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Sony VAIO VGCRC210G BIOS doesn't reconize hard drives

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by vlad93, Dec 20, 2011.

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  1. vlad93

    vlad93 Thread Starter

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    Sony VAIO VGCRC210G BIOS doesn't reconize hard drives I have a SONY VAIO VCGRC210G and it dose not see the hard drives. It also won't let me switch to boot using a CD drive. Anyone have any ideas how to get this thin to boot?
     
  2. qwazar

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    it is quit simple you have deleted it on control panel i had to do a factory reset with the original disc(s)
     
  3. vlad93

    vlad93 Thread Starter

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    ok but i asked sony they said they dont sell the windows xp mce , they just sell the recovery cd , but it the recovery cd did not help me
     
  4. Elvandil

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    Why can't you change the boot order?

    Did the machine just quit working?

    It has a SATA drive, so XP is too old to install without some workaround.

    Installing XP on a SATA drive
    Install Windows XP on SATA without a Floppy
    Resolving "Setup did not find any hard disk drives" during Windows XP Installation


    "Many newer BIOS allow an Alternate method for SATA . . Go into the BIOS and check the 'Sata Operation' setting, change it to 'Raid Autodetect/ATA' if it is not already. Now try to install XP (Verbiage will vary by manufacturer)" - Courtesy of simpswr.

    BIOS settings to try:
     
  5. vlad93

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    well now i installed windows xp home edition, with a hard drive throu CD rom , but my bios still dosnt read my main hard drives, and now when i installed the windows xp home edition, on my windows xp mce , i have no sound , and the bios still dose not see the main hard drives. have any idea why is there no sound now, and why bios doesnt read hard drives, only throu the CD rom wiers
     
  6. Elvandil

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    I don't even understand what you did. But you probably need to install all your drivers in any new installation.
     
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