Question about Sony VAIO PCV-RS422X PC Desktop

2 Answers

Hard drive When booting up my Sony Vaio PC, I am getting a message saying "immenint hard drive failure".What are my options at thid point? Is there anyway to save what I have on the hard drive, or to get the stuff off on to another hard drive?

Posted by on


2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 57 Answers

Try first to replace the IDE cable or unplug ang re-plug the cable and if doesn't really work you should repalce the hard disk.

Other suggestion is to run the repair. On the command prompt execute the chkdsk from the C:/

Maybe this will help!!

Post your rating.

Posted on Nov 10, 2007

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 78 Answers

I would at this point not attempt to boot to that harddrive. replace the harddrive and after you have the operating system installed you can slave that harddrive in and copy the data (maybe)
when you reconnect the harddrive go for the documents you want the most first

Posted on Nov 10, 2007


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

When i open my acer 4047 just displyd for setup key f2/f12 to pres,then i press f12 to reinstall new windows but there is i dont fine any hard drive?

Seeing as this is an approximately 8-year-old laptop, if you are getting a message that no hard drive is found, you have one of two issues.

Either your BIOS has reset itself and is not looking at your internal hard disk as the boot source and the message is not hard drive not found but boot disk not found .... OR ..... your hard drive has suffered a failure and needs replacement.

Jan 14, 2012 | Sony VAIO PCG-K25 Notebook

1 Answer

Disk boot failure.insert system disk. Message that appear a boot up

first of all check in your BIOS whether your motherboard is detecting your hard drive or not.
If yes try installing window.
If not it means your hard drive is not detected , Open the case and check hard drive data cable is connected properly or not, and hard drive is getting proper power supply.
you can try changing hard drive data cable and power connector from.

If still you are facing the same problem that means your hard drive gone bad.

Jun 15, 2011 | Sony VAIO PCV-MXS10 PC Desktop

2 Answers

I have a sony vaio pcv-L400 when I turn it on it says: disk boot failture, insert system disk what can I do I dont have the system disk

That message means that, for one reason or another, the computer can no longer see it's hard drive. The hard drive may have failed, or it might just not be firmly connected (especially if you recently moved the computer).

Sep 15, 2010 | Sony VAIO PCV-L400 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Sony VGC RA710 wont boot

boot from your original cd and choose repair windows

Oct 25, 2009 | Sony VAIO VGC-RA710G PC Desktop

2 Answers

Sony vaio pcv rx680g desktop

First, ensure that the bios is reading the hard drive and that the hard drive is part of the boot sequence. If you have a known working drive and the drive is not been read by the bios, you will get the Disc Boot failure error because windows resides on the disc which the bios cannot access.
Secondly, if the bios is reading the disc then ensure that the disc is set as part of the boot sequence-preferably the item after DVD drive should be Hard Disc in the boot menu.
If both of these items are in correct order then you could have a bad boot sector on the drive. Run a C:Chkdsk. If no bad sectors are found try C:Fixmbr-ensure that the Windows installation disc is in the CD/DVD drive when running Fixmbr.
If that fails do a clean install of windows.

Good Luck

Sep 28, 2009 | Sony VAIO Digital Studio PCV-RX680G...

1 Answer

Sony Vaio desktop will not load windows

what your describing is a hard disk failure the computer cant or wont read the hard disk to boot the machine, so it shuts down. Sounds like the hard disk died from a bad virus. and the computer wont run. Best I can do for you is either format the Hard disk and reinstall the operating system or buy a new hard disk. Cheers

Apr 01, 2009 | Sony VAIO PCV-RS720G (027242658103) PC...

1 Answer

Sony vaio pcg-fxa36 will not boot get error realtek RTL8139(A/B/C

ok, what is happening is the laptop is trying to boot from the ethernet port, what you have to do is go into the bios (this is usually F2 on boot) and change the boot order to hard drive, save settings and exit the bois screen, the pc should now boot to windows

kind regards and please don't forget to rate us

Dec 03, 2008 | Sony VAIO FXA36 Notebook

1 Answer

Vaio error message

This generally indicates a hard drive failure, but occasionally it's just an operating system glitch. Start by doing a system repair with your recovery or operating system disc. If the repair doesn't take, then reformat the hard drive and install a fresh operating system. If you have any problems during or after the format or install, then the hard drive has failed and will need replaced.

Jul 24, 2008 | Sony VAIO GRX550 Notebook

1 Answer

Toshiba satellite pro l40 boot up problem

If you run a repair with the recovery disc you won't lose any info. The only time you'll lose the info is if you run a complete reload. Run the system disc until it gets to the point of finding installed operating systems, at this point instead of deleting the partition, press R and it will reinstall the operating system files only leaving other installed files and programs intact. Keep in mind that many times when this happens, it's a hard drive failure. If it is a hard drive failure, then you will have to replace the hard drive and you will lose the info, sorry.

Jul 02, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite A135-S2276 Notebook

1 Answer

Sony VAIO Z1WAMP3 PC Notebook

 Boot to get rid of the problem or repair your HDD.

Jan 26, 2008 | Sony VAIO Z1WAMP3 (PCGZ1WAMP3) PC Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony VAIO PCV-RS422X PC Desktop Logo

Related Topics:

79 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18419 Answers

Alun Cox

Level 3 Expert

2678 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

Are you a Sony Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides