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tanya80

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Hello,

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FZ35G which has gone into a startup repair loop. This has happened once before and I had to backup my data and then restored C drive using Vaio Recovery Center. This time I did not get the option to go into the Recovery Center after I pressed F8>Repair my computer. I managed to enter it by using F10 and managed to back up my data and then once data was backed up the only options I had was to restart...once I did that I have not been able to go back into the recovery center for some reason...None of the other options such as Safe mode, debugging mode, last known good configuration etc are working..each time I select any of these options it goes back into launching startup repair. I need to restore my laptop to factory settings but i don't know how to do so without the Vaio Recovery Center. I have also tried booting from discs but again the startup repair loop starts, I don't have Vaio recovery discs. Is there some way for me to use the Command Prompt option in the system recovery center to reset to factory settings? Please help!

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Ztruker

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I can't find a manual for the Vaio VGN-FZ35G so no way to know how to get to the recovery window though it sounds like F10 used to take you there.

If all else fails, you can download a legal copy of Windows 7 and create a DVD or bootable flash drive and install it uising the key on the COA sticker on your computer.

Since you do not have a Windows 7 installation DVD, you can download a legal copy with SP1 integrated from here: Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River.
Make sure you get the same version you have, Home Premium, Pro or Ultimate and 32 or 64 bit. Note that Basic or Starter is not available.

I recommend using ImgBurn at 4X speed (or the slowest available) to create the DVD from the downloaded .iso file.

You can do this on any computer capable of burning a DVD.

For techies or folks who work on computers: Create Windows 7 Universal ISO With All Editions Selection On Install with ei.cfg Removal Utility.
This will fit on a 6GB flash drive or can be burned to a DVD.
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Thank you for your reply. I managed to access the recovery center again and have been able to restore from there...all back up and running now :) Thanks!
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:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Glad to hear it!
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