I find a lot of DVDRW drives no longer can boot recovery media. I try duplicating the media and hoping but know to replace the drive if the media boots in other machines.
I have a sony Vaio VGN-AR390E that runs on windows vista. since yesterday when starting the laptop it fails to start windows, but rather get a black screen full of $ signs, which then leads me to another black screen that gives me the options to start windows normally or perform windows recovery. when i select run windows normally, all i get is a black screen. and when i run windows recovery, it goes threw the recovery process but then it says the recovery could not be performed automatically.
i have also tried pressing F8 at vaio logo to get more options such as safe mode, but also leads me to the same screen again of the $ signs. and as well by pressing F10 i get to the recovery center and performing recovery doesn't work, i did a hardware diagnostic which says that everything is ok. i have a recent back up of all my files and there for don't need to run data restore.
when i first bought my laptop 3 years ago i had to make two recovery disks which i also tried running but they don't get recognized
can any one please help me ??
thank you much appreciated