Question about Sony VAIO VGN-FJ270/B Notebook
I bought a recovery disk for my fj270 off of ebay so that i can get rid of vista ultimate that i installed last year.
Can I do a disk wipe and then just pop in the recovery disk and then all of my drivers and the operating system will be restored? Or is there more to it than that?
Appreciate the help guys.
The problem you are having with your VGN-FJ270/B where you can't run recovery disc, all the sony vaio recovery discs check Bios DMI information before running recovery media and VGN-FJ series have a problem where DMI information is diapearing hence rendring your system to not run reccovery discs since recovery disc can't read DMI information to solve this problem, please go to this sony link and update your bios and that will take care of it.
but you will have to install windows XP on your computer first with any windows XP disc since this update will only run on windows XP environment and after that recovery disc will run fine.
Posted on May 10, 2008
I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FJ270b laptop with windows Xp Home Edition NTFS partition having HDD of 100GB on it and i want to upgrade it to Windows Vista Ultimate. My windows is already installed on NTFS partition and i hope that Vista will not make any problem to install on it and i'd made the recovery DVDs myself when i'd purchased the laptop from the vendor.
1.8Ghz Pentium M Processor
1Gb DDR 2 RAM
XBRITE LCD MONITOR
WAN BUILT IN
CAMERA, MICROPHONE and SPEAKERS
plus MAGIC GATE CARD READER FOR SONY.
My question is that Can Windows Vista Ultimate be made dual boot with Windows Xp Home edition of mine(already running) on the same partition C: because i have only 1 partition of 75 GB on which my Xp Home is working and the rest is to available to the Hidden Recovery Partition?
Kindly provide me the solution to it if anyone of have you it.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Posted on Apr 30, 2008
Normally yes. If the recovery disk is an original from Sony and/or an exact reproduction then it should reinstall Windows XP (which I believe is the original OS) complete with appropriate drivers and proprietary utilities/applications from Sony. Alternately, you can just pop in a Windows OEM installer CD and use the key printed on a sticker underneath the notebook. Thereafter an update or a visit to Sony website should enable you to download/install necessary drivers.
The notebook must of course be instructed to boot from the CD. This could be done by entering into your CMOS/BIOS and selecting the CD drive as the priority boot medium.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
Good luck and kind regards.
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Posted on Mar 27, 2008
I am assuming you are going back to XP?
You will run into one major problem with this process, Vista is based of Windows NT which uses a NTFS file system. XP uses the old file system of FAT32, so just wiping the hard drive probably won't work. You will have to go into your partition and re-partition your hard drive before you intall the recovery disk.
If the recovery disk is designed for your computer then yes it will restore it to all factory defaults (including drivers and software that originally came with it.
If you are not sure how to do the partition then let me know I will try to guide you through it.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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