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Hi,my Sony Vaio VGN-N21 won't open vista, it asks me if I want to take the recovery option or open windows as normal ... I've tried both options but it just restarts then loops me back to the same error message. I don't own the vista disc, also the error message states something about a External harddrive error - not ejected properly, which was probably my son's I-pod touch being yanked out of the laptop without being ejected properly. Will alt-F10 to reset windows be a scary option? Thanks in advance. Sorry if this reads poorly ...I'm at work

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Try this...
on the just after opening the power of the laptop...continiously tap F8 until a new window opens for ADVANCE BOOT OPTION...then look for safemode with the use of the arrow keys choose that option and press enter...from here on you show be able to log to the windows screen in a basic setting... if you know how to do system restore please try it...

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Factory settings sony vgn-n31z/w


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

or


Sony Vaio usually installs their system files right on the computer.

If you click on "Start" then "Vaio Central" a window should open up.

Click on the "Support" tab, then "Recovery".




hope this helps

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Win xp is not installed on sony vgn-cs17g laptop


Hi, probably the cd may be corrupted or first u format the previous installed advanced os using that os installation disc and then install xp.because if u r using windows vista or seven it won roll back to previous versions. Another option is you can have two os on two drives
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How to access recovery partition of Sony Vaio VGN-NW249F laptop?


Hi j5rak,

You can use the VAIO Care Software to access the Recovery Partition within the Operating System.

To open the VAIO Care Software, click Start, All Programs, VAIO Care folder and then click VAIO Care. Then, in the VAIO Care window, in the left pane, click Recovery & Restore . Then you can select the required option in the Recovery & Restore window.


You can also access the Recovery Partition by pressing and holding the F10 Key while restarting the Computer. At the Edit Boot options screen, please press the Enter Key to launch the VAIO Recovery Center.


Good Luck!

Please post back if you have any questions or require further assistance.

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I had lost my third recovery disc in vaio vgn-cs280j what i have to do?


You can create the Recovery Discs for the Computer.

  1. Ensure all open programs are closed.
  2. Ensure all network connections are disconnected.
  3. Ensure all peripheral devices are disconnected. NOTE: If the computer uses an external CD/DVD drive, ensure the drive is plugged in according to the instructions in the VAIO User Guide.
  4. From within the VAIO Recovery Center application, under Choose a program , click Create Recovery Discs . NOTE: The VAIO Recovery Center can be accessed from within Windows Help and Support . Click Troubleshoot my VAIO [FIG. 1], and then click Launch VAIO Recovery Center .
  5. In the Create Recovery Discs window, click the Start button.
  6. In the When recovery discs are needed window, click the Next button.
  7. In the Choose your media window, click the Next button. NOTE: Although an option is provided for creating Dual Layer (DL) discs, that option will not produce usable discs on this model. Ensure the Create recovery disc(s) using... DVD(s) option remains selected before clicking Next .
  8. Insert a blank, recordable DVD into the DVD drive.
  9. In the Insert a blank disc window, click the OK button.
  10. Insert a new disc when necessary as instructed.
  11. When all the disks have been created, click the Finish button.


You can call Direct Accessories and Parts Center at: 1-800-488-SONY (7669) to order Recovery Discs also.

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Hi what is the buttom i press while i turn on my laptop to recover vista vgn cr490 i try but didnt work


Try with F10 key at start up.

Restart the System, tapping the F10 key immediately. This should trigger the System to boot directly to the Recovery Partition, and initiate the VAIO Recovery Center, without requiring the Windows Operating System to load.

In the VAIO Recover Center, select the option 'Restore C: Drive' and follow the onscreen instructions to perform a C: Drive Recovery.

Performing a C: Drive Recovery will erase all the data present in the C: Drive and will reinstall the preinstalled Operating System, Applications and the original Drivers.


Good Luck!!!!!!!!

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Cannot launch vaio recovery center after unsuccessfull restore to original condition, now have hard drive error and bugs with windows vista. Sony support does not list the vaio cr-220e on its driver update...



Click here for Driver page


Try again to launch the VAIO Recovery Center by following
  1. Restart the Computer, tap the F10 to access the Recovery Partition.
  2. At the Edit Boot Options, press the Enter Key.
  3. Then, in the VAIO Recovery Center window, select the Restore C: Drive.
  4. Then, follow the onscreen instructions..
hope this helps..

If any error occurs while recovery..reply with the error message..

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This is happening to me press F8 for advance setting try one of the 12 options it should work on a VAIO laptop or contact Sony

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