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Help! This sony is driving me crazy!

By computerwork ·
I'm working on a Sony Vaio whose HD crashed. (120g). According to Sony's support I should be able to use their system recovery disk on whatever HD I replace it with. Not! I receive errors:

cannot load \i386\system32\biosinfo.inf as one of the errors. If I use the boot diskettes for XP, I recieve

cannot load \i386\system32\c_1252.nls

Should I install a full version of XP first, or does it sound like the bios is corrupted?

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by wcp In reply to Help! This sony is drivin ...

The error message suggests that you might have faulty RAM(s).
Have Sony Service tech check the RAM(s).

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Help! This sony is drivin ...

I would flash the BIOS to the latest updates, if possible.

Also I have another idea, if it is possible for you. When you boot off the floppies, when do you get the .NLS error? Because if it was after the setup program had started but before the install began, you could try and make a small C: drive partition, under 8 GB in size. That "might" allow the install from the floppies to work.

good luck

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by wlbowers In reply to Help! This sony is drivin ...

Hard drive crashed. Gee I think you should recertify the hard drive.

See who made the drive. The majors have drive diagnostic software on their websites.


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