I've a Sony VAIO ( Model no :VGN- NW-150J) with a Win 7 OS. I'm getting an OS not found error on booting up.
Problem signature 06 : 1 The rest of the problem signatures were either 0 or unknown I tried launching the VAIO recovery tools & on selecting the scan and repair function,its asking me select the volume to be repaired without any drives being listed in there.. I'm at my wits end trying all these & I 'd really like to see if I could fix this..Even though I've been backing up my data regularly using Norton's back up function to my external HDD,I'm also worried since I don't 've Norton subscription any more - does it mean I cannot restore the data that's been backed up using their program.Also there's a 2 week window I haven't backed up after I switched to Avast.So I'd really like to go in there even if once to back them up all again by any other method..Pleeease help !!!!Thanks for your timeCheers
The first time I noticed things weren't quite right was right after some Windows updates ,a couple of months ago if the laptop was left idle,the laptop would freeze & I had to force shut it downby powering off.
I started getting the OS not found error a couple of times & I resolved it by just shaking it a bit ( yeah sounds crude right) - anyway it would immediately boot up & I could continue.;))
The next time around I used a recovery CD( which I had some sense to create the 1st time around when the OS was still stable) & it helped me solve the problem by reaching Startup repair function
I had Norton 360 antivirus until a couple of weeks ago & when the subscription ran out,I installed the Avast antivirus..& it was still working & I pretended everything's fine.
But yesterday when I tried to start it,I got the same OS not found error & this time no amount of shaking helped:((
Neither did using the recovery CD & getting to the start up repair .
I got the message " Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically " & on expanding the prob details,the following came up