My Vaio PCV-W510 did the following -
While on the web, it became non-responsive. After repeatadly trying to close the program or turn off the PC, I resorted to removing the power cord. Probably a bad idea in hindsight . . .
Now when trying to start, it would start with the Sony log. then briefly display several screens of DOS commands, then then tries to open XP, then I get a screen asking me to scroll to the choices of;
open in safe mode,
open with networking
open with last known good config . .
or it will restart inself in 30 seconds.
Non of the choices produced results, it just continued in this cycle.
Now it has stopped that, and I only have the blue screen . . .
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Re: Locked in windows start mode
It may be mother board problem.but you can try once start your pc keep on pressing F8 key to get screen you have mentioned . select to boot your system in the safe mode it takes some time to boot it will show (multi disk 0) .once you get enter into the OS, go to programs-- accessories--system tools--system restore and restore your computer in earlier date.
if it again show the blue screen you will have to take the system to the technician try this and let me know
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Stop using it. Bring it to a repair shop ASAP. You need your PSU replaced and if you keep using it you'll need your motherboard replaced as well. In fact if you keep using it you could burn all of your internal components out.
The first step would be to make sure you have the correct drivers installed. Assuming you have all the original parts and operating system (Windows XP), here is a link to the video driver: http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-download.pl?mdl=PCVW510G&upd_id=1162&os_id=7
If the Power Management Settings are not available in the BIOS, attempt the following solutions.
A. Update your Chipset and Video Graphics Drivers to the latest versions.
B. Complete the following steps to activate the sleep function in Windows 7.
1. Open Control Panel - Hardware and Sound - Power Options 2. Choose to change a power plan's settings 3. Click "Change advanced power settings" 4. After Expanding "Sleep" option, turn "Allow hybrid sleep" to "On" and set "Sleep after" to desired amount of time.
The VAIO Hardware Diagnostics utility can be used to perform various
tests to ensure the computer is working properly and diagnose hardware
issues when they occur. Follow this procedure to perform a Quick Test or
Individual tests using this utility.
Close all open programs. NOTE: If the VAIO Recovery Center application is already open, proceed with step 3.
Open the VAIO Recovery Center application. NOTES:
If the VAIO Hardware Diagnostics window is already open, proceed with step 4.
The VAIO Recovery Center software can be accessed from the Start menu. Click the Start button, click the VAIO Recovery Center folder and then click VAIO Recovery Center .
If you cannot start the operating system, the VAIO Recovery Center software can be accessed by pressing the F10 key at the BIOS screen, but all the hardware component tests may not be available.
also can access the VAIO Recovery Center software by booting the
computer using the Recovery Discs. Insert Recovery Disc #1 and then
restart the computer.
In the VAIO Recovery Center window, under Choose a program , click VAIO Hardware Diagnostics .
In the VAIO Hardware Diagnostics , click the Start button.
On the Quick Test tab, click the Run Test button. NOTES:
To perform any of the individual tests available within the VAIO Hardware Diagnostics utility, click the Individual Test tab.
The Individual Test tab is only available when the VAIO Recovery Center is started from within the operating system.
can be run on the following components: CPU, Memory, Video, Hard Disk
Drive, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, Network Adapter, USB, CF/PC Card, and Memory
The CPU, Memory, and Hard Disk Drive tests are performed
during the Quick Test. The Video and CF/PC Card tests are also
performed as part of the Quick Test when the VAIO Recovery Center is
started from the desktop.
one of the files in the system32 directory in the windows folder is corrupt, the files in the system32 folder contains vital files for the boot procedure, try to start the machine in "safe mode" by pressing F8 after the sony boot screen, if it allows you into the operating system you will need to choose "system Restore" take the time back to at least a week before your problems started DO NOT CREATE A RESTORE POINT
You can try restarting your laptop and then hitting F8 repeatedly and then choose LAST KNOWN GOOD CONFIGURATION.If this doesn't fix the issue then you will have to go for a recovery.This is the only way to fix the issue.