Power outage caused computer to freeze up. boots up (long time)
Power outage as booting up computer. Sony Viao desk top.
computer boots up slowly but then when you try to use it it freezes up or error message progam not responding. then wont end task Have recovery discs but XP is within one of the recovery discs. not seperate disc.
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Sony desktop computers can be placed into factory restore mode by shutting them completely down, and then pressing the VAIO Assist button to turn it back on. Follow the on-screen menu to get to the restore mode that resets to factory state.
Sounds like you need to do a restore to your laptop. Turn the laptop off. Push the power button and then hold the alt key down while tapping the F10 key. This should put you into the recovery mode. Note: That doing a system restore will result in the loss of any data you've added to your computer since you've had it. That includes, pictures, music, files and folders as well as installed applications.
If the Alt+F10 doesn't work, that is-bring up the restore mode- you should have a rescue disk that was either provided by Sony at the time of purchase or that you made yourself when you first got the laptop. Insert the disk into the CD drive while the computer is powered on. Then reboot. You may have to set the boot order to boot from CD. When you boot the computer try the F12 key...if that's not the correct one, reboot and try the F2 key. This should give you a menu that allows you to choose which device the computer reads and boots from first. Good luck!
Please let me know if this helps and if you need more help please don't hesitate to ask.
Can you tell me when it freezes? . I can understand that has to be opened up to test the power supply,and motherboard. But by no means that it trashed before it has been properly tested.There is no way to know it is trashed!
Some USB devices seem to cause this problem. I've had it myself. USB devices when hooked up cause the computer to freeze as it hard for USB drivers to be loaded outside of windows. Try updating you windows thru windows update though even updated I still run into the problem sometimes. If updating dosen't work you need to keep the drive unhooked while booting then hook up in windows.
if you have problems with outages and surges, then the only way to protect electrical goods is by purchasing a surge protection socket extension.
But you should check that your power options in control panel are set that on the shutdown drop down list the pc lists shut down and does not say restart.
Also go into bios F2 or Del on boot up and look and see if time and date are correct, if not then the cmos battery needs changing (Cr2032 disc chaped on motheroard) then in advanced cmos settings, then look for 'ACPI', make sure this is enabled so as to support windows shutdown settings, then save settings and exit for a reboot.
first, did this problem suddenly appear?...or was it slowly getting worse?
It sounds like an interrupt problem with the video hardware. If this problem suddenly appeared, then boot Safe Mode and then run system restore to date just before problem occurred.
If this came gradually, then solution is same as above except finding date will be more difficult and trial and error routine will be necessary.