I have a Vaio PCV 2232 and decided to use the recovery discs made when it was new. The computer had really slowed down over the years so wanted to restore it and try to speed it back up. The recovery disc worked and the recovery started. It has now been about 2 hours and all I have is a black screen with a flashing cursor. The hard disc light is steady on. The CD bay where the disc is does not seem to be responding as I cannot hear the disc spinning. Is this a normal process or have I got a problem? And if so what do I do from here?
Update: got impatient, did a warm boot, the recovery disc loaded again and worked. Computer is 5 years old so now it is doing 5 years worth of updates.
[ This message was edited by: acoldstarnolds79 on 2009-01-02 17:45 ]
Joined: Aug 30, 2001
From: Rockville, MD
Posted: 2009-01-02 18:16
Glad it worked, What OS is it?
If's XP and you sytems goes slow I would do system restore. I have done this a couple of times when an upgrade due to a window patch or something else has caused the computer to slow down.
System Restore is a feature of Windows XP that allows you to fully restore your computer to a previous known working state in the event of a problem. This is done without loss of personal files or data such as word processing documents, spreadsheets, music, images, etc. This feature is enabled by default and runs in the background making backups after certain events happen on your computer. System restore functions are only available to an administrator of the computer, therefore if you are not an administrator, you will not be able to follow this tutorial.
System Restore protects your computer by creating backups of vital system configurations and files. These backups are known as restore points. These restore points are created before certain events take place in order to give you a recourse in case something goes wrong during that event.
Joined: Feb 28, 2003
From: Chicago,IL, USA
Posted: 2009-04-01 23:20
Greetings and welcome!
In the event that you can not get a copy of the recovery disks try using Nero or a similar burning program and make a copy of your 1st disk.
I have, in the past, had success with making a copy of corrupt disks and having the copies work just fine. Something to try that might solve the problem.
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