I recently had my original harddrive crash on my Sony PCG-V505DX. So, I went out and bought a new 60G Harddrive for it. When I was trying to use the VAIO Recovery Wizard, that I had created from my machine when I first purchased it. I would get the error "Incompatable". So, I sent off for the VAIO Recovery Wizard disks from Sony. Now I'm getting the "Incompatable" and "Stream Reading" Error. I'm getting so frustrated. I've never had this problem with laptops before. I've worked on Dell's, Gateways, and Toshiba. Did sony lock down this machine. So, only they can work on it.
If anyone can help me. I would appreciated it.
Also, I have also tried to instal windows from the a clean Win XP Pro disk and it won't install either.