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Q: Regarding Recovery disk and Recovery disk partitions in Sony Vaio NW series...

Hello,

I have a Windows7(Home Premium) pre-installed Sony Vaio Nw20SF/S laptop in which i tried to create Recovery disks(2 DVD's)... using Vaio Recovery disk Software(Inbuit). It stopped(or hanged donno) in the middle while creating the 2nd DVD then that was cancelled, but a new partition with no FileSystem is created for about 9.3 GB when i look in the Computer Management tool present.

Now, i have two questions to ask...

1) Does Sony Vaio models with Windows 7 comes with Hidden Recovery Disk Partition(D:... something like that or not)???
2) What to do or how to make use of the 9.3GB partition present???

Please Help.
Thanks a lot in Advance...

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Can any one please provide me with the original sound drivers for the Sony laptop model-vgn-t27gp? This model works on Windows XP OS.

Many thanks if the recovery disk for the same is made available for download.
 

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hello Window Eight Forums.

I have a question about my VAIO Notebook/Laptop. It originally came with a lot of Bloatware installed. Which was hindering its potential performance. So I deleted all partitions, hidden and not hidden including all the recovery partitions that come pre installed on a Sony VAIO laptop. I then reinstalled a clean windows 8 version using A windows 8 retail installation DVD I have.

I contacted Sony support about another issue I am having with my 1TB HDD making clicking sounds and I was told.
"Because I have done the above. I am no longer able to receive support from Sony EU. because I have wiped the recovery partitions and original windows 8. and reinstalled windows 8 Retail. Without contacting Fony."

So this brought me to ask these questions...

Can I reinstall the original Sony VAIO recovery partitions to my already installed windows 8 OS.
and is this even possible ?

Fortunately I created 5 recovery media DVD's not long after first use of my new laptop. These recovery media DVD's are basically a complete backup image of everything on my Hard Drive at the point of recovery media creation time. including the recovery partitions and Windows 8.

Windows 8 seems to be running okay at the moment, so I would rather not have to completely format my HDD (again) and start fresh using the recovery media DVD's I created.

Is it possible to reinstall only the Sony VAIO OEM recovery partitions along side my already installed windows 8 retail Using my... Read more

A:Can I reinstall the original Sony VAIO recovery partitions

Welcome to EightForums.

You would need reinstall the complete original Sony VAIO install & recovery partitions.

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Hi, im just wondering if there was any way of getting recovery disks if you have already wiped the hdd? I only formatted the c drive, not the recovery partitions.
I didn't make a recovery disk because I have made a image using a 3rd party image backup program. But when I put the disk in, it doesn't work.
I tried doing a system reset by pushing f12, but not even that works, I get an error message.

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This should be my last thread here about these problems. please selp me get it running full potential.

It's a Sony Vaio PCV-RX651 80G HD, 256MB ram, 1.72ghz running XP.

I got it used and could have swore it was pretty fast before I reformatted. When I got it, it had service pack 2 and windows update hadn't been run, it had tons of bells & whistle programs like movie shaker and stuff like photo editing that comes with the VAIO that make it a digital studio PC, tool bars, pop up blockers, etc, add/remove had like 50 things not counting Windows updates. I stress tested the internet and Windows Explorer and thought it was decent but reformatted to start from scratch and get the highest performance.
explains how to format this model:
http://esupport.sony.com/EN/osmig-test/xpclean.html

I didn't make a recovery disk with drivers or the Sony Shared Library thing to get the VAIO programs. I read the VAIO programs are actually not needed to run the machine and are better off not installed if not used, making the Shared Library obsolete too, no?

I updated drivers, but saw no difference, the format instructions ^ say to download them if without the original CD. The drivers: http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/model-home.pl?mdl=PCVRX651&template_id=1?ion_id=1&tab=download#/downloadTab
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A:Help reformatting without VAIO recovery disk

256MB RAM is absolute minimum RAM regardless of type / model, for any XP - It was OK for a basic Windows 98, but not XP1Gig is a minimum to run (yours x 4) to have any decent running system - I run 4G on my XP Pro these days.Google your Make / Model for details on adding RAM and how to DIY (usually quite simple).I installed Norton Antivirus and didn't notice it get slower, but then I uninstalled it, and saw no change. Did you use the Norton Removal Tool ??How many times have you reinstalled now, and how many CDs have you used ??

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Hi,

I have just bought Sony VAIO CS-17G, with the following ODD specifications;

ODD: DVD±RW/±R DL/RAM Drive
Maximum Reading Speed:
DVD+R: 8x (SL), 6x (DL)/ DVD-R: 8x (SL), 6x (DL)/ DVD+RW: 8x/DVD-RW: 8x/ DVD-ROM: 8x/DVD-RAM: 5x/ CD-ROM: 24x/CD-R: 24x/CD-RW: 24x
Maximum Writing Speed:
DVD+R: 8x (SL), 6x (DL)/ DVD-R: 8x (SL), 6x (DL) DVD+RW: 8x/DVD-RW: 6x/ DVD-RAM: 5x/ CD-R: 24x/CD-RW: 24x

Now am trying to create Recovery Disk with DVD+R.
It proceeded for 26% & then ejected the disk saying 'Recovery Disk Not Created'.

