Please help. I have a 10 year old Vaio pc, which refused to boot yesterday with ntoskrnl.exe missing error. This later changed to config.sys error message (no idea why). Thinking it must be a virus, I dug out the original recovery disks and have tried to run them as instructed. I am receiving a Disk access:Sense operation failed error message when only 1% of procedure has started. What next?
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Létrehozás ideje May 20, 2012 7:22 PM
Hi Flos888 and welcome.
A Sense Error message means that an attempt to read/write to the hard drive has failed. In most cases this indicates a failed hard drive or damaged wiring to the hard drive.
It is likely that you will need to replace the hard disc and then use the Recovery Discs to reload the original software onto the new drive. This will return the Vaio to its original factory condition and you will need to reinstall rather a lot of updates and a lot of software from the last 10 years.
Before doing this, you can try to repair the system software if this has become corrupt and your drive is OK but to do this, you will need to borrow a Windows XP Pro Installation Disc and boot into the Recovery Console and try to repair the boot sectors and system software. There is a useful guide here: -
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Létrehozás ideje May 21, 2012 4:06 PM
Sorry to hear about this but knowing that this is a 10 year old notebook, I would suggest to buy a new one. Purchasing HDD alone would be a painful task looking for a right one compatible with your motherboard. Not to mention installing it.
Buying a new one would be worth it. Just a suggestion.