Question about Sony VAIO K15 Notebook
I installed a new seagate hard drive to the laptop but no primary drive shown , only cd drive shows
Did you config as primary or slave?...jumper setting?
Try entering BIOS before your Operating System begins to boots up.
BIOS must recognize it before Windows ever will.
Posted on Mar 01, 2009
If the drive hasn't been formatted, that is normal.
On some systems, you also have to force the BIOS to recognize the drive by entering the BIOS setup (check with Sony or manual to learn the key needed).
Once you know the proper key to tap at power on (it varies, sometimes F1, F2, Esc - who knows?), you will be presented with a simple text screen with a number of different selectable items.
Choose 'Set factory defaults' and the BIOS should look for the drive and set the parameters for you.
If that still doesn't work, check through the other BIOS items and you should find 'Detect fixed (or hard) drive.'
Sometimes installing a larger drive than the original can cause problems and if the BIOS is older, it may set the drive parameters of the original drive and ignore the excess capacity.
Posted on Mar 01, 2009
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