Is DVD+R an issue for the cause?
Should I be using a DVD-R?

Pls assist.
 

A:Creating VAIO Recovery Disk - Which DVD?

The optical drive should be able to burn +R discs given its specifications. But in general, -R is a more commonly used format and is compatible with more burners and players than +R. If +R does not work for you, try it with -R and see if you get any farther.
 

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I thought it would be a great idea to delete my partitions to start with a clean slate. It was a terrible idea. I cant find a non-bootlegged windows 7 home premium recovery disk. I tried my product code on the windows site to get an iso file. The site refered me to hp for recovery options because it was a pre-installed version. So I tried a bootleg recovery disk that let me get all the way to expanding windows files. but it was corrupted or missing. I tried a few iso files from the internet that I couldnt get to work either. My anti-virus hated it. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Hi,

I am looking at possibly getting rid of my Whitebox Linux installation and to remove the GRUB boot loader I was told I had to run fixmbr in the Win XP Recovery Console. So when I went to run it, it told me that it could mess up my partitions on the disk if I had them. Well, I have my WinXP installed on it's own drive with apps as well. Then I have another HD with various files and programs on that has 3 partitions on it. My question is does anyone know if I should be ok in using fixmbr since my OS is installed on the HD that is not partitioned? Or will it not recognise the secondary drive partitions after fix?

What I am ultimately trying to do is get rid of my Linux install and install Windows 2003 Server as a dual boot with my current Win XP install. If I just format my Linux partition and install Windows 2003 Server will it just overwrite the MBR and recognise my default Windows XP for a dual boot?

Your help is greatly appreciated!
Regards,
RogueFoxx
 

A:Will fixmbr in recovery console mess up my disk partitions?

If you just Fdisk( or do it from the Install CD) to remove/replace the Linux partitions and replace then with a Fat32 or NTFS partition, you can then install 2003 and it will sort out the MBRs and booting for you. It will probably make the 2003 default, but that is easily changed.
 

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I purchased a used Sony notebook PCG-F350 and wiped out everything. I reinstalled Win98 but my modeum, sound, video etc
doesn't work - I tired the Sony site to get the driver info with no luch - some of the drivers are intergrated. Does any have the disks/CD i need to fix my notebook or any other advice. Thanks Gina
 

A:Sony Startup/Recovery Disk

I have a Sony too... its a hard website to search for anything on....
I have been searching the net for drivers for you... not much luck though.

However I did gather some info from Sonys site for you ....

http://www.ita.sel.sony.com/products/archive/pc/notebook/pcgf350.html

1-800-4sonypc
Cust. info Service center - technical fax on demand

BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL PRODUCT SUPPORT
COMPUTING SUPPORT

I realise your notebook may not be a VAIO but other things are listed also

VAIO® Desktop & Notebook Computer Support http://www.ita.sel.sony.com/support/
Wireless LAN Support
ELECTRONICS SUPPORT - Help for using Sony Televisions, DVD players, telephones, etc.
IMAGESTATION - Help for using the ImageStation website.
SONY STYLE - General and purchasing information for using the SonyStyle website.
STORAGE BY SONY SUPPORT - Assitance for CD-RW/DVD+RW drives, AIT Tape drives and other storage related products.
I hope you can find what you need siomehow thru this... sorry I was not able to find more.

I'll keep looking & if you find something let us know here....
maybe someone else will look also
 

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Do u know anywhere that has PCV-V200G recovery disk?
MUCH NEEDED
THANK YOU
 

A:Sony Recovery Disk NEEDED!

Take a look here:

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/model-swu.pl?mdl=PCVV200G&LOC=3
 

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Fellow users,

I have a big problem, my hard drive failed and I have no recovery disks with me.

It came pre-loaded with Sony's OEM Win 8.0 and several partitions. I tried to recover the system, but my HD has too many bad blocks and it ends up freezing.

So I bought a new HD and placed it into my laptop. Using a Linux Boot-CD and a SATA-USB adaptor, I was able to access several partitions on my old HD. I used GParted to copy and paste the SONYSYS, Recovery, Windows RE Tools, Disk-1 and Disk-2 partitions to my new HD, but not my OEM partition.

I tried to boot the computer this way, but it did not boot, said that my system needed repair and that I should boot with a recovery disk.

I have created a USB Boot Disk on another Win8 computer (lenovo), but I did not copy the recovery partition (for obvious reasons). Now I am able to boot to the recovery tools, but when I click to Restore the system, it says it cannot locate needed partitions.

