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10 Jan 2013   #1

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Correct DOS commands might help

I am, at the moment, in DOS as Administrator: X:\windows\system32\cmd.exe

trying to resolve these problems:

1. No operating system

2. I have no Recovery disks because Viao does not supply them. I only have a a repair disk which does not solve the problem.

3. I formatted the entire disk without knowing what the hell I was doing - but it was fun trying to be a geek and now I have no partitions

4. Diskpart does not tell me how to partition - or if it does I do not understand it because it asks for volumes and I have no idea where to find an answer to that.

Is my problem too big to solve without a Recovery disk which I am not at all sure is available for sale. The laptop is about 3 years old


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10 Jan 2013   #2

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information   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create


Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

How to make Sony Recovery Disks:
View Document

How to use Sony Recovery:
View Document

How to use Sony Hardware Diagostics:
View Document

How to order Sony Recovery disks:
1.Go to http://servicesales.sel.sony.com.
2.Enter your computer's model number (for example, PCV-XXXX), and click List Parts and accessories.
3.Follow the online instructions to order the Recovery Media Kit.
If you are not able to access the Sony Direct Accessories and Parts Center Web site, contact a customer service representative at 1-800-488-7669.


Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key
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10 Jan 2013   #3

Windows7 64bit home
 
 

Thank you for your quick reply.

1. No - I did not make recovery disks - I made what was called a Repair disk Windows 7 64 bit.

2. I went to Sony UK to order the recovery disks which they would not supply because I ordered the laptop from the USA, because I am unable to get one here in Switzerland with an english keyboard but when I go to the US website it says it will not ship outside the States! I have sent an email asking the what I am supposed to do.

3. theog - even if I manage to get the recovery disks , have I ruined the partitions by fiddling with the dos commands? It says the disk has nothing on it - that much I can determine!

4. I have not been able to scan the disk because it says "there is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete. Restart Windows and run sfc again." But this doesn't seem to work as I keep getting the same message. What I would like to know is if I can give a DOS command to repair the disk without havng the nuisance of going through the System Recovery Option panel again. Thank you for your interest.
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10 Jan 2013   #4

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I would Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools first.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

If HDD Drive OK,
follow this tutorial:
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10 Jan 2013   #5

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did you format the partitions? Or did you just delete them?
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10 Jan 2013   #6

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I formatted them
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10 Jan 2013   #7

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This is what Diskpart says

DISKPART> LIST DISK

Disk ### Status Size Free Dyb Gpt
__________________ ______ ____ ___ ___

Disk 0 online 298GB 0 B

But then I can find no logical (to me!) command that would tell me how to partition, how to find the volume and how to designate a letter to the partition.

Why would the Hardrive show the System Recovery Options or the Command Prompt if it was damaged?

I have obviously deleted everything including the Operating System which was not smart but I don't think anything is damaged.

I wanted to try and fix things with DOS but it doesn't look as though I can manage it myself which is such a pity because I enjoy trying various things.


Oh well! I shall just have to give up after two solid days of trying by myself
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10 Jan 2013   #8

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diskpart
sel disk 0
list part

What do you see?
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10 Jan 2013   #9

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My previous post described what I saw and what I still see now.

Most of the time DISKPART writes this:

There is no disk selected to create a partition. Select a disk and try again.
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10 Jan 2013   #10

Windows7 64bit home
 
 

OKAY I finally worked out what your post meant me to do!

So I did it and here is the result - I finally got a partition! and this is how it looks but now I do not know what to do next.............

Partition### Type Size Offset
_______________________________________

Partition 1 PRIMARY 298 GB 1024 KB
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