A few months back i bought a sony laptop that was once used in my old work company. Sadly, it went bust and sold on most of its computers so i bought the Sony one cheap. It has Windows XP Pro and up until recently ran excellently. It is a very fast laptop (mainly due to the lack of rubbish on the hard drive as opposed to the hard ware capabilities) Anyway, every so often now, it starts to make a 'Clunk' noise, as if the Hard Drive is trying to work but failing, the Laptop then stops and eventually freezes. I then have to hold down the Power button to turn it off.
When i try to reboot after this has happened, instead of the Loading Screen with XP Pro on there, it just displays the message
No operating system detected
I then have to leave the system off for several hours before it loads correctly again. But, most times when it has, it eventually freezes and 'Clunks'
I was wondering, is it possible to transfer all the contents on the hard drive to another, or even just XP Pro? With this being an ex business system, i dont have a copy of XP Pro on disc,so cant reinstall it, so thats not an option. The Sony has 2 hard drives built in, it loads up with one obviously, but the other is empty and not used. Can i move the details from the first to the second and load up from that one,using it as the main HD to be used?????
Thanks for your help
Edited by vicmax, 09 April 2007 - 10:03 AM.