Sony Vaio FX105K - Windows 2000 (My laptop is ill !)
Posted on 2002-05-17
I have a Sony PCG-FX150K which started to become a bit problematic a few months ago but did not have a recovery disk. A guy I work with said he could repair it and duly reinstalled Windows 2000 but a non-Sony version. Subsequently, every program does not work and when I installed the modem driver, the OS is slow and a driver installation takes around 30 mins.
I have managed to get hold of a PCG-FX203K recovery disk but the system will not use it as it returns an error at boot-up 'This program cannot be used with this system).
I assume that is because the non-Sony OS installation has amended the laptop to read as non-Sony. I can get all the drivers from the disks but how can I repair my 2000 installation without formnatting my C:\ drive ?
This laptop was given as part of a redundancy package so I do not have the disks or the Proof of purchase. As such, Sony refuse to send me new disks.
Can anyone help ?