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Done a stupid thing now iI have no os - Help please

by meldrewm / March 22, 2008 10:41 PM PDT

I used Drive Scrubber software and I think I have selected the wrong type of 'scrub', I have lost the O/S on my daughters sony laptop F807K, with 2000 professional.
I am left with E:\DSCRUB on a black screen. From here I thought I would be able to use the recovery disks. These do not seem to be working although they are only copies.
My daughter has the originals - could this be the problem.

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Make new copies.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 22, 2008 10:51 PM PDT

Some CDR material fades and won't boot after awhile.

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Is this how you went about trying ...
by Edward ODaniel / March 23, 2008 7:07 AM PDT
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NO OS
by meldrewm / March 23, 2008 11:06 PM PDT

I HAVE FOUND THE ORIGINAL RECOVERY DISKS SUPPLIED BY SONY. THE CD DRIVE IS STILL NOT READING THE DISC. I STILL HAVE "E:\DSCRUB> message on a black screen.

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Re: recovery discs
by Kees Bakker / March 23, 2008 11:13 PM PDT
In reply to: NO OS

It could well be that e: is your cd-drive. Then this prompt proves that it's being read without any errors. Still, it's strange. It's not the behavior one expects from a recovery CD and a google search for dscrub sony turns op nothing useful either.

So better have a look at the contents of e:\ and e:\dscrub using the good old dir command. At the prompt type:
dir e:\ (+ enter)
and
dir e:\dscrub
and post back what it reveals.

Kees

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And ..
by Kees Bakker / March 23, 2008 11:20 PM PDT
In reply to: NO OS

from your post in another forum I understand you don't BOOT from the recovery CD, but just put it in the drive. Then e:\ isn't your CD-drive, but your erased (scrubbed) hard disk. That makes much more sense.

The right procedure:
1. Put the CD in the drive.
2. Boot and immediately go into the BIOS-setup (don't know how to do that on a Vaio, but it should be on the screen or in the documentation. Usually it's a key like F1 or F10 or del or esc, or some combination).
3. Find the page with the definition of the boot sequence and change it to boot from the CD first. Leave the BIOS while saving changes.
4. On reboot it will boot from the recovery drive. Now do what you need to do.

Hope this helps.


Kees

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Re recovery discs And...
by meldrewm / March 24, 2008 6:30 AM PDT
In reply to: And ..

Thanks for your help - I've followed your "correct procedure". Computer now up and running.

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(NT) Good to read. Thanks for letting us know.
by Kees Bakker / March 24, 2008 6:43 AM PDT

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