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My sony vaio laptop had broken down therefore I have been using its HDD MK6021GAS (XP2 operating system) as an external storage device with my new laptop (vista Premiun). It was working properperly. however now I\'m unable to use it. it has splitted into two unaccessible volumes one volume want me to format while the second volume says the files are unreadable or have been corrupted. I\'m promted to format, but I would to recover my data first. is there a software that can help retrieve my documents and media before i format the drive. Can you help please. thank you in advance. Serge

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Not a program but a recovery service yes.

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Sony vaio all in one touchscreen stopped working


XP and Vista Normal Mode Start your computer as you normally would. Click the "My Computer" icon on your desktop. Go to "C:\ Program Files\Sony\Setting Utility Series." Find and choose the "VCCPointingDevice" folder in the "Setting Utilities Series folder" to open the "Built-in Pointing Device" dialog box. Locate the "Enable" box on the "Built-in Pointing Device" dialog box. Check the box to enable the Vaio touchpad if you wish to use this device. Disable the touchpad if it is interfering with the external mouse. Uncheck the "Enable" box if you have a USB (PS/2) mouse connecting to your Vaio and wish to use that instead of the built-in touchpad. Pick "Yes, I'm Sure" when prompted to activate your choice, then close all the windows. Windows 7 Normal Mode Launch Windows as usual. Go to "Start" > "Control Panel" > "Mouse" > "Pointing Device" to open the Vaio touchpad control center. Uncheck the "Enable" box on the "Pointing Device" window when you wish to use your external mouse. Check the "Enable" box on the "Pointing Device" window when you want to use the Sony Vaio touchpad. Make sure the external mouse is not interfering with the touchpad if you have one connected. If so, unplug the mouse from your computer. Click the "OK" button at the bottom of the "Pointing Device" window. Close all other windows. XP and Vista Safe Mode Restart your computer. Press the F8 key before the Windows welcome screen appears to enter Safe Mode. Click "Start" > "Control Panel" > "Add/Remove Programs." Find and delete all software for mice and pointing devices. Restart your computer in normal Windows mode. Proceed to next step if the problem persists. Restart your computer in Safe Mode. Right click the "My Computer" icon on the desktop. Choose "Properties" on the drop-down list. Pick the "Device Manager" tab in the Properties window. Select the "Other Devices" folder and click on the "+" sign besides it. Delete all the devices under this "+" sign by clicking on the "Remove" button next to each of the items. Restart Windows in Normal Mode. Once Windows is operating, there will be a "New Hardware Wizard" pop-up that will load all the necessary drivers for the touchpad, mouse and other pointing devices. This should fix the corrupt driver for your Vaio touchpad. Windows 7 Safe Mode Reboot your computer and press the F8 key before the Windows welcome screen appears to enter Safe Mode. Go to "Start" > "Control Panel" > "Device Manager" > "Mice and other pointing devices." Click the touchpad icon. Choose the "Driver" tab and press the "Uninstall" button. Press the "OK" button to confirm. Restart Windows in Normal Mode. Go to "Start" > "Control Panel" > "Device Manager" > "Mice and other pointing devices." Choose the "Driver" tab and press the "Update" button. Press the "OK" button to fix the touchpad software.

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Feb 08, 2013 | Sony VAIO PC Desktops

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Sony vaio touch screen stopped working


XP and Vista Normal Mode Start your computer as you normally would. Click the "My Computer" icon on your desktop. Go to "C:\ Program Files\Sony\Setting Utility Series." Find and choose the "VCCPointingDevice" folder in the "Setting Utilities Series folder" to open the "Built-in Pointing Device" dialog box. Locate the "Enable" box on the "Built-in Pointing Device" dialog box. Check the box to enable the Vaio touchpad if you wish to use this device. Disable the touchpad if it is interfering with the external mouse. Uncheck the "Enable" box if you have a USB (PS/2) mouse connecting to your Vaio and wish to use that instead of the built-in touchpad. Pick "Yes, I'm Sure" when prompted to activate your choice, then close all the windows. Windows 7 Normal Mode Launch Windows as usual. Go to "Start" > "Control Panel" > "Mouse" > "Pointing Device" to open the Vaio touchpad control center. Uncheck the "Enable" box on the "Pointing Device" window when you wish to use your external mouse. Check the "Enable" box on the "Pointing Device" window when you want to use the Sony Vaio touchpad. Make sure the external mouse is not interfering with the touchpad if you have one connected. If so, unplug the mouse from your computer. Click the "OK" button at the bottom of the "Pointing Device" window. Close all other windows. XP and Vista Safe Mode Restart your computer. Press the F8 key before the Windows welcome screen appears to enter Safe Mode. Click "Start" > "Control Panel" > "Add/Remove Programs." Find and delete all software for mice and pointing devices. Restart your computer in normal Windows mode. Proceed to next step if the problem persists. Restart your computer in Safe Mode. Right click the "My Computer" icon on the desktop. Choose "Properties" on the drop-down list. Pick the "Device Manager" tab in the Properties window. Select the "Other Devices" folder and click on the "+" sign besides it. Delete all the devices under this "+" sign by clicking on the "Remove" button next to each of the items. Restart Windows in Normal Mode. Once Windows is operating, there will be a "New Hardware Wizard" pop-up that will load all the necessary drivers for the touchpad, mouse and other pointing devices. This should fix the corrupt driver for your Vaio touchpad. Windows 7 Safe Mode Reboot your computer and press the F8 key before the Windows welcome screen appears to enter Safe Mode. Go to "Start" > "Control Panel" > "Device Manager" > "Mice and other pointing devices." Click the touchpad icon. Choose the "Driver" tab and press the "Uninstall" button. Press the "OK" button to confirm. Restart Windows in Normal Mode. Go to "Start" > "Control Panel" > "Device Manager" > "Mice and other pointing devices." Choose the "Driver" tab and press the "Update" button. Press the "OK" button to fix the touchpad software.

