BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > Off-Topic Discussions Board > Video + PC Gaming / Computing
 
Race Precision Motorsport
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-19-2009, 07:04 PM   #1
wuufer001
Colonel
 
wuufer001's Avatar
 
Drives: 2006 E90 M/T
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: DFW, TX//Taiwan//South Africa

Posts: 2,303
iTrader: (5)

Garage List
2006 325i  [4.67]
Restore Vista HELP!!!

hey all,
i'm kinda of in a problem here.
i have a sony vaio vista laptop.
my disc drive is not working and i have no recovery discs.
so now i want to restore windows vista.

have been to the vaio support website and it is saying that if i want to do a "complete syste restore" i need to have restore discs but since i don't have and can't create, the only option i have is "Restore C: drive". since i only have 1 drive (C on my laptop, will there be a difference for me if i choose the "complete syste restore" or "Restore C: drive"?

please help

thanks in advance
__________________
wuufer001 is offline   Taiwan
0
Reply With Quote
      02-20-2009, 05:34 PM   #2
wuufer001
Colonel
 
wuufer001's Avatar
 
Drives: 2006 E90 M/T
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: DFW, TX//Taiwan//South Africa

Posts: 2,303
iTrader: (5)

Garage List
2006 325i  [4.67]
Quote:
Originally Posted by got psi View Post
You are kinda stuck if you want to restore vista without using a disk. I have a Vista ISO that you can mount, but even then, it wouldnt work because the computer needs to reboot to go through the process. My suggestion is for you to a) fix your disk drive b) run to best buy and get a cheap external USB based dvd drive and get the restore up and running.
after going onto the website i followed their instruction, restoring the C:.
don't know what the big difference between that and restoring the whole system though, it looked the same to me
everything clean and fresh now but have to get rid of the useless pre-installed programs

thanks for the suggestions though.
__________________
wuufer001 is offline   Taiwan
0
Reply With Quote
      02-20-2009, 07:01 PM   #3
Xiaofeng
Captain
 
Xiaofeng's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007.5 E90 335xi Montego/Lemon
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Colorado

Posts: 702
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2007 E90 335xi  [0.00]
1991 325iX  [0.00]
The Sony Vaios don't come with any restore CDs/DVDs, but have all the restore info on a separate partition on your hard drive. The "Restore C:" function you ran is the same thing as "Restore System", in that it will erase everything in your C: drive and reinstall Vista and anything else the computer originally came with.

After you run the Restore process, there should be a Sony program in Windows that lets you make a set of Restore Discs. I would urge you to make yourself a set and keep them somewhere safe, so in the case your hard drive physically fails, you can replace the hard drive and still restore your laptop.

Likewise, you can also go to the Sony Parts and Accessories website and purchase a set of Restore Discs for around $20, but making them yourself is only about $0.50, and a lot faster.

Hope that helps!
__________________

Xiaofeng is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:33 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST