I changed external boot device to be the first device until I figure out how to access the boot menu. Do an automatic system repair. I have to agree with the troll on one comment also…having removable drives boot before the internal drive might be a bad idea for that other 99%. Next time you want to troll someone, actually have something useful to say. First of all install your new os into another hd as soon as u finish go to sony support and then get the updates + dll tools.
The Question is, could this Sony only like Windows 8? In any case your article was extremely helpful. . If you read my post, I indicated that the recovery partition was also damaged. Troubleshoot your system by using the command prompt. There is at least one usb virus that looks bootable, so when an infected external drive is attached during startup some serious blue screens of death occur. I did this, but it seems that even the recovery partition was hosed. If this is true, then a person with more than 8 years at the time of writing of professional experience in code development, server administration, system building, network management, etc had no idea what he was doing when trying to simply fix a broken Windows install.
Change your drive boot orders around until the system boots properly. If you are going to do smth unusual then you at least should know what to do while setting proper boot order is the simplest. I have the same issue and it works for me. Did not want to insult anyone but had to use these words to put back someone to a realistic life. To save time and searching i have found the solution and is as follows. You will likely need to reinstall from scratch however. I agree the boot sequence, on the sony vaio is bad.
I post my answer below to save anyone else who has this problem a few hours of headache. After much too much searching around, I found out that F2 is the magic key. I s there any hope left for this machine? Notify me of new posts by email. The Advanced Boot Options screen will appear shortly. The Sony is only a couple months old. I don't know of another way on the Z.
It worked like medicine Thanks pal It may please you to know that Sony has changed the boot order on at least some of its laptops to optical, hard, removable drives now. Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date 0 Apr 27, 2019 3 Mar 24, 2019 0 Feb 11, 2019 1 Feb 7, 2019 3 Jan 18, 2019 1 Nov 29, 2017 1 Jun 29, 2017 5 Jul 16, 2016 4 Oct 16, 2015 5 Oct 3, 2015 3 Sep 4, 2015 1 Aug 17, 2015 16 Apr 8, 2014 4 Apr 8, 2014 15 Jan 10, 2014 4 Dec 19, 2012 2 Aug 15, 2012 6 Jul 19, 2012 1 Jul 18, 2011 1 Aug 8, 2010. I replaced it with the grubx64. Restore your computer in a previous state. When you build a useless mostly bios that really has no options and uses a abstract key to access you will get upset people. Leave a Reply Your email address will not be published.
Secure Boot prevents any boot code from running that is not signed with a recognized signature. Safe Mode is a feature found in all versions of the Windows operating system. Since this is new in Windows 8, Window 7 boot media will not have a signed boot image, causing the Secure Boot to fail. Next time try to press F10 while booting so it will force recovery partition to boot. Following a bad graphics driver update leaving my screen completely black at boot I had a huge amount of trouble getting into Safe Mode to roll back the driver. If this is the case, the drive will have to be replaced and the operating system installed from scratch.
I was able to set up my boot sequence. This will take you into the Recovery screen. When you start the computer in Safe Mode, Windows loads only the drivers and devices essential for operation. Thanks Martin, Your advise saved my day. In this case, you should know that you have an edge-case and should change your boot priorities. Interestingly, this was put into the F8 Advanced Boot Options screen that is built into Windows.
Now on the point of infections, I can agree about the boot ordering. Safe Mode is designed to allow users to troubleshoot the system. In Safe Mode you can locate and remove a virus that might be difficult or impossible to remove normally. Sources on the internet suggest Shift+ F8 but this doesn't appear to work for Sony Vaios. From here, follow the instructions to accomplish what you want.