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I want to make the laptop "factory fresh" using the discs, if possible. Here's why. Samsung Samsung install a restore utility called the Samsung Recovery Solution which can be accessed by pressing F4 on startup. Somewhere I did come across the information that holding (or pressing repeatedly) F10 would cause the computer to open differently (as I recall it goes directly to the 'enter safe mode' this page

Laptop sits on shelf collecting dust and will probobly be disposed of in trash can during our next office cleanup. With luck I got to the safe mode screen and requested the c: promt and windows went ahead and loaded, I can not get back to BIOS to boot from my Helpful Comment? 0 0 #98 [bash.org]+(4020)- [X] i don't have hard drives. Join our site today to ask your question. https://community.sony.com/t5/VAIO-Upgrade-Backup-Recovery/VAIO-Restore-Not-Working/td-p/155897

Confirm the model type" I have the right discs per the label on the discs (discs are labeled for VGN-600 Series), which I purchased directly from Sony. He left ticket open in case i have add'l probs, but if I works, i just have to call back to cancel ticket and get my money back. Anyone have any ideas??System:2003 Sony ViaoWindows Xp Discussion is locked Flag Permalink You are posting a reply to: Sony Viao recovery disk(s) won't work?

If you have problems accessing or backing up your data before restoring your system – or simply cannot cope with the whole process – you can always try Hardware-Support who offer Now you are typically expected to burn your own recovery disks from software supplied on the computer, but by the time you are reading this, that is probably no longer an option.  I only restored my system because I had malware called FRAUD.ANTIVIRUS7 which was killing my computer but luckily thats now gone. mohater, if some of the hardware does not have drivers on thier site, if you know what it is, you can sometimes download equivlient drivers from another manufacturers site who uses

Restart your computer. If he couldn't fix I'd get my money back. It's available for Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista. https://community.sony.co.uk/t5/pcs-accessories/recovery-fails-to-start-both-from-disks-and-hard-drive-partition/td-p/258069 I tried to flash the bios to the newest version per Sony's website, no help.

Copyright / Infringement Policy• Privacy Policy• Terms of Service• Acceptable Use Policy (Rules)• Interest-Based Ads Copy Code & Open Site More Deals from Did this coupon work for you? Quote from Fun-Gi : From your reply it looked like either you did not read it or where clueless. You can order the recovery cd here Nick- Report Inappropriate Content Reply 0 Kudos slhone Rookie Posts: 8 Registered: ‎11-12-2012 Message 3 of 6 (5,106 Views) Re: VAIO Restore Not Sony has some REALLY ignorent ways of doing things.

Do you have a great deal to share with the Slickdeals community? https://forums.techguy.org/threads/sony-vaio-recovery-discs-not-booting.1042829/ If I use a retail XP disc, it works and I have to load the drivers on my own. edit this post PC Advisor Phones Smartphone reviews Best smartphones Smartphone tips Smartphone buying advice Smartphone news Smartphone deals Laptops Laptops reviews Laptops tips Best laptops Laptops buying advice Laptops news Helpful Comment? 0 0 Fun-Gi Joined May 2005 L6: Expert 1,317 Posts Follow User Send Message View Profile Posts Created Threads Started 04-14-2009 at 08:55 AM #13 Quote from axmaster45 :

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. http://tekconceptllc.com/sony-vaio/sony-vaio-recovery-utility-not-working.php Bob Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - CD Drive boots up first..but by MDLAWMAN / September 17, 2008 3:17 AM PDT In reply to: Is the CD/DVD drive set What i learned was to "safley remove all hardware including external hard drives, printers, raid utilities and everything else USB related including the magic jack. If you do not have recovery disks available, the following links may help you, depending on the make of your machine.

Report Cy- Jun 11, 2010 09:44AM it worked Helpful +79 Report unknown error 4Posts Sunday June 14, 2009Registration date June 26, 2009 Last seen Jun 26, 2009 06:31PM i have a To restore your computer, you can also use Easy Recovery Essentials for VAIO, if you don't have the disks created with VAIO Care If you can boot into Windows 8, follow There is no so called ghost image to guide VIAO into the recovery mode. Get More Info Showing results for  Search instead for  Do you mean  Sign Up Home > VAIO Computers > VAIO - Upgrade, Backup, & Recovery > Restore Factory Setings - F10 Not Working on

Report Inappropriate Content Reply 0 Kudos robitzaa Enthusiast Posts: 6 Registered: ‎01-31-2014 Message 3 of 34 (50,755 Views) Re: Restore Factory Setings - F10 Not Working on Vaio VPCF232FX/B [Edited] Options were you able to manually add the drivers using the new hardware wizard and manually selecting the files. Helpful Comment? 0 0 Last edited by mohater April 14, 2009 at 09:01 AM.

That is NOT A BUG!And I see that while you have the original 80GB I wonder if you tried running DBAN (see google) to wipe all connected drives clean.

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It was also suggested that they may have hard coded in the bios version it looks for, meaning if a laptop went out with a newer bios, the restore disks would by MDLAWMAN / September 16, 2008 3:42 AM PDT I'm attempting a clean install...(every time I attempt to access the internet explorer..it automatically pops up a box to downlaod a file View all 6 comments Report rustytinker6969- Mar 26, 2009 04:45PM sony vaio VGN-NR260E. see here If you read the 'Welcome' at the top of the page you will see this is a User Forum and is not the official Sony Support channel.From what you say, it

Proffitt Forum moderator / September 17, 2008 12:09 PM PDT In reply to: Sony Viao recovery disk(s) won't work? "Cannot normally execute the initial setting of partition information." at google.com finds Go to Solution Report Inappropriate Content recoveryrestoreRestore to factory sett…Vaio back-upVaio Backup View All (8) Reply 0 Kudos RichO Expert Posts: 1,022 Registered: ‎05-23-2013 Message 2 of 34 (50,757 Views) Re: The DVD-burner in this laptop is also compitable with all kinds of DVDs. Burned them to a CD.

Running the recovery software utility to create a Recovery Media Kit can lead to data loss (including your music, movies, pictures and applications). I'm using Windows Vista 32bit Home Premium.Problem:I have tried to perform a recovery a few times, both from my recovery disks, and from the partition using F10, but neither works. I have done this in the past, it's hit or miss depending on the hardware. Acer eRecovery Management ASUS Asus PCs have a recovery partition which on some models can also be used to create a recovery disk.

Not sure that would get me to the BIOS setup anyway. For starters, Sony do not make hard drives, and what if you wanted to replace the hard drive yourself? Still get the message: "Cannot normally execute the initial setting of partition information. What OS was on that machine?

Shorty070875 10:51 23 Jun 13 Thanks, trying Memorex DVD-r now was trying Maxell DVD+r so hopefully it will work. Tech Reviews Tech News Tech How To Best Tech Reviews Tech Buying Advice Laptop Reviews PC Reviews Printer Reviews Smartphone Reviews Tablet Reviews Wearables Reviews Storage Reviews Antivirus Reviews Latest Deals It the starts up normaly but still have the same problem w/ access internet. Ran...error...reboot...several times...same error.Ran recovery using F10....Error code 1 after a few minutes.

I tried nuking the hdd using Ultimate Boot CD (http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/), still no dice. to access it go to run & type in compmgmt.msc & tap enter, now a window will appare, in it on the left panel ther will be an opption "Disk Management" Being a member gives you detailed monitoring of your requests. Double clicked the installer and recieved the error "Cannot use this driver package for this computer.

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