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Recovery partition cannot be found


If your Sony VAIO computer has been infected with a virus, its system files may be deleted or corrupted, which will cause system instability.


Depending on the type of virus or the specific files lost, you may not be able to manually fix the problem.


You can restore all of the system files back to their original condition and recover the operating system to its factory settings by using a hidden recovery partition on the VAIO


Click start control panel scroll to folder options view place a tick in show hidden files folders and drives.
This may vary depending on your operating system.



Close any programs that are currently open.

Transfer any files you want to keep from the Sony VAIO's hard drive to another source, such as a USB memory stick.


Disconnect any peripheral devices that are hooked up to the VAIO, such as a printer or network cable.

Open the "Start" menu and choose "Help and Support."


Click "Back Up & Recovery" and then navigate to "VAIO Recovery Center." Select "Launch VAIO Recovery Center."


Click "Restore Complete system" underneath the "Choose a Program" heading.

Click "OK" and follow the prompts to restore your Sony VAIO's system files back to their original condition.


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I have a p4sgl-vm motherboard...during XP2 setup, a msg is displayed " setup cannot format ur hard drive" i tried replacing the hdd and same problem displayed. pls help.


I understood your problem its rarely occurs but one best solution is that change your XP version try to install another operating system to format your hard disc .

If further problem as it is then use the NTFS file system while XP2 uses FAT system so try this one..

Thank you for giving me opportunity to solve your problem.

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I have a pcv-rs510 vaio desk top with DMA/ATA-100, 120 GB HDD can I install a slave 2nd HDD ATA-100 500 GB HDD, Or can I replace the ATA-100 with a ATA-300 1 TB HDD


you can do either way ..the ide port will support them both ..the first one has the advantage that the operation system may be left on the first one .and the data stored on the second.this way large amound of data can be protected from hdd failure ..cause if it happens usually it is affected the one with operation system ..also you can move them easy just moving the hdd...
The second will be faster cause it will be all in one .and the data transfer from a partition to another faster ..also the bus has aa larger transfer rate and communication speed..but ..just see what is the most convenient for you ..price ..and function ...depends on what you want to do ..

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Can I add more of hard disk to my "sony vaio pcv-rx670"? if yes is there any limitation for that or not? I mean should i use any specific size or not or even any specific brand? should it be the same as...


Any Brand Is Ok. No Specific size.
There isn't much of a limitation, except what your windows operating system allows. xp or newer at least 500gb.

If you plan to use it as storage space, you have to set the new harddrive as slave, and the old harddrive to master.

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Need help clearing the garbage slowing my CPU w/o losing my files


Just copy any wanted documents (pictures, music, videos, etc.) onto your external hdd. As far as Norton or any other programs, you will need to reinstall these after the restore.
After you reinstall the os just copy your things from the external hdd to the appropriate folders.

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Sony Vaio USB ports not recognised by XP


It is common problem on most of the PC USB ports does not recognise external hardware.It is mainly due to lack power supplied by the USB Ports..You can try with Old Pentium4 maschines.IT Reads well..

Another thing dont use extension ports to plug external HDD..always use backside on board ports.\

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Restore3


Hello,

I found these instructions for you on the Sony support site.



Solution
sp.gif sp.gif IMPORTANT:
  • Before performing a recovery, go to the Sony® eSupport Web site at http://esupport.sony.com and check your model-specific support page. Look for software and driver updates or check for knowledge base solutions that may help you solve your computer's issue.
  • This model does not require Recovery CDs. Recovery data is included on a special partition of the hard drive.
  • Do not interrupt the power during the recovery process.
  • Before performing a recovery, disconnect any external devices not supplied with the computer such as printers, network cables, cameras, or external storage devices, like hard drives or flash drives.
  • Customers who purchased the Symantec® Norton Internet Security® 2007 software from the Sony Style® store with their computer must create a Norton Account to save their product key prior to a system recovery or the software cannot be reinstalled.

NOTES:

  1. Click the Start button, then click Help and Support . NOTE: If the Help and Support link is not available on the Start menu, re-enable the link in the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties window.
  2. In the Windows Help and Support window, click Backup & Recovery .
  3. Under Backup & Recovery , under VAIO Recovery Center , click Launch VAIO Recovery Center .
  4. In the VAIO Recovery Center window, under Choose a program , click to select the desired option:

    NOTES:
    • It is strongly recommended that recovery discs be created to help restore files if the operating system will not start. Recovery discs are bootable and can be used to perform a recovery on a properly functioning hard drive.
    • The Windows Backup and Restore option opens the Backup and Restore Center provided with the Microsoft® Windows Vista™ operating system. This provides the ability to save information from the hard drive, such as personal data files, and restore previously backed up data.
    • Computer problems related to hardware can be diagnosed using the VAIO Hardware Diagnostics option.
    • One or more drivers or factory-installed applications may be reinstalled with the Reinstall Programs or Drivers option.
    • The entire (C:) drive can be restored to its original, factory-installed condition by selecting Restore C: Drive .
    • Choosing Restore Complete System will restore the entire (C:) drive, while removing or restoring the Recovery Drive partition. Modifying the size of the hard drive partitions is also an option with this type of recovery. This option requires you to insert Recovery DVDs created using the Create Recovery Discs option.
    • To remove all data from the hard drive, including the operating system, all programs and personal data, choose the Wipe and Erase Data option. This option is provided for the convenience of advanced users who want to install a different operating system, and who want to ensure all data has been removed from the hard drive first. All other users are strongly urged to avoid selecting this option.

Please update me on the same.
Regards
Sammy

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format hdd and reinstall ur operating system

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