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I don't have anything important in my laptop and I dont mind reseting the whole computer, as long as I can use it. I really hope that in this situation, I dont have to go to a computer store and ask them to fix it or buy a new hard disk. Are there any way I can fix it? Thank you so much if anyone can help me out here.
Turned out the hard drive's circuit board connector had slipped slightly. I reseated it with one finger and it's been fine ever since.
Problem seems to have been caused by carrying the laptop around a lot. The hard drive is held in place only by friction -- and it has a good centimeter's lateral wriggle room. For a longer term fix, I need to devise a short clip.
Maybe your system restore disk was in the middle of updating your MBR when the crash occurred. This is less strange than it sounds. There are many BIOS versions which have the option to prevent updating the info in the MBR because this is a preferred location for virus infections. Maybe your BIOS has MBR protection on by default and that could have caused the system restore to crash.
You may want to check your BIOS for some sort of MBR or virus protection setting and turn it off. You could then restart your system restore action and see if it proceeds past disk 8.
[lammert] "You may want to check your BIOS for some sort of MBR or virus protection setting and turn it off. You could then restart your system restore action and see if it proceeds past disk 8. "
how can i check the BIOS and how can i turn it off.
i actually tried it recovering disk again today and even before that i took out the battery for 1/2 a day and put i back in and then i put in the disk and restart the computer and the recoverying windows show up again with revoering C drive or the complete system, even if i did try to click on the recover c drive only but it wont let me and did a pop up. so it only allow me to reover the complete system...so can you tell me how to check the BIOS and how to turn off the protection part...thanks!
When your computer starts, there should be a message like "Hit [F2] to enter setup". If you hit this key a text screen will appear with the BIOS options of that computer. Unfortunately there is no standard. Some computers require function key F2, others F10, the delete key or something else. If you can't find the right key mentioned during start up or in your manual, you could post the model of your computer here. There is probably someone who knows how to enter the BIOS of that particular computer.
This is what it have
IDE Channel 0 Master 80GB
IDE Channel 0 Slave CD/DVD
LCD Screen Expansion [YES]
Network Boot: [Disabled]
Show VAIO Animation Logo [Yes]
Speaker Volume: 
Hot Key Event Code [TYPE 1]
Machine Pw: Clear
User Pw: Clear
Set Machine Pw: [Press Enter]
Set User Pw [Press Enter]
Pw When Power On: [Disabled]