|I have a Sony Laptop VGN-NR430E. The harddrive was formated and completely wipes and all partitions removed. I want to re-install the software from the recovery DVD's. The system will not boot from the dvd drive. I have toyed with the boot order, even making boot from internal optical the only option and nothing. I have removed the harddrive (2.5 sata) and put it in my desktop machine, installed vista, verified it works fine in the desktop, replaced it into the laptop.Error loading OS. Did the same for XP with the same outcome Error loading OS. |
Pulled the HD again put it back into the desktop, tried the recover DVD. Booted into VIAO recover center(on my desktop machine) but get errors trying the restore features there.
So as far as I can tell I have verified the HD is working fine, and the recovery DVD's are bootable and working.
When the HD is in the laptop I can use a hiren's boot flashdrive and tinyxp to see the contents of the harddrive. I am stumped, any ideas?