After that, I also tried to recover from a System Image and guide it to my Install.wim file, but it said that it did not contain info on my syste,

I spent the last day looking at threads here about DISKPART, but I cannot manage to make it work. I am not that advanced and I feel like I am shooting in the dark here.

So, with my recovery partition in hands, how can I recover my system (factory settings of course) in my new HD?

Thanks in advance.

A:VAIO SVE14A27CHX Win8 HD Failed and no Recovery Disk

On many Sony models, holding alt + F10 at boot will start the factory restore process although in your case factory restore may not work coming from another computer.
You may have to order the recovery discs from Sony.

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I recently restored my system to restore point set prior to a failed upgrade to W10 . The restore was "successful" but then... When I boot up, I get normal login but when I enter my password system tells me it is setting up my desktop??  Then it stalls in never never land. When I  boot in safe mode I get my normal desktop but not much works including networking. Most anything I try yields an explorer  error message that the file or resource cannot be found, etc.  Curiously I can open any PDF file with Acrobat and I can even browse and load  other PDF files on the hard disk from within acrobat. I ran boot log and in fact most of the the drivers other than sysroot... did not load. I tried all of the repair options provided by HP and microsoft without success.  So I decided to restore using a set of disks I dutifully prepared when I recently moved my system.  Unfortunately the restore from disk option cannot find the boot file on disk #1.  When I put the disk in another machine I see a normal set of foders including one named "Boot"??I REALLY want to get my system back to what I had when I exeuted  the restore to restore point!

A:System Restore issues Recovery from recovery disk set disk#1...

Be sure disc 1 is clean and no scratches and try again,

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1520 with Vista Home Premium factory installed and now I need to install Windows 7. Before doing that I want to make sure I can restore my computer exactly to the way it came if anything goes wrong in the process of installing Win 7 or I needed back my original laptop with Vista.

Figured out the best way to create a complete image of my Hard drive.

Capacity is 320GB
4 partitions - System Partition (C), Recovery Partition, some other 2 small partitions.
I have to modify these partitions and sizes when installing Win7. I want to completely image this HDD so I can get these back exactly the way they are now.

What is the best software I can use and what are the best methods? Please give me your opinions and instructions. Thanks.

A:Creating full Image of Hard disk System & recovery partitions (Dell)

(1) Download Macrium Reflect (Free)
(2) Create an image with all 4 partitions selected
(3) Make the linux recovery boot CD
(4) Make sure the linux boot CD works and can locate the image you just made and shows the 4 partitions for selection. Exit.

If the linux boot CD fails to work as will happen on some system configurations you can try in place of the linux CD:
(1) Hirens Boot CD Macrium Reflect is part of the mini XP environment
OR
(2) Macrium pe recovery disk. To make this you will need to download the Macrium Reflect V5 trial and be prepared to do a large MS download of WAIK (~1GB). Macrium guides you through the quite straightforward process.

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hello i have win 8.1 and i'm confused about the differents about these disk i mentioned.
1)can you tell me what are the differents?
if are three different disk:
2)how can create each of them?
3)where is usefull each of them?
4) can i create these disks to usb?
also i have not any installation disk of win 8.1 (my preinstalled os was win 7).i have created a windows image backup.the backup is anything from that?
5) for automatic repair which disk i will create?
sorry for my bad english

A:system repair disk-installation disk-recovery disk

Originally Posted by vasilis


also i have not any installation disk of win 8.1



How to download and create a bootable Windows 8.1 installation media. -> link

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Note I have a OEM windows product key .

No Recovery disk, Repair disk and Installation disk came with my computer.

Do I have to go to Microsoft web site or the manufacturer of the computer web site to download the recovery disk, repair disk and Installation disk.

Some one said you can download windows ISO from Microsoft web site if you have the product key is that true?

If not where do you get the Installation disk, recovery disk, or repair disk?
 

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Hello All,

I'm having a difficult time restoring my computer to its factory settings. I already backed up most of my important information on a # of DVD discs. I just can't get Windows Vista (32) to re-install. I tried pressing F-10 when the computer starts and Launch the Vaio Recovery. It went through most of the reset but then the screen just goes blank for a very long time and I'm sure its frozen there.
The computer I am trying to reset to factory settings is a Sony Vaio Desktop VGC-LT18E, the model it says on the back of the computer is a PCG-281L.
BTW, I never made the recovery discs. Is there any other way to get these discs without ordering them through SONY? Online versions? Etc..?

Thank you all for your help.

-Brandon

A:Sony Vaio Recovery CD's

hello

see if this helps you... good luck.... How to Make a Windows Vista Repair Disk If You Don’t Have One - the How-To Geek

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My RA 830G issue came after IE crashed. The PC would not reboot (device not found bios not installed). Rebooted via F2 and reset to defaults but still same message.

