Question about Sony VAIO V2M (VGCV2M) PC Desktop
Reboot the computer and press <F2> or <Del> in order to enter the BIOS Setup program. Normally on the first page, you will see information regarding the installed drives (sometimes it will be on the second page). Check to make sure that the system is detecting your hard disk. If it is not showing up, open up the computer case and check the cabling to the hard disk. There should be a 4-pin Molex power cable and a flat 80-pin ribbon cable connected to the hard drive. The ribbon cable should also connect to the first IDE socket on the motherboard (IDE0). Power up the unit again (leaving the case open temporarily). Listen to see if you can hear the hard drive spin up. If it does and the connectors are seated properly, the BIOS should autodetect the drive again and the system should boot normally. If this doesn't fix the problem, reply back here and we will try other steps.
Posted on Apr 23, 2009
The FIRST thing you need to try, is disconnecting ALL un-necessary devices from the PC... Leaving only 4: Power cable, Monitor cable (unless the screen is built in... I didn't look up your model), Keyboard, and Mouse.
Try booting... We are attempting to determine if any other devices (iPod, Printer Etc.) are interfering with the standard boot process...
If that does not resolve the issue (it likely won't if nothing has been connected to the PC recently), you most likely have corruption on the hard drive's boot sectors... In English: the computer cannot find Windows' boot-up files...
There are SEVERAL ways to fix that hard drive problem without losing your data, but I must insist you let a professional handle that... 1 word: LIABILITY
One last thing... If the PC is SO old, that it has a floppy disk drive... Make certain there are no floppies in it... the PC will try and read that instead of your hard drive.
Posted on Apr 23, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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