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Set-up in Sony® VAIO Y Series Laptop

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Do you know the possible reasons for the set-up configuration being disabled in the Sony VAIO Y Series laptop and the tips to resolve the issue?

The options for the set-up in the Sony VAIO Y Series laptop remain disabled till the user gets a password to access it. The user cannot enter into the BIOS settings to select preferred options, like the boot priority order. This makes it impossible to perform tasks like Windows® reinstallation. The users who don’t seek the right solutions may end up losing personal data and applications. However, several options are available to resolve the issue to enable set-up configuration.

To understand more about the set-up in the Sony VAIO Y Series laptop, it is important to discuss the following points:

  • Reasons for the disabled set-up configuration
  • Tips to resolve the issue
  • Things to keep in mind while resolving the issue

Reasons for the disabled set-up configuration

The set-up configuration in the Sony VAIO Y Series laptop is disabled for security reasons. Only the users with the password can gain entry into the BIOS set-up to configure the system. New owners of the system have to reset the password to unlock the set-up configuration. By disabling the set-up configuration, system owners prevent other users from making major changes to the system.

Tips to resolve the issue

The issue of a disabled configuration set-up can be resolved by resetting the password. Several options are available for resetting the password, but three of them are commonly used. These include the use of a backdoor BIOS password, software, or hardware to reset the password. Backdoor BIOS passwords are provided by manufacturers for use in system maintenance and change from time to time. The users normally call the manufacturers, and upon giving a proof of ownership they get a system-specific password that can be used to enable the BIOS set-up configuration. Third-party software that can be used to access the CMOS memory address to read the password is also available. Another effective method involves the use of hardware to clear the CMOS, hence suppressing the password. The CMOS battery and the power battery are normally removed for at least 24 hours to achieve this.

Things to keep in mind while resolving the issue

While resolving the problem by resetting the password, it is important to be careful, especially if using the software or the hardware methods to avoid potential damage to the system. Calling the manufacturer as long as you have the ownership proof to get a password generated is the best method.


2 Comments
  1.  
    Hareen

    Hi,

    Im having a sony vaio VPCY115FG notebook. Recently it gave me an error saying operating system not found, therefore I have tried to install windows 7 professional but it gives an error saying “windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer’s hardware may not support booting to this disk.Ensure that the disk’s controller is enabled in the computer’s BIOS menu”. When I try to go in to the BIOS it shows only the basic settings.Further I tried above settings to enable the password, but the result is same even though I changed the password” Please help.

    Regards
    Hareen




    •  
      Sajeesh Sahadevan

      Hi,

      Im having a sony vaio VPCY115FG notebook. Recently it gave me an error saying operating system not found, therefore I have tried to install windows 7 professional but it gives an error saying “windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer’s hardware may not support booting to this disk.Ensure that the disk’s controller is enabled in the computer’s BIOS menu”. When I try to go in to the BIOS it shows only the basic settings.Further I tried above settings to enable the password, but the result is same even though I changed the password” Please help.

      Regards
      Hareen
      ——————————————————————
      This could happen due to bad sectors in the hard drive or if your SATA controller is set to AHCI.
      From the BIOS, disable AHCI and try the installation again. Make sure you disconnect any device (like flash drive etc.) that might be connected to the notebook before you start the installation.




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