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I have tried to reset the system from scratch with a best buy geek squad recovery disk series and I get error: 403 with no other info when I try to restore the C drive to preinstalled factory settings

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    do you have any other disc like windows xp or the sony disc?

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Hi,

Before performing the installation and reinstallation of Operating System, system updates and restore process you need to make sure that memory space needed for each operation is available.

Otherwise, you might face an error message in the middle of the process.

Most software programs are stored in the C drive of your laptop.

To check for the memory space available in C or any other drive you need to right click on the drive name and select 'Properties' menu.

It would display the total free hard disk space.

If memory space is not available you can increase the hard disk space by uninstalling unwanted software. for this, go to 'Add and Remove program' list in the 'Control Panel'.

Get more information to fix Sony Laptop Error Code 403 . Hope this helps you.

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For a New Hard Disk Recovery with the Sony Recovery DVD's, do a complete restore, and leave the SKIP button selected on the last screen when asked if you want to recover the C: Drive.

Sony are a bit wierd the way they work this step.

Try that anyway and failing this try entering the bios at boot up and making sure your time and date are right and try again.

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I can confirm that this level of incompetence is quite common. It is Best Buy's standpoint that Geek Squad is an extension of their sales strategies, thus their hiring practices reflect that standpoint. Many Geek Squad "Agents" are hired or transfered to Geek Squad based upon their merits as sales people, NOT technicians. This strategy, combined with the pathetically low pay level (which any certified or experienced technician would laugh at) results in untrained staff programmed to follow certain sales strategies. In my experience, many of my fellow employees were on the same technical level as the customers across the counter seeking support.

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A.R.C.H.I.E. is the demonstration software used on all Windows-based PCs sold at Best Buy that are used as demonstration units. The software is not designed to be installed on any PC other than those being used within the store.

Unfortunately, the removal of A.R.C.H.I.E. without the original disc (which is provided monthly to the stores from the corporate offices) is going to be nearly impossible. You have two solutions in this case:

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Disclaimer: Answerer is currently employed by The Geek Squad. The opinions and statements in this answer may not reflect the views held by Best Buy or The Geek Squad. Official communications from these companies may be obtained from http://www.bestbuy.com/ or http://www.geeksquad.com/.

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