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Old 12-23-2005, 05:49 PM   #1
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Well, My computer froze So I turn it off by flipping the power switch. Then a couple minutes later I turn the computer back on and I get this.



I don't know what the hell that means but I see the only option is pressing F2. So I proceeded and got onto this screen.


Once again, I don't know where I am or what I'm doing. So I press exit and end up with this.


It says "..oot and Select proper Boot device
.... insert Boot media in selected boot device and press a key "

So everytime I start up my computer I either end up on pic number 1 or it goes straight to 3. Pressing F10 or F7 doesn't work on startup for me.

My computer ( Sony Vaio ) didn't come with a recovery disk thing if that helps.

I'm trying to get through this or at least reformat from here. Any suggestions? Any other forums with hardcore computer people on it?
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Old 12-23-2005, 06:14 PM   #2
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Well your first mistake was buying a Sony computer and your second mistake is the same as your first.
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Old 12-23-2005, 06:16 PM   #3
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Well , was I supposed to leave it on frozen until I found another way to get on internet?
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Have you looked throught the BIOs and looked for a boot priority setting? Make sure that is set for your hard drive
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Well your first mistake was buying a Sony computer and your second mistake is the same as your first.
wut the hell is wrong with buying a sony computer?? u guys are so paranoid with "none custom computers" that whenever u see one u critisize it.....
i had a sony vaio since 2002 and its working great rite now quiet and good performance.

so back to the topic, the jumper on ur hdd should be placed in the master position
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Old 12-24-2005, 03:23 AM   #6
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it wont be the jumper because his comp was working fine before it froze, for some reason your computer isnt recognizing the hard drive as the boot drive anymore so windows might have been damaged when u turned it off anyway u can always try resetting the bios with the jumper on the motherboard, dont ask me where it is because it probably varies but if u have the booklet that came with the comp then it should tell u in there if not google it and find out
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I have an emachines dude....
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Old 12-27-2005, 07:59 PM   #8
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Which one of these files will help

http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

if any can?
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did you try running it in safemode? if it froze but worked before maybe a system restore could work?
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Old 12-28-2005, 11:03 PM   #10
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I can't go into safe mode. It just goes to pic #1 or #3 .
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I can't go into safe mode. It just goes to pic #1 or #3 .

Do you live in Santa Rosa?
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It could be a bad hard drive as other's have said before. Or some peice could be loose, try pushing in all wires, [Mainly the harddrive]

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How did that help?
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Old 12-29-2005, 05:29 AM   #13
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I live in Sacramento HRhunter.

I'll try pushing the wires. I haven't opened up the computer up recently so I don't think that has been the problem. Should I try unplugging the hard drive and see if it goes through without it?
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No. That is the [Most likely] the source of the problem. Push it all in, and see if it works.
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Well your first mistake was buying a Sony computer and your second mistake is the same as your first.

Ever had a Sony? I have a P2 sitting here that we got when they first hit the market, grand kids play with it. Have a P3 that my son in law is trying to fix, the poor thing was electrcuted awhile back by a near lightning hit and I'm conversing with you on a bottom line P4. Addmitingly the P4 has had problems but still it runs well. Have a near finished home built sitting here waiting for a new CPU. I damaged the CPU (AMD Athlon X2 3800+) and am waiting to hear from AND To see if they are going to help me or make me buy a new one.Started in this bussiness with IBM,s and the tried an Apple. Sony has been the best. Note I didn't say it "is" the best. I think the best is the one you are using and are happy with.
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Pushed in the wires and no difference..

What are some things that could of happened? Should I grab an old 98 computer hard drive ( 6gb? ) and put it in and see if it goes through?
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Disable smart option in the bios and reboot. If that fails, as the computers detecting the hard drive it boils down to MBR damaged or faulty hard drive. Boot from a floppy and check to see if you can see all the files on drive c (unless ntfs format), if you can see the files/folders etc re sys the hard drives boot sector e.g sys c: and then type fisk /mbr once finished reboot, Now if that fails then it's likely to be the hard drive that's got corrupted or has failed completely.

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