I have the Recovery Kit discs and attempted to reboot. I get to the backup data, no peripherals, etc and click Next but my Sony keyboard (wireless) and Mouse are not responsive. Disconnected Sony Keyboard (and wireless receiver) and added a wired keyboard. The wired keyboard is not responsive either.

I am one click away (I think, my computer savvy is not as great as my wife thinks it is), how can I get this recovery going without a functional keyboard? (or how do I get the keyboard(s) functional?)

Thanks,
SteveMA

A:Sony Vaio Recovery

Hi SteveMA,

First off, please list the model of your laptop. Is the computer able boot into safe mode at least? Also, try booting the computer with "Last known good configuration". Hope everything works out well for you.

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I am having a very hard time finding a recovery disk for a Sony Vaio PCV-RZ34G... And thanks to Sony they have discontinued this disk. My computer has crashed... Does anyone have this ?
 

A:Sony Vaio recovery CD

I hope you got your problem solved. These days there are so many virus floating around that it is almost certain the system is bound to crash sooner or later. What can one do then without a CD?
 

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I am trying to repair my sisters laptop, sony vaio VGN-NR100
it it less than a year old, I am told that it stated an error code and I am guessing a spam virus attached to an email, they only have dial up and utilize the internet seldom to browse but mainly to email. Now that I have it in my possession, it only boots to the phoenix and intel page, same page, I can not hit delete, F10, or any other function keys upon boot up to get into safemode or recovery area or to adjust driver boot up(system menu) to adjust anything, after the phoenix intel page comes up all buttons sound with a short beep and all buttons are inoperable, they dont have a vista disc it it attached to a partition but I can not access as I have seen it when it was working... I am just curious if there is a back way to get into this system, otherwise I will pull the harddrive and attach to another system and see if I can get in there, but I would appreciate any insight, thanks, Eric
 

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i have a sony vaio laptop(notebook) PCG-TR2

my own recovery discs did not work so i ordered sony's

powers on and off but cannot get anything to happen exit to initialize BIOS
-only message - disk read error

upon inserting sony's DVD - still no "action" having followed the directions

thanks 4 nything

A:sony vaio recovery

SONY VAIO NOTEBOOK PCG-TR2A
---HAVE RECOVERY DVD from sony -
notebook powers on but could not get system to recover internally or from the recovery discs i made - NOW am experiencing nothing with the recovery disc i purchased from sony -

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Will Vista Recovery Disk Work if there is No Recovery Partition?
Thanks all.
 

A:Solved: Will Vista Recovery Disk Work w/ No Recovery Partition?

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Hello all,  This is my son's computer.  Hard drive crashed.  I bought a new hard drive and now I need recovery discs.  HP doesn't have them available.   Ordered them from an website and they are in the wind....PayPal investigating.  Help!  

A:Recovery disc for HP 2000-369WM Notebook PC Recovery Disk Se...

Hi: According to your notebook's support and driver page, you should have been able to order a recovery disk set online directly from HP... http://support.hp.com/us-en/mediaorder/hp-2000-300-notebook-pc-series/5145724/model/5171088/software...

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Hello

I have recently attempted to recover this laptop whice is running windows vista using the recovery tool on the desktop.

It went through the whole process of formatting and copying files but when it tried to load into the OS it failed and said to reinstall. Itried this a few times but it failed so I had to load a windows vista cd onto it bypassing the register key but have it working fine with just the recycle bin on the desktop.

I would like to know if I can access the recovery image through this and maybe fix or install a driver that may have been corupted by a virus.

Many thanks for your help

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I have a Sony Vaio PCV 7732. I think I removed something I shouldn't have when removing some programs. I want to do a C Drive Recovery to return the C drive to its original, factory-installed state. I have read there is a partition on the drive to do this. I do not have the Recovery CDs., and can't use the VAIO Recovery Wizard. I will have to use the DOS prompt to do this. Can someone help me? I need to know what directory the program is in, and how to launch it. I will need correct syntax including where spaces are needed in the command line.
 

A:Sony Vaio/ need to do C drive recovery

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Hi,

I'm just about ready to lose my temper with my current problem so any help anyone might be able to offer would be appreciated.

I'm running a Sony Vaio laptop, model VGN-FW21L ( Full Specs) running Vista Home Premium; regularly updated.

I was quickly annoyed to find that all but boot device and password options were disabled in the bios, the reason I found out to be to save on tech support costs from people accidently breaking their machines, so what I'm having trouble with is really pushing my patience.

I ran the machine without much issue for a good five or so months with Ubuntu on a separate partition. One day last week it started to act up, slowing to a crawl and not loading task manager. I put this down general use (installing/uninstalling a lot of software) and maybe something malicious that might have gotten through AVG. No biggie I think, I'll just back up my stuff and restore it back to factory settings.

I had a copy of Vista Ultimate that I was no longer using (the machine I had bought it for is now running Windows 7) so I thought I'd install that instead.

