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Ran out of disk space on my Vaio desktop PCV-RZ24G. 120 gig drive but c formatted to 19 gig. purchased a WD 250 gig and did a disk clone. installed in pc and at first power on it stops at no boot device found. I did an alt-ctl-del and got into bios. set boot devices and primary boot devices. did a save and exit. System booted to xp fine. I powered down the system and turned back on. Same issue no boot device found. Did and alt-ctl-del and it found boot device. Seems to be a timing issue with the sony bios. If I just power on and f2 to bios there is nothing shown for the primary boot device. If I alt-ctl-del then f2 to bios I see the drive correctly. Is there a bios fix or some kind of work around for this? thanks

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This is what I disliked about the "Sony hard drive partitioning plan" - they don't give you all of the C partition and then you run out of space. Out of frustration, I formatted the entire hard drive so that no remnants of Sony was in it and installed a fresh copy of the operating system, used the product key from the original operating system, sticker (label) affixed on the case to active Windows again. I got the entire C partition all to myself! Since you cloned that hard drive, you still have the "Sony hard drive partitioning plan".

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  • kirtmad Dec 31, 2010

    Thanks but I was running out of space on c and d so was best to just clone a bigger drive. I used a partition application to split the drive based on current and future needs. The C partition is not 90 gig and the D is 160 gig. This will work fine. I still have the no boot device issue. Its strange. Its as if the new drive takes to long to spin up and the bios has completted checking for boot devices before the drive is ready. I don't see any BIOS updates for this model ether. Just have to keep working at it. I will format off the old 120 gig and add it back to the system as the e drive. This should give me a couple more years before I upgrade the system. Thats all I need for now. If I do get another VAIO I will upgrade and reload the day I get it.

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