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Sony Vaio cannot start up

All of a sudden I cannot get my Vaio to start up-I keep getting a message to choose which configuration to boot up with and have picked all choices with no luck-picked "start up normally"-etc-Please help

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  • Anonymous Jun 04, 2008

    I am having the same problem my vaio wont boot no matter what mode I select, all I get is my windows logo then it cycles wright back to the screen telling me windows did not start successfully. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated

  • Anonymous Jun 04, 2008

    I am having the same problem with my vaio, it wont boot up no matter what mode you select, all I get is my windows logo then it just cycles back to the screen telling me windows did not start successfully any ideas would be greatly appreciated

  • Anonymous Nov 24, 2008

    I have the same problem, but i can not do a repair before i recover all my files....i have a very important job that take me a lot of time to do it.. How can i recover my files???

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  • KDavis113 Mar 17, 2009

    I am experiencing the same issue. It will not allow me boot in any of the boot modes.

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I kept pressing #2 on my keyboard as was recommended elsewhere-that finally led to the puter coming on and noting it would do a total fresh install. Unfortunatley lost all programs and files on my computer-but at least I was able to use it again. Now i will be certain to make a back up disc on a regular basis in case this happens again. Hope this helps someone else.

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Hi, This sounds as if a sizable/critical portion of your OS is not loading properly if you cannot even boot to Safe Mode or any other choice. Probably your best course of action would be to reinstall your OS doing a Repair and not a clean fresh install. Your PC might have recovery CDs for this purpose. Hope this be of some idea/help. Post back how things went or should you need further information. Good luck and kind regards.

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