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I have vgn-CR42S/L and I want create recovery discs. It states not to use Blu-ray Media , so what can I use?

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I had to look up your computer, it seems to be a European Sony Vaio laptop with support in and around this page that I present below. No where on that page does it mention Blu-ray as a working media for the CD-DVD built into that unit. As such I recommend single layer DVD+R as media of choice for making your backup as I have a Sony laptop myself with some experience on the matter. However to go futher I also recommend that you return your Sony for full purchase price and get a good computer that is supported by the company ( not Sony ). Sony is providing almost NO support for their products and are not providing firmware updates for their CD/DVD writers in their laptops. By the way, what made you believe that this unit had a Blu-ray capable optical device in it?? Anyway the page that I spoke of is below..
http://support.vaio.sony.co.uk/specifications/specifications.asp?site=voe_en_GB_cons&m=3264

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DVD's and CD's. Don't use rewritable discs!

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There are no System Recovery CDs included with the computer. The recovery data required to return the computer to the original, factory-installed condition is included on a special partition of the hard drive. Follow this procedure to create the Recovery Media Kit (a set of Recovery Discs), which can be used to restore the recovery partition and return the computer to the original, factory-installed condition.
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  2. Ensure all network connections are disconnected.
  3. Ensure all peripheral devices are disconnected.
  4. From within the VAIO Recovery Wizard application, in the Create Recovery Discs window, click Next.
  5. Under Create Recovery Discs (Step 1 of 3), click to select the option to use either DVD or CD media.
  6. Click the Next button.
  7. At the Insert a blank... dialog box, insert the appropriate disc.
  8. Click the OK button.
  9. Insert a new disc when necessary as instructed.
  10. When all the disks have been created, click the Finish button.

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How to make vaio recovery disc for


Follow these steps to create your recovery discs.

From within the VAIO
Recovery Center application, under Choose a program, click Create Recovery Discs.

NOTE: The VAIO Recovery Center can be accessed from within Windows Help and Support. Click Backup & Recovery, then click Launch VAIO Recovery Center.

Next to Create Recovery Discs window, click the Start button.

In the When recovery discs are needed window, click the Next button.

In the Choose your media window, click the Next button.

NOTE: Although an option is provided for creating Dual Layer (DL) discs, that option will not produce usable discs on this model. Ensure the Create recovery disc(s) using... DVD(s) option remains selected before clicking Next.

Insert a blank, recordable DVD into the DVD drive.
In the Insert a blank disc window, click the OK button.

Insert a new disc when necessary as instructed.
When all the disks have been created, click the Finish button.

NOTE: After the recovery discs have been created the first time, any disc can be created again by selecting the disc from the list and clicking Next.

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Follow these directions:
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Recovery Center application, under Choose a program, click Create Recovery Discs.

NOTE: The VAIO Recovery Center can be accessed from within Windows Help and Support. Click Backup & Recovery, then click Launch VAIO Recovery Center.

Next to Create Recovery Discs window, click the Start button.

In the When recovery discs are needed window, click the Next button.

In the Choose your media window, click the Next button.

NOTE: Although an option is provided for creating Dual Layer (DL) discs, that option will not produce usable discs on this model. Ensure the Create recovery disc(s) using... DVD(s) option remains selected before clicking Next.

Insert a blank, recordable DVD into the DVD drive.
In the Insert a blank disc window, click the OK button.

Insert a new disc when necessary as instructed.
When all the disks have been created, click the Finish button.

NOTE: After the recovery discs have been created the first time, any disc can be created again by selecting the disc from the list and clicking Next.

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Sony vaio VGN-cs15gn/b recovery cd


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The computer is shipped with Recovery Center. There are no system recovery discs included with the computer. The recovery data required to return the computer to the original, factory-installed condition is included on a special partition of the hard drive. You can use the same to create Recovery discs, please follow the steps mentioned below to create the recovery discs for your computer model.

http://www.sony-asia.com/support/faq/297040/product/vgn-cs15gn/modelfirst


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My VGN-CR410E laptop looking for installation disc. I failed to make recovery disc? What should I do?


From the information provided, I understand that you are not able to create Recovery Disc from Recovery Center. You can launch Recovery Center by using F10 key. For this, restart the Computer keep pressing the F10 keey when the VAIO logo appears. If you are still not able to enter into the Recovery center, it is required to purchase Recovery disc from Sony.
Please go to the link below for purchasing recovery disc from Sony.
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You can create the Recovery Discs for the Computer.

  1. Ensure all open programs are closed.
  2. Ensure all network connections are disconnected.
  3. Ensure all peripheral devices are disconnected. NOTE: If the computer uses an external CD/DVD drive, ensure the drive is plugged in according to the instructions in the VAIO User Guide.
  4. From within the VAIO Recovery Center application, under Choose a program , click Create Recovery Discs . NOTE: The VAIO Recovery Center can be accessed from within Windows Help and Support . Click Troubleshoot my VAIO [FIG. 1], and then click Launch VAIO Recovery Center .
  5. In the Create Recovery Discs window, click the Start button.
  6. In the When recovery discs are needed window, click the Next button.
  7. In the Choose your media window, click the Next button. NOTE: Although an option is provided for creating Dual Layer (DL) discs, that option will not produce usable discs on this model. Ensure the Create recovery disc(s) using... DVD(s) option remains selected before clicking Next .
  8. Insert a blank, recordable DVD into the DVD drive.
  9. In the Insert a blank disc window, click the OK button.
  10. Insert a new disc when necessary as instructed.
  11. When all the disks have been created, click the Finish button.


You can call Direct Accessories and Parts Center at: 1-800-488-SONY (7669) to order Recovery Discs also.

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My default hard disk got formatted and i lost all the software and drivers that come with my sony vaio (VGN-CR42S).i'm now looking for way to back those software and the drivers.these include:vaio click to...


Sometimes there is a back-up partition on a hard drive that is setup by pre-loaded software. if you boot your computer by holding F11 or in some compuers F12 it will go to a restore to factory default software.

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