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I've been having problems with my Sony Vaio Laptop and have just reformatted it, however I still had a Phoenix Bios error. Being the idiot I am I disabled my hard drive in the Phoenix Bios program and now my computer can't even read the system recovery disk. What can I do? Please Help ASAP.
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Did you try booting and tapping the delete key until it enters set up, then enabling the hard drive

Press F10 to save and exit and type Y to confirm if you make any change
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dude you are the man :tazz: but now here's the problem that led to this problem. A Phoenix Bios screen pops up and gives me an error. It's two beeps with a 200 number. I looked it up and it has to do with memory....how do i fix this? haha if you save me on this i'd be grateful
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If you can download whichever of these files is the most suitable for you

http://www.memtest.org/#downiso

Run the test with as many passes as possible, overnight or whatever, unless it tells you straight off there is a problem
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ok i got the error

everything is passed and then

S/N: 8681121-3000001
Fixed Disk 0: Hitachi_DK23EA-30
Atapi CD-Rom: Sony DVD RW DW_U50A
Mouse Initialized
ERROR
0200: Failure Fixed Disk 0


and that link you sent me, i have no idea what to do with it xD
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If you download one of the bootable files, you can have floppy or CDR, then it will test the memory


As you have just formatted, it could be a good move to use the Hitachi set up tool to clear and then set up the drive

The only thing Hitachi have is drive fitness test which has low level format

http://www.hitachigs...htm#Diskmanager

You could download UBCD which has other drive wipers
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