Recently a freind of mine wanted me to look at her Sony Viao PCG-R505GL notebook, she said it "was running funny". Anyway I turned on the notebook and it booted into Windows XP just fine. I did notice that the hard drive was very NOISY! Hmmm probably hard drive issues. made a note of it and decided to check her system config and OMG she still had XP SP1 on it.... first thought.. fake install? I ran a validation and it came back genuiune. Anyhoo... she didnt have any AV installed much less any WU lol
Luckily Windows Update installed SP2 and SP3 and all other updates (4 hrs later lol)
I installed Avast AV...ran a thorough scan ... system surprising clean!!
Thru all this that poor 30GB HD was screaming for mercy lol! since the notebook is totally updated I decided to check the Event Viewer. Holy cow.... disk errors (bad block) errors everywhere.! I then went to esupport for Sony and thier support totally lacks any!! I couldnt find any BIOS info for her system on HDD limitiations.
I guess my question is and hope you guys can help is:
What is the largest IDE notebook HD does this Sony notebook support?
Here are the specs:
Sony Viao Notebook PCG-R505GL
Intel Pentium III
30 GB IDE (needs replacing!)
Intel Graphics Chipset
I told her her hard drive was living on "borrowed" time.
Thx in advance!!!