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a horror problem with my vaio laptop

By bobby123
Apr 22, 2007
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  1. Basically all of a sudden today my laptop just comes up with 'error loading operating system'. I have taken the battery out and put it back in and it just keeps saying this. Please help me, I have much important work in this.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    I hope it`s not the case, but you may have a hard drive problem. test your hard drive with the manufacturers diagnostic utility. If you have problems finding it, see this thread HERE.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. bobby123

    bobby123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 391

    How can I test my hard drive and in that thread I cant find a vaio one. All I can do with my laptop is get onto the bios set up, there is some important work saved in there too.
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Download the Powermax ISO file and burn it to cd as an image. Boot from the cd and run the diagnostic tests.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    any laptop harddrive should work as a replacement as long as it fits.
    Laptop HDs tend to crash more frequently than desktops- because they are handled more roughly.
  6. bobby123

    bobby123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 391

    yer there sa lot of important work on it you see.

    I have nero, can you tell me how to burn an image using that, as for the cds I have dvd rw, is that ok?
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Click start/all programmes/nero/nero burning rom.

    When the programme opens, cancel the new compilation screen and click the recorder menu. Select burn image and browse to where you saved the Powermax ISO file. Click on the iso file and click open. Click the burn button.

    Regards Howard :)
  8. bobby123

    bobby123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 391

    is it ok to burn it to a dvd rw?
  9. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    I don`t see any reason why not.

    Regards Howard :)
  10. bobby123

    bobby123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 391

    right ok I will sort that out soon then howard.
  11. bobby123

    bobby123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 391

    I have burned the image howard, put the cd in and theres no effect, whats the way to boot?
     
  12. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Yes, put the cd into the drive, then restart your computer. The programme should run automatically.

    Regards Howard :)
  13. bobby123

    bobby123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 391

    I dont think nero has actually burnt anything to the dvd rw. It comes up as burn compliation and says waiting for drive to be ready. helpp

    pic soon...
  14. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    My post #7 has instructions on how to burn the Powermax iso file, using nero.

    Regards Howard :)
  15. bobby123

    bobby123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 391

  16. TC Machine

    TC Machine TS Rookie Posts: 36

    Isn't there a system restore disk that came with the laptop? Should put the OS and all drivers back in as factory default.
  17. bobby123

    bobby123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 391

    Is there nothing I can do on the phonexibios setup utility, its the only thing I can acess.
  18. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    I told you in my post #7 to cancel the burn compilation screen.

    Then, click Recorder on the toolbar. Select burn image and browse to where you saved the Powermax ISO file. Click on the iso file and click open. Click the burn button.

    Regards Howard :)
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