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Sony vaio Desktop Windows XP. Turns on but never actually starts up goes to screen where you can start safe mode, and other choices. None of those work. Took to Best Buy. Tech says Windows corrupted need to restore. I have recovery CD's so figure I will save myself $140 and do it myself. Tried started it with CD in but still goes to that safe mode screen. How do I get it to start on recovery CD. I did the F2 thing someone suggested but don't see anything that says reinstall windows? Andy advice?

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Hi the best thing to do...is press and hold delete when the laptop is starting up,and go into the bios,and make sure that the 1st boot device is you cdrom,after you have enabled that to be your 1st boot device then press f10 and enter..then your laptop will reboot...
open up your cdrom,insert your operating system,then press the laptop power button to shut it down then power it back up...then hopefully it will prompt you to make a fresh install..

Hope this help and if there is anything else i could help you with..


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