Sony Vaio laptop - Error code 5
Posted 19 February 2007 - 12:19 PM
Posted 19 February 2007 - 01:11 PM
However, with that said, that computer is still worth salvaging, don't throw it out. Even if you put $200 in to repairing it, it is worth it, as it would cost you more than that to replace it.
I suspect you may have a hard drive that is going bad, or just has a bad spot, and may only need to have CHKDSK run on it, but you may not be able to run it now, with the attempted recover. Are you trying to do a fresh install, on the computer, or just a Restore? Is there any vital info that you need to save on the hard drive? If you know the brand of computer, then you may be able to download their diagnosis software and run it.
I think you could replace the hard drive, reinstall XP, with the COA key on the laptop, and you will have a great computer. Basically, all you need is an OEM version, with the appropriate (original) service pack number, of XP that came with the machine. You may also get an USB hard drive adapter where you could hook that laptop hard drive, to your desktop, and try and fix it CHKDSK on the desktop.
Posted 19 February 2007 - 01:36 PM
Posted 19 February 2007 - 02:25 PM
When I try to recover the C Drive it says "error:your drive is too small or may not exist. Click back, select custom recovery to change drive size and recover system.
When I click custom recovery, and select either C & D drive recovery OR Advanced recovery, the same thing happens. It goes through Partition, and says completed, then starts on restoring the C drive and stops and says "disk access:sense operation failed". Then it just re-boots when I hit ok.
Hopefully this will help you help me further. If I just need a new hard drive, that's no sweat, do you know an approximate cost? I don't need a huge one.
Thanks for your help so far!!!
Posted 19 February 2007 - 03:39 PM
To me it sounds like you have two partitions on that hard drive, making the C: drive too small, for what it needs to do, or it may have a bad sector that keeps it from do its thing. If the second partition is not a recovery partition, then I would just make the disk one partition.
If you had an OEM XP install disk, then you could go to: bootdisk.com and download a ME startup disk, copy it to a floppy, if you have a floppy drive on the laptop, if not, then create it on a bootable CD. You may have to reset your BIOS to make sure either the floppy, or CD drive is set to as the first bootable device.
Once you have booted the drive to the startup, at the prompt, type in fdisk, and select number 4 to see what partitions are on the drive. Then erase all the partitions, and create one partition. You will be creating a FAT32 partition, but that's alright, because the install would allow you to format the drive to NTFS before install of XP.
Microsoft site about Fdisk:
Posted 10 May 2012 - 07:00 PM
I'm trying to run the recovery discs on my Sony Vaio laptop VGN-S150 and I get almost through with disc one and get an error message "error occurred while partitioning", "error code:5". Does anyone know what this means and/or how to fix it? The computer was running Windows XP and my boss has given up on it saying it's dead.... I'd love to fix it and keep it for myself since he's ready to throw it out. Is there hope? Is it worth putting money into or is it more worthwhile to just buy a new laptop?
The problems you have mentioned are EXACTLY the ones I am going through right now with my Sony PCV-2220, using the Recovery CD's. Either drive is too small or there is that error code that an error occurred while partitioning the volume.
Posted 10 May 2012 - 08:26 PM
Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:12 PM