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I have installed XP sp2 on my VAIO NR160E ( pre installed with vista ). I am not able to run the VAIO application recovery from the recovery DVD. I get a error saying Programe entry point not found.

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Have you tried downloading the Laptop's drivers for Windows XP from the Sony's website?

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Ive upgraded my xp home edition sony vaio pcv-v1/G with windows vista home premium do i get it back to xp it wont let me load xp back onto it since i upgraded thanks

Did you reformat the entire hard drive when you installed Vista? If you formatted the recovery partition you won't be able to go back without a Xp installation disc.

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Can anybody help me with my krybord semes too be in t9 mode please

The VAIO Hardware Diagnostics utility can be used to perform various tests to ensure the computer is working properly and diagnose hardware issues when they occur. Follow this procedure to perform a Quick Test or Individual tests using this utility.
  1. Close all open programs. NOTE: If the VAIO Recovery Center application is already open, proceed with step 3.
  2. Open the VAIO Recovery Center application. NOTES:
    • If the VAIO Hardware Diagnostics window is already open, proceed with step 4.
    • The VAIO Recovery Center software can be accessed from the Start menu. Click the Start button, click the VAIO Recovery Center folder and then click VAIO Recovery Center .
    • If you cannot start the operating system, the VAIO Recovery Center software can be accessed by pressing the F10 key at the BIOS screen, but all the hardware component tests may not be available.
    • You also can access the VAIO Recovery Center software by booting the computer using the Recovery Discs. Insert Recovery Disc #1 and then restart the computer.
  3. In the VAIO Recovery Center window, under Choose a program , click VAIO Hardware Diagnostics .
  4. In the VAIO Hardware Diagnostics , click the Start button.
  5. On the Quick Test tab, click the Run Test button. NOTES:
    • To perform any of the individual tests available within the VAIO Hardware Diagnostics utility, click the Individual Test tab.
    • The Individual Test tab is only available when the VAIO Recovery Center is started from within the operating system.
    • Tests can be run on the following components: CPU, Memory, Video, Hard Disk Drive, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, Network Adapter, USB, CF/PC Card, and Memory Stick.
    • The CPU, Memory, and Hard Disk Drive tests are performed during the Quick Test. The Video and CF/PC Card tests are also performed as part of the Quick Test when the VAIO Recovery Center is started from the desktop.

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Want to reset Sony VGN-NR160E/s Vaio NB to factory

try the recovery disk or the recovery option of the sony vaio

May 15, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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My computer has crashed..however, it will start up using safemode pressing F8. There was a .dll virus that I attempted to rid of, now its cannot get to my settings. Before all this, I tried use recovery...

ok.. first of all don't give just yet if you are still able to get in in safe mode.

things to try

I don't know what method you use to get rid of your dll virus but this is what's usually used to clean your computer.

1. install antimalware applications, update them, and run deep scans.
the tools I use are (in the following order)
a. malwarebytes
b. a-square free edtion (make sure you get the free edition)
c. superantispyware
d. spybot search and destroy
e. spyware doctor (pc tools)

this tools are free, and make sure you have a wired internet connection only need to download the updates for each application, after the updates have been download for each one of them, disconnect the computer from internet and, proceed to do full/deep scans. this should get rid off 95% to 99% of most of the malware you have on your computer.

be patient. depending on how much stuff you got on your computer it may take a while to run each application. do one at a time or 2 if you have plenty of memory. some times the application may have to be run once and then again at start up. proceed as prompted. the applications suggested are usually very safe to use, although is usually recommended, since you still have access to your system, to get all the important files (pics, music and docs) out of your hard drive so you can proceed with confidence no matter what happen. I suggest you get a portable hd or a big thumb drive and try to get the most important files off your hard drive.

2. get an antivirus, update it and run a full scan. once you have completed the scans with all the tools mentioned, get avg or avast antivirus, this are pretty good free antivirus solutions, install them and do full scans, by this point of point 1 was completed you should have a few to none threats in your system.

3. don't go online just yet, simply go to windows update website and make sure you install all the updates required to patch up your windows installation and bring it up to date. (xp should be upto sp3 and vista should be up to sp2 and both should have all critical updates installed)

4. proceed to connect your computer online and test to see how your browser is behaving

5. depending on the results from 1-4. there are other tools which are very powerful, still free but are more risky and harder when it comes to clean up the computer

post back with your results and I'll let you know how to proceed or where to go for more free help if needed!

alternative, a shutgun approch is to back up your data off your hard drive as suggested before, then wiped clean your hd (this is hard on your hard drive and diminish it's life but it's required a few times in a 5 year period which is how long a hard drive tends to last with average usage.

according to your manual to reinstall your operation system you need have recovery cds/dvd made although given your how your system is performing the virus or malware that has gotten a hold of your computer may not enable your to proceed getting those recovery cds/dvd created and you need that in order to reinstall your operating system which takes care of the wipe off part automatically

the following was extracted from your computer's user manual:

Hard Disk Drive Recovery
Your computer is equipped with a utility program that enables you to recover your computer's operating system and
preinstalled software.
For more information about hard disk drive recovery:
Your VAIO® computer is not supplied with System or Application Recovery CDs. Use the VAIO Recovery utility to recover
your computer's operating system and preinstalled software.
1. Click Start in the Windows® taskbar, then click Help and Support.
2. From the VAIO Help And Support Center, click VAIO Recovery Options.

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Want to reset Sony VGN-NR160E/s Vaio NB to factory

Just power on your laptop and keep pressing F10 key. You will get one wizard to restore your laptop to factory settings.


Mar 29, 2010 | Sony Computers & Internet

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Backup for Sony vaio


If you got the recovery disk along with the Vaio laptop, good enough.Insert the disk and reboot, follow instruction displayed on the screen to restore.

If you dont have a disk, can try this :--
Reboot and press F11 to try and enter the system recovery mode, if you can then you're good, simply follow the prompts to perform a system recovery.

Let me know the status please.


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No sound devices on my sony vaio VGN-CR322H laptop

Pl check the whether all driver from OEM have been installed including MB and try to reinstall the driver it should work fine. or reinstall the SP2 for win XP. then install the OEM driver again, this should work, else there might be hardware problem.

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Running XP PRO SP2

They may be hit or miss using the Vista drivers for XP. I'll check around the web to see if they have any XP drivers for you, and post them back up.


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