Hard drives for VGC-RC210G

redlinetex

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Hello,

If the original hard-drive configuration is two 160GB hard drives and those two have been replaced with one 500GB hard drive, can that cause the PC to intermittently hang at the VAIO screen? Both the motherboard and CPU have been changed, but the start-up issue is still there.
 
So it's a nice computer, but old, with a Pentium D.

Did you replace the HDD yourself? Is it SATA or PATA (IDE)? Ah, I see now, they are SATA. That's a very nice case for the time.

Were the original HDDs in a RAID? That was an option for that model. If so, that might very well explain your issue. You would need to change the setting in the BIOS, probably to "IDE" or "Compatibility mode" or some such. After this you might need to reformat the drive and re-install.

 

redlinetex

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Thank you for suggestions. I do think the original setup was a raid. I did go into BIOS once but don't recall seeing any options for the settings you mentioned. However, I will take another look, assuming I will be able to get into BIOS.
 

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