Article ID : 00028466 / Last Modified : 04/23/2015

How to create the Recovery Media Kit using DVD discs.

    Follow this procedure to create the Recovery Media Kit using DVD discs.

    IMPORTANT:

    • Rewritable media can be used to create the Recovery Discs, but are not recommended.
    • Do not interrupt the power during the recovery process.
    • Sony Electronics is no longer permitted to sell system recovery media for VAIO PCs that shipped with operating systems released prior to Windows 7. If you have not created a set of Recovery Media, or if the Recovery Media has been lost or misplaced, please contact Best Buy for VAIO PC repair and recovery options at 1-800-433-5778.

    NOTE: The Recovery Media Kit is not a backup utility. Personal data and software installed after purchase, or since the last system recovery, is not saved by the Recovery Media Kit.

    1. Ensure all open programs are closed.
    2. Ensure all network connections are disconnected.
    3. With the exception of the Digital Living System Media Changer, ensure all other peripheral devices are disconnected.
    4. Connect the Media Changer to the computer.
    5. Turn on the Media Changer.
    6. Remove all discs currently loaded in the Media Changer.
    7. Load two blank recordable or rewritable DVDs into the Media Changer.
    8. On the taskbar , click the Start button, then click Media Center .
    9. In the Media Center window, click More Programs .
    10. In the MORE PROGRAMS window, click Manage Disks .
    11. In the NEW DISCS FOUND dialog box, click the Yes button.
    12. In the DISC SCAN COMPLETE dialog box, click the OK button.
    13. Close the Media Center window.

      NOTE: If the top of the Media Center window is not clearly visible, making it difficult to use the Close button, press ALT + F4 .

    14. From within the VAIO Recovery Wizard application, in the Create Recovery Discs window, click Next .

      NOTE: The Create Recovery Discs window can be reached through the VAIO Recovery Wizard main menu or by selecting the Create Recovery Discs option on the Start Menu.

    15. Under Create Recovery Discs (Step 1 of 3) , click to select the Create recovery disc(s) using 2 recordable DVD(s) option.
    16. Click the Next button.
    17. In the Insert a blank DVD... dialog box, click the OK button.

      NOTE: If an error occurs during the writing process, try another disc.

    18. In the The disc was successfully created dialog box, click the OK button.
    19. On the taskbar , click the Start button, then click Media Center .
    20. In the Media Center window, click More Programs .
    21. In the MORE PROGRAMS window, click Manage Disks .
    22. In the MANAGE DISCS window, click the EJECT button next to the highlighted disc.
    23. Remove the ejected disc and label it Recovery DVD 1/2 .
    24. In the CONFIRM EJECT dialog box, click the Yes button.
    25. Close the Media Center window.

      NOTE: If the top of the Media Center window is not clearly visible, making it difficult to use the Close button, press ALT + F4 .

    26. In the Insert a blank DVD... dialog box, click the OK button.

      NOTE: If an error occurs during the writing process, try another disc.

    27. Under Create Recovery Discs (Step 3 of 3) , click the Finish button.

      NOTE: After the Recovery Media Kit has been created the first time, any disc can be created again by selecting the disc from the list and clicking Next .

    28. On the taskbar , click the Start button, then click Media Center .
    29. In the Media Center window, click More Programs .
    30. In the MORE PROGRAMS window, click Manage Disks .
    31. In the MANAGE DISCS window, click the EJECT button next to the highlighted disc.
    32. Remove the ejected disc and label it Recovery DVD 2/2 .
    33. In the CONFIRM EJECT dialog box, click the Yes button.
    34. Close the Media Center window.