System Restore w/o discs

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Hello,

I have a Sony Vaio Vista; model VGN NR430E. Any ideas on how to access system restore?

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Hi simkofab!

Try these steps:

1. Start>Programs>Accessories>System tools>System restore
**It may take a few seconds to open the System restore window

2. You will have options to select 'Recommended restore' or 'Choose a different restore point'. If you select 'Choose a different restore point', just hit 'Next', then select the 'Date and Time' when your system was working just fine. Click 'Next', agree to the prompts until it finishes.
**Let it restore until it reboots

See if that worked for you
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Thanks for the idea, but... Tried that. Went back 2 weeks. Program ran for about 20 minutes then really crashed. On power up now I get a black screen telling me to insert restore discs which I don't have. Someone said press F2 while starting up. Did this. Came to a screen with options I'm unfamiliar with. Guess I'm screwed. Only other option is to buy restore discs somewhere.
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Hello Simkofab,

Unfortunately, I must agree with you. Without the disks, you are marooned up the stream without an oar.
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Can it still post ? Can you still go to safe mode? if you still can, try doing system restore from safe mode. Most computers i believe can get to the Advanced boot options by tapping F8 when you turn your computer on...not quite sure if it's gonna work, most likely u'll have to have a recovery disc, otherwise reinstall Windows Vista