How to Reformat a Sony VAIO by Ruri Ranbe, Demand Media Sony VAIOs come with software that allow

administrators to create backups of the hard drive, reinstall applications and drivers, and restore the operating syste m. Businesses can use the back-up capabilities of the software to protect comput ers from data failure, as well as utilize the restore function to recover the op erating system. If Windows is corrupted, infected with malware or running slow, you can reformat the Sony VAIO to repair the operating system or improve perform ance. Some VAIOs ship with VAIO Care, while other models include VAIO Recovery C enter instead. VAIO Care Step 1 Click the Windows "Start" button and select "All Programs." Open the "VAIO Care" folder and select "VAIO Care." Step 2 Expand "Recovery & Restore." Click "Recovery" from the left pane and choose "Rec over Computer" from the options. Related Reading: How To Reboot Sony Vaio Laptops Step 3 Click "Yes," when prompted, to restart the VAIO and boot to the recovery partiti on. Step 4 Choose "Yes, I'd Like to Start Rescue Now." Step 5 Follow the on-screen prompts to back up your data; otherwise, click "Skip Rescue ." Step 6 Click "Factory Condition" to reformat the hard drive and restore the VAIO to its factory default state, or click "Custom Recovery - Remove Recovery Contents," " Custom Recovery - Resize C: and Create D: Drive" or "Custom Recovery - C: Drive Only." Click "Next." Step 7 Review your selections and click "Yes, I'm Sure" to proceed. Click "Start Recove ry" to reformat the VAIO. Step 8 Click "Restart" when the process completes. VAIO Recovery Center Step 1 Click the Windows "Start" button and select "Help and Support." Select "Backup & Recovery" from the options. Step 2 Click "Launch VAIO Recovery Center" and select "Restore C: Drive" from under Cho ose a Program. Step 3 Click "Start." Select "Skip" and click "Next." Select "I Understand" when the wa rning message appears. Step 4

networking. The "Remove Recovery Contents" option deletes the recovery partition and then re stores the computer to its original state. in computer scienc e at the University of Central Florida. operating systems. Ranbe also has more than six years of pr ofessional information-technology experience. server administration. restart the computer and press "F10" when the boot screen appears.A. leaving all other partitions alone. virtualization and We b design. "C: Drive Only" reformats only the C drive.S. Click "Finish" to restart the computer. in Engl ish literature from Valencia College and is completing a B. Select "Windows Backup and Restore" from VAIO Recovery Center before selecting " Restore C: Drive" to back up your personal files. She received an A. . References (2) About the Author Ruri Ranbe has been working as a writer since 2008. specializing in computer architect ure. Tips If you're unable to access VAIO Care or VAIO Recovery Center in Windows.Click "Start" to reformat the Sony VAIO and restore the computer to its original state. "Resize C: and Create D: Drive" enabl es you to resize the Windows partition and create a new volume.