Question about Sony VAIO V2M (VGCV2M) PC Desktop

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I have had this for about 2 years but i havnt used it for about six months when i tried to boot it it just will not boot to the operating system see the second picture for the error message the error message reads 'reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot devices and press a key' what do i do?vgc v2m

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    JDTec May 11, 2010

    It probably is not seeing the hard drive. Go into Cmos and check for the hard drive there.

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    turn on computer and in seconds a black screen pops up and and same message as above and it ask to insert boot media in selectedboot device and press a key. i no longer have any disc for this computer.

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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.

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Ok...

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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