I Have a Sony Vaio PCG-Z505SX and this is my problem. The cdrom doesn't work and there is no floppy, but I need to install Windows XP. I tried using restore disk to restore the computer and after formatting the hard drive the cdrom stopped working. Now the hard drive is blank and I need to install Windows XP. I have the network card attachment and the laptop does have onboard usb.
I have another laptop that I am able to swap hard drives with if that can be used as part of a solution, I’m not sure. But for now, after booting up the Sony laptop it says “NTLDR is missing.” Thanks, Kevin