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Sony Vaio windows 8 install help


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#1
I have a sony vaio sve14a35cxh that I'm trying to install back to windows 8 as it was originally pre-installed with.

I have the boot mode set to legacy

now when it asks where I want to install windows, theres a message saying

"Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu."

There is no enable/disable disk controller in my BIOS menu at all. I tried to convert the entire drive to GPT and that didn't work.

I have no IDEA what I'm doing. Do I convert my entire drive to MBR or GPT and after installing the OS, do I use UEFI instead of LEGACY?

I am installing windows 8 on a USB drive.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    7 ultimate

midou35000

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#2
Hi,
First thing i'd do is to check for BIOS updates or reseting it.
If the problem assists go to System\Administration\Disk Utility (Availble in windows 7 only) then go to the buttom and click "edit partition" then click "BOOTABLE" and it should be fixed.
Hope that helps.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP
    CPU
    Intel Core i7
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia Geforce GTX 680
    Sound Card
    idfk
    Screen Resolution
    15' 1080p display
    Internet Speed
    70Mbps
    Browser
    Google Chrome Canary
    Antivirus
    AVAST Premiere 2015
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6
#3
Hi,
First thing i'd do is to check for BIOS updates or reseting it.
If the problem assists go to System\Administration\Disk Utility (Availble in windows 7 only) then go to the buttom and click "edit partition" then click "BOOTABLE" and it should be fixed.
Hope that helps.
Sorry, I can't do any of that since I already wiped my entire hard drive and no operating system is installed.

Here's what I did

Convert entire drive to MBR or GPT > didn't work

"We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one."
 
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  • OS
    7 ultimate

midou35000

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#4
Try to unplug external hard drivers (all of them) and see if it is fixed.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP
    CPU
    Intel Core i7
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia Geforce GTX 680
    Sound Card
    idfk
    Screen Resolution
    15' 1080p display
    Internet Speed
    70Mbps
    Browser
    Google Chrome Canary
    Antivirus
    AVAST Premiere 2015

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#5

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Lenovo G580
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-3230M
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, standard user account
    Other Info
    UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8 product key.