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Windows does not boot, and does not recognize recovery cd

By jessc
Apr 12, 2008
  1. I have a vaio vgnsz460n and recently, it just completely shut down. The DOS screen shows, but afterwards, it will not continue into Windows. I cannot even access the vaio recovery center. Recently I purchased the recovery discs, and often, the computer does not even recognize the disc is in there. On the times that the computer does recognize the disc, I can get into vaio recovery center. However, when I attempt to restore the complete system, I get an error message "could not select disk." Does anyone have any idea what may be wrong, and what I might be able to do to fix it?
     
  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,267   +92

    Be sure that your optical drive is set ahead of your HDD on the boot sequence in your BIOS to boot off of the CDs.
     
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