Sony is an electronics company that was founded in 1946. Sony manufactures an extensive range of goods, which varies from computers to gaming consoles. VAIO is a sub-brand for Sony computer products; Sony VAIO computers run on Windows operating systems. When Windows products have problems, one method of troubleshooting is to format the hard drive and reinstall Windows.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- Windows System Recovery Disc
- USB Flash Drive
Insert the USB flash drive into a free USB port on your computer.
Copy all your personal files and folders to the USB flash drive.
Remove the USB flash drive, insert the system recovery disc, click "Start" and select "Shut Down."
Start up your computer and press any key to command your computer to boot from the CD drive.
Choose your language settings, select "Custom" from the choice of installation types and click "Next."
Click "Drive Options" and select the drives you wish to format, then click "Format." If you have unwanted partitions, select each one and press "Delete."
Click "Next" once the formatting process has finished and follow the on-screen instructions.
Insert the USB flash drive and restore your personal files and folders.
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