If there's no such boot menu, this would be the first laptop I've ever seen that lacks this most basic function. Try using the disc in a different computer to see if it boots. This meant that his system was essentially worthless at this point. The bug report includes the script, and its reproduced below. Congratulations; you now know how to enter recovery mode on your own Sony Xperia Z5.
Thanks Martin, Your advise saved my day. After much too much searching around, I found out that F2 is the magic key. Follow on screen prompts and enjoy recovery mode on your Xperia Z5. Again, this is most often the case but your system could be different. Hopefully the instructions are able to help you disable this on your system.
The most handy and hardware coded method is about pressing a particular hardware button a couple of times while booting up your Xperia Z. Working on a Sony now that would not boot after splash screen appeared. This depends on the laptop model, however, and can be confusing if you do not know which key to press. I was able to set up my boot sequence. Commercial disks such as Windows installers carefully put both formats on the disk so they work in any machine. From here, follow the instructions to accomplish what you want. Did you try the F2, F1 or F3 keys? As a matter of fact, I was not even able to enter the boot menu.
Ok, I finally figured this out. Luckily the Vaio has a setting for Legacy boot. Most computers use one of the function keys, which are aligned across the top of the keyboard, to access the computer's setup utility, but each manufacturer uses a different key. Be sure to have packages 'isoinfo', 'mkisofs' and 'genisoimage' installed. Try using the disc in a different computer to see if it boots.
Next time you want to troll someone, actually have something useful to say. You see, your Sony Xperia Z5 comes pre installed with a stock Android recovery mode. Ok, I finally figured this out. Thus, go and access the Google Play Market and from there download the Quick Boot app. Once I set that, it booted from the optical drive no problem.
The disc and drive work fine otherwise. There's no boot menu where I can temporarily change the boot device for one instance? Since when are you facing this particular issue? This is the modern way and works great with Win 7-64. It's a Sony Vaio and its using Windows 8 as it's operating system. Chris Jean, Many thanks for posting this article! I did this, but it seems that even the recovery partition was hosed. Cheers Thank You , you are a gentleman Saved me a sleepless night The Wiz. At least they could have the courtesy of removing the splash screen when I hit a button so that I could see the options, but no. There is at least one usb virus that looks bootable, so when an infected external drive is attached during startup some serious blue screens of death occur.
Use Volume buttons to navigate Up and Down between options and Power button to select an option in recovery. Or maybe I haven't fixed enough computers yet? I think I can try booting Ubuntu from a flash drive. You see, if your Android device will get turned off while you will try to enter the recovery mode menu, various software related problems might be issued, so try not to mess things up. I have a Sony Vaio that will not boot to this device. I don't know of another way on the Z.
A lot more can be done using a custom recovery, but the stock recovery that comes pre-installed on Android devices is limited to these features only. Now on the point of infections, I can agree about the boot ordering. But now I want to image the drive to make a backup. Immediately press F12 Keep pressing F12 key while starting up. Try continuously tapping the F2 key just after pushing the power button to power up the computer. This is the first time I have seen this problem.
If you are going to do smth unusual then you at least should know what to do while setting proper boot order is the simplest. Let's hope the install goes fine! I know this thread is long dead, but just hoping someone might stumble across it again and offer some advice. I changed external boot device to be the first device until I figure out how to access the boot menu. Since this is new in Windows 8, Window 7 boot media will not have a signed boot image, causing the Secure Boot to fail. Would you like to answer one of these instead? I agree the boot sequence, on the sony vaio is bad.
When i restart it just says Vaio and no option for the boot menu it just loads to my regular operating system. I s there any hope left for this machine? Most of us have enough bosses in our work place like that. A reboot sequence will have to be completed, which is a dedicated operation that can be completed in different ways — I will show you all the methods during the following lines, just be patience. I can now boot my dvd. I can now boot my dvd. I'll post back here if I ever get a resolution. If this does not show up then I can always go to the F2 bios setup and choose flash drive to be the first option.