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sony vaio vgn-nr330E won't boot to any external drive, or internal optical drive


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#1 m_cap

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 11:49 AM

I have a sony vaio VGN-NR330E that I have just bought a new hard drive for (doing a fresh install of vista) and the internal optical drive spins up but won't boot off the cd, and after a blinking cursor says O/S not found, so i tried it on an external usb drive, and it didnt boot, same black screen followed by O/S not found. I tried booting from a knoppix live cd that worked on another computer and it wouldnt boot either. I have no idea of any what to do, since it wont boot off of an external HDD internal optical drive, external optical drive, and any help is greatly appreciated.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 03:13 PM

What are the current boot options...as set in your BIOS?

http://www.ehow.com/how_8022156_change-bios-settings-sony-vaio.html

If not listed as the first boot option...it's unlikely that the system would boot from either drive.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 04:18 PM

figured it out. the boot from external device was disabled in the bios, which i didnt notice at first.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 04:43 PM

I've done even stranger things on my system :), glad you resolved it, happy computing :).

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