Installation went find, except that when I got into Windows I found that very few of the drivers were installed. Luckily it had found something for the ethernet connection so I plugged a good ol' fashioned cable in and let Windows look for some drivers... but it couldn't find any. So then I dug into my computer draw and pulled out the documentation that came with the laptop and ripped open the... Read more

A:Sony Vaio Recovery Partition

hi and welcome to TSF i cant promise this will work for you since you admit you got things wrong that being said you can try this http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/window...disc-download/ just remember its recovery not reinstall

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Does anyone know why this PC would create 5 recovery discs when I use its option to create recovery media?

5 discs?

I thought that to restore the PC to factory condition would just take a single disc...so I'm just wondering exactly what is being put on 5 blank dvds?

thanks

A:Sony VAIO All in one PC recovery discs

I have a Sony Vaio VPCEB47GM. It used 4 DVDs. When I bought my Vaio it already had almost 17GB of installed "stuff". The operating system, trial products of anti-virus suites, Microsoft Office, Vaio Care Diagnostic tools, etc. I suspect that your computer had even more "stuff" factory installed.

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Hi, my Sony VAIO SVF15A16CXB 15.5-Inch Touchscreen Laptop has stopped working. I cannot get it past recovery options - none which help.

As I reboot it goes to recovery screens saying 'system recovery is required to restore a corrupted operating system'

The machine doesn't have CD port. I did not create a recovery USB (yeah I know bad boy, but lecture me later once I have my files and Im in a much better mood.) Tried all options, tired F9 on restart (even F10, F11, F12, ESC, windows button.... all fail to respond. Reset Bios - does nothing. VAIO Rescue Mode does nothing.

Im thinking my only hope is to download a 'recovery file' onto a USB and then restart the machine with it. Make sense ? Anyone know where to find these ??

Im about to drop it into my pond but thought I d have one last go asking around .

Thanks Mike74747

A:Recovery File onto USB for Sony VAIO

what windows version ?

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Having a problem with my desktop LM2E. Sony advised me to restore system to factory conditions. As suggested I made backup discs for data. Now having restored the system I find that the backup discs with all my file and folders does not install. Any ideas?

A:Sony vaio recovery center

how were they backup?

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I have a Sony Vaio VGN-AW125J laptop that has been giving me a bit of a headache. I was told by Sony Support that purchasing the ($65.00!) recovery disks would solve the issue, but to no avail. Everytime I start up the computer, it boots up, the Vaio & Windows logos come up. Then it heads straight to a blue-y green screen and just stops. I'm unable to get into Safe Mode either...

I don't know what to do.

Thanks!
 

A:Sony Vaio Recovery CD's Not Working

I have never paid over $25.00 plus shipping for any recover disks from Sony or HP.

Did you do a clean recover using this CD?
You need to have the CD in the drive when you power up.
 

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Hi There

Just A quick question.

In the Recovery Centre in Windows 7 on my laptop there is 2 options to recover:

1 - Restore C: Dive

2 - Restore Complete System

What is the main differenace and does both delete the hidden partition or not?

Thanks

Startreker
 

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Hi there. Can anyone help me with Vaio Recovery Partition? I had few problems with partition table and MFT, but now everything is ok. Except one thing. My Vaio Recovery Partition must by unhidden to F10 key work. And then I can see this partition in Windows Explorer. When I change it to hidden, F10 key isn't working. Can anyone tell me why is it so? And what to do next...
Noteboo: Vaio CW1S1E

A:Sony Vaio Recovery Partition?

The recovery partition is meant to be hidden, that's how it's made at the factory so you don't interfere with it and accidentally delete the data on it. You aren't supposed to see it in Windows Explorer.

If the F10 key is reserved for starting the factory recovery when required, it only works when you press it at the Sony splash screen at boot time.

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OK trying to get my sony to boot from recovery partition. Im not so good with command prompt, but thats all i got since my C drive is corrupt and only the recovery partition is in working order. When i do dir/a:h of my recovery partion (E:)it just says

0 files
1 dir.

then i type attrib and i get 4 files
E:\autorun.inf
E:\bootmgr
E:\HDD
E:\snyhdrcv.ini


am I even on the right track, i dont think these are the files im looking for Sorry for being slow but this is the closest topic i can find related to my problem and i think this would work if i could only GET THERE

HELP!

A:Sony Vaio Recovery Partition

Shut the system down.

Boot-up, press the F10 key

F10 is used on most systems to invoke the recovery partition.

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Hi, I am hoping someone can help me please.

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FW48E laptop which I have managed to bust.

I used the recovery centre to wipe the drive and now the machine won't reinstall the operating system using the recovery disc, it says 'unable to locate recovery drive letter' I have tried all options available in the recovery centre on the disc but keep coming back to the same problem.

The HDD seems fine and is recognised as C by the BIOS.

