Your post about installing XP Pro and XP Home is a clue. Installing Windows on laptops is not easy at all. Tell a little more.
-> Did you use the restore CDs from Sony? Or something else.
I was hoping someone could help me with my laptop. I have recently been getting a "device failure error" on my laptop when I am not really doing anything except surfing. I have installed drivers from ati and sony and get the same error. Called Sony about a replacement card and they quoted $725!!! So I have been forced to recheck everything to make sure I am not just having a s/w issue.
Only had this laptop 14 months! Have reinstalled XP Pro and even installed Home (which actually did better than Pro with this issue).
Thanks in advanced,