How to Format a Sony VAIO Computer

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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

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  1. 1

    Insert the USB flash drive into a free USB port on your computer.

  2. 2

    Copy all your personal files and folders to the USB flash drive.

  3. 3

    Remove the USB flash drive, insert the system recovery disc, click "Start" and select "Shut Down."

  4. 4

    Start up your computer and press any key to command your computer to boot from the CD drive.

  5. 5

    Choose your language settings, select "Custom" from the choice of installation types and click "Next."

  6. 6

    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."

  7. 7

    Click "Next" once the formatting process has finished and follow the on-screen instructions.

  8. 8

    Insert the USB flash drive and restore your personal files and folders.

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