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error 320 and 330 need help formatting vaio laptop with vista

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I have a sony vaio model PCG-5K7P built in with Windows Vista Home Premium OEMAct 32bit

I was having problems with my laptop starting (specific problem was that after loading past the welcome screen only a black screen with the pointer was visible so i opted using Sony Vaio's inbuilt recovery system that allows you to restore the C: drive to its factory settings.)

At around 47% the process stopped and then errors 320 and 330 were shown.

After restarting my laptop this message was shown:

"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.

2. Choose your language settings and then click next

3. Click repair your computer.

If you do not have this disc contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

File: Windowssystem32winload.exe

status: 0xc000000f

Info: the selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt"

So what should I do to fix this?

Also I'd like to know as well how I can downgrade my laptop to windows xp provided that it isnt a tedious process since I don't know much about this stuff. Otherwise, simply going back to windows vista home premium would suffice.

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The recovery partition is bad, so don't trouble yourself trying to restore from there anymore. The only solution I see is: see if there's an activation key on the sticker on the bottom of the laptop, write it down, get a Vista install disc that matches the type of OS you have, and reinstall from scratch.


Good luck.

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It's bad because it sounds suspiciously like you have hardware failure. So nothing works except a visit to the repair shop and a restore from backup. (you did make a backup, right?)

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