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VAIO® Recovery Patch Utility

What Does This Do?

"Insert Recovery CD VOL 1?" message received when attempting to run the "VAIO Recovery Wizard".

Applicable Products and Operating Systems (see full list...)

Operating System:

IMPORTANT: This file is only for use with the models identified. Not all models are sold in all countries.

Important Notes
  • If the recovery partition has been removed from the hard drive, the VAIO Patch Utility will not resolve this issue and Recovery CD's must be used to boot the computer. If you did not create a set of Recovery CD's prior to deletion of the recovery partition, a set can be purchased from the Sony Direct Accessories and Parts Center. Enter your model on the main page and click the button to list parts and accessories. The item to purchase is the Partition CD.
  • Before installing this update, you will need to prepare a a 3½ bootable floppy disk to receive the files for the patch utility. To prepare a floppy disk for use with this update, please refer to the Creating a Bootable Floppy Disk for the Microsoft® Windows® XP Operating Systems. The bootable diskette must have at least 55K bytes of space available.
  • During the installation of this update, be sure that you are logged in as the Administrator or as a user with Administrative rights.
  • To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  • It is highly recommended to print out these instructions as a reference during the installation process.
Download and Installation Instructions
  1. Download the SO-Z00010801DB.EXE file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
  2. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the SO-Z00010801DB.EXE file to begin the installation. Several setup boxes will briefly appear as the files are extracted. As these processes complete, the boxes will close automatically.
  3. At the "Information" box, insert the 3½ bootable floppy disk into the diskette drive and click OK.
  4. Click Finish when the process is complete.
  5. Insert the bootable floppy disk into the Sony® VAIO® PCV-RS100, PCV-RS101, PCV-RS210, PCVRS220 or PCV-RS221 computer to be updated.
  6. Turn on or restart the computer. The computer will boot from the floppy disk and the VAIO Recovery Patch Utility will start automatically.
  7. At the "Is this utility running on the Sony VAIO models PCV-RS100, PCV-RS101, PCV-RS220, PCV-RS221 or PCV-RS210?" message, press Y and then Enter to proceed.
    WARNING!!: Do not use this patch utility on a computer that does not display the "Insert Recovery CD VOL 1?" message when attempting to run the VAIO Recovery Wizard. This patch is only intended to fix the "Insert Recovery CD VOL 1?" message with the Sony® VAIO® computers listed above.
  8. A customer agreement message will be displayed. Read the message and, if you agree, press Y and then Enter to proceed.
  9. When the patch utility is finished, remove the floppy diskette from the drive and hit any key to restart the computer.

After the computer restarts, the "VAIO Recovery Wizard" will automatically start from the internal hard drive. Proceed with the "VAIO Recovery Wizard" as normal.
NOTE: Do not Cancel during the recovery process or the computer may not function properly.

File Download

Date: 4/11/2003
Version: 0001
Size: 1.13 MB
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