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Sony Vaio VGN-NR21J/S My laptop won't boot up properly. My wallpaper appears on the screen but there are no icons at all to allow me to do anything. Have turned it off and left it overnight, but no difference. What should I do?

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Go to safe mode and make a system restore in an earlier time.

Posted on Oct 14, 2010

  • michal_evans Oct 14, 2010

    How do I go into safe mode

  • edwin calibo Oct 14, 2010

    press f8 after hardware initialization on powering on of your laptop and it will prompt you to a selection on how you boot up, select safe mode. a lots of lined words will be shown be patient to wait and it will boot to safe mode, a window will be automatically show, read it and will tell you how to system restore.

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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

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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".




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Try to install an antivirus and do a deep scan. You should pay attention to a boot sector virus.

If this doesn't help, do a back-up of your data, format your hard disk and re-install a fresh OS.

If this doesn't help either, try changing the RAM memory.

If that doesn't help either, it means your hard disk's boot sector is damaged. There are solutions for this too, but I think there is a big chance you won't get to this point.

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Please help me reboot my sony vaio model vgn nr21j. i dont have the recovery disk please help.


Hi,
I have replied on your original post, please try not to double post :)

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I have a sony vaio model number vgn nr21j. I cant restore it back to factory settings, i have tried everything can anyone help !!!!!!!!


If you're lucky there will be a recovery partition, you can access it in the boot menu so try hitting the F keys when it boots up, may be ESC, F1, F8, F10 etc, try each. (most common for Vaio's is the F8 key)
Once in the boot menu look for recovery, if its not there then you dont have it and will need the disks. If you dont have the disks then you'll need an operating system disk or a technician to rebuild it for you like us friendly chaps at MCSLondon.co.uk :)

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That is good news, because all you need to do is using the original computer recovery disk, or finding a Windows setup disk to reinstall Windows.

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