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This model Sony came installed with a 80Gb hard disk and a 40 Gb Do a clean Windows install on this old hard drive - Boot up with the Windows installation CD install Windows on the hard drive Delete the existing Windows partition Create a new partition Format the new partition (full format not Quick format) Continue installing Windows.
Hello sir, Hi, unless we find a replacement cd drive for your laptop. I don't see how this goes. you see, the laptop you have does not support boot from USB drives, (see setup on the bios first boot, hopefully theres a usb boot option, if not you may opt for a WINME install.) so its useless to use the internal CD rom drive.
you shouldn't need to have to press f9 to boot from cd rom if you have it set in the bios as the first boot device , are you sure the copy of windows on cd that you have is bootable. Try booting from the disc on another laptop or pc and see if you can start it
What you are saying is like "how to listen to Bryan Adams' music on your PC without having a PC". You are gonna need atleast a OEM edition of the operating system if you want to re-install. The OEM version costs about 40 bucks on stores like ebay and Amazon.
You can try running the installation/recovery disc that came with the computer or the built-in recovery system (if it has one) to try and repair the windows installation. The problem is if the computer is saying that the operating system is not found then critical files got deleted from something like a virus or the hard disc drive has stopped working. You may have to do a format and re-install of the windows OS.
visit intel website to see if they have drivers for your ethernet card specifically for Vista. If they do, then download and save so that when Vista sees card and says it cannot finf driver you will be able to install afterwards.