sony vaio vgn nr180e

July 24, 2009 at 14:47:06
Specs: Windows Vista
Something went wrong with my computer that made it unable to boot(it said operating system missing files-please insert Vista disk one-which I didn't have since it came preinstalled), so I bought recovery disks from Sony to make my computer functional again.
I've followed the directions on the packaging but all it does is act like it's starting and then stop on a black screen for all eternity. Does anyone know how to make these blasted things work?

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#1
July 24, 2009 at 17:47:14
Do you have the BIOS set to boot the CD drive first? How many dics did they send? Are you using disc 1? There should be a recovery partition on the HD which can be used without the CDs.

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#2
July 24, 2009 at 20:44:33
I actually don't know how to set BIOS or even what it is. They sent me two disks, I've been using the first one as directed. After a couple hours I have finally gotten it into safe mode and it loads to a certain point and just stops.

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#3
July 25, 2009 at 06:41:26
You aren't booting with the CD. You are trying to run the setup in Windows. Put the CD in the drive & reboot the machine. Follow the prompts.

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#4
July 25, 2009 at 08:22:35
Yeah- I've done that. It's what the directions say to do. Put disk in drive, shut off computer, wait thirty seconds, turn back on. Then it says 'Windows is loading files', has a progress bar, and once that's done acts like it's starting up normally. Except that it stops on that black screen.

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#5
July 25, 2009 at 15:43:25
Try it again & press enter once or twice when you get to the black screen.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.


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#6
July 25, 2009 at 16:06:01
didn't do anything.

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#7
July 25, 2009 at 16:12:29
I'm wondering about the CDs that they sent you or if there is a way to access the recovery partition without the CD.

If you download qparted, burn the ISO to a CD & boot with that, it will show the recovery partition if it exists. It may even let you boot from it.

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