Please help.

Thanks

Dave
 

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Hi, when I recover my system, i use three recovery cds. When I tried to recover my system this afternoon, the first cd gave me a message that it couldn't find a file; halaacpi.dll. I downloaded the file and put it in the place it is supposed to be, but it still says the same message when I try to recover again. Does anyone know what may be wrong and how I might fix the problem? Thanks.
Mitchell

A:Sony Vaio System Recovery

You may want to try running sfc /scannow. Here is a link on how to run it http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html.

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I recently restored my vaio to factory settings using vaio recovery settings but I still had some issues with the computer so I decided to restore again.The first stage including restoring vista and starting it for the first time went fine.However this time the second stage involving installation of factory softwares hung at 96%.I waited for over 4 hrs but in vain.
So I used task manager to exit this stage and windows started normally but few factory softwares were missing mainly vaio recovery center.
I again restored the system using F10 key but to same result.It hung at 96% once again.
Vista works fine all drivers are installed but the only problem is that I dont have some of the original softwares.
is there any way to access the hidden recovery partition so that I can have those softwares back.
Can I restore it again?

SONY VAIO CR-36G_B
WINOWS VISTA HOME PREMIUM NO SERVICE PACK AND NOT UPDATED. EVEN ONCE....

A:Sony Vaio Recovery Problem

what were the issues that caused you to do the restore in the first place? maybe related

what original software? you may be able to go to sonys website and do a search for your specific computer and find what you need.

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hp 241 g1 laptop given by rajasthan govt., india to schooler students !My son  received these laptop with pre installed genuine win 8.1 with ms office 2013 & other educational software.but we received these laptop with already removed recovery partition !!so i can't able to create recovery disk !! for this issue i contact hp support care number. but they say they have not any recovery media !!How to solved this issue ? how to make recovery disk myself if recovery partition removed? my mobile no. is : 9460410231 email : [email protected]

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I suspect a hard drive failure on my old notebook (2009 vintage)
HP Pavilion dv4-1530ca
Model: VM160UA#ABC
[Personal information removed]
Windows 7 - 64 bit SP1
 
BIOS Version/Date  Insyde F.67, 29/11/2010
Memory upgrade from 4 to 8 GB (2015)
 
I have been through the recovery process - several times using my 4 recovery disks.
All hardware has been removed from the laptop (e.g. the mouse - memory still at 8 GB)
Each time the recovery process goes to completion and then I see  Error 0xe0f00013
 
I have done a Google search and ended up at this HP site.
 
Question #1:  What this error code mean?
 
Does it mean a hard drive failure? If so, is there a compatible hard drive that I can use to replace it. I have read of users have replaced there hard drive with a 'hybrid' drive that will not function.
 
Question #2: Can I recover from this error? If so how?
 
Thanks

A:Windows 7 Recovery - Error 0xe0f00013 in recovery disk

Hi @Walker127, Welcome to the HP Forum! It is a terrific place to find answers and tips! For you to have the best experience in the HP forum I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide: First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I understand that you have attempted a recovery four times resulting in  the same error message  (0xe0f00013) after completing the process.To rule out the hard drive and memory as a possible cause, please test them  for hardware failures.  HP Notebook PCs - Testing for Hardware Failures (Windows 7, Vista). If no issue have been found, please try this workaround from @DavidPK:  Error code #0xe0f00013, while using factory image restorePlease let me know the outcome. To express appreciation for my post please click the ?Thumbs Up Icon?.  If my post resolves the issue you are experiencing, please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find what worked for you! 

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Hello folks, I have a P50 working with me for more than 3 years. I am very satisfied with it. Recently, I want to recovery the operation system by the 'Lenovo USB Recovery Creator', but I failed in the step 'select USB' while the previous steps were all normal. The dialog form is showed below. What causes the problem? I don't understand. The USB disk is emailed to me by LENOVO but it didn't work so I want to make a recovery USB drive myself. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.  And the USB disk is 16G and I format it to NTFS and FAT32, but neither could work.

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I know how to recovery files, that is using software Ontrack EasyRecovery, Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery, iCare Format Recovery, etc

but i need to recovery an info that is in registry, from formatted disk

what software or how to do this?

*old os is windows xp, that i wanted to get an info in the registry
*new os now is windows 7 32 bit, but i am no using it again now, to recovery the disk in another computer

A:How to recovery registry from formatted disk? not recovery files

  
Quote: Originally Posted by siluet206


I know how to recovery files, that is using software Ontrack EasyRecovery, Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery, iCare Format Recovery, etc

but i need to recovery an info that is in registry, from formatted disk

what software or how to do this?

*old os is windows xp, that i wanted to get an info in the registry
*new os now is windows 7 32 bit, but i am no using it again now, to recovery the disk in another computer


Are you booted to win7 now? Is winxp disk also connected? If so... what is the winxp drive letter (from wihtin win7)?

