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Sony Vaio recovery disk problem


Shorty070875

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Hi I've just bought a Sony Vaio and am trying to create the recovery disks. Each time I try it spends around 45 minds copying the first disk then comes up with an error no 142025 saying it doesn't work with this disk remove it and try another. I've tried 3 different disks so far and each 1 is the same.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Shorty070875

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northumbria61

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I've tried 3 different disks so far and each 1 is the same.

Are you using the correct format?

The main thing to remember is to get discs that are of the same format as your DVD drive. For example, if you have a DVD drive that records in the DVD+R/+RW format make sure you buy discs that have that label on the packaging. You cannot use a +R disc in a -R recorder or vice versa. However, many DVD recorders now record in both the - and + formats.

You say you have used 3 different discs but have you tried a different make? My advice, when it comes to blank DVDs, stick with major brands.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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My advice, when it comes to blank DVDs, stick with major brands.

and burn at the slowest speed possible.

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Shorty070875

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Thanks, trying Memorex DVD-r now was trying Maxell DVD+r so hopefully it will work.

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Shorty070875

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Be helpful if they would just supply recovery discs when you buy the laptop

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Jock1e

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I don't think they will do that when the likes of Acer charge about £60 for supplying you with recovery discs when you have problems.

A nice little earner from them.

I mentioned Acer because I tried them and that is how much they wanted I cannot speak for any other laptop producer but I would imagine it would be a normal charge from most of them.

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Shorty070875

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Looks that way. I know HP is the same. Last laptop I bought was ASUS about 4 years ago and they supplied it.

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Jock1e

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The normal person who gets a new computer for the first time probably would not have a clue to how important the back up discs are and I would imagine a fair proportion of those would not know how to download and burn them to DVD's.

I have to agree with you they should be supplied with the computer when you get it.

Any luck burning your ones yet.

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Shorty070875

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Yeah thanks for all the help guys. It's worked not sure if it was switching to Memorex or switching from +R to -R but either way its worked. I think its the manufacturer cos according to specs on Sony site this laptop supports both type of disc drive.

Your right about first time buyers having to burn their own recovery, it probably puts a lot of people off buying them or even worse like me not realising till you've got it that you need to. It's not even like they've dropped the price to cover it if anything they've increased

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mart7

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On my sons viao laptop purchased recently from currys their charge was £15 for recovery discs

We made the recovery discs ourselves on Asdas own brand dvd-r (25 for £2.50)

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Liesbeth_K

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I have the same problem with my Sony Vaio! First I used philips DVD+R discs and now Sony DVD+R but both give the same error. The DVD-burner in this laptop is also compitable with all kinds of DVDs.

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