Hi. My name is***** you for your question and the opportunity to assist. When you re-installed Win 7
there's a possibility the Sony recovery partition got wiped in the process.
Click the start button and in the search area type: diskmgmt.msc
and open the search result at the top.
In the Disk Management window, on the lower half of the screen, can you list me the partitions
from left to right,
for Disk 0 ?
Thank you. If you used a Win 7 install disk to do this that would remove the Sony entries.
The Windows.old folder contains all the files that were on the computer before the installation.
Open it up and look in the Users folder. You'll see the different user accounts listed.
Opening those you will see folders like Documents, Pictures, Music, Favorites, etc.
If there's nothing in there you need you can delete the entire Windows.old folder.
Are you wanting to put back the software that came with the computer?
If you've just loaded Windows only, you're probably missing a few things. You can get the software from the
Sony site here:
Windows.old is only a folder and not part of the operating system. Can you boot the computer from your
Windows 7 Ultimate disk. When you get to the screen asking if you want to install it, in the lower left area
choose the repair option. One of your options will be startup repair. Select that and let it run.
A missing operating system error could also indicate a hardware problem. How old is this computer?
Good morning. Let me know if any issues. If you get the computer connected to the internet
I'll be able to connect to it and assist.
Hi. The computer has an Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T8100 which is a 64-bit processor.
Windows 7 x64 will run on it. The issue is that Sony didn't produce
Windows 7 drivers for the computer. Many Vista drivers will work under Windows 7 but there's
no way to know until you try them. Which drivers are you missing?
Based on a Sony spec sheet I found, this graphics driver should work on your machine.
Try it and let me know: http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/110258/en-us
Also, it's very important that you have Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 installed. Any Windows 7 installation
disk manufactured before the service pack was released won't have it. To check what you have, open Control Panel>>System. Take a look at the attachment below and make sure on your machine it shows you as having
Service Pack 1