I recently installed a new Hard Drive on my Sony Vaio laptop. When I inserted my Recovery CD, it did not boot properly. I then followed the Vaio instructions on how to go to the BIOS. I followed the instructions by:
1. Selecting "Get Default Values"
2. "Load default configuration now?"
3. Exit to "Save Changes"
4. "Save configurationn changes and exit now?"
At that point, the notebook restarted from the Recovery CD. A window opened explaining what was about to occur, stating that it could take 30 to 60 minutes to restore. After about twelve minutes, the top of my screen said "General reading error of Drive A" - "Avort", "Retry", "Fail"? (or something very close to that effect).
I have no "A" drive.....?
At that point, I tried each of those responses, to no avail. I shut down the computer, and re-started after about one to two minutes. Then, after the SONY logo appeared, the words "Missing Operating System" appeared at the top of the screen. I tried restarting, even going back to the BIOS and going through all those steps again. Nothing happens except for the words "Missing Operating System"