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sony vaio pcv-rx540 recovery

by esriniv / April 2, 2005 11:05 AM PST

We had our Sony Vaio Desktop crash. This computer came pre-loaded with Windoes XP. While attempting to run using the System Recovery CD, we get to a screen saying partitioning C drive. It stays on the screen forever - over 4 hours. How long should we expect that it would take? Should we leave it on overnight? Is something wrong? Any helpful hints would be much appreciated.


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by damasta55r / April 2, 2005 11:08 AM PST

Did you partition your drive, when you first had it?

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Windows XP recovery
by esriniv / April 2, 2005 11:19 AM PST
In reply to: Hmm...


It did have a partition - I am not a computer expert and hence never used the d partition.

Thanks for any thoughts you may have.

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Its should not take that long..
by Melati Hitam / April 2, 2005 1:33 PM PST
In reply to: Windows XP recovery

By the way, did you Back-Up all your files?

If not .. try to get your files first...

Then try a reinstall (it will erase all your files) ... not recover...

Usually, D: partition is where the recovery data is store... you can use it to store your files (in normal condition - NOT for back-up mentioned above)

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Retail computers have the operating system factory
by glb613 / April 2, 2005 8:36 PM PST

installed. Did you make this recovery CD or did it come with the computer?

I owned a Sony and it had the recovery information or the installation software on a separate partition with the option to make a recover CD set. It wasn't just one CD either. The set totaled 9 CDs. I know if I had a DVD burner, I could have made the set on one DVD. I'm not sure what you are using but, it doesn't sound like it is the right disk.

Have you tried calling Sony and requesting a recovery set? That is what I would do. BTW, do you have the product key numbers for the operating system and other software? If not, you may have problems reinstalling everything.

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