Hello this is steve back from work and such. If you see the windows screen with the progress indicator, yes youve achived P.O.S.T. , at least. After P.O.S.T. the computer has now sent itself to the windows OS and is trying to boot from it. In other words, you probably got past the MBR.
If you only see the Sony logo and then the screen stays black, youll have to confirm that post is actually completing. How to do this? youll have to enter CMOS (bios) settings and change the parameter that allows the computer to show you post as it occurs. It may be set to "cover up" post as it is happening. In other words, post might be happening quite ok, however the computer is set to not showpost is occurring. Some computers can enter into cmos settings by pressing the delete button over and over again while booting from "off". have you ever entered the cmos settings b4? if you have not, be careful, one wrong setting and your computer will not boot, however theres a way around that also like restting the cmos settings. I can tell you how to do that if you mess somthing up, but be careful. If you know how to enter cmos, do it and find the parameter that shows you post so you can then see the post as it progresses or does not....steve
Edited by djgotee, 23 May 2005 - 06:11 PM.