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Windows 7: EMERGENCY- Sony Vaio "Operating System Not Found" (friend's drive!)

08 Oct 2011   #41
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

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Take a look at step 11.(option Multple Drivers)



Choose both setup inf files.

Choose all drivers.

Choose all sata controllers.



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Did you not read this post?

If you miss one out, that will most likey be the one you need.


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08 Oct 2011   #42
Miranova23

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

I tried it once with just those 2.

Now I'm going to try with the entire folder full of what was extracted from INDOTH-12766700-XP.EXE.

It gives me the list I posted before, which contains a mix of drivers labeled "Mobile" or "Desktop." Should I choose ALL of these? Even the Desktop ones?

It also gives a warning underneath to not select different OS versions, though I can't tell anything of which would be what.

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Okay, finally got back to the option to load PnP or not, which now I know not to!
Mobile vs Desktop is obvious, but any idea which ones of those I should choose? Or multiples?
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08 Oct 2011   #43
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Take a look at step 11.(option Multple Drivers)



Choose both setup inf files.

Choose all drivers.

Choose all sata controllers.



Attachment 149858



Attachment 149859
Did you not read this post?

If you miss one out, that will most likey be the one you need.
May be worth downloading the up to date drivers from Intel:
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...onal*&lang=eng

I hope you starting afresh, & not using the old one.
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08 Oct 2011   #44
Miranova23

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

It is installed once more, and fully booted and logged on, fully functional! Woot!

1 problem still, though I know I still need to install the rest of the drivers. The screen is miniaturized in the center of the monitor. Should the video driver solve this?
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08 Oct 2011   #45
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote:
1 problem still, though I know I still need to install the rest of the drivers. The screen is miniaturized in the center of the monitor. Should the video driver solve this?
Should do.
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09 Oct 2011   #46
Miranova23

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Bad news:
  • Keyboard doesn't work.
  • Once you've clicked something, it remains highlighted & you have to forcibly [Select All, Invert Selection]
  • Who knows what else isn't working... Did I mention it was a Dell OEM? That's probably what screwed it up ultimately... I finally did just throw all the drivers, even the server workstation ones, at it to see what stuck, and that's when it installed-- not that I'd say it necessarily works right now.

Good news:
I can NOW purchase a full retail or unbranded OEM of XP to experiment further with, because...!


Well, in summary:
So this friend is an excellent networker, and is trying to start a company of a bunch of us from my college, where each one of us specializes in our particular art. I told him that I don't feel comfortable doing freelance animation yet, but I could contribute tech. I looked at his laptop first, 1 as thanks for also trying to find me a job waitressing or something, and also to prove myself to him. It was 3 years out of date on updates, riddled with viruses, and struggling to use Vista.

Now he has already gotten me another gig fixing a random friend of his' Dell Inspiron laptop, for $100, and it's running XP already! Perfect justification to invest a tiny portion in this work towards a proper, universally un-branded, XP installation disc.

And he can play with 7 for the weekend.
Any further suggestions? Theog, thank you so much. I can't rep you just yet but you've been most helpful to me. SeaVixen & karlsnooks too.
I'm going to mark this as solved, with the conclusion of "Don't try it this way at home!" Any other problems I have with other discs I'll start a new thread.
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