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Vaio computer i have a vaio computer and it works very good but when it starts a program and has to (think/work) hard it just restarts the computer. Please help!

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  • stevefr Jun 11, 2008

    it has 40 gigs and it is with every program, if it works and gets stuck it just shuts down i dont understand


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I think that you may have memory errors. Go into your bios when you turn on your computer and see what type of processor and memory you have. If you dont have much memory then you will want to upgrade, however before you do anything else select load optimal defaults. This may helps solve some problems. Another program that works well in windows is ccleaner. It solves a lot of problems and is free of charge. Make sure to always back up your registry.

You either have a driver conflict or hardware conflict...if not bad memmory which is very easy to can get great deals on I just bought 2 gigs of ddr2 800mz memory for 50 bucks. was 300 when it first came out.

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    Gordon Knowlton Jun 12, 2008

    NO, memmory, not hard drive space.

    I will tell you why I am pretty sure it is memory related.. could be a conflict in the bios.

    Ok so I just bought the 2 gigs of memory for my computer. It is 800 mhz memory but my bios will only allow it to run at 667mhz. So I also also overclock my computer and depending on which fsb to ram ratio it will overclock it up to about 750 mhz. What happens is that there is data being lost between the processor and the memory because of different latency timings that the motherboard cannot adjust to. (I have a cheap motherboard) Once I load into windows it runs fine..start a program and it studders and restarts... occasional blue screen of death. So basically now I overclock my computer less, drop down the memory speed and I have no more errors and my computer has not restarted ever since.

    I know you probly arn't least I dont think so, but if you do I have done a lot of research. Some memory chips are not configured correctly in the bios and can lead to a few problems. Just try to go to your bios and select load optimal defaults. Double check that your vid card is set to agp or pci-e and the correct speed and aperature size..such as 256 mb..etc.

    There is also a great program out there that is free called tune xp and I am glad I remembered it because I forgot untill now and have been racking my brain since I reinstalled windows.

    There is a setting to clear page file memory on shut down..which is great because it gets rid of left over memory storred in hardware. You could also go to control panel, system and go to performance and on the advanced setting make sure your system virtual memory is on system controlled.


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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.

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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.

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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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OK, the ticking may well be the Hard Disk read head. Sometimes it ticks like that when it is either "Stuck" in one position or is terminally damaged.

What I would do if I were you is - Back up everything that is currently on that HDD fast. It sounds like it is going to fail sooner rather than later.

In my experience, blue screens have nearly always been linked to hard disk errors - though they can be caused by many, many situations.

I really think you should back up your data quickly though. Persevere with the think until you have all of your vital files off that drive. It is a ticking bomb at this stage.

Next you should remove that Hard Drive and replace it with a new one. Then restore your documents and programs (And operating System probably) to the new disk.

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