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Cant boot my sony Vaio

booyaka

FPCH Member
Joined
Sep 3, 2007
Messages
15
PC Experience
Some Experience
Operating System
Windows XP - Professional
#1
Hello

ive have recently been given a laptop and i attempted to recvover it back to its original state but half way through it sais the recovery disc has an error and i have tried it many times and it wont work

problem is ive wiped everythngi so when i reboot it comes up cannot find any boot up files or anythnig because ive wiped them in the half done recovery process

can you please advise

Thankyou
 

Jamey

FPCH Member
Joined
Jan 21, 2006
Messages
333
Location
Telford, UK
#2
Hi there

If the laptop is still under warranty, you may be able to contact the manufacturer to ask for a replacement recovery disc. Or, search eBay for a duplicate of the disc you currently have.

Otherwise, if the laptop has got a Windows license sticker (usually found on the underside) then you are legally entitled to use a copy of Windows but you have effectively lost the media. Therefore I'd suggest finding a friend or someone you know who has a standard Windows XP installation disc and ask them to borrow it. Just make sure it is the same version as written on your license sticker (Home, Pro, Media Center etc).

Then you can follow this official Microsoft article: How to install or upgrade to Windows XP. Carefully read and follow the section named "Perform a clean install of Windows XP".
 

danzil

FPCH Member
Joined
Jun 29, 2007
Messages
885
Location
Gloucestershire
PC Experience
Operating System
#3
i agree with jamey,
boro a friends copy of the xp cd,
wha was the excact error message you was getting
regards
danzil