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I have a sony vaio it is locked ip on the windows opening logo i have the disks to go back and put it back to original store bought settings but even they have a problem and they keep telling me to try again and start over any help would be greatly appreciated thanks in advance bill

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Your problem with recovery DVD/CDs created by built-in Sony recovery program is not a new problem, most of the issue is more then likely due to poor media or the inability of the Sony software to properly ascertain the medial qualities and deficiences before the recovery DVDs were created. Sony has a bad habit of not updating their DVD/CD writer firmwares to the most recent standards and thus make poor quality backups. How do I know this, because I have a Sony Vaio also and have personally seen your issue up close. Unluckily for both of us, Sony has not seen fit to update their firmwares in most of their DVDwriters in some time. Sony and NEC have combined their efforts in a single company called OPTIARC to make and distribute DVD/CD writers. Without your computer's model #, I can only guess at which DVDwriter you may have installed, but I doubt it can be counted on in a pinch.
The F11 key during reboot ( earliest stages of reboot during black screen ) should allow you access to the recovery partition on the hard drive of the computer in question. Once there you should be able to recover your factory installed installation but be aware that recovering that way will lead to a lengthy and tiresome re-installation of the factory defaults. It is very likely you will be sorry you ever bought the Sony by the time it is done. How do I know this, because I have done it to many times, and it still will not cure the inability of the Sony/NEC DVD writer to create good DVD backups on most media.
I would like to think you have a manual or other written material that came with your computer that describes this process in more detail, but at least I know I have put you into the right area to start with. Have a good afternoon re-installing

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Factory settings sony vgn-n31z/w


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.


Recover Using Recovery Partition


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.


Recovery Using Recovery Discs


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

or


Sony Vaio usually installs their system files right on the computer.

If you click on "Start" then "Vaio Central" a window should open up.

Click on the "Support" tab, then "Recovery".




hope this helps

Oct 03, 2012 | Sony Vaio VGN-N31Z/W

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Reset to factory without disk


which operating system ?


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.


Recover Using Recovery Partition


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.


Recovery Using Recovery Discs


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

hope this helps

Sep 30, 2012 | Sony VAIO VGC-JS210J/B 20.1 in. PC Desktop

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I want to recover my sony vaio laptop with windows 7 OS, i want to get it back to original state to delete all personal installed programs. pls help


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.


Recover Using Recovery Partition


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.


Recovery Using Recovery Discs


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


hope this helps

Sep 29, 2012 | Sony Refurbished White 14" Vaio...

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How to factory restore sony vpceb42fx


Try this:
http://www.withsteps.com/275/restore-a-sony-vaio-pc-to-its-factory-settings.html

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to restore your Vaio PC to it's factory settings. In other words how to restore your computer to it's original settings (in the exact state you bought it).
For that you have to:
1. Back-up all your data. Restoring to factory setting means to erase all data and reinstall Windows, drivers and preinstalled applications. If you have a single drive (C:) you have to backup your data to external drive or disks.
2. Start VAIO Recovery Center. Click on Start button and then click on All Programs. From the program list select "VAIO Recovery Center".

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3. Restore complete system menu. From the left menu of Vaio Recovery Center select "Restore complete system"

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4. Start button.

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5. Select "Restore C: drive" and hit Next.

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6. Read the information on this new window, select "I understand" and hit Start.

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7. "Are you sure?" If you made backup for all your data and really want to restore your Vaio as it was when you bought it you have to make sure that have it plugged in to a stable source of energy and press YES.

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8. So ... next you should sit back and relax. Your computer will start showing the next messages
Shuting Down
Windows is loading files ...
Restoring your operating system
Please wait a moment while Windows prepares to start for the first time...
Windows Vista setup: The initial setup may take up to 15 minutes. Do not turn off the computer. Click OK to continue the setup process and wait until the "Set up Windows screen appears". Select OK

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9. Take your time until your system install VAIO software

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Finish to restart.

10. That's all. Now, your VAIO has the original operating system, drivers and software. Now you have to configure your VAIO as you want.

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Aug 21, 2012 | Sony VAIO VPCEB42FX/BJ Notebook

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Vaic t200 password needed to unlock but none offered. please help


Hi! Welcome to www.fixya.com.
Recover From Within Windows 71Click 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.
2Click "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.
3Click "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.
Recover Using Recovery Partition1Turn on or restart your Sony Vaio computer.
2Press 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.
3Highlight "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.
Recovery Using Recovery Discs1Insert 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.
2Click "Tools," then click "Start advanced recovery wizard." In the "Do you need to rescue your data?" window, click "Skip rescue."
3Click "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.
4Remove 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.


Read more: How to Recover Factory Settings on Sony Vaio Computer with Windows 7 ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_7680511_recover-vaio-computer-windows-7.html#ixzz1SY1sA7Sg

Hope this resolution fix the problem on your computer.Thanks for contacting Fixya. Bye for now.

Jul 19, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Bought Sony Vaio Windows 7 with previous administrative password and need to restore setting's in order to change setting to computer


The laptop is Bios Password Locked, who ever you bought this from must know the administrative password, because the computer will remain locked until this is remedied and you will not be able to restore original settings without the password. If the seller can't provide it, I would return it expecting a refund. Sony charges $100.00 to correct this and you must be the original owner. There are other services that claim they can help and charge a fee.

Jan 14, 2011 | Sony Computers & Internet

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How do I restore my laptop to factory new?


Press the Alt + F10 to get factory default set up menu in Sony Vaio.

Dec 19, 2010 | Sony VAIO VGN-AR630E Notebook

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I need to know how to restore factory settings without the disk


hopefully this may help:

  1. Close all open programs.
  2. Disconnect all network connections.
  3. Disconnect all peripheral devices.
  4. Turn off the computer.
  5. Turn on the computer.
  6. When the SONY logo is displayed, press the F10 key.
  7. In the VAIO Recovery Wizard window, click the Next button.
  8. Under Recovery Options , click to select the C Drive Recovery option.
  9. Click the Next button.
further info can be found here

Apr 01, 2010 | Sony VAIO VGN-FS742/W Notebook

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My sony vaio cs hd been formated n sum software hv been deleted


When a hard drive is formatted or re-formatted, it wipes out everything on the disk. Any software you want put back needs to be re-installed from your program or system restore CD's. If you don't have the original disks, you can try " http://www.restoredisks.com " and put in your pc model and can order the CD(s) from them around $27.00 US. These CDs should restore your pc back to factory settings.

Sep 16, 2009 | Sony VAIO Notebook

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My VGN FS920 shuts down at the window loading screen


ok no need to get a bcakup disk or downlaod anything

if ur hard drive is original factory fitted
and
ur laptop came with pre loaded OS as XP

then do this without disk

Sony: When you first turn on the laptop and see the VAIO logo screen, press the F10 key (you need to do this before the VAIO logo disappears).

pls let me know and rate me FIXYA for help

Mar 31, 2009 | Sony VAIO VGN-FS920 Notebook

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