your RAM sockets and see if the soldering is bad, allowing the pin to move slightly. If that happens, well it needs re-soldering there, make sure you use leaded solder, not the ROHS crapp.
If that turns out to be ok, then check your processor. It might over heat.
You may want to observe if the CPU fans runs at all and if it runs at full speed most the time, even if you don't run any 'heavy' programs. This usually would indicate poor heat dissipation. Most Sony Laptops have a piece of thermal foam pad is used for heat transfer from the CPU chip into the heat sink. Over time this pad shrinks, effectively impeding the heat transfer causing the CPU to over heat and intermittent shutdowns ect. I suggest, find a new piece of thermal pad or replace that with a piece of copper sheet material and use Thermalloy transfer paste.
Posted on Aug 01, 2009
SOURCE: sony vaio vgn cr200e drive
Western Digital Scorpio WD5000BEVT Mobile Hard Drive - 500GB, 2.5", looks nice. I haven't seen any larger yet.
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
Well, the recovery disks won't allow you to go to your present system. The recovery disks are designed to put everything back the way it was when you bought the computer, minus all your applications and data. If it's your data that you need then a reputable repair service like mine can slave your hard drive to another system and recover all your data (not applications), provided the hard drive has not electronically or mechanically malfunctioned. Again, a reputable repair person can tell you the status of the hard drive.
Posted on Jan 07, 2010
Ketanvasu your an idiot....If he's trying to recover the laptop obviously the thing isn't working...so how the hell is he supposed to burn cd's genius?
Posted on May 18, 2010
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