Sony :: Help Please To Restore My Laptop.

Sep 29, 2009

Anyone out there, help me please. I have a Sony Vaio VNG-C2S Laptop, which I have just had a new Hard Drive fitted. Unfortunately I have lost the contents of the C: Drive (Windows Vista) and the hidden restore section.

I made a restore CD when I first Purchased the Laptop. I am now not able to restore the contents of the restore DVD back onto my Laptop

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I run command prompt as an administrator and use: imagex /apply e:dellimagefactory.wim 1 d:

This appears to restore, takes around 20 mins to reach 100%, but on rebooting the machine  its still in its current state....Do I need to do an extra step? what have i missed?

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Mar 9, 2008

Just to state first and foremost, this is not an issue I have. This is a preventative post for anyone that may ask down the line. (as I've seen it asked on multiple other forums.)

I had this issue with an inspiron 1720 I just got. It had an issue, so I installed vista from a Vista RTM disk. It didn't fix the problem in the end, so I sent it into dell and got fixed, but I wanted to a fresh restore from the restore partition because on restarts, I'd get the blue screen of Death. Fun stuff right?

Well, Unknowingly, when I installed vista off of the cd, that removed the ctrl+F11 option from the dell. This is stated on many forums, and it seems that most answers to this issue is to format and install a fresh install from cd again, or call dell and get recovery disks. I figured "Heck, If I still have the restore partition, there is not reason why I can't get it to restore with some effort."

Some other people I've seen have just had viral attacks, or just want to sell their laptop and need a fresh install. This is for those people that need it. The answer to the question of what if Control and F11 don't work.

So, Here I am with the fix. There is one required bit of software that's required, and that is simply a dos boot cd. You can find many iso's for dos on the net. All you have to do is burn a copy and boot from it. [EDIT] IMPORTANT: I was wrong about dos. As stated below ( ) you have to do it from a 32 bit environment. You can get through one in the XP repair console (on the install cd) or through one of the options in vista's setup.[/EDIT]

Ok, so this is going to be dumbed down a bit, and I'll explain what the dos commands do. First off, after booting into dos, you need to change to the restore partition. This isn't hard at all, all you do is type "D:" and press enter. After this, you need to find the restore file. This is a file with the extension of *.wim. This is an image of windows from dell factory.

Generally this file is found in d:dellimage and is called Factory.wim. Just to double check, I'm going to tell you to change the directory. Type in "cd dellimage" and press enter. In dos, CD means Change Directory (or enter a folder). Now, to list all of the files in the directory type in "dir" and press enter...............

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fairness repaired free of charge when it happened a few weeks back (out of warranty also).

Now very recently my screen overheated causing some damage apprantly this was due to the graphics card again but this time even though they will repair

the motherboard free of charge again, they will charge me for the screen....756 .....

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Mar 20, 2010

I'm getting my new soon with the SSD. The SSD is fast and would like to keep it that way. Since there's no trim support and defrag is really bad?

What should I do to keep performance up? Been following all the threads, but there doesn't seem to be a clear cut way to restore the SSD to out of factory state.

Wouldn't a restore to factory defaults using the restore discs do this? Whats the best way?

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Mar 27, 2009

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Feb 4, 2009

When I try to restore C: partition by using Restore C: Drive option with my Sony Recovery DVD, I always get Error 403 message. The other option, Restore Complete System works fine but that will wipe out all partitions in the drive. The Restore C: Drive option only wipes out C: partition and leave the other partitions intact.

How do I get Restore C: Drive to work? I have FW190 CTO.

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Sony :: Vaio VGN-NR18OEhow To Do A Full Restore

Nov 6, 2009

My sister-in-law has a Vaio VGN-NR18OE and she is having major issues with the laptop. It's having trouble booting and I just want to restore it to the factory fresh state.

I am hundreds of miles from her so I can't see the screen and I have never even physically touched this laptop. I'm hoping somebody on here can help out. Below are some details of this laptop:

purchased at the end of 2007
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Since it did not come with any discs, I'm assuming there is a recovery partition on the hard drive but I cannot find anything in the user guide (or any where else for that matter) on how to ACCESS this partition and start the restore process.

On my old Gateway laptop, I would just put a disc in and it would start the process using the partition. My Lenovo just has a second power button that directly accesses the partition.

What do I do with this Vaio?

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Sep 26, 2009

i got ( vaio , vgn-cr320e ) , i installed win xp but there is some files in the win xp cd are missing so i had to install a win vista ultimate , ( what you have to know is : when i installed win xp , i chosed to format the hard drive ) now when i press ( f10 ) on the win start up , in vaio logo , some balck screen come in it...............

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Sony :: Can't Restore The System, Even With Restoration CD's- Vaio VGN-CR120E, Vista 32-bit

Aug 28, 2009

My mother's laptop had some issues, so I decided to completely restore the system. Restoration went through, however when it booted for the first time after restore, it gave me an error message that some file is missing or corrupted. I did second restoration...same problem but different file, tried 3rd time....same problems and different file.

I decided to do restoration without "value added" stuff, it went through, booted fine into windows vista, went through all the vista configurations, booted into Desktop. Desktop was all black, and right away I got the error message, something to do with "hardware shell".
Did hadware test - everything is fine.

Finally, I ordered restoration CDs directly from SONY.
First try using Sony's own CDs - error, file is missing or corrupted.2nd Try - same thing, 3rd try - same thing.

And finally, after multiple tries, it boots into Vista Green Background with small rotating circle (Vista's HourGlass). Nothing happens afterward.

It is Vaio VGN-CR120E, Vista 32-bit

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Nov 17, 2009

I comleted a factory restore on my FW, now I cannot connect to the internet.

Network Connections only shows LAN and Bluetooth options. Wireless mecha switch is on, Smartwi utility shows the wireless LAN is on. Of course, status is disconnected.

I can't find any wireless networks around me, including my trusty linksys G that would connect flawlessly prior to the restore.

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Let me first start by asking your forgiveness if I have stuffed this quick little guide in the wrong spot. I spent a rather brief 10 minutes searching this forum, and I don't believe I am repeating a write-up someone has already done that follows this simple method. If I am incorrect, I ask a moderator to please place this post in its proper home. As you can see, I am not an avid poster here, and I really don't want to be slammed for not searching with enough gusto, etc.

Alright, on to the quick 'n easy...

I have a new VGN-AW235J, so proceed with courage and fortitude if our letters don't match. I found this as I was trying various ways to cleanse this beautiful machine of it's bloatware. It worked for me, and that is all I will claim.

This method requires that you create the restore DVDs.

If you don't have a handful of restore DVDs, go do that now and come back...and while you're up, bring a snack.

One more disclaimer: I didn't take the greatest notes while doing this, so my instructions may be sufficiently vague to cause minor trepidation on the part of the reader. With that being said, each step should be fairly obvious while in front of your machine...DVDs in hand..........................

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