Question about Sony VAIO VGN-FJ270/B Notebook
Hello hope you can help my hard drive is OK but every time i turn it on i get operation system not found i put the rescue disc in and that comes up with error reading disc part no error code comes up all i no is that the hard drive light is on at all times and that it cant find system c the hard drive many thanks
One of my clients' old Maxtor drives finally went South on her this weekend, just as I was in the middle of migrating her data over to her brand new computer. The drive just suddenly died- whir!, click!, spin down, vanished, kaput. I couldn't get it to spin up again on a few subsequent power-cyclings of the machine, and not wanting to damage either of her computers, I took it back to my shop to try to revive it. I put it in three different computers (running Windows and Linux), but it refused to engage in any of them at all; all I got from the drive were a few sick-sounding whines, and one of the controller chips began to get really hot.
I was just about to call her and give her the bad news when I remembered a really off-the-wall fix that I read about ages ago: wrap the drive in an anti-static bag, wrap that in couple of zip-lock baggies, and stick the beast in the freezer overnight. I Googled around a bit and found that this was considered to be a huge "Urban Legend" by many folks, but others said that the fix had indeed worked for them.
WTF I thought- the drive can't be much more dead than it is now, right? Soooo... into the freezer she went (the drive, that is, not the client). Well, this morning I pulled the drive out of the fridge and stuck it back into one of my test boxes, and the damn thing spun right up, and stayed alive long enough to let me pull all of the data off to another drive!
As weird as it sounded at first- it worked, so I just thought I'd pass my experience on in case it can pull anyone else out of a similar jam
Posted on Dec 31, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Click the "Start" icon in the lower-left corner of the screen and click "All Programs." Click "VAIO Care" then click "VAIO Care" again. The VAIO Care program will open.
Click "Recovery & restore" on the left side of the VAIO Care window, then click "Recovery." Click "Recovery Computer" on the right side of the program window.
Click "Yes" to verify that you are aware the computer will be recovered to its original factory settings and that all of your personal files and programs will be erased.
The computer will restart and the recovery process will begin.
When the process is finished, the computer will restart again and boot up to the Windows 7 setup screen.
Recover Using Recovery Partition
Turn on or restart your Sony Vaio computer.
Press the "F10" key repeatedly when the Vaio logo appears on the screen during the boot process to be redirected to the Boot Options menu on your machine.
If the Boot Options menu does not appear by the time the Windows logo appears on your screen, let the computer finish booting up, then restart the computer and try again.
Highlight "VAIO Recovery Environment" in your Boot Options menu and press "Enter."
The VAIO Care program will appear on your screen.
Follow steps 2 and 3 in Section 1 to recover your Sony Vaio computer with Windows 7 to its original factory settings.
Recovery Using Recovery Discs
Insert the first recovery disc in your optical drive and restart your Sony Vaio computer.
The total number of recovery discs varies based on your Sony Vaio computer.
The Boot Options menu will appear on your screen. Highlight "Start Sony VAIO Care Rescue" using the arrow keys on the keyboard and press "Enter." The "VAIO Care Rescue" program will appear on the screen.
Click "Tools," then click "Start advanced recovery wizard." In the "Do you need to rescue your data?" window, click "Skip rescue."
Click "Factory condition," then click "Next." Click "Yes, I'm sure" when asked if you want to proceed with the recovery knowing that all of your personal files and programs will be erased. Click "Start Recovery." Remove and insert the recovery discs as prompted by the computer.
Remove the final recovery disc and click "Restart" when a message appears on the screen informing you that the recovery is complete.
The computer will boot up to the Windows 7 setup screen where you can begin personalizing your operating system
Sony Vaio usually installs their system files right on the computer.
If you click on "Start" then "Vaio Central" a window should open up.
Click on the "Support" tab, then "Recovery".
hope this helps
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