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    Moderated By: jttar
    Agoraquest Forum Index Computers Troubleshooting
    Recovery for Vaio desktop Dashboard
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    Last Reply: April 1, 2009, 11:20 pm

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    Author Recovery for Vaio desktop

    Rank: Sony Fan

    Joined: Jan 02, 2009
    Posts: 1
    From: Houston,Texas

      Posted: 2009-01-02 14:59

    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 ]


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    Joined: Aug 30, 2001
    Posts: 2359
    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.

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    Joined: Feb 28, 2003
    Posts: 9228
    From: Chicago,IL, USA

      Posted: 2009-01-02 23:35


    Greetings and Welcome to the forum.

    Glad to hear that it finally worked for you. You did the right thing with the reboot. I have run into this before and in attempts to just start over had the process resume and complete.

    Thanks for posting back with the solution that worked for you. I hope to see more of your posts. We can always use more input and appreciate the help.



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    Joined: Apr 01, 2009
    Posts: 1
    From: USA

      Posted: 2009-04-01 22:34

    Hi, wondering if i could get a copy of your recovery disks for the Vaio pcv-2232? i have a copy that i started to use, then found out the 1st disk is corrupt.
    Please help! Thank you.

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    Joined: Feb 28, 2003
    Posts: 9228
    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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