Laptops forum

General discussion

Sony VAIO PCG-GR370 hard drive problem

by nka / June 18, 2005 2:13 AM PDT

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?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Sony VAIO PCG-GR370 hard drive problem
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Sony VAIO PCG-GR370 hard drive problem
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
new problem?
by server / June 18, 2005 5:17 AM PDT

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

Collapse -
Hard drive problem
by nka / June 18, 2005 3:24 PM PDT
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

CD ROM
Removable Disc
Network
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

Collapse -
Pull Hdd
by ikenfixit / June 19, 2005 10:34 AM PDT

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.

Collapse -
CD ROM drive work
by nka / June 20, 2005 12:57 AM PDT
In reply to: Pull Hdd

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.

Collapse -
Is the problem solved??
by dtom13 / December 18, 2005 10:09 AM PST

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!

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

GIVEAWAY

Turn up the volume with our Apple Byte sweeps!

Two lucky winners will take home the coveted smart speaker that lets Siri help you around your connected house. This sweepstake ends Feb. 25, 2018.