Wont start in Sony® VAIO Y Series
Reasons for the Sony VAIO® Y series not being able to start
Even with the best technology that comes with the Sony VAIO® notebook such as the Intel® Quad Core processor, NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics card, 500 GB of hard disk space and 8 GB RAM memory, glitches are likely to be experienced along the way. There are a number of issues that may be experienced by a number of different users but common to all are restarting issues, unable to boot up, over heating, stalling, blue screens among others.
To be covered are the possible reasons that prevent it from starting and tips that can come in handy to resolve the issues.
- Possible reasons for system not booting up
- Resolving the issues
- Tips to ensure your PC starts always
Possible reasons for system not booting up
The troubleshooting processes illustrated here are meant to help narrow down the possible causes for the notebook’s failure to boot up. First and foremost, the laptop battery may have discharged and is not connected to a power source which is necessary in order for it to recharge. Secondly, recent hardware installation and upgrades are known to be common culprits for system boot up failure as they cause conflicts with existing hardware and do not allow the PC to go beyond the post boot up process. Thirdly, are undesirable changes made to the BIOS leading to system startup failure? Last but not least, possible causes can be due to either Windows® operating system software crash or infection of the boot sector by viruses causing the startup files stored in that part of the hard disk to be deleted.
Resolving the issues
This is a step by step process depending on the possible cause exemplified above. To begin with ensure that the charger is connected from the PC to the main power supply. To know if power is going through, lights will illuminate the laptop’s external panel. If by any chance you installed new hardware, start the system in safe mode and uninstall it and allow the system to reboot. Changes to the BIOS can only be resolved by accessing the BIOS menu. To access the BIOS menu press ALT+CTRL+DEL keys to restart the system and observe what key is prompted for to open the menu. Press it until a blue screen comes up. Check the startup procedure and make changes to include booting from the hard disk. To resolve problems resulting from boot sector viruses, insert the installation disk and let the PC start from the CD ROM. Let the installation disk run in order to repair and fix corrupted and deleted boot sector files.
To prevent the battery from running out of power abruptly, avoid running screen savers with sound and graphics as they consume the system’s reserve power. Avoid running antivirus programs when the computer is not connected to a direct power source as it accesses the hard disk which in turn demands more power. It is worth noting that, opening the BIOS should only be done when it is extremely necessary as you may alter some changes without knowing the effects.