Sony Vista System Recovery, From recovery  DVD

Sony Vista System Recovery, From recovery DVD's

  Sony Computers Windows vista, xp, 2000. 98, me Installs, uninstalls, reinstalls and repairs

Restoring the original factory image erases ALL existing data

  1. Turn on the computer.

  2. Insert Recovery Disc #1 into the DVD drive.

  3. Turn off the computer.

  4. Turn on the computer.

  5. In the System Recovery Options window, under Select a keyboard layout:, click the Next button.

  6. Under Select an operating system to repair, click the Next button.

  7. Under Choose a recovery tool, click to select the desired option:

"Windows Complete PC Restore" for a Windows backup restore


"VAIO Recovery Center" for factory image restore (This guide)

Recovery Center

Choose "Restore C: Drive" to fully reformat and reload the computer, erasing all the data on the computer. Then

Click "Start."

Put a check in the box next to "Skip," then click "Next."

Check the box next to "I understand," indicating that you know that all the files on the C: drive of your Sony VAIO will be deleted.

Click "Start" within the Recovery Center. Wait for the recovery applications to install, then click "Finish."

Follow the instructions printed on the screen to complete the reinstallation of Windows on your computer.



  • The Startup Repair option can automatically resolve certain issues that can prevent the operating system from starting.

  • System Restore can return the computer to a previous configuration of the operating system when it was working properly.

  • Windows Complete PC Restore will restore a previous backup of the computer created using the Windows Backup and Restore Center.

  • The Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool can determine if any problems being experienced are caused by issues with the computer's memory.

  • The option to open a Command Prompt can be used by advanced users and technical support personnel to perform troubleshooting on the hard drive or the operating system.

  • Clicking VAIO Recovery Center will launch VAIO Recovery Center from the Recovery Disc.




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