Redo a Sony?

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Hi all,

I have a Sony PCG-7F1L laptop.   I noticed that is has a hidden
partition.  Is it possible to do a factory recovery of the operating
system with a special boot mode?  The OS is messed up and
I need to reinstall.  I was hoping I could do that with a special
start up routine.


Re: Redo a Sony?

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This is model VGN-FJ170/B, the Sony support page is #

In the Faqs check Knowledge Article C395689 - restoring using the
recovery wizard, which you should find on the C:\ drive.  It is likely
that you can purchase the recovery disks since this is a relatively new


Re: Redo a Sony?

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Recovery Wizard gone.  C: drive reformated.  Installed XP Pro from
scratch.  Problem was it wouldn't go to secure websites.  Went through
a lot of tech support ended up reloading from scratch which fixed the


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