How do I Boot a Sony Vaio PCG 8J1L From a CD?

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How do I Boot a Sony Vaio PCG 8J1L From a CD?
You will need a CD copy of your operating system. (cd on cd image by Stephen Kirkby from Fotolia.com)

To boot your Sony Vaio PCG 8J1L from a CD, you will need to enter the BIOS. The CD may be the recovery disk that was supplied with your Sony Vaio PCG 8J1L or it may be an ISO copy of the operating system you wish to install. You may need to boot from a CD to reinstall your existing operating system or to install a brand-new operating system. Booting from a CD is also useful if your Sony Vaio PCG 8J1L has a virus and you want to access your stored files.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Turn on your computer, place the ISO CD in your computer's CD drive, and close the drive. Turn off your computer.

    How do I Boot a Sony Vaio PCG 8J1L From a CD?
    Turn your computer off once you have inserted the CD. (button image by Andrey Rakhmatullin from Fotolia.com)
  2. 2

    Turn on your computer, and immediately press and hold the "F2" key. The "Main" BIOS set-up screen will appear.

    How do I Boot a Sony Vaio PCG 8J1L From a CD?
    The BIOS allows you to control the basic hardware of a computer. (computer image by Hao Wang from Fotolia.com)
  3. 3

    Press the "Tab" key to navigate to the "Boot" BIOS set-up screen.

  4. 4

    Press the down arrow key until the cursor gets to the "First Boot Device" option. Use the left arrow key to select the CD/DVD drive from the list of available options.

    How do I Boot a Sony Vaio PCG 8J1L From a CD?
    Make your CD/DVD drive the first boot device. (cd-r image by matteo NATALE from Fotolia.com)
  5. 5

    Press the "Esc" key to leave the BIOS. Once you have left the BIOS, your computer will automatically boot from the CD you inserted earlier.

    How do I Boot a Sony Vaio PCG 8J1L From a CD?
    Press the "Esc" key to leave the BIOS. (finger pressing esc key image by sheldon gardner from Fotolia.com)

Tips and warnings

  • If "F2" does not allow you to access the BIOS, try the "F1," "F9," "F10" or "Del" key.

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