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Big trouble with Sony VGN-NR430E


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So is everything running now correctly for you?
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Not yet. I load windows via the CD press F6 to add third party drivers (SATA). Select the floppy, load up the SATA drivers, then press R to repair the volume, but the SATA drivers keep crashing not pulling up the Unmounted Volume. I even repeated the steps to try installing a clean installment, but the SATA drivers are failing every time. I think it is just probability. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't.

Edited by Gamer1179, 08 April 2011 - 02:47 PM.

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Wait why are you using a floppy?
Also normally you don't have to load third party drivers.
You are using a CD correct?
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Yes. The thing is Windows can not bootup properly because, the SATA drivers I loaded from the floppy, are failing to load, causing Windows XP to fail boot. I have completely installed XP VIA USB Flash Drive. But now Since I have an unmounted drive, Windows goes through a Boot Loop, (Boots and crashes) I have the Installation CD. But The SATA Drivers which allow the Laptop to recognize the Windows XP Volume Hard drive, is causeing the Volume to be unmountablle.

Edited by Gamer1179, 08 April 2011 - 04:28 PM.

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OK can you boot to the bios and then click on Set to Default?
That should fix everything.
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I just tried that. It still does nothing to correct the problem.

So here is what the laptop is able to do:

1. It boots to a screen where I can choose which windows to boot. That is the F8 button screen.

2. That is the only thing it can do besides crash. I can still access the BIOS, but it seems I am out of options.

3. The only thing left I can do is, Reinstall Windows XP, but this time, loading the SATA drivers will allow me to see the Unmounted Partitioned Hard drive. Instead of formatting the drive, I will repair the drive. I read this technique will allow missing components to keep the SATA drivers intact making the unmountable volume, mounted, and allow Windows XP to boot up properly.
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Correct and it will also keep your data intact.
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I would like to say thank you Rshaffer61 on taking interest to my post.

I ran installation from the WINXP CD, this time, I found my error. I was loading a SATA Raid driver alone. I had to choose a SATA RAID/regular HDD driver, then I followerd the steps in the link below:

http://www.windowsre...dexfullpage.htm

Thank you and my Sony VGN-NR430E is now runing Windows XP!!!
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Everything working correctly?
Please Go to

1: STARTand the click on RUN
2: Type in devmgmt.msc
3: Click Enter


To do a screenshot please have click on your Print Screen on your keyboard. It is normally the key above your number pad between the F12 key and the Scroll Lock key
Now go to Start and then to All Programs
Scroll to Accessories and then click on Paint
In the Empty White Area click and hold the CTRL key and then click the V
Go to the File option at the top and click on Save as
Save as file type JPEG and save it to your Desktop


Attach it to your next reply
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This is Awesome!!! Here you go. All the proof you need. Thank you!

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Edited by Gamer1179, 09 April 2011 - 12:43 PM.

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Congratulations Gamer1179. :D for a successful resolution for your issue.

I'm glad we could help and please let us know how everything works out for you.
If there is anything else we can do to help please feel free to ask. I appreciate that you allowed us to assist you with your issue and for your patience.
Thank you for choosing GeeksToGo for help. :D :D
This issue now appears to be resolved.


If other members are reading this and have a similar problem please begin a New Topic and someone will assist you as soon as possible
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Thank you for your time in helping me resolve my issue! :-)
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You are more then welcome and I'm glad I could help in some way. :D
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Mod, you can now lock this Posted Issue Topic since my issue has been resolved. Thank you again! :-)
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We don't close any topic except for Malware. I can say:
This issue now appears to be resolved.
If other members are reading this and have a similar problem please begin a New Topic and someone will assist you as soon as possible

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