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operating system not found

by bsquare60191 / December 17, 2004 12:04 AM PST

I have a sony vaio PCG-FX210 and when I start up I get "operating system not found" I have restored the defaults under the BIOS setup menu to no avail. I have managed to start my computer after several attempts, but will freeze up and I am forced to shut down and start over again with the error messages.

What can I do once I've gotten the computer on in order to restore the operating system?

Please help!

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Use the Sony Restore CDs.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 17, 2004 12:13 AM PST

I can't know the restore method since I do not own your model.


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Sony Recovery disks
by bsquare60191 / December 17, 2004 12:23 AM PST

I have tried, but the disk does not start up and when I attempt run it a MS-Dos screen appears with partitin restorer. I don't know where to go from there...

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Then the laptop needs hardware repairs?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 17, 2004 12:28 AM PST
In reply to: Sony Recovery disks

How old is this laptop?

The restore CDs should be fine if the hardware was in working order.

Look at for an estimate and try the Laptop Forum if you want to get some other ideas about repairs.

Have you tried something like a KNOPPIX CD? Such a CD (found with is free and may let you use the machine even if the hard disk has failed.


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by bsquare60191 / December 17, 2004 12:31 AM PST

My laptop is 4 years old. I will try your suggestions
Thank you for your help.

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