Once I set that, it booted from the optical drive no problem. Greek7 Aug 7, , 7: Best answer selected by abottig. I’ll post back here if I ever get a resolution. Can you please help? Maybe somehow I can start the restore CD from there.

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Even after excluding all drives but optical, the sony vaio pcg 7121m still would not boot to CD. Ok, I finally figured this out. I must confirm with those above. Commercial disks such as Windows installers carefully put both formats on the disk so they work in any machine.

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The screen does not display “Press any key to boot from CD Maybe somehow I can start the restore CD from there. More about vaio boot. Or maybe I haven’t fixed enough computers yet?

sonny Ask a new question. The disc and drive work fine otherwise. Excluding all other devices from booting and a message reading “Operating System not found” is sony vaio pcg 7121m if it can’t find a bootable CD in the DVD drive. If I try sony vaio pcg 7121m, or holding down the F10 key If I press the ESC after 7121k I sometimes manage to get to a menu that offers me the choice to specifically boot from the cd or the hdd.

Wouldn’t boot to disc without setting it to Legacy.

Greek7 Aug 7,7: I am left with a message reading “Operating System not found. I notified Sony support so maybe someone else will be spared these problems.

However, I still could not figure out how to boot from CD. Can’t find your answer? Cetox Apr 29,6: But now I want to image the drive to make a backup.


WR2 Jul 1,9: Once I set it to legacy it booted from disc completely fine. This is the modern way and works great with Win Nasibe Aug 2, Sony vaio pcg 7121m the Vaio has a setting for Legacy boot.

Vaio will not boot from CD – [Solved] – Laptop Tech Support

I’ve tried an external CD drive sony vaio pcg 7121m External Device enabled sony vaio pcg 7121m set first in the order, but it just plain doesn’t work. I am having the viao problem. From CD I have tried every windows, linux and dos boot cd in my “ample” collection ALL of which work on the other computers in the house. It does not matter which I pick, the rend result is always the same, a few pathetic whirls of the cd drive, or flashes of the hdd, and then an underline cursor in the top left of the screen.

My first reaction is to blame Sony. Goutham Sarang Jun 6,4: I have also excluded all other devices from booting.

So I just used a USB flash drive. But if you create a bootable CD yourself, it likely won’t. I was able to repair the OS, etc

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