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Anonymous
February 6, 2005 2:27:03 PM

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Computer is a Sony Vaio PCV-RS420
I replaced hard drive push start-Fans start nothing else.
Tried start-up recovery disc, CD will not start. Tried DVD slot, did not
start. Tried F2 nothing.
How do I get computer to start?
Anonymous
February 6, 2005 4:39:07 PM

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Perhaps you did not attach the cables to your
hard drive properly. Go back and double-check
all your internal cable connections.

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...

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"Richard R." wrote:

| Computer is a Sony Vaio PCV-RS420
| I replaced hard drive push start-Fans start nothing else.
| Tried start-up recovery disc, CD will not start. Tried DVD slot, did not
| start. Tried F2 nothing.
| How do I get computer to start?
Anonymous
February 6, 2005 4:39:08 PM

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Thanks, for asking. Yes, all connections are secure and correct. This is a
blank HD that I'm trying to load my OS (Win XP)

"Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:

> Perhaps you did not attach the cables to your
> hard drive properly. Go back and double-check
> all your internal cable connections.
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "Richard R." wrote:
>
> | Computer is a Sony Vaio PCV-RS420
> | I replaced hard drive push start-Fans start nothing else.
> | Tried start-up recovery disc, CD will not start. Tried DVD slot, did not
> | start. Tried F2 nothing.
> | How do I get computer to start?
>
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Anonymous
February 6, 2005 5:01:07 PM

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Open the BIOS and set your CD drive as the first bootable device.
Insert the Windows XP CD in the drive and reboot. You'll see a
message to "press any key to boot from CD...."

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"Richard R" wrote:

| Thanks, for asking. Yes, all connections are secure and correct. This is a
| blank HD that I'm trying to load my OS (Win XP)
Anonymous
February 6, 2005 5:01:08 PM

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Computer will not respond. Unable to access bios. Process used-Turn on PC and
hold down F2 no display

"Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:

> Open the BIOS and set your CD drive as the first bootable device.
> Insert the Windows XP CD in the drive and reboot. You'll see a
> message to "press any key to boot from CD...."
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "Richard R" wrote:
>
> | Thanks, for asking. Yes, all connections are secure and correct. This is a
> | blank HD that I'm trying to load my OS (Win XP)
>
>
Anonymous
February 10, 2005 8:31:32 PM

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Can you get to the BIOS? Is *anything* coming up on screen at all (the
P.O.S.T information etc)

Does this new hard drive have an operating system installed, or is that what
you're trying to do - install the OS from booting with the XP CD (with no
response from booting from CD).

Are your keyboard, mouse etc plugged in firmly?

Make sure that your CD & HDD ribbon cables and power cables are firmly
attached.

check back


"Richard R." <Richard R.@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:12B9ED92-ABE2-4EAF-84E8-91EEE6949D55@microsoft.com...
> Computer is a Sony Vaio PCV-RS420
> I replaced hard drive push start-Fans start nothing else.
> Tried start-up recovery disc, CD will not start. Tried DVD slot, did not
> start. Tried F2 nothing.
> How do I get computer to start?
Anonymous
February 10, 2005 8:32:33 PM

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Check your keyboard connection, if it's loose, that will account for the
non-response from it.

"Richard R" <Richard R@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C867027A-8088-43A9-AFDC-1BE0F5A3BCFE@microsoft.com...
> Computer will not respond. Unable to access bios. Process used-Turn on PC
> and
> hold down F2 no display
>
> "Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:
>
>> Open the BIOS and set your CD drive as the first bootable device.
>> Insert the Windows XP CD in the drive and reboot. You'll see a
>> message to "press any key to boot from CD...."
>>
>> --
>> Carey Frisch
>> Microsoft MVP
>> Windows XP - Shell/User
>> Microsoft Newsgroups
>>
>> Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
>> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
>>
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> "Richard R" wrote:
>>
>> | Thanks, for asking. Yes, all connections are secure and correct. This
>> is a
>> | blank HD that I'm trying to load my OS (Win XP)
>>
>>
!