Sony Vaio Reload problemsLocked
Sony Vaio PCG-R505dl
Windows XP Pro (hopefully)
I have a potential client who has this Vaio. They set a BIOS password on it and forgot it.
He has proff of purchase
Sony wants like $300 to recover the password.
My client is unwilling to pay
He just wants OS reloaded
It has no docking station and only an external usb cdrom which it will not boot from.
I want to be the hero here and reload it for him but cant seem to do it.
I have removed the HDD and put it in a desktop PC and loaded XPPro. I also manuall loaded all the drivers i could get form sony’s website for that model
after all that replacing the HDD in the laptop and booting results in the boot process proceeding to where the windows xp logo and status bar shouold be and apparently stops. no hdd activity no blinky lights nothing on the display
I dont really care about the BIOS password as long as i can get the OS on there and get him rolling again.
Any help would be great!