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New Hard Drive and OS not working


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mrexter

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Hello,

I just installed a new 120 GB hard drive in my Sony Vio (2001). I took out the old one and put in the new. Simple. Now, when I turn it on, it says "Operating System Not Found". I press F8 when the SONY splash screen comed up and can bedin to use the Sony System restore disc. I asks me if I want to continue, then O press "O" for OK, then it takes me to another screen that says that the new drive is not partitioned and to press "Y" to partition. I press the "Y" key, but nothing happens. The same screen also says "If you see this screen again, it may be caused by Non-DOS partitions. You must delete the Non-DOS partitions to proceed"

Any suggestions on how I get the Operating System to work?

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Titan8990

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You must have an operating system to put on it for example Windows XP. Your older operating system was installed on your other drive.

Edited by Titan8990, 02 July 2007 - 06:35 PM.

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mrexter

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Thanks,

I just put in my Windows XP disc and it loaded a few things, then took me to another screen that gives me three options:

1). To set up Windows XP hit Enter
2) Repair hit "R"
3). Quit hit F3

I hit Enter and nothing happens.

What now? Do I have to make 6 floppy discs like I read about on the microsoft website?

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Is the XP CD from a retail, OEM, or upgrade? What is the other thing you are refering to with 6 floppys?
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I figured out the problem. I did not install the Keyboard correctly. The connection (ribbon cable) was not all the way in the slot, thus the keyboard was not working.

Now when I hit Enter, Windows XP installs correctly and the Hard Drive and comper are working good.

Thanks to everyone who gave advice.

P.S. The reason why I thought the keyboard was working in the first place was because I thought that I had to hit the F8 key in order to make the CDROM boot up. This lead me to believe that since I was hiting the F8 key, the keyboard must have been working. Only today when I started the computer and did not hit any keys, the compter still booted off the CDROM, so I started to think that I was not doing anything to make this happen and maybe the keyboard was not attached and was not working.

Thanks again
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Great going! I hate it when silly things like that get me completely stumped, happens all the time :whistling: Any other problems, give us a yell.
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