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Old Jun 16, 2002, 11:52 PM
LiLViEtDuDe917 LiLViEtDuDe917 is offline
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Default Sony Vaio Laptop Recovery Problem [Sony; PCG-9B5L; win2KPro]

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I currently own a Sony Vaio Laptop. This is a PCG-FXA40 series with a model number of PCG-9B5L. When I first bought it, it came with Windows XP Home Edition. Well, I completely formatted it and did a clean install of Windows 2000. Now, I want to revert back to Windows XP Home Edition by doing a Full System Recovery. When I insert the Recovery CD disc.1, an error pops up stating that the software cannot run on this computer. What is wrong? I really need to do a factory install, but the recovery cd won't even start up. How can I fix this?
Old Jun 17, 2002, 12:00 AM
ElaineM ElaineM is offline
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Yes, since you reformatted the hard drive and installed Win2k, the recovery disks will no longer work since they are not a full installation of XP.
Old Jun 17, 2002, 12:04 AM
LiLViEtDuDe917 LiLViEtDuDe917 is offline
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Can I install a new clean version of Windows XP Home Edition, then initiate the recovery cds from there? Also, I have been exploring the cd for quite a bit and I was wondering if there is any way to extract the .PAC image files.

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