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Windows 7: Sony vaio recovery Problem - "Windows setup can't "

12 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home basic 64bit
Sony vaio recovery Problem - "Windows setup can't "

Hello there, I have a sony vaio VPC-CW16FG laptop. My hard disk crashed recently so I bought a new hard disk Seagate ST320LT023, which is based on advanced format 4k sectors. The problem is that whenever I try to recover my system using recovery DVDs an error pops up "Windows setup could not configure windows to run on this computer's hardware". After researching a bit I found and successfully verified the 1st error the article with my problem. However the second verifying instruction does not appear(there is no such line) in my system. As far as correcting methods are concerned. The problem is that the second method does not applies to my system because the bios does not show any such option and I'm not sure how to apply the first method. Please guide me (step wise) how do I install drivers when I can't boot into my computer. Is there a way I can do that from linux liveUSB. I don't have any windows installation DVD. Please help.

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12 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home basic 64bit

Here are the attachments referred in the microsoft support article

Attached Files
File Type: log setupact.log (311.8 KB, 178 views)
File Type: log setuperr.log (357 Bytes, 70 views)
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12 Jan 2012   #3

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How to use Sony Recovery:
View Document

How to use Sony Hardware Diagostics:
View Document

How to order Sony Recovery disks:
1.Go to
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.
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