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This error may occur if another operating system, such as Windows® XP or Linux® operating system, has been installed in a dual boot configuration. It also may occur if the partition where the other operating system is installed has been deleted or removed.

To resolve the issue, you must restore the master boot record by reinstalling the original operating system using one of the following procedures:

WARNING: There is a risk of data loss. All data, settings, and programs added to the computer will be deleted. During this procedure you will have a chance to back up your data.

  • Try to boot the computer to the recovery partition using the F10 key and run a Complete System Recovery.
  • If the F10 recovery option does not work, you must perform a Complete System Recovery using Recovery discs.

NOTE: For model-specific information about using the VAIO Recovery software, consult the operating instructions supplied with the computer. Manuals are posted on your model support page.