Operating System Not Found on Sony Vaio,Win 7

January 3, 2011 at 19:24:29
Specs: Windows 7, 2.1 ghz/ 4 gb
This morning I went to got on my computer, The battery died over night so I had to hook it up the charger, turned it on, loaded Bios startup screen (Vaio Hydren Bla Blah H20 Motherboard). Then It got stuck at a black screen for 10 minutes... 20 Minutes no change.. I detected that my computer crashed over night. So I decided to come here on the a different computer (Same computer Vaio as well).

Last Night (every detail):
Finished Report with Word, printed it via USB printer, Exited out of word, left MSN running, closed Lid (Setting were set to do nothing when lid closed),while lid closed I unplugged printer USB. Went to bed.

Then I woke up turned on and Black Screen of death. Reseted BIOS to Normal default, also tried putting Hard Drive first in Boot Sequence. F2 Brought me to Bios. Cant go to safe mode, when I do hit F8 I get "Operating System Not Found". Tried ESC brought me to Boot sequence, Ok so now that i am at boot sequence, I try The Windows 7 option, stays black screen. Then I decide to hit Windows diagnosis, it work intill the second Test and Freezes at 99% (I know 1% away from knowing how to fix it). So now I am stuck here... My computer came with 0 CD's but someone mentioned a "Boot Software"? Called Hirens Boot, but I have no idea where to get it or use it and how can it help me.

Also if Its possible that I can still get to my files so i don't lose any? (I am getting Mozy once I get this fixed)

So I have 0 cd's to recover, only a Manual.. What do I do???

This is very detailed so I get the right answer!


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January 3, 2011 at 21:49:00
First to back up your files. You can use any Live Linux DVD to boot to (not install) to access your hard drive (unless it is dead) and save your files via any USB drive. You just need to download the ISO image (Google Live Linux and choose one) and burn it to a DVDr disk and set your boot order back to CD/DVD drive first.
Recover: To access your recovery partition that Sony puts on your hard drive just press F10 during boot up (again assuming the hard drive is not dead) and you will access the recovery drive/program. I am not clear if you will have any simple repair options, but you will have definitely the option to return it to it's factory shipped condition.
If the hard drive is not working (your files are lost if you have no back ups), you will need to purchase a new hard drive AND order a recovery DVD from Sony (if you did not use the option to make a set of your own when it was new) for a small fee.
After it is running well again, make a recovery DVD as YOU set the machine up and like it AND back up your files to an external drive periodically.

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January 3, 2011 at 22:37:16
you could also try a repair using the recovery cd
if you didnt make one you can get a copy from here http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windo...
download/burn/set bios to boot from cd/reboot with cd in machine, choose repair option.

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but cant help myself....

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January 5, 2011 at 01:14:05
I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FW41E laptop, when i switched it on last night, a black screen with the vaio logo came up and then the screen froze. I restarted the laptop and pressed F10 numerous times and i now have a new msg on a black screen:

PXE - E61 Media test failure, check cable
PXE - MOF Exiting PXE Rom

Operating System Not found

Any idea on what I should do . . .

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January 5, 2011 at 02:56:48
kjlaptop, you should create a new thread for your issue, however with your problem i would suggest you call sony help center,
or make use of the warranty if its still available.

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January 28, 2011 at 19:45:08
Kjlaptop, same thing happened to me. If you find a way to fix it help me please. Thank

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February 12, 2011 at 16:52:40

using the top 2 files wont work, i tried it or use the 3 file but u gotta pay for it to by using paypal

i have this problem 2 weeks ago and still didn't get it fix
the best thing u guy can do is get technical to fix it and just pay a lil fed unstead of break the laptop that worth 700-800$

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February 13, 2011 at 02:55:26
ZGhost, the top two files do work.
they totally are the official repair disks,YOU DO NOT have to pay for them. you may a torrent downloader. (bittorrent,free)

if you have this problem and have not got it fixed in two weeks..then you are doing something wrong. and you should have started your own thread on the problem..

this problem can be fixed in many ways, but a repair/restore/ is the best place to start, you can also do a full factory restore..which is what they will do for a little fee at the tech store, and there is no danger of breaking a laptop doing any of these attempted repairs...

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June 27, 2011 at 17:49:35
hey all pro
I have problem in battery, when change my system .. because it have hacking another person, I saw problem in the battery reports that the battery is not authentic or not connected well, please help me.

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August 9, 2011 at 00:01:31

It is a hardware problem or it can be a BIOS setup problem.

It can happen in many ways – Computer hardware might not be installed correctly;

mother board’s jumpers are set incorrectly; computer or its peripherals have been shorted out;

or it can occur due to some other mechanical problem.

Though these could some of the reasons, sometimes it is difficult to pinpoint the exact reason.

When the display stops working, the remedies should be worked out one by one.

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