[ILUG] Hard Drive crash?
gary at garypigott.net
Tue Feb 28 01:04:57 GMT 2006
It's terminal, and at the very least it'll cost you the price of a new
HDD. If it's the controller that's borked you're looking at big money
unless you can get a systemboard from a 804 being broken for spares on
eBay. Sony don't sell spares, even if the laptop is out of warranty.
They'll tell you to send it to an "authorised service centre" ;-)
Michael Treacy wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm running SuSE 10.0 on a Sony Vaio (PCG FX-804).
> I'd been working on it this evening and went to shut it down. An
> application that I had open seemed to hang and I couldn't get access
> to the shutdown menu on KDE.
> After leaving it for a few minutes in the hope that it would end the
> process, I ended up pressing the On/Off switch for a few seconds
> causing the machine to shut off.
> On restarting the laptop, I now get a message "Operating System not
> found". It doesn't seem to recognise the hard drive. I've tried going
> into the Bios, but the primary master says "None" and I cannot change
> it. When I reboot it stops at the SONY logo, waits a few seconds then
> gives the "Operating System not found" message.
> Any suggestions as to how I might check the hard disk status?
> Or is it terminal??
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