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Hopefully, when you got the computer, you made a set of system disks. They will include a restore disk. Restore your system and from now on, when you download a program, especially something as large as Adobe Photoshop, WAIT, WAIT, WAIT. There are a lot of files that need to do their own thing before you can finish the installation. Did you make sure to read EVERY pop-up box? Sometimes there are programs being added to your computer if you don't uncheck the boxes. If you downloaded the program from a second source website, it could be fake and contain a virus, a worm or a rootkit.
Posted on Jan 16, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
During start-up the computer will go to a black screen for awhile and then the pointer arrow will show alone, and then the system will come up.
If you think it's a hibernation problem, pull the ac plug and battery out for about 1 hour and then plug back in.
If this didn't work, then try the F8 Key and choose "Last Know Good Configuration".
Posted on Nov 30, 2008
Are you doing DESTRUCTIVE recoveries or are you doing NONDESTRUCTIVE recoveries? Try another hard drive in the machine and recover to that. Nondestructive recoveries replace the operating system without destroying the personal data. Its possible the original problem is propagating over to the recovered systems. Do a destructive recovery. Understand any data not backed up will be destroyed. Possible the original problem was a trojan virus.
Posted on Mar 23, 2009
I put my money on that you have a CPU over temperature problem, and/or intermittent RAM problem.
Be sure you are ESD safe when working on the electronics as follow !
I suggest, using a eye piece magnifier and a wooden tooth pick and carefully touch each pin of your RAM sockets and see if the soldering is bad, allowing the pin to move slightly. If that happens, well it needs re-soldering there, make sure you use leaded solder, not the ROHS crapp.
If that turns out to be ok, then check your processor. It might over heat.
You may want to observe if the CPU fans runs at all and if it runs at full speed most the time, even if you don't run any 'heavy' programs. This usually would indicate poor heat dissipation. Most Sony Laptops have a piece of thermal foam pad is used for heat transfer from the CPU chip into the heat sink. Over time this pad shrinks, effectively impeding the heat transfer causing the CPU to over heat and intermittent shutdowns ect. I suggest, find a new piece of thermal pad or replace that with a piece of copper sheet material and use Thermalloy transfer paste.
Posted on Aug 01, 2009
I have had several Sony Vaio's come to me in this state. This happens right after Windows Vista downloads the security patch #1. The system registry is indeed what is corrupt and the only way to fix the problem is to restore to factory (reformat). You can save the files by slaving the hard drive to a seperate PC and copying them over to an external before restoring. The restore to factory deletes everything and recovers it to factory.
I would recommend after restoring it, that you go ahead and install the security patch 1 & 2. I did this and it seems to work better then allowing the system to manually install.
To restore to factory for Vista:
Reboot the system and press F8 to access Advanced Boot Menu options. From here you will be given several different options. Choos, restore to factory.
Posted on Sep 17, 2009
you need to install your sound driver and camera driver again. but in compatible mode. this time you open the control panel and look for the option under programs and features titled"run program made for older version of windows" and install the two drivers.they will start working
Posted on Feb 03, 2010
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