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Constant Restarting Reformatted computer When I'm trying to fill in the name of the computer and all that stuff I get a blue screen with a bunch of writing on it, but I cannot read what it says because it splits in an instant.

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  • Anonymous Apr 18, 2009

    nope... can't pause the screen sadly :(

  • Anonymous Apr 18, 2009

    can't pause it :(

  • raptor_dx Apr 18, 2009

    ya, I'm new to this site, so sorry about the double guest reply, but ya I cannot pause it sadly :(

  • raptor_dx Apr 18, 2009

    I used the partition in the vaio, F10, to restore it to factory and I'm running on Windows XP Home Edition I believe. But I'm guessing the blue screen is coming from the HDD, so I'm planing on replacing it if that's a plausible solution.

  • Richard Camp
    Richard Camp May 11, 2010

    How did you reformat the computer? What program did you use? Did you do a complete new install of the OS? What OS are you using, Windows?

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    Richard Camp May 11, 2010

    See how fast you can pres the pause button when it happens. This may halt the screen long enough for you to read the blue screen notice. You may have a reboot loop virus on the computer that just continually reboots the computer on you. Try the pause and hope it is not a virus. Good Luck, RAC

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If the restore partition was corrupted during the computers operation then it will not allow you to configure the Windows XP setup correctly. The blue screen is what we call the blue screen of death. Most of the time you have to start completely over from step one until you get past it. It can be anything from a memory problem to a bad sector in the hard-drive to a bad install file for one of the drivers. They hide the service partition from the average user on the computer so they will not mess with it. It is some times used to help restore the OS if it gets a glitch in it, from a backup file located else where on the hard-drive. This partition usually contains the drivers needed for the particular computer that it is installed in. If you replace the hard drive then you will need to create this partition from a backup CD, if you received one with the computer. If you didn't you can setup a new drive without the partition by doing a Windows XP new install and then install the individule drivers for the computer so it will operate correctly. The drivers can usually be downloaded from the manufacturers site and then burned to a CD rom for use. I came across a forum that had some information on the recovery partition that may be helpful to you, and there seemed to be a lot of frustration with the recovery utilities of the Vaio. Spinrite is another utility that can be helpful in recovering a crashed hard-drive. http://www.chat11.com/Problems_With_Sony_Vaio_Recovery_Wizard
Hope this helps, Good Luck, RAC

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