a friend of mine gave me his sony vaio pcg-vx88, the problem is, it doesnt have a hard drive and the hard drive cable has a tear in it. I have the part number for it(Hard drive cable) and can get replacement for it.
Before i do this i tried booting up the laptop.
It boots up, i see sony logo along with the sound.
I can enter BIOS.
I have tried booting it up with knoppix and Xp Boot Cd, BartPe using the sony vaio iLink external cdrw/dvd drive which came with it.
i have even tried using usb external cdrom drive to boot the laptop. in both cases, it just shows "Operating System Not Found".
is there another way for me find out if this laptop is really working or not.
I have set all BIOS settings to default settings.