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Trying to create a boot-up disk since I formatted the hard drive

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You can google boot disk for the os you have there are several sites you can download from

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Boot screen computer


bootable USB guide, here we assume that you are using either Vista or Windows 7 to create a bootable USB.
1. Insert your USB (4GB+ preferable) stick to the system and backup all the data from the USB as we are going to format the USB to make it as bootable.
2. Open elevated Command Prompt. To do this, type in CMD in Start menu search field and hit Ctrl + Shift + Enter. Alternatively, navigate to Start > All programs >Accessories > right click on Command Prompt and select run as administrator.
3. When the Command Prompt opens, enter the following command:
DISKPART and hit enter.
LIST DISK and hit enter.
Once you enter the LIST DISK command, it will show the disk number of your USB drive. In the below image my USB drive disk no is Disk 1.

4. In this step you need to enter all the below commands one by one and hit enter. As these commands are self explanatory, you can easily guess what these commands do.
SELECT DISK 1 (Replace DISK 1 with your disk number)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT FS=NTFS
(Format process may take few seconds)
ASSIGN
EXIT
Don't close the command prompt as we need to execute one more command at the next step. Just minimize it.

5. Insert your Windows DVD in the optical drive and note down the drive letter of the optical drive and USB media. Here I use "D" as my optical (DVD) drive letter and "H" as my USB drive letter.
6. Go back to command prompt and execute the following commands:
D:CD BOOT and hit enter. Where "D" is your DVD drive letter.
CD BOOT and hit enter to see the below message.
BOOTSECT.EXE/NT60 H:
(Where "H" is your USB drive letter)

7. Copy Windows DVD contents to USB.
You are done with your bootable USB. You can now use this bootable USB as bootable DVD on any computer that comes with USB boot feature (most of the current motherboards support this feature).
Note that this bootable USB guide will not work if you are trying to make a bootable USB on XP computer.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/16822/boot-from-a-usb-drive-even-if-your-bios-wont-let-you/
boot from a usb drive
Clean Install Windows on a Sony Vaio

Even if a Windows operating system is already installed on your Sony Vaio, it is possible to clean install the same version again or clean install an upgraded version of the Windows operating system over the current operating system.
A clean install of a Windows operating system overwrites the Sony Vaio's current operating system and cleans the hard drive by automatically deleting all of the applications, files and settings that are stored on the Vaio.

Create recovery discs for your Sony Vaio using the Vaio's built-in VAIO Recovery Wizard.
Access Vaio Recovery Wizard by going to the "Start" menu and clicking "Help and Support." Follow the screens in the VAIO Recovery Wizard to make recovery CDs for your computer.
Transfer files and programs that you want to save onto an external storage device, such as an external hard drive or a CD.
To transfer the files and programs to an external hard drive, plug the external hard drive into a USB port on the computer and drag and drop files from the computer into the external drive window.
To transfer the files and programs to CD, open a CD-burning software and choose the "Data Disc" option, upload all of the files into the program and "Burn" or "Write" them to the disc.


Place the Windows installation CD or DVD into the disc drive of your Sony Vaio.
If the computer is already on, reboot the computer.
If not, turn the computer on to boot the installation disc.

Follow the onscreen prompts to go through the installation wizard for the Windows operating system.
Enter the product key from the Windows operating system packaging, accept the terms of the operating system license and, if prompted to choose a type of partition for the Sony Vaio, select "NTFS."
Click the "Install Now" button on the last page of the installation wizard.
The operating system installs to the Sony Vaio.

Wait for the installation of the operating system to complete, which can take up to two hours on some systems.
Once the installation is finished, reboot the Sony Vaio and the computer should boot up to the operating system screen.


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Sony vaio error 333


Try deleting partition(s) and re-creating. This problem has been around for a while. It could be the hard drive, but most say it's the disc.

Sep 25, 2012 | Sony VAIO VGN-FW170J/H Laptop

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What drivers are need for clean windows xp install on sony vaio pcg-k37?


This model Sony came installed with a 80Gb hard disk and a 40 Gb
Do a clean Windows install on this old hard drive -
Boot up with the Windows installation CD
install Windows on the hard drive
Delete the existing Windows partition
Create a new partition
Format the new partition (full format not Quick format)
Continue installing Windows.

Mar 24, 2012 | Sony PCGK37 Notebook

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Hi, I have a Sony Vaio model SR150FN and I want to install a new TOSHIBA 500GB HD model MK5076GSX, the problem is that the BIOS can't see it, I put the HD in an external usb case, created a 500 GB...


> put HD into an external USB case
> the BIOS cannot see it

Correct. The BIOS does not see "external" USB devices.

However, see if you can "enable boot from USB devices",
and change the "boot order" to include USB devices.

You may need to remove the old disk-drive, and install the new disk-drive in its place.
Then, put the old disk-drive into the external USB case.
Install Windows to the new disk-drive, and then connect the external USB case,
and copy all the files from the "old" disk-drive to the "new" disk-drive.

Jun 06, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Vaio operating system not found.


first check that your hdd is detecting by your laptop.
i think you have removed mbr master boot record from your hard driver the soution is to create master boot record in your harddrive by using mbr commands.

May 06, 2010 | Sony VAIO VGC-LV110N PC Notebook

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Error 106 is coming up on our vgc-rb50 sony vaio..computer will not boot up to windows


this error is from your hard drive now u put the boot cd and go to fdisk to divide your partitions and format your hard disk after u install again windows.

Jan 19, 2010 | Sony VAIO VGC-RB50 PC Desktop

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Sony vaio laptop unable to detect new hard disk


Hello,

Try connecting the drive to another pc with a usb adapter, create a partition and format it. Then put the drive back in the vaio and reinstall windows. This should fix the problem.

Aug 09, 2009 | Sony VAIO TR1MP Notebook

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My default hard disk got formatted and i lost all the software and drivers that come with my sony vaio (VGN-CR42S).i'm now looking for way to back those software and the drivers.these include:vaio click to...


Sometimes there is a back-up partition on a hard drive that is setup by pre-loaded software. if you boot your computer by holding F11 or in some compuers F12 it will go to a restore to factory default software.

Hope this works for you!

May 30, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Sony Vaio desktop will not load windows


what your describing is a hard disk failure the computer cant or wont read the hard disk to boot the machine, so it shuts down. Sounds like the hard disk died from a bad virus. and the computer wont run. Best I can do for you is either format the Hard disk and reinstall the operating system or buy a new hard disk. Cheers

Apr 01, 2009 | Sony VAIO PCV-RS720G (027242658103) PC...

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My computer is dead?


With the old drive in the computer you should be able to do a recovery with the disks furnished with the computer when you got it.

What you have to do with the new disk installed is go into the BIOS and set the disk to AUTO, then srrow net to Boot and set the boot priority to CD as first boot. Then hit F10 or go toe EXIT and say YES. Then with your Windows disk in the ROM drive start the computer and when the window asks whether to BOOT from disk or CD ROM, hit any key and follow the instructions. Including format the disk when it asks.
Hope this helps. Bud

Jan 10, 2009 | Sony VAIO PCG-K33 Notebook

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