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Windows 7: Have a VAIO VGNAR79OU with a dead Hard disk

06 Apr 2012   #1

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Have a VAIO VGNAR79OU with a dead Hard disk

Hi all:

I am currently in Amsterdam and Sony support was utterly useless.

My vaio hard disk basically died on me, so I had to go out and buy new ones, I bought 2 500GB ones.

As all was ok, I went from striped BIOS to Mirror so one disk mirrors the other.

I then proceeded to perform a clean install of Windows 7 32 bits, installation went well until restart of services.

From that point on I get the message that it can't complete installation.

Upon requesting support from SONY VAIO customer support, they basically told me it would nto work because I changed the Hard disks.

I mean they are same rpms, just 2 times 500GB...

SONY helpdesk basically told me , go buy a new laptop, worst service ever. tbh...

Have tried all kind of things, rebooting, doing reboots using safe mode nothing helps can't get past it, seems like installation is ok , but something is blocking me.

Anyone can help me out?

Thanks, quite desperate after 3 hrs of tryin everything.

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08 Apr 2012   #2

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Hi,

It sounds to me as if you are trying to install to a RAID1, but that you haven't enabled the RAID controller in your BIOS. Check to see that the RAID controller is enabled. If it is, then there may be a an issue installing to a RAID1, so try this instead to at least see if you can get an installation up and running:

1, Disconnect and remove one of the HDD's.
2. In the BIOS, change to the AHCI or IDE controller.
3. Perform a clean install as normal.

Clean Install Windows 7

Regards,
Golden
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