How to remove a hard drive on a Sony Vaio Model PCG-9411
A friend of mine wants to get rid of his old laptop but wants to keep the hard drive. Do I have to totally open the laptop to get to the hard drive.
It does not have an easy access to the hard drive and I cant find the removal instructions.
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Wipe it really clean? Like erase Windows and everything?
Do you have the original disks that came with the computer? If you boot from a Windows installation disk, then you can reformat (wipe) the disk before you install. That's a nice clean install. If you want to go a step further, you could repartition the drive with fdisk, then format it.
If you're looking to keep windows, but erase all the programs and files, that's more tedious. Open Control Panel, go to Programs & Features. You'll see a list of installed programs. You can double-click on a program to uninstall it.
To get rid of files, I would suggest creating a new User account for yourself, give yourself Administrator permissions, and then delete your friends account. Then you can look in the Users folder, and if you see your friend's account on a folder, delete it.
Insyde is a UEFI manufacturer which is essentially the the program that boots your computer for Windows to take over. If it gets stuck in that screen, it usually means that it keeps trying to start the hard drive to load off of that, but the hard drive isn't responding.
When it does it putting your ear up to the laptop can yield a quick judgement. If you hear a repetitive spin up, spin down cycle, or clicking noises, it's not a good sign at all. I would then recommend backing up any files you do not want to lose and get the hard drive replaced.
If the hard disk been opened unfortunately you lost your data. You can try to send it to a data recovery company but it will cost few thousand bucks to get your data out of the disk plates.
Opening a hard drive to check it out is 99.99% chances of fail because of dust. If you can fix what was wrong and put everything back together and plug it the head will hit the dust at 7200 RPM and it's like a plane crashing on a mountain.
You need to set the second hard drive up as the "SLAVE". There is a small jumper on the end of the hard drive where the power cable and data cable plug in. There should be a diagram showing where the jumper is placed to make it the SLAVE.
As far as figuring out which is which (MASTER .vs SLAVE), the MASTER is the last drive on the cable.
I hope this makes sense...
You would need to get the administrator password to enable options. Either you can get it touch with the administrator of your company to help you with the password, or Google to find out how you can get one.
Try inserting your Maxor into the computer and then REBOOTING. Chances are, they will show up after the reboot (assuming the correct drivers are present). Some USB devices are not totally plug and play. I had the same problme at work last year until I figured out this trick.
These advertisement trojans are particularly hard to get rid of. The reason is that when one opens it hides several others that are inactive and usually undetectable. These lay dormant until they notice that the others are not working any longer, then one or two will open and hide more, but they will not all open. The reason that they are so hard to contain is that they lie dormant in all types of files, even picture files. When you think you've gotten rid of them, about a week or so later it starts all over again. Unfortunately,and I know you don't want to hear this, the only sure way to get rid of this is to wipe the hard drive and start fresh. Keeping any old files from your hard drive may reinfect the new system.
Make sure the ribbon flex cable is not severed. If you can boot the machine off of the os discs ( cds ), choose system profiler and verify if the system sees the hard disc. If I understand the issue, a new IDE hard drive has been installed? It may be possible that the IDE controller on the logic board has failed, if that IS the case. Also, you can boot the machine in SINGLE USER MODE ( hold down the APPLE and S key) when the machine chimes, and you will forwarded passed open firmware, passed kernel and it should give you a UNIX readout of the hard drive state. If not, type fsck -f, and there you will find the truth. Hard drives have a 4 year life, ( average expectancy ) and reformatting it may even harm the drive. FOr a machine that is 7 years out and slower than most current cellphones, you may be putting more time and effort into it than worth, and believe me, I'm one to not toss out something until it just cant budge anymore.
the first thing that u replace the hard drive right from ur pc to the one u got from ur friend>what happend is ur hard drive is configured for ur mother board>and the mother board of the pc that u got from ur friend is configured for the hard drive so u can not use ur hard drive untill u format it