Giga Pocket problem

June 13, 2010 at 22:05:07
Specs: Windows XP
I bought used Sony VAIO PCV-W510G a few days ago without any disks provided. I found a lot of viruses in the system. I formatted the disk and reinstalled the Windows XP. Then I downloaded all drivers from Sony’s official website. But now I have problem with Giga Pocket software because I don’t have it in CD. In the Sony’s website I found only UPDATE for Giga Pocket, but I didn’t find the software itself. :o(
And besides I found the recovery partition in the HDD, but I haven’t got any recovery disk either. Now I have Sony VAIO PCV-W510G without any brad CDs.

Can anybody help me with brand CDs with Giga Pocket and/or with Sony recovery disk for my PC?
I need it very-very-very much!

I shall be expecting for your reply.
Sincerely yours,

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June 14, 2010 at 04:19:07

The original software (Windows and Programs) are kept on a special recovery partition on your disk. If you only formatted the C: drive, then this information should still exist.

To restore the system to it's original "out-of-the-box" condition, you need to perform some preliminary steps and when you restart the computer, press the F10 key while the Sony logo is displayed to access the System Recovery menu.

Here are detailed instructions from the Sony web site:

If for some reason, your recovery partition has been deleted or is not functioning, you will need a set of recovery CDs.

Ordering/Pricing Information can be found at the Sony Parts and Accessories web site. These CDs are usually pretty inexpensive as they are simply replacing software that you already have a license for (built into the price of the computer).

Here's a link to the Parts and Accessories web site:

If your system is an older model, the CDs may no longer be available at the web site. In this case don't panic just yet. You can call Sony (see above web site for numbers) to see if they have the CDs available for purchase.

-- kptech

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June 21, 2010 at 05:55:09
kptech, thank you for helping me!
I recover my computer with F10 ... and now i have Win XP Home with all drivers and software. It's just nice :o) Thank you again!

But now I have some unknown problem with my TV channels.
I start Giga Pocket TV Setup Wizard... but anyway i got the gray screen

I have there "Standard CATV (C1-C125) Without STB" in the drop down menu i have STD, HRC and IRC. I have "Standard antenna (2-69)" and "STB (Set top box)".... i set up the home antenna, after that i do the AUTO SCAN with all that possible ways.... after all i got some "OK" channels, but they all gray :((( I cant see nothing, and i can't hear nothing .... I live in Russia, but i dont know what system have our TV channels :(

Ya .. and i try to connect my dvd payer to video in and audio in... i got som noisy black&white screen (but audio is ok)

What can i do now, for solving that problem?

Thank you for helping me!
Sincerely yours,

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