Formatting Sony® VAIO X Series
The need and consequence of formatting the Sony VAIO X Series computer
The Sony VAIO X series is the world’s lightest laptop. It is an ultra portable laptop with lots of advanced features. At times you need to format your laptop due to various reasons. You need to format your laptop before it is sold, donated, or returned to an employer. Likewise, a system that is affected by viruses or errors can be formatted and returned to their "out of the box" settings. You need to format if your computer system is generating a lot of error messages and you cannot seem to fix them. Formatting is also required when you need to reinstall a new operating system like Windows 7 or for deleting old, unwanted files. You need to format your laptop when there are some hardware issues. Sometimes files in the system get corrupted and some programs will not function properly. Random shut down and frequent power failure also leads to formatting the laptop. In short, to maintain a system’s proper health you can format your laptop.
The consequences of laptop formatting include:
- Erase all data from the hard drive
- Some driver software might not work
- Change system settings
Erase all data from the hard drive
Formatting the laptop will erase the entire data from the hard drive. It will delete stored software programs from the system memory. So you need to back up all important files and software programs before you do a complete system format. It would be better if you keep the original CD of your favorite programs and software for reinstallation after completing the format process.
Some driver software might not work
Drivers are the communication link between the hardware and the operating system. If you format your laptop, the driver software may get deleted and it might not be easy to regain it back. The reason could be you might not have the original disks that came with the computer or the manufacturer might have stopped the production of it.
Change system settings
Laptop formatting erases old computer settings and you need to set it again for proper system functioning. All the settings of antivirus, firewall etc. get disabled and you need to enable it again. But laptop formatting makes your system to run smoother and makes it junk free.