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Sony VAIO PCG-GR370 hard drive problem

my notebook hard drive gave up on me so I am replacing it with Seagate 60GB Ultra ATA/100 5400RPM (I think it is compatible???). When I placed the new hard drive and start up, it give me "No operating system found". I have gone in BIOS as make it boot in CD ROM but I don't think it's reading the CD ROM. There is no power and I tried to eject the disk but no response from the CD ROM. Any help please?

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new problem?

In reply to: Sony VAIO PCG-GR370 hard drive problem

cd drive operates independently of
the HDD so this could be a new hardware
problem. The fact that you just added a
new HDD, perhaps you may have touched
something related to the ROM drive? When
you say "no power" does this mean the
drive door does not open?? or you don't
hear the cd spin up when you close the
drive door?? Make sure you have Boot
sequence setup right in the bios so that
the CDROM is priority boot order. And
to make sure your new HDD drive is compatible
make sure your bios see the new drive.
Try booting off of "A" with a bootdisk and
perform a chkdsk/scandisk

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Hard drive problem

In reply to: new problem?

There is no power to the CD ROM, meaning no light flash, no disc spinning during boot up and no ejecting. In BIOS I set it to boot in these order

Removable Disc
Hard Drive

assuming it boots from top to bottom? Also in BIOS, with the new hard drive there is no "+" sign next to "Hard Drive". But when putting in my old hard drive ther is a "+" sign next to it. I don't have a floppy drive so there is no way getting to chkdisk/scandisk? Thanks for helping

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Pull Hdd

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Pull the hard drive back out and see if the DVD/CDRW comes back to life.. If it does make sure you are getting the Hdd plugged in correctly. If not? Could be your origional drive wasnt bad and the DVD/CDRW went out dropping or pulling the controller circuit down.. Just a starting point.

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CD ROM drive work

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I pulled out the HDD and the CD ROM drive boot up. I 99% sure that I plugged in the HDD right because it fit into the hard drive bay perfect. I don't think it recogninzing the HDD.

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Is the problem solved??

In reply to: Sony VAIO PCG-GR370 hard drive problem

I was wondering if you solved the problem with your Vaio GR370? Mine is doing the exact same thing.. "Operating system not found".
If yours works now, can you please tell me what you did to it?? Thanks!

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