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  How to replace HDD on PCG-FX370 
 
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passage1 T Jun 29, 2005, 12:26pm EDT Report Abuse
Hi,

The HDD on my FX370 went south. Does anyone have instruction to remove the old drive and install a new one? Could you also suggest any good HDD that good for this computer?

Thanks.


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FordGT90Concept Jun 29, 2005, 12:32pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: How to replace HDD on PCG-FX370
Is this a notebook PC or a desktop PC?

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passage1 T Jun 29, 2005, 12:35pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: How to replace HDD on PCG-FX370
It is a notebook pc.

passage1 T Jun 29, 2005, 12:45pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: How to replace HDD on PCG-FX370
I forgot to mention, it is a Sony Vaio notebook computer.

Bob Rudolph Sep 07, 2005, 07:21am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: How to replace HDD on PCG-FX370
not a hard process. email me at possupport@cox.net and I will dig up the instructions I found on the web for this procedure... I replace mine with a 40gb laptop harddrive... don't know if it can handle drives larger than that or not...

Dipanjan Ghosh Oct 04, 2005, 02:49pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: How to replace HDD on PCG-FX370
Hi,
I am looking to replace the 20 Gb drive on my Sony Vaio PCG FX370 too. Mine current drive crashed (KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR) and I couldn't even reformat and reinstall xp on it. I am looking towards the Samsung 40 gb spin point drive. Do you think it will work? Will I be able to use just the recovery cds to install xp and the rest of the applications? Appreciate all your help and advise. Thankx a bunch.

passage1 T Oct 04, 2005, 03:01pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: How to replace HDD on PCG-FX370
Yes. I have installed the same drive and working fine at this time.

Dipanjan Ghosh Oct 04, 2005, 04:12pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: How to replace HDD on PCG-FX370
Thankx passage. I have one more question. Did the sony recovery cds have any problem recognizing and partitioning the larger capacity harddrive, since the original was 20 GB?

passage1 T Oct 04, 2005, 04:19pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: How to replace HDD on PCG-FX370
No. It partition it with the similar % of the original disk.

Paul Randall Oct 06, 2005, 01:03pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: How to replace HDD on PCG-FX370
Hi,
I have a PCG-FX310, bought new in 2002.
It came with a 15Gb Toshiba hard drive, with two partitions, 9Gb drive C (Fat32, I think) and 6Gb drive D (NTFS).
A few months ago, I installed a 60Gb hard drive, which went quite nicely. I wanted to to set it up so that I could run more than one operating system on it. Before using the system recovery CDs, I used Norton Ghost's GDISK program to create primary partions of 2GB (Fat16), 48GB (FAT32) and 8GB (FAT32), and an extended partion of 2GB (Fat16). I set up batch files to make all primary partitions but one unhidden so I can boot to that partition, and the extended partition can be used by the OSs on any of the primary partitions. I run the partition hide/unhide batch files from a bootable floppy which accesses GDISK and other DOS programs that I loaded on the extended partition, so booting and switching partitions goes quite fast.

Anyhow, like you, I thought that the Sony reinstallation process might mess up my partitioning scheme. It asked if I wanted to keep the current partitioning scheme, and successfully reinstalled everything I wanted on just the 48Gb C drive. I was able to switch to the 8GB partition and installed the system there too. I have saved a Ghost image of both partitions and have successfully restored the 8Gb fresh install a couple of times when I wanted to test something on a 'clean installation' of WXP.

By the way, I have pictures of the process of replacing the hard drive, if you are interested.

-Paul



 

    
 
 

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