I cloned my HDD 160GB onto the SSD 240GB and installed it in my Sony VGN-N38Z laptop.
Had an initial boot fail which was fixed by Startup Repair (Win7) and then it booted ok.
However since then it intermittently fails to come online at restart and hence “Operating System not found” message.
I have to Ctrl-Alt-Del several times before it eventually comes online and windows can then start.
When it eventually starts, it works fine and does what I bought it for and inject some life into an 8 yr old laptop.
The problem occurs immediately after the Vaio POST screen, before windows starts so it’s not windows drivers. The disk select light comes on and stays on but when it works the light flashes as it does in normal operation.
I assume therefore it has something to do with the BIOS? which is Phoenix Technologies R0100J4 08/02/2007
I’ve searched the Sony and Phoenix websites for BIOS updates but they redirect me to other sites that ask for pots of money without explaining what the update will do for me.
Before I start handing over my hard earned money, can anybody advise whether this is a BIOS problem and where to go to get the correct update?