The recovery partition on my older S360 got corrupted. So, when I went to reinstall windows it wouldn't do it.
But I was able to buy the original restore DVD from sonystyle. It ended up being around $20 shipped.
That saved me a lot of trouble and it was actually a reasonably priced item from Sony :p
At this point I am done swapping drives in out and out of the computer. The 120gb is $65 and the 320 I bought was $89. So it would be a wash. Oh well....sometimes you win and sometimes you dont.
On the bright side the new fan is super quite. And the Artic Silver 5 I put on the cpu and gpu is making for a cooler running laptop. And the fan runs less!
I think you are right. I just tried setting one partition at 100gb and one at 200gb. I did this off of a bootable cd without windows booted and the new drive in a usb enclosure.
I then put the new drive in the computer and booted with the cd. It showed the first partition of 100gb and the second one as a bunch of numbers and that its was -357% used. I think I am pretty hosed.
Oh well at least I upgraded from 80gb to 137gb. Too bad it cost 90 bucks :/
I'm trying to get a WD 320GB drive to be fully recognized in this computer. XP SP3
From the reading I have learned that I need to break it into two partitions. Say 120GB and 200GB.
I have been trying to get this done with no luck.
With the new drive in an USB enclosure (windows saw the full 320gb) I used UASEUS to create a disk image of the internal hard drive on the new hard drive. I partitioned the drive into two.
I then installed the new drive...