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gianniparrella
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎03-19-2013
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Vaio booting from internal CD-drive

I just purchased new Vaio notebook SVE1513C1EW series whit Win8 pre-installed Op.Sys.

For my work, I need to have  DOUBLE OP.SYS on my machine at same time (i'm able to do this, already featured on other several machines)

But I cannot to boot my new Vaio using any CD (boot sector provided, of course) inserted in INTERNAL CD-DRIVE:
although I also used ASSIST key,
switched secure boot in bios setup to DISABLED
switched Boot priority to "Internal Optical DD" as first
the discouraging, repeated message is: "op sys Not Found..."

Where's problem, please ????

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TonyM
Posts: 1,228
Registered: ‎11-14-2012

Re: Vaio booting from internal CD-drive

Hi,

 

Are you trying to install dual operating system?

 

The installation of "Dual Boot" hard drive format may disable several Windows advanced features and utilities.          We can’t assure the compatibility of VAIO systems in a "Dual Boot" configuration.

 

Check if the hard drive is listed in BIOS.

Restart computer and press "F2" key to log into BIOS.

 

If hard drive is not listed, reset BIOS.

Use arrow keys on keyboard to locate "Exit" button and select "Load optimized or default values" option. Save settings and exit BIOS.

 

If the hard id still not listed, contact Sony service team in your country:

http://www.sony.co.uk/section/contact

http://www.sony.lv/section/contact

 

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gianniparrella
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎03-19-2013

Re: Vaio booting from internal CD-drive

Thanks for the reply, but we have not understood...

Please suppose I no longer wish to perform dual boot on my Vaio notebook,
but simply I want to make a FULL backup-image of Vaio hard disk on ESTERNAL backup storage-device, using a COMMERCIAL TOOL, such as Paragon Drive Image (Windows Seven BOOTABLE)
- so, NO affecting Sony Vaio guarantee
- so, NO changing, move, erase ANY of Vaio factory hard drive partitions.

I ask only to know how to boot from the insiede CD :
- although I already set in bios CD drive as the first boot;
- although I pressed the ASSIST button;
NEVER CD STARTS but the tedious (break-******) message appears: "op.sys. NOT FOUND..." !!!!
CD used is BOOTABLE of course, either Linux or Windows ALL op.sys.

FINALLY PLEASE: what steps should I do to boot Vaio from the BOOTABLE-CD inserted in inside-CD-drive ????

Thanks again in advance

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gianniparrella
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎03-19-2013

Re: Vaio booting from internal CD-drive

Hello moderator,

Happy Easter, !

Do not have you any suggestions for me in order to this question ?

 

B.R.

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TonyM
Posts: 1,228
Registered: ‎11-14-2012

Re: Vaio booting from internal CD-drive

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Hi gianniparrella,

 

If you're using Windows 8 operating system, you may not be able to use Windows 7 operating system with it.

The reason is, Windows 8 operating system works in UEFI mode (boot mode), whereas Windows 7 operating system works in Legacy mode (boot mode) only. It is not possible to put a single hard drive with two different booting modes.

 

We suggest you to create recovery media using the steps mentioned in the below page before making any changes to the shipped operating system.

 

https://us.en.kb.sony.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/37661

 

However, you may perform clean installation of Windows 7 and use this operating system alone.

 

You may refer the user manual for available steps to boot the operating system from external devices.

ftp://ftp.vaio-link.com/pub/manuals/consumer/aefx100111.zip

 

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