|Thanks - I'm sorry I wasn't totally clear. Sony came with 2 partitions on the hard drive (C and D). Years ago I used Partition Magic to blend the D partition (it was blank) and into the C drive. That went fine. Then yesterday I downloaded a BIOS driver update and an SIS sound driver update. I also loaded Garmin MapSource for my husband's new and my older Nuvi which required two different versions of MicrosoftNET.|
The computer worked great, hibernated and then crashed as is was coming out of hibernation. It cannot get past the initial black DOS screen (POST, I think) without the boot error and prompting for system disks.
Could the new BIOS driver have it looking for the D partition I killed long ago? Is there some way to skip this stage and get to windows to try to fix it? Should I just try to salvage what's on the drive and totally reformat? Thanks again - I'm feeling like quite the silly novice over this whole thing.