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Reinstall from the recovery disks

I am trying to install my recovery disks but my dvdcd is not working so I need to do this from an external dvdcd drive. I can not get onto the bios to change the bootup sequence

this is on a sony Vaio VGN-S5vp/b laptop

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To ge into de BIOS hit:

Sony: (F3) while you are starting the PC, then (F2) or (F1)

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Im getting a disk read error and eee pc 900 notebook wont even boot up. i mean not show windows at all. i have windows xp. need help


It's a hardware failure - the hard disk has died. You will have to replace it then reinstall using an external cd unit and an XP install disk - ideally the recovery disk should be used.

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Windows startup does not complete.


Hi.
If The BIOS is showing initial splash screen, and completing POST test correctly, but Windows Startup does not complete, and you are in one of the following situations:

  • You get a black screen with a cursor blinking.
  • You get a black screen with test or command prompt.
  • You have a blue screen with a warning message.
  • Windows keep restarting.
  • Windows is freezing.


Any of the condition described must occur before getting to login screen or to Windows desktop, or the problem is other than the one described here.

If you get a message saying Operative system not found you may also be in same situation. Only in that case the disk may also be physically damaged, and you may have lost your data, or disk may need replacement.


The conditions above usually tell us that the Windows system files needed for Startup are corrupted.
Windows cannot load the files anymore and will hang on with the cursor blinking.
When this happens you need to reinstall the operative system.

To start you can try loading the system in safe mode, by pressing F8 on Startup.

If the computer is starting in safe mode, try doing a system restore to a recent date before the problem started. This will be faster than installing a fresh system, and most of your settings will be preserved.

You may find out that when the system does not load, most computer will not even start in safe mode.

Check also that there is no CD, DVD or floppy inside the computer, also disconnect any connected USB device, apart mouse and keyboard, and attempt starting the computer again.

If all that does not work, then you will need to reinstall Windows.

Installing Windows is not a complicate operation, all you need is the computer recovery disk, or a Windows install disk valid for the licence number printed on the Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity sticker.

If you use a recovery disk, remember to choose partial recovery, so that the original data contained in the hard disk won't be deleted.

Using Windows generic disk you will need to choose Update Recovery if asked, install the system on top of the same directory (eg: C:Windows), and you will also need to choose Leave System File Intact, when asked by Windows setup.
Using a Windows generic disk you may also need to install additional drivers, that usually are available for download from the manufacturer website.
Even choosing a partial recovery , or an update install, some of the installed software may be affected, and may need a fresh setup.
Another way to proceed is installing a copy of windows into a different folder (eg. C:/Windows000), and choosing to leave system file untouched.
This will reinstall system files hosted in root folder, and sometimes may bring back to life the old system.
In that case you will be asked what system to start from Windows boot manager on Startup, your old system will be the second one.

Using this method is better to remove the new installation Startup from boot manager after installing and testing that the old system is back at work. This is done editing the system hidden file Startup.Ini, hosted in root folder. The file is a text file.

If you have important data inside the hard disk, it is always advisable to copy all data onto an external media. Even if the procedures described normally do not delete your data, when doing maintenance on a computer there is always the chance to loose data.
If the computer is not starting because of a system problem, the data can only be recovered using a boot disk, or physically removing the hard disk drive from computer, and connecting it to a different computer (an external enclosure may help).


This same instructions broadly apply to all recent Windows operative system, Windows seven setup is slightly different from the procedure described here.

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Toshiba A 45-S150: How to boot from external dvd drive?


Remove the disk-drive from the laptop, and connect it to another computer.
Copy all the files from the recovery-media onto the disk-drive.
Reinstall the disk-drive into your laptop.
Run the recovery software from where you copied the files onto the disk-drive.

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Unless you're familiar with Microsoft diagnostics and XP Recovery Console, I think that the quickest way to solve the problem is to use the XP CD and perform a "repair installation". Beware that the supplied CD disk is indeed an installation CD and not a "wipeout and reinstall" disk (many recovery disks are programmed like this, and using them will make you LOSE any personal data in the laptop!). If it is, you'll have to boot using a backup LiveCD (e.g. UBCD, http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/, or XP Rescue), backup the data on an external USB unit, and then do the recovery. On the plus side, this procedure is much more thorough than Windows' repair install. On the minus side, you'll have to reinstall any programs and customizations.

Try, however, to boot with UBCD and check the disk is intact first thing. It might also be a more easily solvable problem, after all.

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I'm trying to reinstall XP on my sisters viewsonic V1250s and I cant get it to load. I have the recovery cd's and an external cd drive. Her roomate put linux on it and jacked it up. I put in a new HDD and...


> check the disk

Check for scratches on the media.

Also, it could be "bad" RAM in the computer that is creating "random" problems, which could be reported by the B.S.O.D.
If the computer has multiple sticks of RAM, remove one, and try again.

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Hi,

You windows installation got corupted . The only solution for this is to reinstall the operating system. U can do it from Sony recovery disk or from Independent disks of your own( in this case customized sony softwares will be lost). If u are pointing towards a memory dump which is a common problem in Vista then u can log in once and right click my computer and then go to advanced tab then from there go to start up and recovery at there u can deactivate the memory dump

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Since you are comfortable with working inside your computer, the best thing to do now is to purchase an external enclosure for your type of hard drive, SATA or EIDE.

Alternately you can use a live linux cd, boot up with that, and transfer your data to an external drive.

Once your data is safe, try booting to the Windows cd and attempt a repair installation.

And finally, yes, hard drives can go bad in 2 years or less.

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About this laptop


If the system starts , then try doing system restore.

If it does not use the recovery disk to reinstall the system.

If you do not have the recovery disk you will need to reinstall system from a Windows install disk.

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hi harold what operating system do you have?

it seems that a reinstall is probably the best , hope you have your data on a seperate partition or hard disk, and recent backups?

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