How do I install windows 7 on hard drive hooked to USB
Posted 22 December 2013 - 12:01 PM
Posted 22 December 2013 - 12:55 PM
Have you tried pressing the tab key when you power up the computer to see if it brings up a BIOS or a splash screen (it may also be another key such as Del or Esc etc).
If all the tech did was toggle between the screen of the Sony and the external display you should be able to turn it back on by pressing the Fn and the F7 keys down at the same time.
The tech somehow turned of the LCD on the laptop and set the laptop to use the external monitor.
The above does not make much sense because if it was a video chip driver that caused the initial problem then swapping to an external display would not help because the issue would merely be switched to that.
Check out the suggestions above and post back please.
As an asides Wayneo13 can I ask you as a courtesy to let both MR Charlie and Ztruker know whether or not you still require their assistance with those two topics, thanks.
Posted 22 December 2013 - 12:59 PM
Posted 23 December 2013 - 04:27 AM
Posted 23 December 2013 - 07:40 PM
Posted 25 December 2013 - 05:37 AM
Posted 25 December 2013 - 05:43 AM
As you are not even getting the Vaio splash screen I would suggest that if you can, you connect the notebook back up to the external screen and let us know if that function is still working, if it is, again try pressing down the Fn and F7 keys when you see the Sony splash screen to see if it toggles back to the notebooks own screen.
If the notebook screen remains black please toggle back to the external display and try accessing the BIOS by tapping the F2 key as soon as you see the splash screen on the external screen, you may need to restart the notebook a couple of times along the way to get where you need to be.
If you can get into the BIOS you will be able to check for any settings that may disable the notebooks own display (less likely) + set the boot sequence so that the optical drive is the first boot device and the HDD second, this will at least allow you to be able to reinstall Windows 7, use the notebook and do some troubleshooting.
Just to add, can you please advise us as to what type of Windows 7 disk it is that you have, as in is it a full retail disk, an OEM disk, a downloaded ISO, a burned copy or a back up disk that you made yourself, this to make sure that all the required software is on the DVD/OS disk that you intend using for the install.
Posted 25 December 2013 - 02:52 PM
In your first post you said you have Recovery CDs (DVDs actually). If you can't get recovery to work from the hard drive, use the Recovery discs.
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