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I have a sony vaio laptop VGN-NR160E, I would like to know how to clear the hard drive so I can install windows xp.

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Hi,
Reformatting in Technical Words is known as Recovery.
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Hi, own a Sony Vaio VGN P530H with hardisk Toshiba MK6028GAL damaged. as forced to replace unit, wonder could install a higher capacity? Brand & model if available please!!! thanks to all of you!!!


The VAIO VGN-T350 is a notebook computer designed and distributed by Sony.
The hard drive on your Sony VAIO VGN-T350, which is the unit that stores data, consists of many clusters of data that can be rewritten with new data.
If you are looking for a memory capacity upgrade, or if your old hard drive is having errors, it's time for an upgrade.
Upgrading the hard drive on your Sony VAIO will require the use of a screwdriver and will take you about 30 minutes to complete.

Turn off your Sony VAIO VGN-T350 and remove the power cord and any other peripheral components.
Turn over your Sony VAIO VGN-T350 and locate the hard drive chamber on the bottom of your laptop. It will be clearly labeled.

Use the screwdriver to remove the screw holding the lid in place.
Gently lift the hard drive and its cage away from your laptop and disconnect the data cord.
Remove the four screws located at the corners, and then remove your old hard drive from its cage.
Place your new internal laptop hard drive into the cage and replace the screws.
Connect the data cord to your new hard drive and place your new hard drive into its chamber.
Close the lid and replace the screw to complete the operation.
http://www.fonerbooks.com/laptop_1.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rg_GvaMunas
Sony Vaio Hard Drive Replacement
This might not be your specific laptop it might give you an insight into the hard drive installation.

Ebay this hard drive should fit there are smaller capacity drives that will be compatible.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/New-500GB-Sata-Hard-Disk-Hdd-for-Sony-VAIO-PCG-3H2L-VGN-P530H-VGN-SR410J-B-/190882270487?pt=US_Internal_Hard_Disk_Drives&hash=item2c71784d17

500GB Sata Hard Disk Hdd for Sony VAIO PCG-3H2L VGN-P530H VGN-SR410J/B

Aug 14, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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Have a Sony VGN-NR160E/S 15.4" VAIO NR Series and


Here is the latest update I found;

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-list.pl?mdl=VGN-NR160ES

Nov 01, 2010 | Sony Vaio NR VGNNR160ES PC Notebook

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Need updated bios for sony vaio vgn-nr160e/s


Hi danessta,

You can download the BIOS Update for the VGN-NR160E/S from the below link.

ftp://download.sony.com/US/pc/PHBSYS-14612500-US.EXE


Before installing this update, be sure the computer is running from AC power. If the installation of the BIOS is interrupted by power loss, the computer may not operate correctly or at all!

During the installation of this update:
  • Do not turn the computer off.
  • Do not allow the computer to enter Standby or Hibernation states.
  • Do not start other programs.
  • Do not connect any peripherals.
Also please make sure that you're installing the Update for the correctly Computer Model.

The Model # of the Computer can be confirmed from the System Information Window. To open the System Information window, open the Run window and type msinfo32. On the System Information Window, you can located the Model Number of the Computer next to the "System Model".


Good Luck!

Please post back if you require any further assistance.

Thanks for using FixYa.

Nov 01, 2010 | Sony VAIO VGN-NR498E/S Notebook PC

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I can't find the the hotkey utility application from the sony web site.model is VGN-NR160E. Tks !


To enable the Function keys in the Computer, it is required to install VAIO Event Services. In older Computers, the application was called Hotkey Utility and in the newer Models, VAIO Event Services is used to enable the Function keys. You can download the VAIO Event Services (Notebook Utility) from the link below.

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-download.pl?mdl=VGNNR160ET&upd_id=3262&os_id=28

Good Luck

Jul 16, 2010 | Sony VAIO VGN-NR160ET Notebook

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Want to reset Sony VGN-NR160E/s Vaio NB to factory


try the recovery disk or the recovery option of the sony vaio

May 15, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Sony vaio vgn-nr160e with vista, function+ keys wont work


Hi,
To enable the Fn keys functionality, you need to install the "Vaio Event Service" and "Sony Utility Series"
They are available to download as part of a package from the Sony website. Here is the link:
http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-download.pl?mdl=VGNNR160E&upd_id=3262&os_id=28

Regards,
Purito

Oct 18, 2009 | Sony VAIO VGN-NR160ET Notebook

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I can't boot up the Vista install on a Sony Vaio VGN-NR160E


go to your BIOS Setup, see to it that there is a Hard Disk Boot Priority, maybe you didn't put it there.

Jul 21, 2009 | Sony VAIO VGN-NR160ET Notebook

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Disk read error


Hey,

If you receive this error in start up and your computer doesn't load windows. It was unable to read the disk.

Please use your recovery discs (or windows installation cd/dbd) to restore the computer. If the recovery discs don't solve the problem and you still receive the same error, the hard drive is possibly damaged. I would suggest to take the laptop to a professional for testing and fixing.


Thanks and good luck.
Ekse

May 03, 2009 | Sony VAIO VGN-FS990 Notebook

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VAIO VGN-NR160E


You can slove it from the safemode .There are few methods to slove your problem.
Switch on the system.then press F8 go to safemode and after enter into the windows in safemode goto the unistall the program and uninstall the nero and goto start menu, then run type "mcsonfig" goto startup tab and unselect the all the programs in the start up and reboot the system .try it and inform to the fixya.com

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