What registry key do you want to examine?

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Hi,
my hp dv6443 laptop harddrive was erased by killdisk to get rid of scripts or whatever was causing the sluggish performance. The windows version was Vista home. When trying to reboot from the original disk recovery cd to get the maching working again, the err2err3 displayed at start up. I have read about creating a bootable cd with partition recovery, but have been unable to figure out how to create one. I can drop the free partition builder programs onto a cd, but I don't know how to make it "bootable". But I may be going down the wrong path. Any ideas? Is this problem fixable, or should I just throw the computer away. Thanks!
 

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I recently had to reinstall a windows 7 recovery disk and recovery driver disks that were sent to me from Lenovo support saying my warranty was good until 2015 sometime. Any way little did I know that I was in the think pad department and I have an idea pad Y570 0862 any way I explained to them in detail what my system was and they still sent me the recovery disk for the wrong machine. so I did the install not knowing it was for a think pad and now realize that there are things missing plus it is supposed to be win 7 64gb and the baseband drivers are not installed and I can't get them installed. well they won't transfer the warranty from one department to the other and say that I cannot get an extended warranty through the right department because it shows there that it is expired any way I have installed the drivers that are ment for my system to the best of my ability but I'm sure there are drivers installed for the wrong system and if I run test every thing says it is OK but I'm not sure I trust that plus I have a 32gb win 7 installed when I should have 64gb and I cannot find my blue ray info in device manager it just appears that I'm stuck unless I fork out more money for there mistake and I just don't know where to go from here or what to do! I hope this post is not offensevie in anyway I just have learned to trust this forum and respect the views and help I have received so if any one has any input please by all means let me know. Sorry again if this post is improper!

A:Complete wrong Windows recovery disk and driver disk sent by lenovo!

Hi there ... This seems all wrong to me you now have a 32 Bit OS which wont support your 8GB of Ram .. How ever you should have a Product COA Key it should be some where under your Laptop .. If this is the case you could do a Clean Install of windows with the 64 Bit OS .. But if i was you i would be seeking Legal Advice ...

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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Hello everbody, a reluctant famliy computer fixer here,
so here's the story-
we have a Gateway GM 5474 desktop computer that had the hard drive fail,
here are the computer specs that I started out with:

ProcessorAMD Athlon™64 X2 6000+, 64-bit dual core processor

Operates at 3.0 GHz
2 x 1024 KB L2 cache
2000 MHz system bus
Chipset: NVIDIA® GeForce® 6150SE
MemoryInstalled: 2048 MB DDR2, 667 MHz, (PC2-5300) dual channel memory (two 1024 MB DIMMs)

Expandable to: 4 GB (4 DDR2 DIMM slots)

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue500 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA II hard drive


Optical Drive: DVD ±RW, 16X super multi-format dual layer drive

Write max: 16X DVD±R, 6X DVD-RW, 6X DVD-R DL, 8X DVD+RW, 8X DVD+R DL, 12X DVD-RAM, 48X CD-R, 32X CD-RW
Read max: 12X DVD-ROM, 12X DVD-RAM, 48X CD-ROM
Video: NVIDIA GeForce™ 8500GT 256 MB

DirectX® 10 and Blu-ray™ / HD DVD™ capable
One DVI-I port with HDCP
One HDMI port
One S-Video port (includes DVI-VGA Dongle)
AudioIntegrated 8-Channel (7.1) High Definition AudioNetwork SupportIntegrated MARVELL 88E8056 10/100 Ethernet

Modem56 K ITU V.92 ready fax/modem

Power Supply400 watt

VideoNVIDIA GeForce™ 8500GT 256 MB

Read max: 12X DVD-ROM, 12X DVD-RAM, 48X CD-ROM
http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/1009568/1009568sp2.shtml

I took that hard drive out and replaced it with a

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB Internal Serial ATA Hard Drive for Desktops

1TB maximum storage capacity
Serial ATA interface
Data transfer rates up to 3 Gbps
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A:Solved: hard disk replcemnt reloading vista mc from recovery disk

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The HDD on my 2009 sony vaio vgn-ns205n failed and I had a new HDD installed by the chain where I initially acquired the laptop, (not by Sony). The repair service re-installed Vista Business as the OS. I have the VAIO system recovery discs I made (as instructed) when the laptop was new, but when i insert the first recovery CD in the DVD/CD drive and restart the laptop it re-boots just the same as if I had not put a recovery disk in the drive. (I checked, the recovery discs do have files stored on them so I assume they burned correctly)
In researching the problem:
1) I have seen references to changing the BIOS to make the CD/DVD drive boot first; I cannot find anything called BIOS on my laptop.
2) I have read comments to the effect that the recovery discs will only work on HDDs installed by Sony, but I do not find this info documented anywhere
3) I went to Sony support; the tech first advised that I was not following the instructions exactly - like "turn on laptop, insert disc, restart laptop" is somehow tricky. Then he said my hardware was bad and i should send the laptop to Sony for $200 bucks. (The HDD & CD/DVD worked just fine when I reloaded my anti-virus

