Operating system is Windows 7. More info at: Please report the results. So I thought maybe I ran out of disk space while copying files over somehow, which was unlikely. Is the computer still under warranty? Turn off the computer and wait 5 seconds. This has to be done shortly after you see the screen come on. The Advanced Boot Options screen will appear shortly.
I came back to check the status and the machine was apparently asleep so I pressed Ctrl+Alt+Del, the space bar, enter, esc and the machine did not display. This error may be caused by the following reasons: 1. I've done this before but totally forgot that it needs to be pressed from off I was pressing Assist at the splash screen instead. If so, report the exact message. I attempted to completely restore the system when this happened. On a 7 year old system, the drive is probably toast, but as I said, there are ways to verify that.
Regardless of my hatred for Apple and their bastardized proprietary everything, I'd take a Mac over a Vaio. In the manual there is nothing about a button. So, nice try, but no. Like , which allows you to do that. I've been doing some researches online and sounds like it might be a hard drive issue. Our team has prepared a detailed guide and explained the most common ways to get rid of this problem. With the vaio I worked on, mashing F2 on boot got me into the bios where I could set boot priority.
When you build a useless mostly bios that really has no options and uses a abstract key to access you will get upset people. If the system partition or boot partition is not set to active, you may encounter the operating system not found issue. Do not waste your time on this. The laptop uses the Microsoft Windows 7 Operating System. It is also a partition manager that can help you create partition, format partition, resize partition, etc. When it boots up it goes from the vaio splash screen to 'operating system not found' We have no recovery discs! If anyone has any idea about this and could help it would be very much appreciated.
I installed the new drive, but then the Assist button wasn't working. If you have a bunch of them you should probably consider replacing the hard disk. I'm not a total novice with computers but i'm pretty rusty, and used to older stuff! I have tried all the drivers that i could find on the sony website that are associated with this laptop and none seem to do the trick. But that is definitely my first thought for preserving the data. Close any programs that are currently open.
How much to replace the hard drive? I googled this, and I couldn't find a solution. I have to agree with the troll on one comment also…having removable drives boot before the internal drive might be a bad idea for that other 99%. I was able to set up my boot sequence. No need for me to say that the first thing you should do when you get a new Vaio is to burn a set of Recovery Discs. The computer uses Windows 7 so I am guessing that the password protection that Windows 7 has by default somehow plays a role in this. In the manual there is nothing about a button.
A few bit of information that will help though from what I have read. I had the same problem, my Vaio E series crashed almost the same day as yours without apparent reason. I tried fixing it by setting my laptop back to factory settings. Their orders always ship same day from Chicago so I pay for ground shipping and get stuff next day. I have no idea what is going on. In any case your article was extremely helpful. To save time and searching i have found the solution and is as follows.
This error is also very common on Sony Vaio Laptops. I rebooted the system one more time, but the same message showed up. I did all the customization things and did it all the way until I reached the desktop. I also dont have any recovery discs! If you are going to do smth unusual then you at least should know what to do while setting proper boot order is the simplest. I s there any hope left for this machine? If you read my post, I indicated that the recovery partition was also damaged.