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Missing recovery programme

Hi my recovery programme has been corrupted and don't have my restore cd's as well. My sony media center is not working hence need a clean re install...can someone help me pls?

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  • kattas Apr 03, 2008

    Hi Mike, Appreciate your help . I have yet another PC which is Sony Vaio VGC-M1 which has similar media package basically i need to know whether can the details be reinstated on my current PC i.e. using the other computer software?



    1202 -0 -0 - 20224-220 this is the error code I get when I try to get on the multi media package (Sony Vaio Media) TV / Audio / Video / CD/DVD , also DVD drive is not functioning !



    Kindly throw your expertise in the matter and many thanks in advance.



    Thanks

    Sanjk

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    Sserpentio May 11, 2010

    hi if you want some help you have to give more information on your laptop ;)

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Hi kattas, do you know if any of your friends that may also use windows media center edition in their PC?
If one does have the Windows Media Center CD you can use their CD to reinstall that over your PC's corrupt system. Located on your case is a Microsoft sticker & on that sticker is your CD-key for installing Media Center. The CD-key is specific for your Sony. Any Media Center CD will function & install over your corrupted current version. (Your not going to run format, your just going to boot to the CD & reinstall Windows). Please post your Sony's model number here so I can post Sony's web site link for you to download your driver software.
As a last option you can contact Sony & order new CD's for your model. You can click this link (to call Sony).
http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/StoreCatalogDisplay?storeId=10151&catalogId=10551&langId=-1

Best of luck to you!
Mike

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