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SONY VAIO VGN-FW190 * New hard drive installation *

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October 26, 2010 7:59:12 PM

I recently bought a used Sony Vaio VGN-FW190 without a hard drive. So I went out and purchased a new hard drive and also purchased the recovery DVDs from Sony. I followed the directions on the back of the DVD case and got the message,

OPERATING SYSTEM NOT FOUND
PRESS ANY KEY TO CONTINUE

Is there some secret Sony way of installing the dvd's onto the new hard drive? I didn't format the new hard drive as I thought perhaps the dvds would do that for me.


Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
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October 26, 2010 8:01:43 PM

You need to speak to Sony -- the recovery DVD may expect a certain size of hard disk to be present.
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October 26, 2010 8:06:45 PM

Ok, thank you for the response.
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January 2, 2012 1:06:17 AM

ddesiga said:
I recently bought a used Sony Vaio VGN-FW190 without a hard drive. So I went out and purchased a new hard drive and also purchased the recovery DVDs from Sony. I followed the directions on the back of the DVD case and got the message,

OPERATING SYSTEM NOT FOUND
PRESS ANY KEY TO CONTINUE

Is there some secret Sony way of installing the dvd's onto the new hard drive? I didn't format the new hard drive as I thought perhaps the dvds would do that for me.


Any advise would be greatly appreciated.



Hey I was wondering if you were still around. I am going threw this same issue and looking for help. How did u get up and running?
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