Can you tell me what sony error code 4 means?
I've got a 3 yr old sony laptop PCG R505DSP. Has always been a great machinel. I was using it last week in my car with a gps module attached (not a new thing), but it was night, and my wifes purse was next to it, the handles hitting the keyboard occasionally I think making it reboot... I wasn't sure why at the time. Finaly on reboot came up 'no operating system found'
I checked bios the next day and my c drive is recognized, I can reboot with an old game card, but states c drive not found.
This laptop is the one inch thick kind, with a docking station that has A drive and a cd/dvd built in. I broke one of the latches that helps undock about 2 years ago, and it causes the cd rom not to read sometimes, and other times it works just fine.
I put in the restore disks, and rebooted the machine and they took. The machine started to partition itself, when an error code came up: 'cannot continue error 4'
I bought a new hard drive, got the 3 disks installed completely, rebooted the machine and a blue screen of death came up. Ran the restore disks again and it started to install when the 'cannot continue error 4' came up again.
Throughout, the C drive is present in bios.
Anyone know what error 4 is in this situation? I did remove the upgraded ram, and put the computers configuration back to purchase state and did the ablove again with the same results. I can't find info by sony anywhere on the net (and Sony wants a credit card number first)
I'm thinking about buying a new docking station off of ebay, I feel the cd rom may be my problem, but it took all 3 disks on the new hard drive....
If anyone knows or even thinks they know, please email me a reply, and post it here