Having problems with your Sony VAIO PCG-K25 Notebook ?

Notebook shuts down during start up. It gets past the windows xp start up screen, a blue box mentioning an error shows up for 2 seconds and the computer shuts down and auto starts again repeating the same thing. I do have 7 recovery disks but would like advice before trying anything on my own. Thanks.


Answers :

Have you recently uninstalled something? Odds are it's a library or some other driver file that is either missing or corrupt.

Have you tried the "last known configuration" option in the Windows boot menu (press F8 or some key mentioned during the bios post screen [before the Windows splash screen] to get the boot menu up).

If this doesn't work, you could then try "safe mode." This will load the bare minimum drivers. If it load successfully, find out which component has a faulty driver (in the hardware manager in the control panel). You could disable that particular component, reset it and it it boots normally, go on the Internet to look for the proper driver for it.

If you can not get it to load Windows after these two options then it may be a good idea to use the recovery disks. Depending on the type of recovery and options you choose when running the recovery application, you won't necessarily lose your data/programs.

You MAY have to go into bios to set your first boot device to floppy. I am saying floppy because you said SEVERAL recovery disks. If you are using CDROMs then the CDROM would be the first boot device. Just insure that the hard drive is last.

Hope this helps,
Bill
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