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Recovery discs Hi, I took the advice given here and tried to acquire the Sony Viao pcvrs420 recovery discs from Sony so I could recover my pc but they nolonger have the said discs. They wouldn't recommend a third party vendor either. Is there anyone that can assist me in acquiring these discs or recommend a vendor that I can purchase these discs from. I had actually made the discs back in 2002 but i have since then moved houses numerous times and cant seem to locate all my discs. Thanks very much and greatly appreciate all the help.

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  • temkhabana Dec 12, 2008

    I tried creating the set, and the dvd portion was OK, but when it tried to create the cd-r disk, it failed, and now my drive does not work. What is on the cd-r vs. the dvd, and can I make one with another computer? Does anyone have just the cd-r file? any help would be appreciated. I deleted the upper and lower filters from the registry without backing up due to the drive problem and now I am really screwed.

  • temkhabana Dec 12, 2008

    I made the dvd recovery disk, but the cd-r failed. How can I get the d-r only and what is on this. Can I use another type of boot disk with the dvd the recovery program created?



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Since it would be an older machine by now, no; don't bother.  Unless you really loved the out-of-box experience with that machine, you can get much more value from using TimeMachine or a USB backup image drive, or similar such backup/restore software.  If you'd rather, keep a text log on a flash drive or such (which can easily hold a LiveCD like Knoppix) about all the basic things you want to be working on the machine, e.g. utilities for spare buttons, logitech mouse drivers, the screen's native resolution; those things.  They can save you much more time than having discs of system stuff not updated since 2005!

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