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The computer is shipped with Recovery Center. There are no system recovery discs included with the computer. The
recovery data required to return the computer to the original,
factory-installed condition is included on a special partition of the
hard drive. You can use the same to create Recovery discs, please follow the steps mentioned below to create the recovery discs for your computer model.
If you can get a windows CD either by buying new or second hand, you'll still need the Sony drivers for your laptop. You'll have to go to the Sony website follow links for support and downloads, you should get them there.
If you don't want to pay for a new operating system you could download Ubuntu. Is a free operating system. Just Google Ubuntu.
You will need a good disk recovery software. These utilities do come at a price. Email disk recovery experts such as Recover Data or Sony Vaio data recovery if they can help you.
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Most Sony Vaio systems will have a VAIO recovery wizard. Create a Recovery Media Kit using this wizard and you’ll be able to create a set of CDs that will enable you to do a system recovery on your Sony VAIO machine.
If your PC does not have this feature, you can always call Sony at 1-800-488-SONY to have them send you the disks.
Once you have either created or ordered and received the CDs necessary to restore your Sony VAIO computer, you’ll need to place the first CD in the drive and reboot the machine. The recovery process will immediately begin when the system boots. If it does not begin, you may have to enter the BIOS of the computer to change the boot sequence to the CD ROM instead of the hard drive. To enter the BIOS, tap the F2 key numerous times when booting.
REMEMBER... when you use the recoery system, it will restore your computer to it's ORIGINAL configuration from the factory. All data and programs you have installed will be GONE!
Hi, I think your laptop is now really messed up and you will need to restore to factoy settings. I hope you created the Recovery CD/DVD set with the Recovery Wizard when you first set up your computer, you can restore to factory default settings by setting up your BIOS (press F2 at the VAIO logo when you first start up) to boot to the CD-ROM/DVD drive first. Then boot with the Recovery Startup CD. Choose the option to perform a complete recovery Follow the prompts to insert the various Recovery CDs/DVDs as needed. As this action will format the drives again, I hope you have made a backup of your data. If you failed to create the Recovery CD/DVD set you need to purchase a proper recovery set from Sony.
For these disks, it is easier to call and ask for them from the parts people.
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