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Need Help COMPLETELY restoring sony vaio PCG-983L!!!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Treye, Mar 28, 2008.

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  1. Treye

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    I have searched and searched, and I cannot find recovery disks for this particular laptop. I need to restore it ASAP. Please help me.

    thanks,
    treye
     
  2. Rich-M

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    Are you sure that is the model number, I don't see anything like it either?
     
  3. Treye

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    yeah it says it right on the bottom side of the laptop...PCG-983L
     
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    Think for a second: What does support do?"
    Oh, yeah, they can get me help for this model that's not listed!:D
     
  7. Treye

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    i contacted support, and they are baffled about the model number. Almost as if my laptop is not even real, they told me that they cannot help.
     
  8. Rich-M

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    Well now where did you buy it? This is starting to get more interesting by the minute.
     
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  10. Treye

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    so if i just install let's say, windows xp, then it will completely restore the computer itself and not just the OS?
     
  11. Rich-M

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    No an XP cd will only install the OS.
     
  12. Treye

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    thats what i thought.
    damn this is frustrating
     
  13. Hughv

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    Not a big deal. It should be easy enough to find the drivers you need.
     
  14. Rich-M

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    You think so...we can't even prove this model is real! Perhaps www.driverguide.com can do it?
     
  15. Hughv

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    This is a very common situation, and the cure is simple:
    Download and install Everest, Aida32 or Belarc. Identify the hardware, download and install the drivers.
    I doubt there's anything particularly exotic in the way of devices, and once you've got the ethernet controller, Windows Update might even be helpful.
    By the way, the first site I listed above indicates this laptop is also known as PCG-FX240, and the drivers for that model are here:
    http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-list.pl?mdl=PCGFX240&LOC=3
     
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