So I've bought another laptop from ebay, (another Sony Vaio PCG model) good condition and everything working except it doesn't have a hard drive. I figured since they are all so similar either hard drive would do. Unfortunately it hasn't worked like that Its flashing up "operating system not found" just as it was without the hard drive in. I have a few questions.
1. Is it likely the hard drive is compatible? It seems to fit in the laptop alright but I'm not 100% sure. The old laptop models were PCG-FR315M and PCG-K115B, this one is PCG-GR215SP.
2. With the hard drive in, I tried to get into the bios to make it boot from an XP recovery disk. Turns out the bios has a password which I can't get access to. Are there any ways of bypassing this password? (without removing the CMOS battery)
3. If I have to remove the CMOS battery, where would I find a disassembly guide? I can't find any with a google search the laptop model is PCG-GR215SP.
Thanks in advance, you guys are always great