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Getting a error 320

I tried to reformat my laptop and I am getting error 320 and 350 when 95%finished.

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  • june_crase Feb 23, 2009

    I am reformatting from f10 has there is no cd it is built into program....I am not getting the blue window boot manager window comes up and when I pick vista it goes back to same error

  • june_crase Feb 23, 2009

    I don't have a disk

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    Garrett Murray May 11, 2010

    Hi June,
    Could you please be more specific to the error. Are you getting a Blue Screen of Death? How are you reformatting your laptop? CD or Floppy. Also need to know what are you formatting to NTFS or FAT32?




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Hello again,

Sounds to me that the software you are using is corrupt and if that is the case the only solution is to rebuild the OS by using a CD. This isn't uncommon, if their is a bad sector on the Hard Drive this can cause the software to error and become corrupt. A full reformat and installation is the only solution if the software is corrupt.

Hope that helps,

Posted on Feb 23, 2009

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    Garrett Murray Feb 23, 2009

    I would ask around to see if a friend has a disk or you could contact the manufacturer to purchase a disk.


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    Garrett Murray Feb 25, 2009


    Can you give me an update as to what you have done or has my help explained enough to you as to what you should do? I hope you understand their is going to be no work around in getting the soft version of the restore disk to work. You need to either contact the manufacturer to order CD's or find a friend who has a disk that will work for you. If you are satisfied with my response could you please rate my help. Thank you, and sorry for your luck.



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Did anyone come up with a solution? I'm getting the same error and I AM using the recovery disks from Sony.

It will reformat the hard drive, reinstall the software and get almost done... then error 320 or 330.

I thought I read somewhere that it was a optical drive issue so I used a USB optical drive with the same results.



Posted on Jun 25, 2010

  • pmdz Aug 06, 2010

    hello orangecrush0, i know this is an old thread, but did you managed to solve your problem? I'm having the exact same problem; error 320 comes on at 93% then when i clicks 'ok' error 330 comes on. what happened in your situation? thanks bro.


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May be your disk is unreadable for scratch

Posted on Feb 23, 2009

  • tameem961 Feb 23, 2009

    ok then try with a new recovery disk if you have one  rather than using the hard drive to boot.


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