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How to perform a Sony VAIO System Restore

NOTE: A recovery also can be performed using recovery discs.

  1. Close all open programs and turn off the computer.
  2. Disconnect all network connections.
  3. Disconnect all peripheral devices.
  4. Turn on the computer.
  5. When the VAIO screen is displayed, press the F8 key.
  6. At the Advanced Boot Options screen, ensure Repair Your Computer is selected and press the ENTER key.
  7. In the System Recovery Options window, under Select a keyboard layout: , click the Next button.
  8. Under To access recovery options , next to User name: , click the down arrow , and click to select an account with Administrator rights.
  9. Next to Password: , type the appropriate password for this account.
  10. Click the OK button.
  11. Under Choose a recovery tool , click to select the desired option: NOTES:
    • The Startup Repair option can automatically resolve certain issues that can prevent the operating system from starting.
    • System Restore can return the computer to a previous configuration of the operating system when it was working properly.
    • Windows Complete PC Restore will restore a previous backup of the computer created using the Windows Backup and Restore Center .
    • The Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool can determine if any problems being experienced are caused by issues with the computer's memory.
    • The option to open a Command Prompt can be used by advanced users and technical support personnel to perform troubleshooting on the hard drive or the operating system.
    • Clicking VAIO Recovery Center will launch VAIO Recovery Center from the Recovery Disc.

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I lost my recovery disk or restore disk for my sony vaio VGN-FE660G. If anyone could direct me in the right direction to get them.


There are no System Recovery CDs included with the computer. The recovery data required to return the computer to the original, factory-installed condition is included on a special partition of the hard drive. Follow this procedure to create the Recovery Media Kit (a set of Recovery Discs), which can be used to restore the recovery partition and return the computer to the original, factory-installed condition.
  1. Ensure all open programs are closed.
  2. Ensure all network connections are disconnected.
  3. Ensure all peripheral devices are disconnected.
  4. From within the VAIO Recovery Wizard application, in the Create Recovery Discs window, click Next.
  5. Under Create Recovery Discs (Step 1 of 3), click to select the option to use either DVD or CD media.
  6. Click the Next button.
  7. At the Insert a blank... dialog box, insert the appropriate disc.
  8. Click the OK button.
  9. Insert a new disc when necessary as instructed.
  10. When all the disks have been created, click the Finish button.

Dec 30, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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can anybody help me with my krybord semes too be in t9 mode please


The VAIO Hardware Diagnostics utility can be used to perform various tests to ensure the computer is working properly and diagnose hardware issues when they occur. Follow this procedure to perform a Quick Test or Individual tests using this utility.
  1. Close all open programs. NOTE: If the VAIO Recovery Center application is already open, proceed with step 3.
  2. Open the VAIO Recovery Center application. NOTES:
    • If the VAIO Hardware Diagnostics window is already open, proceed with step 4.
    • The VAIO Recovery Center software can be accessed from the Start menu. Click the Start button, click the VAIO Recovery Center folder and then click VAIO Recovery Center .
    • If you cannot start the operating system, the VAIO Recovery Center software can be accessed by pressing the F10 key at the BIOS screen, but all the hardware component tests may not be available.
    • You also can access the VAIO Recovery Center software by booting the computer using the Recovery Discs. Insert Recovery Disc #1 and then restart the computer.
  3. In the VAIO Recovery Center window, under Choose a program , click VAIO Hardware Diagnostics .
  4. In the VAIO Hardware Diagnostics , click the Start button.
  5. On the Quick Test tab, click the Run Test button. NOTES:
    • To perform any of the individual tests available within the VAIO Hardware Diagnostics utility, click the Individual Test tab.
    • The Individual Test tab is only available when the VAIO Recovery Center is started from within the operating system.
    • Tests can be run on the following components: CPU, Memory, Video, Hard Disk Drive, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, Network Adapter, USB, CF/PC Card, and Memory Stick.
    • The CPU, Memory, and Hard Disk Drive tests are performed during the Quick Test. The Video and CF/PC Card tests are also performed as part of the Quick Test when the VAIO Recovery Center is started from the desktop.

Dec 12, 2010 | Sony VAIO PCV-W1 PC Desktop

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i had lost my third recovery disc in vaio vgn-cs280j what i have to do?


You can create the Recovery Discs for the Computer.

