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No Start up menu when system boots. Only screen with start up sound and SONY emblem, then just background with no menu option

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  • fortunajacob Dec 22, 2008

    My problem in most likely hard drive related and I am sending my system in to Sony to be fixed or replaced.



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Factory settings sony vgn-n31z/w


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

or


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

Oct 03, 2012 | Sony Vaio VGN-N31Z/W

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Reset to factory without disk


which operating system ?


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

hope this helps

Sep 30, 2012 | Sony VAIO VGC-JS210J/B 20.1 in. PC Desktop

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Vaic t200 password needed to unlock but none offered. please help


Hi! Welcome to www.fixya.com.
Recover From Within Windows 71Click 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.
2Click "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.
3Click "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 Partition1Turn on or restart your Sony Vaio computer.
2Press 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.
3Highlight "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 Discs1Insert 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.
2Click "Tools," then click "Start advanced recovery wizard." In the "Do you need to rescue your data?" window, click "Skip rescue."
3Click "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.
4Remove 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.


Read more: How to Recover Factory Settings on Sony Vaio Computer with Windows 7 ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_7680511_recover-vaio-computer-windows-7.html#ixzz1SY1sA7Sg

Hope this resolution fix the problem on your computer.Thanks for contacting Fixya. Bye for now.

Jul 19, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Hi I have Dell inspiron 1720 (17 inches) laptop with intel centrino- window vista ultimate OS Problem: after system boots up, just before windows login, it comes "Please wait" and again it...


That's an interesting problem. It sounds like it's applying new display settings, but I'm not sure why it would do so over and over again. I would suggest trying to start Windows in "Safe Mode". To do that, as the computer is booting, hold down the F8 key to get the "Advanced Boot Options" menu. Maybe this will get you to a normal login screen. If so, you should try to change your display settings to the simplest possible and then reboot. I hope this helps.

Apr 10, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1720 17" Widescreen...

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Starting problem


Immediately after seeing the Dell logo, keep tapping the 'F8' key,
until you see a "menu" (white text over a black background)
giving "startup" options for Windows XP.

Select "Safe Mode" and see if you can start in that mode.
Then, use "System Restore" to go "back" in time, to the most-recent checkpoint (date/time) where your computer _DID_ work.

Restore to that point, and restart.

Jul 17, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook

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After switching on, windows does not start properl...


Sounds problem with some System device drivers.

First try rebooting the system in safe mode. If it works, hopefully booting in last good known configuration will solve the problem.

To go select "last good known configuration" boot the system and during POST keep pressing F8, this will bring up "Windows Advance option menu".. move down to select "Last good known configuration"
and hit enter. If this doesnt works follow below instructions


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If both of the above doesnt work, try repairing your OS, Follow the below instructions

Insert OS boot CD,
Boot your system from CD ROM.
On the window "Welcome to setup" dont go for repair. Hit enter, and next press and then on next window press R to repair.

Hope this helps






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May 21, 2010 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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When switching on PC it does not boot up fully


Hi Craig

From what you are descrbing one of the background services is preventing start up from completing

Please try the following

1) Switch on PC
2) Continuoulsy press the F8 key until a start menu is presented, choose safe mode from this menu
3) Once safe mode has loaded up go to Start>Programs>Systems Tools>System Restore
4) From the system restore menu choose 'restore my computer to a earlier time'
5) From the calendar presented choose a date in bold when this fault wasnt happening and then click on next and follow the screen through
6) Let the system restore complete and it will automatically reboot and take you back to the mains windows screen
7) This should hopefully let the hung service be able to run

I hope this has been useful

Mar 10, 2010 | Dell Dimension 2300 PC Desktop

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Icons & start


boot to safe mode..then do a system restore about 15 days back

Apr 18, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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