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Windows 7: Reinstalling 7

04 Dec 2009   #1

Reinstalling 7

I have a sony vaio vgn fw 351j laptop, for some reason when i boot up it just stays at a black screen? so i want to reinstall a copy of 7. howdo you do that without logging in? how to you boot from a cd?

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04 Dec 2009   #2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kshook2009 View Post
I have a sony vaio vgn fw 351j laptop, for some reason when i boot up it just stays at a black screen? so i want to reinstall a copy of 7. howdo you do that without logging in? how to you boot from a cd?
Have a look at these tutorials:

Repair Install

System Recovery Options

Clean Install Windows 7

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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04 Dec 2009   #3

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Kshook, you need to set your CD/DVD drive as the primary boot device:
Reinstalling 7-vaio-setup.jpg

More info here:Sony eSupport - VGN-FW351J - Manuals / Specs / Warranty

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05 Dec 2009   #4
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What kind of disk do you have? You say CD. Is it Sony recovery or Windows 7 DVD?
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05 Dec 2009   #5
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Booting from a CD is very simple. On the first splash screen after power-on it should tell you which function key (or sometimes it is ESC) to tap in order to get into the Boot sequence setup. Keep tapping that key whilst the slash screen is on. Once the boot menu comes up, navigate to the CD drive with the up/down keys and hit Enter. Then you probably get a message on the top left of the black scree saying " Hit any Key" - hit the spacebar (you have only 10 seconds to do that - else it defaults to normal boot). But after you hit the spacebar, it will boot from CD. For the next boots there is nothing you need to do. It will default to your C: disk.
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