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Transfer of old laptop's condent to external harddrive

When trying to install the external harddrive-i'm asked to insert windows 98 2nd edition cd-which I don't have. what can I do?????

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Windows 98 don't have pre-installed drivers for mass storage, like external hdd, pen drive, flush memory etc.

So, you should install the driver for your external hdd then win 98 will recognize it. And you can use it. For you external drive driver you can surf your external manifacturer site.

If any problem Ask me.

Thanks
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The basic Windows files aren't being found. The boot files. This may mean a bad Harddrive.

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Not Andrea, just wanted to offer;

1) Installed a new larger Harddrive for the laptop?
There is a special procedure for this. Depends on what laptop we're discussing here.
A new harddrive will have no operating system on it. BIOS needs to recognize the harddrive.

{When you press the Power On button of your laptop, the first chipset to receive power is the BIOS chipset. BIOS looks to see what devices are installed, does a Ram Memory count, turns the Processor on, and hands the laptop over to the Operating System. WinXP is one example of an O/S }

Some laptops have a procedure where basic info is stored until the new harddrive is installed. Then the basic info is transferred to the new harddrive.

In any case I suggest going into the BIOS Setup, and on the main page see if the Harddrive is recognized.
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If it isn't listed you have to manually set the harddrive's parameters. (Type them in)
The Cylinders, Heads, and Sectors.

When BIOS recognizes the harddrive, then you can install Windows XP off of the Restoration Disk, (Repair. Also know as Non-Destructive Installation), or a fresh, new genuine copy.

2) If this is a reference to an external harddrive, there may be an electronic problem with the unit.
The main problem that happens with an external harddrive, is the small circuit board inside goes bad.

This small circuit board is an Interface Board.
It connects to the Harddrive inside the case of the external harddrive, and allows a USB cable to be used.

If this is found to be the problem simply remove the harddrive inside, and install it into an economical external enclosure.

Awaiting further information so I know what we are dealing with.

A) Is this a reference to a new harddrive being installed into the laptop?
If so, laptop manufacturer name, and Model Number.
(Bottom of laptop in a white Service Tag, or sticker)

B) Is this a reference to an extermal harddrive?
Manufacturer name, and Model Number

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You can transfer the data files only from the old laptop to the new one. You cannot transfer the installed applications/software. Software are required to installed again on the new laptop afresh.
To transfer the data you can use external portable hard disk, which can be connected to the PC using any USB port (just like pen drive) and you can copy - paste the required data to the external disk just like you copy data from one partition to another. After copying the required data, you can connect the external drive to new laptop and copy the data to the new laptop. You can use external drive of any brand/ capacity. However, it is better to have an external drive with larger capacity, so that you can transfer the data in one go.

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Sony Vaio's are not like other laptops in -> this respect.
With MOST other newer laptop's, you burn to disk your personal documents.
(Anything in your My Documents folder. My Pictures, My Music, My Videos, and personal documents you have created)

Then you buy an inexpensive external enclosure, (2.5" for laptops. And Sata for a laptop like yours), insert the new harddrive, and attach the external enclosure to your laptop, via a USB cable.

Then there is a certain key, or keys, you press on the keypad, and a menu comes up for transferring your Operating System, and programs you have installed, onto the new harddrive.

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All electrical sources are removed. The laptop is turned over on it's top cover. Six screws are removed around the outside case edge.
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The laptop is turned back over, and a small flat tip screwdriver is inserted into slots, in front of the keypad. (Jewelers screwdriver)
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A flat ribbon cable is disconnected, from the motherboard that leads to the keypad. The keypad is removed.

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Each laptop manufacturer, has their own system of changing a laptop harddrive. Some allow you to press a key or two, to put the laptop in a state where it will save the basic Operating System files, and when you install the new harddrive, it will transfer them over to it.

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You need to buy whatever version of Windows XP it had, (WinXP Home or WinXP Pro), or Windows Vista.
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I personally prefer Xp over Vista.
Tigerdirect.com, and Newegg.com, have these.
Look for Software>Operating Systems.

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