  1. Ensure all open programs are closed.
  2. Ensure all network connections are disconnected.
  3. Ensure all peripheral devices are disconnected. NOTE: If the computer uses an external CD/DVD drive, ensure the drive is plugged in according to the instructions in the VAIO User Guide.
  4. From within the VAIO Recovery Center application, under Choose a program , click Create Recovery Discs . NOTE: The VAIO Recovery Center can be accessed from within Windows Help and Support . Click Troubleshoot my VAIO [FIG. 1], and then click Launch VAIO Recovery Center .
  5. In the Create Recovery Discs window, click the Start button.
  6. In the When recovery discs are needed window, click the Next button.
  7. In the Choose your media window, click the Next button. NOTE: Although an option is provided for creating Dual Layer (DL) discs, that option will not produce usable discs on this model. Ensure the Create recovery disc(s) using... DVD(s) option remains selected before clicking Next .
  8. Insert a blank, recordable DVD into the DVD drive.
  9. In the Insert a blank disc window, click the OK button.
  10. Insert a new disc when necessary as instructed.
  11. When all the disks have been created, click the Finish button.


You can call Direct Accessories and Parts Center at: 1-800-488-SONY (7669) to order Recovery Discs also.

May 14, 2010 | Sony VAIO VGN-CS260J/P Laptop

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WINDOWS WILL NOT START - CANNOT START IS SAFE MODE OR ANY OTHER


OK try doing this below.
NOTE: A recovery also can be performed using recovery discs.
  1. Close all open programs and turn off the computer.
  2. Disconnect all network connections.
  3. Disconnect all peripheral devices.
  4. Turn on the computer.
  5. When the VAIO screen is displayed, press the F8 key.
  6. At the Advanced Boot Options screen, ensure Repair Your Computer is selected and press the ENTER key.
  7. In the System Recovery Options window, under Select a keyboard layout: , click the Next button.
  8. Under To access recovery options , next to User name: , click the down arrow , and click to select an account with Administrator rights.
  9. Next to Password: , type the appropriate password for this account.
  10. Click the OK button.
  11. Under Choose a recovery tool , click to select the desired option: NOTES:
    • The Startup Repair option can automatically resolve certain issues that can prevent the operating system from starting.
    • System Restore can return the computer to a previous configuration of the operating system when it was working properly.
    • Windows Complete PC Restore will restore a previous backup of the computer created using the Windows Backup and Restore Center .
    • The Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool can determine if any problems being experienced are caused by issues with the computer's memory.
    • The option to open a Command Prompt can be used by advanced users and technical support personnel to perform troubleshooting on the hard drive or the operating system.
    • Clicking VAIO Recovery Center will launch VAIO Recovery Center from the Recovery Disc.

You will have to use a Windows DVD and boot on it, try a "Repair" install, If this doesn't "Take" then you will have to do a complete reinstall.

Feb 11, 2010 | Sony VAIO Notebook

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restore3


Hello,

I found these instructions for you on the Sony support site.



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sp.gif sp.gif IMPORTANT:
  • Before performing a recovery, go to the Sony® eSupport Web site at http://esupport.sony.com and check your model-specific support page. Look for software and driver updates or check for knowledge base solutions that may help you solve your computer's issue.
  • This model does not require Recovery CDs. Recovery data is included on a special partition of the hard drive.
  • Do not interrupt the power during the recovery process.
  • Before performing a recovery, disconnect any external devices not supplied with the computer such as printers, network cables, cameras, or external storage devices, like hard drives or flash drives.
  • Customers who purchased the Symantec® Norton Internet Security® 2007 software from the Sony Style® store with their computer must create a Norton Account to save their product key prior to a system recovery or the software cannot be reinstalled.

NOTES:

  1. Click the Start button, then click Help and Support . NOTE: If the Help and Support link is not available on the Start menu, re-enable the link in the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties window.
  2. In the Windows Help and Support window, click Backup & Recovery .
  3. Under Backup & Recovery , under VAIO Recovery Center , click Launch VAIO Recovery Center .
  4. In the VAIO Recovery Center window, under Choose a program , click to select the desired option:

    NOTES:
    • It is strongly recommended that recovery discs be created to help restore files if the operating system will not start. Recovery discs are bootable and can be used to perform a recovery on a properly functioning hard drive.
    • The Windows Backup and Restore option opens the Backup and Restore Center provided with the Microsoft® Windows Vista™ operating system. This provides the ability to save information from the hard drive, such as personal data files, and restore previously backed up data.
    • Computer problems related to hardware can be diagnosed using the VAIO Hardware Diagnostics option.
    • One or more drivers or factory-installed applications may be reinstalled with the Reinstall Programs or Drivers option.
    • The entire (C:) drive can be restored to its original, factory-installed condition by selecting Restore C: Drive .
    • Choosing Restore Complete System will restore the entire (C:) drive, while removing or restoring the Recovery Drive partition. Modifying the size of the hard drive partitions is also an option with this type of recovery. This option requires you to insert Recovery DVDs created using the Create Recovery Discs option.
    • To remove all data from the hard drive, including the operating system, all programs and personal data, choose the Wipe and Erase Data option. This option is provided for the convenience of advanced users who want to install a different operating system, and who want to ensure all data has been removed from the hard drive first. All other users are strongly urged to avoid selecting this option.

Please update me on the same.
Regards
Sammy

Jul 10, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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