Question about Sony VAIO Notebook
I have no password, no reset disc, and need to reset the password on this computer. How can I reset the password?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: recovering password or reseting
Well the failsafe way to do that is to remove the CMOS battery from the motherboard. But that involves opening the case to the laptop and finding/removing it.
Opening a laptop is certainly not an easy thing to do, however.
Another option is to find your model number, go to the SONY website and find the manual. There may be instructions in the manual on how to clear the CMOS password.
Also, there is sometimes a RESET button on the bottom of laptops. (It'll usually require a paperclip to activate it.) If your laptop has that, then it'll most likely clear the CMOS password.
Posted on Nov 03, 2007
Reseat the CMOS battary:
How to Change/Reset a BIOS password Posted on 30 December 2008
Tags: Tech News, Tutorials If you are a normal computer user who has forgot his BIOS password and you are unable to access to your BIOS, then you need a simple way to change your BIOS. Its not that hard because you just need a simple trick to reset your BIOS password.
Open your CPU cabinet after switching OFF the power and then try to locate the CPU battery which can be found very easily. Once you locate your battery you need to remove it once and restart your PC without the battery.
Note : Once you remove your battery from the mother board, you will find that all your time settings in your computer would be lost, and some softwares may stop working which are based on your computer time.
You need to shut down your PC again and now add back the battery which will enable you the time saving feature and also reset your BIOS password.
Posted on Feb 22, 2009
SOURCE: passwords have me locked out
Your Computer is shipped with the Recovery partition, a hidden partition in the Computer. You can use the Recovery partition to reinstall the preinstalled Operating System, Applications and the Drivers. Please note that performing a System Recovery will delete all the data from the Computer and restores the Computer back to the factory settings. However, you can backup the important data using the Rescue Data feature available in the Recovery Center (Recovery partition). Let me provide the complete details to backup the data and to perform the System Recovery.
Please let me know if this does not work.
Posted on Jul 22, 2010
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Oct 19, 2013 | Computers & Internet
on Apr 14, 2011 | Sony VAIO Notebook
which operating system ?
Click the "Start" icon in the lower-left corner of the screen and click "All Programs." Click "VAIO Care" then click "VAIO Care" again. The VAIO Care program will open.
Click "Recovery & restore" on the left side of the VAIO Care window, then click "Recovery." Click "Recovery Computer" on the right side of the program window.
Click "Yes" to verify that you are aware the computer will be recovered to its original factory settings and that all of your personal files and programs will be erased.
The computer will restart and the recovery process will begin.
When the process is finished, the computer will restart again and boot up to the Windows 7 setup screen.
Recover Using Recovery Partition
Turn on or restart your Sony Vaio computer.
Press the "F10" key repeatedly when the Vaio logo appears on the screen during the boot process to be redirected to the Boot Options menu on your machine.
If the Boot Options menu does not appear by the time the Windows logo appears on your screen, let the computer finish booting up, then restart the computer and try again.
Highlight "VAIO Recovery Environment" in your Boot Options menu and press "Enter."
The VAIO Care program will appear on your screen.
Follow steps 2 and 3 in Section 1 to recover your Sony Vaio computer with Windows 7 to its original factory settings.
Recovery Using Recovery Discs
Insert the first recovery disc in your optical drive and restart your Sony Vaio computer.
The total number of recovery discs varies based on your Sony Vaio computer.
The Boot Options menu will appear on your screen. Highlight "Start Sony VAIO Care Rescue" using the arrow keys on the keyboard and press "Enter." The "VAIO Care Rescue" program will appear on the screen.
Click "Tools," then click "Start advanced recovery wizard." In the "Do you need to rescue your data?" window, click "Skip rescue."
Click "Factory condition," then click "Next." Click "Yes, I'm sure" when asked if you want to proceed with the recovery knowing that all of your personal files and programs will be erased. Click "Start Recovery." Remove and insert the recovery discs as prompted by the computer.
Remove the final recovery disc and click "Restart" when a message appears on the screen informing you that the recovery is complete.
The computer will boot up to the Windows 7 setup screen where you can begin personalizing your operating system
hope this helps
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