Sony :: Vaio Enter Recovery Partition

Apr 30, 2009

i have a sony vaio sony vaio vgn fs485b. i need to format it but have no discs. i was told that i could (at bios boot stage) enter teh recovery partiion and here i have a choice to format the machine? is this true, if it is what do i need to press to enter this page?

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