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I had the hard drive in my computer replaced and when i put my recovery disc in to reload all the software that came with the computer it is saying "Buffer Overrun Detected" Is this a problem with my recovery disc or is this a problem with my laptop? I dont know whether to call Sony to ask for another recovery disc or call the company that replaced the hard drive? Any suggestions?

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If the disk looks to be ok it probably is. If the disk were at fault, I would expect some other error reported. So the problem must lie in the laptop. If you can boot into the Bios, look to see if the new Hard Drive is properly detected, if not, the shop that sold you that bill of goods should have another chance to get it right. You can also try loading the Bios Defaults (remember to "save and exit") and see if that helps. If you take it back, will they load the OS and drivers for you?

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    mumma 1 brings up a good point. Also, was the harddrive replacement because of failure or an upgrade? Even if it was failed, maybe the shop can read it to copy the backup partition with ghost or a similar application to the new drive for you.
    In the worst case, you're up against buying a new copy of the OS.
    Shy of that, you could perhaps re-install the OS with any installation disk provided that it's a full install of the same version, and that there's a COA sticker on the unit for the key. You may still need to get the drivers from the Sony website
    before it will all work. You can probably do it all yourself, if not or you don't want to mess with it, see what the shop that sold you the drive has to say, maybe they can help you with these suggestions .

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All of the information that is needed for the recovery disks to work will be on the old hardrive in a hidden partition. As you have changed the hard drive the recovery disks will not work

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