I have a Sony VAIO laptop (VGN--FE880E) that I had upgraded to Windows 8. This was a mistake since it just bogged down with many errors.
I decided to go back to Vista using the manufacturers recovery media.
I pulled the HD from the laptop and formatted it on a PC thinking I would just put it back in the laptop and pop the DVD recovery media back in, start it up and let the DVDs reinstall.
Did that and the laptop wont boot from the CD. Just keeps coming up with "No operating system found". I set it to boot from optical drive first, cleaned the DVD, and everything. It just won't boot from the DVD drive.
The DVD reads fine in other PC.
I have the ability to hook the hard drive to a pc using usb or SATA internal. Is there anything I can do on the PC to make the HD boot in the laptop and bypass the optical drive?