Question about Sony VAIO VGN-FS980 Notebook
After the initial vaio screen, it will go to the OS choices menu screen. it has not started up in any of the choice modes. it will go to a blank dark screen. I wiggled and reinstalled the memory and still no luck. I tapped F8 and went to the advanced options menu, same result with the exception of directory services restore mode which says "Microsoft Windows Version 5.1 Service Pack 3 , 1gb Memory, the system is booting in safe mode, service repair"
I will greatly appreciate any advice/help. God Bless.
Hello again, once I press 1 and ENTER it is asking me for admin password, which i do not have. Thanks you again for the info, I will keep at it, God Bless.
Posted on Sep 05, 2008
Try running the Recovery Concole using your Windows installaiton CD (assuming you're running Windows XP).
Insert the CD and as the computer boots, look for the prompt that asks you to press any key to boot from the CD. Press any key on the keyboard and you will be taken to the Windows Setup screen.
Press 'r' to enter repair mode.
You should see this:
The Recovery Console provides system repair and recovery functionality.
Type EXIT to exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer.
Which Windows Installation would you like to log on to
(To cancel, press ENTER)?
Hit 1 and press Enter.
You will then be at a C:\ prompt. Type chkdsk -r and hit enter.
This will scan your harddrive for errors and fix any errors you may have.
Take out the CD and reboot the computer, see if it works now.
Here is a link to more detailed informaiton about using the Recovery Console to help resolve you boot issues:
Posted on Sep 04, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Reboot the computer As the computer is booting repeatadly press the F8 key as the computer is booting
If done properly the user should get to a screen similar to the below screen.
Select the option for Safe mode command prompt only
Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option:
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Start Windows Normally
Return to OS Choices Menu
Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice
select the safe mode option
then run your antivirus if still cant get rid of the virus restart again
Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.
select safe mode with networking download anti malware and microsoft security essentials
anti virus and malware
hope it helps
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