Sony has been "bad" about providing drivers for such things. You'll want the bundled restore CDs. Period.
They don't offer much in the way of drivers for such on their web site, but if you don't find it, then taking it to the shops is likely to cost you time and money but not fix it.
If you really want it to work, get the restore CDs.
If you feel slighted by this, take your ire to Sony after you get your CD set.
Hi all, I have a Vaio I bought from a friend. It was completely formated, nothing but dos. I planned to install windows, but even with the drivers it refuses to run the cd-rom. The drive in question is external and runs from the pci card. it should be drive E:\ but it cant find it. I rand smartdrv and it reads a,c,d. D being the second hard drive. I have tried different sets of drivers and can't make it work. Any Ideas? I would like to fix this myself rather paying a shop to do it.