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First - re-seat the hard disk and reboot the computer. If the computer does not boot up then reboot and go into the BIOS configuration to see if the BIOS detects the hard drive. If it doesn't detect the hard drive then it could be faulty. Then the hard drive needs to be replaced in the computer/laptop, Windows installed and the computer or laptop's device drivers plus your programs etc. to get a functioning computer/laptop again.
You reboot it by simply unplugging it from the mains and restarting it.
You reinstall Windows using a generic Windows disk and the key on the label on the case. You will have to add the drivers yourself later.
First check out where is your systen trying to boot from, be sure that HD is on the list. Also check in dos config that it recognizes the hard drive you have in your computer. If it doesn't appear check first the conections of the hard drive. If its conected, unplugged it and check it in othe computer, see if the other computer works with it, if that works try to connect in diferent ata entrance and reboot. Also try with diferent transfer data cables. Sorry if i cant post some images, at this moment i dont have any VAIO with me so i can show you where are the cables or the ATA conectors.
Almost sounds like your wizard ended up coping everything to your new hard drive. And when you do this usually it causes the copied system to not boot. What you need to do is put your old hard drive in the system and make it the secondary drive and then get the new hard drive and make it the primary hard drive. When you do this you need to install Windows from your Operating System disc if you have one. Once you do this you can put all then needed data from your old hard drive onto then new one. Usually the one and only thing people need on the old hard drive is the documents and settings folder it will usually have everything you have ever saved to your computer unless you have things elsewhere like directly on the c drive instead of on the desktop or in your documents. If you need further assistance don't hesitate to reply.
hold the power button down for 5 secounds, then turn back on . if you can get the bios load up page try pressing f12 or f8 constantly untill u get a menu to boot computer in safe mode and try tunring this power saving off and restart.
if able u can reboot by accessing start button and clicking turnoff and choosing restart. some pc's have restart button under power button. if not you can shut it down by holding pwr button for 10 seconds. some computers will not reboot if your hardware abstraction layer (HAL) was corrupt. if so you have to reinstall it. u can just follow help options in your pc help by pressing F1 and seraching for HAL.
Did you connect the drive to cable spot closest to the motherboard on the primary IDE channel? is it formatted? Did you try the drive on the Second IDE channel? Can your system support a 160 GIG drive?(if not try partitioning the drive.). Is the power and data cable connected properly?(the red line on the data cable should be closest to the power plug on the drive.)