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How to format a Sony Vaio?

by g.rok / August 31, 2007 6:19 AM PDT

How to format a Sony Vaio?. They did not provide any cd when I bought it last year. They didn't send any xp cd or resource cd with my new laptop. Please help me I want to format my laptop. They are saying that everything is in the hard rive for me to format but i could not locate it.

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"They are saying"
by Kees Bakker / August 31, 2007 6:30 AM PDT

Who's 'they'? And did you ask 'them' to explain?

Where did you buy it? Was something like a user guide included when you bought it?

What is the exact model?

Why do you want to format it? Is the reason something you did yourself (like allowing viruses to enter, or stupidly delete a necessary file) or could it be some warranty issue?


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Link, comment.
by Kees Bakker / August 31, 2007 7:29 AM PDT

Maybe you 'forgot' to make the recovery disks when prompted? Or lost them? You might have a problem then if "they" can't tell you how to do it from your current installation (which seems bad enough to need a reformat). Obviously, it can and MUST be done with the machine out of the box fully functioning.

Let me only remark that hidden partitions are difficult to find and look into.

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Look for...
by fbbbb / September 1, 2007 9:09 AM PDT

Something on the lines of Vaio Recovery Tool.

As Kees indicated, Sony are apparently so hard up that they can't afford to ship you recovery DVD's. (My Sony UX's, for which I had to buy the 'official' DVD-RW drive to make recovery discs off, takes the record for the most expensive DVD's in my possession since I bought the drive specifically to make the recovery DVD's).

So they supply the recovery image - replete with Sony Crapware - on a hidden partition on the disk. There will be a utility installed to allow you to recover to the originally shipped state of the laptop.

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To: Kees Bakker To: G.rok
by richiesims / September 22, 2010 12:12 PM PDT

Kees Bakker: how the hell does your comment help at all?!?!?! Just one of those stupid posts that make people pissed off.

G.Rok: hold or press f10 when rebooting the computer. Sony's don't come with recovery disks. The rest should be self explanatory!!

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