Solved How to factory reset vaio laptop

June 18, 2015 at 18:00:39
Specs: Windows 7
I HAVE A SONY LAPTOP MODEL VPCEH12FX.
WHEN I BOOT, IT GOES TO VAIO SPLASH SCREEN AND ON THE BOTTOM LEFT SHOWS PRESS<F12> FOR NETWORK BOOT AND JUST HANGS UP.

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#1
June 18, 2015 at 18:49:05
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See this:
http://www.ehow.com/how_5510972_res...

I believe on some models the key is F10 rather than F12.

EDIT:
Bear in mind that if it has a hardware fault this won't help.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#2
June 19, 2015 at 00:42:20
Hopefully you have all your personal files already safely copied off the hard drive; usually to cd/dvd but to another external hard drive too is nice(r).

If you haven't then post back for suggestions how to do that first. a factory reset/restore will erase all personal files in the restore/reset process.

Can you get into safe-mode; press f8 as the system boots up (possibly press several times).

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#3
June 19, 2015 at 05:07:22
You can boot to CD made with Memtest86 on it, this will test your memory and to an extent prove if the fault is hardware related or software related. If it does not boot to CD you might have to reset your BIOS so the CD/DVD drive is first in boot order and you might have to tap a key during boot up so it will not skip over the optical drive and go directly to the hard drive anyway. If this is solved but it will not run Memtest then it is probably hardware related, possibly memory related. If it runs, let it run through all tests (I think 9 of them) or until it gets a significant amount of errors. No memory errors are acceptable. You can try cleaning the contacts on the memory with a soft pencil eraser and popping them in and out 4 or 5 times to burnish the contacts on the socket, but if this does not help, the memory will need replacing. If it will not run Memtest there are still a few possibilities, including the memory so try removing all but one stick of memory (if more than one) and rerunning it. Repeat for the other one. If one runs Memtest the replace the pair, if neither runs, it is more likely it is something else.
Post back results for more advice.

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#4
June 19, 2015 at 05:30:22
"PRESS<F12> FOR NETWORK BOOT AND JUST HANGS UP"

That's generally a sign that the hard drive has failed. The hard drive isn't being detected for the laptop is looking for something to boot from. "Network boot" is usually the last option & since there's no network to boot from, the laptop hangs.


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#5
June 19, 2015 at 06:36:40
good point and well spotted "riider"...

Might still be possible to resurrect the drive though - at least long "enuff" to save personal files to external storage (if not already saved that way)? Though any longer than to save files I wouldn't advise; rather replace the hard drive.


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