It has Diamondmax 9 160GB with preinstalled windows. I recently got error that "vgaoem.fo" file was missing and windows couldn't start. I called Sony for service and only solution was to wipe out all data and recover back to original manufacturing condition.
So I thught I would buy new hard drive (diamondmax 10) to install new windows and see if I could somehow retrieve my data.
My problem started from here... There seems to be a problem with SATA hard drive with Windows XP. Can anyone help? Bios shows that I have correct hard drive but when I try to install Windows, driver was missing so I used floppy (f6 didn't work so I waiting manual set up "S" to select.. Then it shows there are no hard drive to partition(or install)... Blank HD...
What's going on? Do I have bad HD? I found many questions regarding SATA with Windows Install that hangs at this window with no option of HD but no solution.
Please help~ How can I have SATA work with Windows XP!!
FYI, my previous hard drive DiamondMax 9 160GB was SATA and what's confusing me is that DiamondMax 10 doesn't work!! are these two significantly different?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!