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Windows 7: Sony Vaio formatted hard drive & windows recovery media- cant install

10 Jul 2015   #1
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Sony Vaio formatted hard drive & windows recovery media- cant install

I recently contacted Sony to send me their series of Recovery media to restore my Windows 7 home premium 64 bit. Looks like the hard drive was wiped on the computer and now when I try to recover Windows using the DVDs they sent I'm running into all kinds of issues.

I'm not sure how to proceed to get Windows 7 back on my laptop.

I changed the BIOS to boot from DVD but not I'm stuck on the System Recovery Options menu. There's no system image to restore (I don't think), I can't restore Windows to an earlier point because it no longer exists on the computer, STartup repair won't work because it can't fix any problems that are preventing it from starting.

At one point I even got this message: " "Cannot use this recovery disc for this computer. Confirm the model type." - so my system isn't recognizing the machine because the recovery partition is gone.
I created a new partition but now I'm not sure what to do to move forward.

any thoughts or feedback is appreciated.

THANKS!


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11 Jul 2015   #2
gregrocker

 

YOu would not want System Recovery Options to boot the Recovery Disks. Put the first one in the drive, reboot and press the F12 key until you receive a Boot Menu, choose DVD drive to boot - unless you have a EFI BIOS in which case you should boot the DVD as a EFI/UEFI DVD drive.

Once you successfully boot the disk it should start Recovery, prompting for the subsequent disk(s).

If this fails then boot into System Recovery Options to open a Command Line to run Diskpart Clean Command which can overcome problems running Recovery media.

Be aware that Factory Recovery is a grossly inferior install larded with bloatware and duplicate utilities that interfere with better versions built into Win7. For that reason most tech enthusiasts prefer to Clean Reinstall Windows 7 to get true Win7 performance. We can help you do this if you want. It discusses in Step 1 how to find the reinstallation media.
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