Is BIOS called something else on older laptops? Is it true the recovery discs won't work because Sony didi not install the new HDD? Any suggestions how I can restore my HDD? (yes, I do have all my personal files backed up elsewhere, but that's a different topic)
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A:sony vaio recovery discs not booting

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My Sony Vaio VGN-N21SW runs on Vista and had been giving me problems. So I decided to reinstall everything from the recovery discs. The problem is, I didn't know I have to make a backup of vista first (the laptop didn't come with vista cd, only System Recovery and Application Recovery discs) before doing that.
So after running the System Recovery disc, when I try putting in the Application Recovery but it keeps telling me there is no operating system in the laptop.
What do I do now?

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Hi, I am new member here and i don't know if this is the right place to post this question. I am currently having problems doing a Restore Complete System with my Sony Vaio and i believe it is a PCG - 61112L (Model number on the bottom I don't know if that's what model it is) running Windows 7. I had originally ran the alt + f10 method to restore the system. I had kept on running into errors such as Error : 320 and Error : 332. The suggested action Sony's website gave me was that I should run a Hardware Diagnostics. I did so, nothing came up. I then came into the Recovery Discs themselves and began to use them. I did a Restore Complete System, another error popped up. I am not sure but the error code was something like Error : 306 ; 69 something along those lines. The Sony website then suggested to use the alt f10 option, which already had failed me. But even so i tried to do so, and for some reason now, that won't start. I continually pressed and held the buttons but nothing showed just the black screen saying something was missing (My screen is somewhat damage there is a barrage of lines with dead pixels going down the left side of the screen, they're all clumped up together and is all together about taking up 2-3 inches horizontally) and to hold ctrl alt dlt to restart. So my guess is that recovery partition may have been erased when using the Recovery Disks? I don't know. This is really frustrating and I really need help badly. I don't know what to do and such besides res... Read more

A:Sony Vaio PCG -61112L Recovery Problems

Hi, I am new member here and i don't know if this is the right place to post this question. I am currently having problems doing a Restore Complete System with my Sony Vaio and i believe it is a PCG - 61112L (Model number on the bottom I don't know if that's what model it is) running Windows 7. I had originally ran the alt + f10 method to restore the system. I had kept on running into errors such as Error : 320 and Error : 332. The suggested action Sony's website gave me was that I should run a Hardware Diagnostics. I did so, nothing came up. I then came into the Recovery Discs themselves and began to use them. I did a Restore Complete System, another error popped up. I am not sure but the error code was something like Error : 306 ; 69 something along those lines. The Sony website then suggested to use the alt f10 option, which already had failed me. But even so i tried to do so, and for some reason now, that won't start. I continually pressed and held the buttons but nothing showed just the black screen saying something was missing (My screen is somewhat damage there is a barrage of lines with dead pixels going down the left side of the screen, they're all clumped up together and is all together about taking up 2-3 inches horizontally) and to hold ctrl alt dlt to restart. So my guess is that recovery partition may have been erased when using the Recovery Disks? I don't know. This is really frustrating and I really need help badly. I don't know what to do and such besides res... Read more

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Hi, I am new member here and i don't know if this is the right place to post this question. I am currently having problems doing a Restore Complete System with my Sony Vaio and i believe it is a PCG - 61112L (Model number on the bottom I don't know if that's what model it is) running Windows 7. I had originally ran the alt + f10 method to restore the system. I had kept on running into errors such as Error : 320 and Error : 332. The suggested action Sony's website gave me was that I should run a Hardware Diagnostics. I did so, nothing came up. I then came into the Recovery Discs themselves and began to use them. I did a Restore Complete System, another error popped up. I am not sure but the error code was something like Error : 306 ; 69 something along those lines. The Sony website then suggested to use the alt f10 option, which already had failed me. But even so i tried to do so, and for some reason now, that won't start. I continually pressed and held the buttons but nothing showed just the black screen saying something was missing (My screen is somewhat damage there is a barrage of lines with dead pixels going down the left side of the screen, they're all clumped up together and is all together about taking up 2-3 inches horizontally) and to hold ctrl alt dlt to restart. So my guess is that recovery partition may have been erased when using the Recovery Disks? I don't know. This is really frustrating and I really need help badly. I don't know what to do and such besides res... Read more

A:Sony Vaio PCG -61112L Recovery Problems

Note : The Vaio is about 1-2 year5 old, maybe more. I don't know exactly. Was handed down to me by my mother. And I've been using it for a year or so. And the reason i had done a Restore Complete System is because it had suddenly gone from running incredibly well running games like Starcraft 2 with no lag to barely being able to open Google Chrome.

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