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Ihave a Sony VGN-s120 Notebook,after running the system recovery disk.The computer crashes and will not boot.

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  • albertsonpho Jun 29, 2008

    Ihave tried two sets recovery CDs at least twice. The computer shows a blue screen for a split second. In safe mode I get a message system not fully installed

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What have you done recently that might cause this? have you installed any new hardware or software? did any message popup telling you that the drivers might be incompatible ?

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Well two things, if the OS still won't run after recovery and a format / reinstall OS is the only way, you may need to get your files first from the HDD, like pictures, videos, music and all that, then once you reinstall your OS, you'll get your files and place them the way they were before.

there are a lot of free-wares around that will do the job for you, like these: (and if they're not free, you still get to try the trial versions)

http://www.datadoctor.in/data-recovery-software/ntfs-data-recovery-software.html

http://www.driverecovery.in/
http://www.data-recovery-software.net/
or better off, you may go to download.com (from CNET, a trusted site for me personally) then get a data recovery software.

so good luck, get a software, get your files, reformat the HDD and reinstall your OS, then get the PC files back, and you're good to go.

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Yes this is a Fault of BSOD when doing a system recovery. Best way to go is to reinstall your operating system completely.

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I think you may need to to reinstall your operating system since the recovery console didn't solve your concern....

Hope that helps........

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

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    If you can boot to safe mode try running system restore from there. If not, boot to the XP CD and try a repair install (choose the second repair option). Try not to turn off the sytem until the repair is finished

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Attempt to run it again or if you have a setup cd to install your windows again.

Let me know how it turns out - something may have gone wrong in the last recovery.

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

  • Ekse Jun 29, 2008

    Doesn't sound good.

    Run memtest on it to test your memory (ram)
    http://www.memtest.org/



    You have to download a cd image and burn it on a cd then insert it on your laptop and it will test your memory at startup.

    It may be a hardware fault or just that the recovery cds aren't getting the job done.

    Do you have a original xp or vista cd/dvd you could use to do a fresh install on your laptop?

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