Article ID : 00025728 / Last Modified : 08/31/2016Print

An error occurs and creation of the VAIO Recovery Media Kit cannot be completed.

    IMPORTANT: This article applies only to specific products and/or operating systems. Check Applicable Products and Categories for details.

    The error An error happened during image creation! There may be a problem in recovery area may be displayed when creating the VAIO® Recovery Media Kit. Follow this procedure to troubleshoot the issue.

    IMPORTANT: Ensure to remove any third-party hardware that has been installed.

    1. Ensure the media being used is appropriate for the type of drive installed.

      NOTE: Rewritable media cannot be used to create the VAIO Recovery Media Kit.

    2. Reset the BIOS defaults .
    3. Attempt the creation process  again.
    4. If another copy of the VAIO Recovery Media Kit was successfully created on a previous occasion, use that copy to perform a system recovery .


      • If the error reoccurs and another copy of the VAIO Recovery Media Kit is not available, please contact Best Buy for VAIO PC repair and recovery options at 1-800-433-5778.
      • Due to contractual agreements, we are no longer able to sell the original Recovery Media discs for computers that ship with any operating system released prior to the Windows 7 operating system.