Windows cannot detect operating system on vista

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Hello,
I tried restoring my Sony laptop and it stopped at 53 percent and gave me the message 'returned 41 while restoring an image'. And now when I load it up it says it has cannot detect the operating system. What is going on?! Is it possible to get data back from this? Hope someone can explain. Cheers.
 
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Thanks for replying. I used the restore from the operating system and not a disk. If I get a new hard drive I'll need to get a new operating system wont I? Will it also delte all the drivers etc from the computer? Many thanks.
 
The new drive won't have the restore partition, so you'd either have to order an actual disk from Sony, or buy an OEM disk for Vista and use that. The new drive will have nothing on it from the old one, so you'd have to install the OS, then download the drivers for your system off Sony's support site.
 

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