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Sony vaio does not recognixe new hard drive

I have replaced the internal hard drive on my sony vaio VGN-NR21M/S but when i try to install my windows xp, it tells me there is no hard drive installed.The new HD is fine as i have had it checked.

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    The previous OS was VISTA

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What was the os earlier is it a xp ? ..... check it on the BIOS whether hard drive is detecting or not

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You need to install the SATA Driver if you are using a SATA Hard Drive and you have to disable the S.M.A.RT. in the BIOS in order to install the XP Operating System in the Computer.


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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
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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

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Run CHKDSK, if you see a message "The drive contains one or more unrecoverable problems", you need a new hard drive.

If you cant get on to Windows try a fresh install. If that fails buy a new HDD should fix it.

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How do I replace the hard drive on my sony Vaio VGN-NR120E?


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How to install new windows in sony vaio laptop vgn-ux280p it has not having dvd writer i have tried from the usb but it is nor booting pls suggest


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My Sony VAIO VGN-N325E notebook came pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Edition. My question: If I wanted to replace the onboard 320gb hard drive would I have to purchase another copy of Windows Vista ?


Just use one of the cloning disk tools (Norton Ghost, Acronis e.t.c.) to make a copy from the one you have to the new one. Google for a program. I suggest you Acronis but it's not free.

Stelios.

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The VAIO Computer is shipped with the VAIO Recovery Wizard housed in a 5 GB of hidden partition on the pre-installed Hard Drive.

Restart the Computer and keep tapping the F10 key until the VAIO logo appears to access the VAIO Recovery Wizard.

Follow the steps given in the link below to use the VAIO Recovery Wizard to reinstall Windows, Drivers and all the pre-installed applications.

http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/documentLink.do?externalId=C395797

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I am trying to upgrade the hard drive on my sony vaio upgrade harddrive sony VGN-AR630E. I want to install windows xp on it, but it won't see the hard drive. What can I do?


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