Hard Disk Drive Recovery Options
Your VAIO® computer is equipped with the VAIO Recovery Wizard, a fast and easy-to-use system recovery utility.
The VAIO® Recovery Wizard enables you to recover preinstalled software and the operating system. The VAIO
Recovery Wizard enables you to reclaim all of your computer's hard disk drive space, restore your computer to
normal operation, and create a Recovery Media Kit.
Your new computer is not supplied with System or Application Recovery CDs. Sony recommends that you create or order a
Recovery Media Kit
To reclaim the recovery partition on your hard disk drive, you must create or order the Recovery Media Kit.
To create a Recovery Media Kit
You can create your Recovery Media Kit using CD and DVD media.
the recovery partition (approximately 5 GB), use only CD media, not DVDs, to create your kit.
A kit created using both CD and DVD media supports the recovery option of restoring your computer to normal
A kit created using only CD media supports the recovery options of restoring your computer to normal
operations and reclaiming all of your computer's hard disk drive space.
If your computer is running under the Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional Edition operating system, you can restore your
computer and reclaim all of your hard disk drive space, using a Recovery Media Kit created with both CD and DVD media.
Before you begin creating your Recovery Media Kit, confirm that you have the appropriate media available for the
desired recovery options.
For details on creating the Recovery Media Kit, see the VAIO Recovery Options online guide:
Click Start in the Windows® taskbar, and then click Help and Support.
From the VAIO Help and Support Center, click VAIO Recovery Options.
For more information about using the VAIO Recovery Wizard and the Recovery Media Kit,
The number of CDs and DVDs required to create a Recovery Media Kit may vary, depending on the computer
If you wish to reclaim the space reserved for