Hi I thought I had this sorted now I know how to make the Boot DVDs for the Laptop. The Optical drive is a Sony super multi double layer DVD + - RW drive. The DVDs I have bought are Sony 4.7GB DVD-RW 2x/1x and the Laptop ejects them saying incorrect DVD?
Depending on the drive version, there are known issues with these sony drives and dvd-rw media, the majority of dvd-rw media will be rejected, sony made some comments somewhere about a firmware release but that was a while back and I haven't checked since (not my machine the problem was happening on).
The Recovery DVDs I am trying to make are for the Sony VAIO VGN–FE21M.. My son has just bought this Laptop and it comes with no recovery disks at all. No drivers CD zinch. Windows XP is licensed so no Win XP CD. Following the instructions you have to have two 4.7GB DVDs to make the full recovery program. should it be needed. The laptop has two HDs and the operating system is on drive D. I agree that the Back-up should not be on RW, never thought of it thanks maybe that’s why it keeps ejecting the DVD RW. There is no mention of using CDs as the recovery is just short of 8.5Gig. My son said he would rather have paid a little more for every thing to be included, thing is he had no idea that it should have a back up and I would think there will be many more like him.