Now on the point of infections, I can agree about the boot ordering. From here, follow the instructions to accomplish what you want. Just follow the wizard as what you want to do. Secure Boot prevents any boot code from running that is not signed with a recognized signature. Now I am searching what are the commands to run flashit. Read the note and confirm.
Any idea how much web searching it took me to find this article? Don't use this if you are unexperienced with computers. Make backups of your data. Can not agree with this. I know this thread is long dead, but just hoping someone might stumble across it again and offer some advice. I s there any hope left for this machine? Extract the archive to your harddrive e. This meant that his system was essentially worthless at this point. If a system is set up in such a way that it requires more experience than that to simply fix Windows, and you find such technical requirements as reasonable, then I fear for the people that have to work with you or with the solutions you produce as you clearly have an elitist attitude when it comes to designing interfaces.
In any case your article was extremely helpful. Since this is new in Windows 8, Window 7 boot media will not have a signed boot image, causing the Secure Boot to fail. If you need to set smth else in boot order then you are going to do smth not usual. At least they could have the courtesy of removing the splash screen when I hit a button so that I could see the options, but no. 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. The Advanced Boot Options screen will appear shortly. I have the same issue and it works for me.
However, since you've had similar experience, then by all means I'd support your suggestion. Please check if this version is suitable for your particular model before flashing! 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. Your warranty may void with flashing this hack. Thanks Martin, Your advise saved my day. Please let me know how everything goes.
Of course, if you wish to give attribution back to me, that would be very nice. My opinion is that the latter is the safer way since it can not cause any side effects, but probably you can argue about that. Did not want to insult anyone but had to use these words to put back someone to a realistic life. By pressing the right key for your computer model, it will pop up a menu that allows you to choose a one-time boot menu without messing with your standard boot settings. Chris, I agree with you.
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%. To save time and searching i have found the solution and is as follows. You could require a registered system complete with the serial information of the system in order to authenticate the download. 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. If the drive is detected, you should download its manufacturer's diagnostic tool and run the tests, to see if there are any errors.
There is no link for the bios download on the manufacturer website. These options most likely interesting for advanced users only. Interestingly, this was put into the F8 Advanced Boot Options screen that is built into Windows. Unfortuantely, Natsukage, formatting has nothing to do with the motherboard not being able to recognize the drive. Anyways, this machine was seriously messed up, and he just bought it. And they don't have a list of connected hard drives at all.
I agree the boot sequence, on the sony vaio is bad. Needing to boot an external device is not unusual. Change your drive boot orders around until the system boots properly. Many new options for tweaking revealed. Press Start and follow the screen instructions. I did a long press on Assist button on my laptop.