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Three days back ony I have purchased Sony Vaio cs24g.As some of the programms were not responding, hence guided by th vendor to restore ''c drive''. Now Sony music box is not responding, whereas earlier it was working. Pl. guide to start so music box.

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Please contact your vendor to sort out the issue, it would simpler and risk free

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

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Hi. I have a SONY Vaio. Model: PCG-21114W. I have somehow changed the "hard disc user password" when laptop starts up. How do i change this without wiping the whole laptop completely?


You can't. It is a permanent password. All you can do is type the correct password or purchase a new hdd and restore your backups to it after installing your OS and programmes.

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How to factory restore sony vpceb42fx


Try this:
http://www.withsteps.com/275/restore-a-sony-vaio-pc-to-its-factory-settings.html

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to restore your Vaio PC to it's factory settings. In other words how to restore your computer to it's original settings (in the exact state you bought it).
For that you have to:
1. Back-up all your data. Restoring to factory setting means to erase all data and reinstall Windows, drivers and preinstalled applications. If you have a single drive (C:) you have to backup your data to external drive or disks.
2. Start VAIO Recovery Center. Click on Start button and then click on All Programs. From the program list select "VAIO Recovery Center".

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3. Restore complete system menu. From the left menu of Vaio Recovery Center select "Restore complete system"

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4. Start button.

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5. Select "Restore C: drive" and hit Next.

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6. Read the information on this new window, select "I understand" and hit Start.

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7. "Are you sure?" If you made backup for all your data and really want to restore your Vaio as it was when you bought it you have to make sure that have it plugged in to a stable source of energy and press YES.

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8. So ... next you should sit back and relax. Your computer will start showing the next messages
Shuting Down
Windows is loading files ...
Restoring your operating system
Please wait a moment while Windows prepares to start for the first time...
Windows Vista setup: The initial setup may take up to 15 minutes. Do not turn off the computer. Click OK to continue the setup process and wait until the "Set up Windows screen appears". Select OK

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9. Take your time until your system install VAIO software

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Finish to restart.

10. That's all. Now, your VAIO has the original operating system, drivers and software. Now you have to configure your VAIO as you want.

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How do i activate system restore on sony vaio vgn-fw235j


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If you go to the start button then into the search bar type in system restore hopefully it will direct you to it

i am on windows 7 and my restore is in the start programmes maintenace tab

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How to go to bios option....Tried F2 key,DEL key and many options but couldnt get into BIOS menu....


The key to get into bios varies from motherboard vendor to vendor.

The site listed below shows a lot of the more common vendors

http://michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm

According to the list Sony VAIO uses F2, and F3.

In my experience I tend to start pressing the key very early and often as I often find it does not respond well if you only hit the key once.


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Whean windows open,they was stock,freaze,i try reinstal windows and when deleting files stop responding on 7% about,i did restart,after restart screan going totaly black,.Any body help please: lap top Sony...


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.

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WHAT TO INSTALL?
To get the Hotkeys working your Vaio laptop requires THREE different components/sets of software installed, these are:

'Hotkey drivers'
'Sony Shared Library'
'Sony Utils'

Once you install these three components & restart your Vaio laptop your Hotkeys should be working. These are all unobtrusive files that will only enhance your Vaio machine however alternatively you can install Sony's Powerpanel or Batteryscope programs to perform the similar features.

Most these files are written for specific Vaio models however there is some overlapping and files from similar Vaio models may work with your own laptop.

WHERE TO FIND THESE FILES?
There are various online resources relating to this topic however the best place to find these files is the one below.

ftp://ftp.vaio-link.com/pub/VAIO/ORIGINAL

Using that site, find your model number & download the relevant 'Utilities' file. You might also find useful the link below, which may help with this task and/or others (including RAM upgrade advice etc)

http://support.vaio.sony.co.uk

It took many reinstalls to work out the order and what programmes needed to be installed to get the hotkeys working & I purposefully took hours doing so, noting each step I made so this guide could be written and save time for others.

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If you have a windows disc that came with the system, insert the disc while the computer is on. Shut the computer down. Turn computer back on. Your computer should boot to the disc. Delete partitions. Format the hard drive. And reinstall.
If you do not have a windows disc contact sony to purchase a recovery disc.

esupport.sony.com/

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You must have received a Cd with your Sony Vaio model, u need to install th e software again.

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Hi,
I had an RX540 and I can tell you absolutely that you have NO options other than hopefully finding it in the classifieds. Sony is rigid about not only programs but also hardware that originally came with it.

You didnt mention you were having any problems right now so I assume all is up and running well? If so, I recommend 'ACRONIS TRUE IMAGE' its a back up program of my choice that lets you back up the entire operating system or just programs and you can back it up by making restore disk sets or simply cloning the whole drive to another drive. There are other programs that do this but I have tried a few and many times when you back up programs they will restore ok but then ask you for serial numbers. ACRONIS has only done that with one program that I have seen.

So simply..
search for a program that auto-copies all your serial numbers OR mark them down yourself and make some restore discs using Acronis or something similar.

I would also suggest cleaning any old files etc off your drive and running a scandisk and defrag before you do the back ups.(for good quality and speed)

When you back up.. back up the entire operating system AND all the programs.
If you only select operating system, all you will have is windoze.
In the future you can totally foul your windoze and simply boot to the Acronis recovery cd and the back ups ON CD and it will restore your computer.

Or.. do what I do. Once you have everything perfect, simply clone the entire drive to another drive and if it ever messes up just swap out the hard drive like changing a light bulb.*s* (always save your serials.)
By the way, a hard drive needs to be about 1/3 empty to work well and fast because there are windows memory and swap file issues. So free up some space for good performance ok ?

I hope this was helpful. good luck.*s*

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