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January 5, 2012 9:55:53 PM

Hello,
DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER..Sony Vaio was working fine just a few days ago...not sure what happened??

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January 5, 2012 10:20:03 PM

boznova said:
Hello,
DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER..Sony Vaio was working fine just a few days ago...not sure what happened??

1) Boot from Windows Cd.
Use recovery consloe to fixmbe.
2) Boot into safe mode.

3) Boot from Rescue CD.
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January 17, 2012 3:36:45 PM

will not boot from windows xp pro cd either?? do not hear hard drive spinning, could hard drive have failed ?? about two weeks ago I remove the side cover and clean all the dust bunnies and it was working fine untill a feww days ago ??
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January 18, 2012 5:15:31 AM

boznova said:
will not boot from windows xp pro cd either?? do not hear hard drive spinning, could hard drive have failed ?? about two weeks ago I remove the side cover and clean all the dust bunnies and it was working fine untill a feww days ago ??


1 - Won't boot from the CD: Go into Setup (F2) - Is CD in the Boot sequence ?
You could move it up to 1st (temporarily) and try to boot from there.

2 - How old is the computer ? CMOS battery may need replaced.
(I have seen this cure the message you are receiving)

3 -Try booting with just one stick of memory, then two, etc.
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January 29, 2012 9:36:26 PM

I tried step one ..moving the boot sequence with the cd being one and no luck... the computor is about 5yrs old and the cmos battery is new and voltages on batteries are good... I still do not hear hard drive spinning and when installing a know good one i hear the hard drive spin but haven't tried a new one yet..
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