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My sony vaio laptop got stucked after the windows & the screen are appeared. i tried to restore it but it doesnt work & i tried by repairing it with the windows installation disk but it doesn;

It could be that the internal hard drive has died and needs to be replaced. if you are not sure it would be recommended to take into a shop for a checkup.
10/25/2017 7:29:57 AM • Sony VAIO... • Answered on Oct 25, 2017

My sony vaio laptop got stucked after the windows & the screen are appeared. i tried to restore it but it doesnt work & i tried by repairing it with the windows installation disk but it doesn;

Check your RAM and HDD please. Use Hidren's boot tools to format it easy or you can format it with install dvd windows. Good luck
9/22/2013 1:54:17 AM • Sony VAIO... • Answered on Sep 22, 2013

Sony vaio hangs on start up

Try to restore your PC.

  1. after pressing the power button, start pressing "F8" before the windows startup screen appears.
  2. a menu will come out (in black and white) then select "safe mode"
  3. the PC will boot up in safe mode and you must login with administrator privilege.
  4. click start and go to:
-System tools
-System restore
5. select on the dates that your system was still running

If this solution helps you, please rate me.

Thank you.

8/15/2013 1:36:05 AM • Sony VAIO... • Answered on Aug 15, 2013

Hi, iam using sony vaio

Hi,even I am also facing the similar problem and system hangs when I play the video. I formatted and installed the Windows 7 but still it is giving the trouble. Any solution for this.?
6/1/2013 11:38:51 PM • Sony VAIO... • Answered on Jun 01, 2013

Sony Vaio Wireless LAN switch is ON, still no connection

I had the same exact problem and was trying everything I could do to fix it. I went on the Sony website and it turns out the solution is actually quite simple. They explain it better on their website than I can so here's the page: http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=C1000103&sliceId=1&docTypeID=DT_KNOWLEDGEARTICLES_1_1&dialogID=42201093&stateId=0%200%2042205033 My problem was fixed in two shakes! Hope yours is too!
~Katie Ann
8/31/2012 8:07:37 AM • Sony VAIO... • Answered on Aug 31, 2012

Spilled water on keyboard of Sony VIAO VGN-FW250j

unfortunately water has a way of finding it's way into the circuit board, when it does it causes immeasurable damage, as parts of the circuit, and components that were not meant to get voltage are exposed to it, this generally ruins the machine's motherboard, with little chance of recovery. The HD may be OK as may be the DVD however anything electronic will generally be ruined,sorry. A recovery DVD is only good for SOFTWARE, problems... you have a hardware issue.
9/24/2011 1:27:20 AM • Sony VAIO... • Answered on Sep 24, 2011

My sony vaio laptop is

Please backup the data by logging in to Safe Mode, please restart and start pressing F8 key to select Safe Mode then re-install the Windows 7 Operating System using the Recovery Disc or recovery Partition of the Hard Drive. The Recovery Partition can be accessed by restarting the computer and try pressing F10 Key. The Windows XP Operating System is displaying an error because it does not have SATA Driver to detect the Hard Drive. As Windows 7 has it, you can re-install it from recovery partition.
3/24/2011 5:14:17 AM • Sony VAIO... • Answered on Mar 24, 2011

We have Wifi in our office connecting the main PC.

It has to be in a shared network and you need to create a shared network to share all the mail.
3/8/2011 12:17:54 PM • Sony VAIO... • Answered on Mar 08, 2011

Speaker are not working properly

there's so much possible reason why its not working.
1. speakers might be in mute -try to un - mute it
2. speakers might be not connected properly - try to look for its connection and try to reconnect it.
3. speakers might not have installed drivers - try install the audio driver or update its driver.
2/25/2011 8:16:54 AM • Sony VAIO... • Answered on Feb 25, 2011

I have got a vaio

have you tried holding f8 when you start your laptop and choosing safe mode, to start windows
2/22/2011 7:15:27 PM • Sony VAIO... • Answered on Feb 22, 2011

It will not turn on

Take out the memory sticks with the pc off,then reinsert the memory sticks,turn your computer back on
2/10/2011 12:19:33 AM • Sony VAIO... • Answered on Feb 10, 2011

My laptop fell down. It

your operating system might corrupt, or hardiisk failure.
some times its because of power loss contact of your hardisk.
2/3/2011 4:50:57 AM • Sony VAIO... • Answered on Feb 03, 2011

My granddaughter dropped my laptop, now when I

If no physical damages occured to any components, a display of missing operating systems is indication of unpluged cables to the storage drive containg the entire saved prorgrams. Simply said, the internet circuits wouild have gotton unpluged. A computer technician may need to open to physcally observe the mothe board for broken components or unpluged wires to reestablish the damages.
1/29/2011 11:45:27 PM • Sony VAIO... • Answered on Jan 29, 2011

Hi What f command buttom do i have to press to

click start shutdown you will see a box with a restart option open up on xp
on windows 7 click start then you will see an arrow with the option to restart
hope this helps
12/3/2010 9:09:02 PM • Sony VAIO... • Answered on Dec 03, 2010

I purchased a used vaio

It probably is a "dead" disk-drive inside the computer.
So, the computer would try to boot from the 3.5-inch diskette drive, or the CD/DVD drive,
if there was "bootable" media inside the device.

So, you need to take the computer to a computer-store, to remove the "dead" disk-drive,
and for them to sell you a "new" and "compatible" disk-drive.

Then, you must re-install Windows (did the seller include a set of "System Restore") CD/DVD disks? Or, can you telephone Sony, and order a replacement set of those disks?
10/10/2010 9:00:46 PM • Sony VAIO... • Answered on Oct 10, 2010

Pls i want to know


This is likely to be as a result of your fan not cooling the processor properly again, possibly because of the powdery substance that was used to clean the system, and it has now been drawn into the system by the fan.

Therefore my suggestion would be for you to unscrew your laptop (If you can do it by yourself), and try to clean, or better still replace your processor fan.

If you cant do it by yourself, you can easily get a technician to do it for you.

I have actually had the same case before, and after doing what I've just told you, it stopped behaving like that.

And you are also still very lucky, because after a while, if the case worsens, the system will not just be making noise, but it will start to overheat and be powering-off automatically.

Then always make sure that your laptop is in a well ventilated, cool environment and that the environment is free from dusts.

Hope this helps you out.

9/8/2010 11:35:54 AM • Sony VAIO... • Answered on Sep 08, 2010

I have a sony vaio

Try removing the preferred Network and try to scan and connect
ON Windows XP
Start --> Run -->ncpa.cpl -->Right Click on the Wireless Network connection Icon -->Click on Properties At the top click on Wireless network tab --> Remove Your Network name if you found there then Try to scan and connect again will work
8/7/2010 8:01:37 AM • Sony VAIO... • Answered on Aug 07, 2010
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