If they want to buck, you may want to think about optional ways of acquiring the Windows 7 install media. There used to be disks that could test video modes. If Ubuntu's file manager cannot find the hard drives, then it seems to me there could be two reasons. Try unplugging all your ports and start up your Vaio computer once again. From the Windows Setup screen, tap or click on Next. This is a genuine untouched image which is safe to download.
What kind of updates are they? Er, I'm an England supporter myself though. If this is not the case, contact Sony and let them know that the recovery partition is corrupt and your machine is a brick - you need recovery disks. I am very desperate to get this issue resolved on my Sony Vaio. I have done quite a few installations of Windows, Ubuntu on many machines, but never came across an issue like this before, if I had to make a guess I would say the Bios may be damaged or corrupted. When i restart, it says no operating system found.
If so, reformatting would be a good option after backing up important data. Your computer is covered by a warranty from Sony that you paid for in the purchase price of the system. Ok, so for those who stumbled upon the same problem. Just throw out whatever you guys think could be the problem. Thanks for all your help. The result was, instead of the cursor blinking 3 times, it went on for over a minute.
The only thing I have is my data backed up to a hard drive. Sony's site requires an additional model number to access info. I'd focus on that while you consider ordering the restore media. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. This showed, found and fixed some corrupt files. Here all I know as of now: She claims she downloaded and installed some Windows updates then it just restarted and never be able to boot back into Windows 7 again.
Therefore, I have come to the conclusion the recovery partition may look intact when in actuality it is not functional. Yes, torrent users are the first I see get whacked out machines. It worked when I needed it to input the password to unlock the system, but not in Windows. I did all the steps that you has specified and a miracle just happened. Noted the other drive letter e. But if i plug in all them, windows 7 recognize only the battery, without messages. What happens to the current state of the computer? Seems that the ac adapter isn't plugged in.
And it worked just fine. I don't have much saved to this computer because it is quite new so restoring to factory conditions is an option if nothing else works. You will need to download the same version of Windows 7 that you have installed, This image is hosted by the Digital River store which is an official distribution partner of Microsoft. This prevented my laptop from recognizing the battery even the official replacement. I got to the install choices screen and then formatted the drive so I could do a clean install. No warranty, I have never seen it run, when I first got it, it didn't have a power supply.
Tried removing the battery and reseating memory, no change. Laptop then did a restart and Launch System Repair was run, which took some time and it said 'Cannot Repair'! Also, remove any Sony provided battery software before doing this. My notebook works only with the battery or works only with ac adapter. There are no options for recovery. She bought the device at BestBuy with their Geek Squad incentive. I can't know that but do suggest you try looking around to see if your files are there. Hey guys, I work for my school's computer lab support.
You click on it and it will ask for your username and password. It seems to me the cause of this problem is unknown and i myself am trying desperately to find an answer. Once I chose the option to Recover Complete System and then clicked Skip on the following screen, I kept the default selections on all subsequent screens and Windows 7 Home Premium loaded with no problems. I'm sure Bob will reply himself, but until he does. That is illegal software, and is not to be mentioned on this forum.
As a last resort you can normally order Recovery disks from Sony. Bob I have no Sony discs, only tried a fresh copy of Windows 7. To my surprise when i turned around, it had gone past the Starting windows screen the multi coloured glowing page. My quick look seems to read that you use Sony's restore media. I don't install them for a couple of weeks now and get less problems with my and client's machines. After a bit, I got a mouse pointer which I can move around but nothing is displayed on the screen. Opened Windows Explorer and 2 of these Partitions showed as drives one marked as 'System Reserved' which is the Recovery files.
General Discussion I am pretty sure that a virus cause this, right before my computer shut down on it's own my anti virus popped up and said that a Trojan was found but I didn't have to do anything. Safe mode does not work- startup repair takes over. But if i plug in all them, windows 7 recognize only the battery, without messages. Through the following steps you will be able to create the media. How can I test the hard drive, I don't have a spare. No problem with that at all. If successful I will post all the details in case someone else runs into this.