New Hard drive and partition

May 2, 2009 at 10:30:47
Specs: Windows XP
I put in a new hard drive on a Sony Vaio all in one computer, I did not change the jumpers or anything when I changed the hard drive. When I turn on the computer I get a black screen is saying to reboot and select proper boot devise or insert boot media in selected boot devise and press a key.

I put in Sony recovery disk but get an error saying cannot determine partition setting. I’m not able to get to BIOS settings or anything else, what did I do wrong? Is there a way to fix this?

See More: New Hard drive and partition

Report •

May 2, 2009 at 11:21:33
Is this a desktop of laptop?

Watch the POST screens that appear when you first start up the computer. You need to verify that the BIOS is properly identifying ALL the drives by BOTH the model and FULL capacity. If you don't SEE any POST screens then boot into the BIOS (setup) and disable fast start and any logos.

If the new drive is not identified at all then you may have the jumper on the back set wrong. Look at the old drive and set for the same setting. The position MAY not be the same though. Read the jumper positions on the label located on the top of the drive.

If the drive is identified by model but NOT the full capacity then post back for further instructions.

Report •

May 2, 2009 at 11:47:55
You need to go to Sony for instructions/utillity to prepare a new hard drive for use.

You should have gotten instructions on how to create a recovery CD when you bought the PC. Since you didn't do that, you now have to go to Sony for help on replacing the hard drive.

Report •

Related Solutions

Ask Question