Question about Sony VAIO VGN-AR230G Notebook
When I try to install Windows XP on my laptop it won't let me it tells me that it cannot find any hard drives on my laptop therefore it cannot install Windows XP so press enter to restart.
Then when it restarts I get these messages on a black screen:
1. Cannot find a device file that may be needed to run Windows or a Windows application
2. The windows registry or SYSTEM.INI file refers to this device file, but the device file no longer exists.
3. If you deleted this file on purpose, try uninstalling the associated application using its uninstall or setup program.
4. If you still want to use the application associated with this device file, try reinstalling that application to replace the missing file.
Press any key to continue
After pressing any key to continue Windows 98 starts
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO IN ORDER TO GET MY LAPTOP BACK TO ITS ORIGINAL OPERATING STATE??
I HAVE A SONY VAIO VGN-AR230G SERIES
MODEL # PCG-8W2L
Your registry files are either corrupted or missing. I've recovered from this before by copying a backup registry from a restore point. If your system was stolen then it's probably beyond repair, the theif probably tried to delete the Windows folder. Your best bet is to restore the system using the CDs or DVDs it came with.
Posted on Jan 10, 2008
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