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Should be the F2 key to enter setup. Make sure you are pressing this key during the VAIO spash screen on boot. If you press it after the spash screen the bois will not load and you will have to power cycle the computer to get the spash sreen back and try again.

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Have you tried changing the boot order.

If you're trying to use it as a boot device you need to tell the system to boot the cd /dvd drive FIRST and of course you need to have a bootable cd / dvd in the drive.

Let me know if you're already tried this.


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SOURCE: Changing Sony Vaio BIOS

you should be able to exit and save changes, which my guess is you are exiting without saving the changes. theres is a way around this, by pressing either F8, F9, F10, or F12 to access the boot menu, and then you can boot from cd to install your linux operating system

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Go inside to your BIOS menu then set the BOOT sequence to CD as the first boot so when your PC with the operating system installation disk inside it will load the installation wizard.
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SOURCE: PCV-C12L Sony Vaio Pent. 4 proc. Reboots.

In most cases sonys boot into BIOS by one of three keys, the first being the delete key, the second is the F2 key, third is the escape key.

Posted on Sep 27, 2009

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The boot order was saved in the bios and now when i press f2 it wont let me in


Restart your computer During the boot process you will see on the screen a certain key to press usually the Delete or F2 to enter setup this may vary depending on your computers bios other possible keys Acer: - Ctrl +Alt +Esc

ALR PC: (F2) or (Ctrl)(Alt)Esc)

AMI BIOS: (Del), (F1) or (F2)

AST, Advantage, Award, Tandon: - Ctrl + Alt + Esc

Award BIOS: (Del) or (Ctrl)(Alt)(Esc)

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How do I get into the cmos


Restart your computer
during the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key usually Delete or F2 to enter setup
this will differ depending on which bios you have


Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS
if you have changed any of the BIOS settings by mistake

you can load failsafe or optimised defaults using the arrow keys you can after you make any changes in BIOS press Esc then press the F10 button save to cmos to restart

CMOS is an on-board semiconductor chip powered by a CMOS battery inside computers that stores information such as the system time and date and the system hardware settings for your computer..

hope this helps

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Can't find hard disk drive error message!!!! takes me to Bios menu. I reset the defaults and restart but windows won't load! need help!


The next time you go into Bios check the boot order menu to make sure that the hard drive is listed first. If not changed it to boot first!!!!

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Ran out of disk space on my Vaio desktop PCV-RZ24G. 120 gig drive but c formatted to 19 gig. purchased a WD 250 gig and did a disk clone. installed in pc and at first power on it stops at no boot device...


This is what I disliked about the "Sony hard drive partitioning plan" - they don't give you all of the C partition and then you run out of space. Out of frustration, I formatted the entire hard drive so that no remnants of Sony was in it and installed a fresh copy of the operating system, used the product key from the original operating system, sticker (label) affixed on the case to active Windows again. I got the entire C partition all to myself! Since you cloned that hard drive, you still have the "Sony hard drive partitioning plan".

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I have a sony vaio pcv-L400 when I turn it on it says: disk boot failture, insert system disk what can I do I dont have the system disk


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Sony vaio pcv rx680g desktop


First, ensure that the bios is reading the hard drive and that the hard drive is part of the boot sequence. If you have a known working drive and the drive is not been read by the bios, you will get the Disc Boot failure error because windows resides on the disc which the bios cannot access.
Secondly, if the bios is reading the disc then ensure that the disc is set as part of the boot sequence-preferably the item after DVD drive should be Hard Disc in the boot menu.
If both of these items are in correct order then you could have a bad boot sector on the drive. Run a C:Chkdsk. If no bad sectors are found try C:Fixmbr-ensure that the Windows installation disc is in the CD/DVD drive when running Fixmbr.
If that fails do a clean install of windows.

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PCV-C12L Sony Vaio Pent. 4 proc. Reboots. Can't access BIOS, don't know what key to push. Need to set BIOS to boot from CD to reinstall OS Possibly corrupt System files.


In most cases sonys boot into BIOS by one of three keys, the first being the delete key, the second is the F2 key, third is the escape key.

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Sony vaio pcv-rs510 fails to fully boot. Goes past initial windows screen then blanks out.... safe mode fails to boot as well... command lines just pile the screen.. need help plzz


reinstall os.bios should be preset to boot from cd/dvd but if not power on then press delete key or escape key till bios loads-in boot opt. select cd/dvd drive first boot.put os disk in drive and restart when asked to press key to boot from cd do so.follow inst. instructions.after insall detects previous version of xp select repair (r key) and follow inst. should solve startup problem without losing data.if not reinstall os but select leave files intact instead of format or you will lose all files.

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Changing Sony Vaio BIOS


you should be able to exit and save changes, which my guess is you are exiting without saving the changes. theres is a way around this, by pressing either F8, F9, F10, or F12 to access the boot menu, and then you can boot from cd to install your linux operating system

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