Reformatting Sony VAIO Desktop

  geoff47 12:45 04 May 2011
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I have acquired a desk top PC which has an unknown password. I want to reformat it, how do I get into the BIOS to enable me to boot from the CD drive so I can reinstall the OS?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:30 04 May 2011

Press F2 when first booting

  geoff47 17:41 04 May 2011

I shall try that later, I did try every other combination but I think Sanyo VAIO have a different system.....or something.

Many thanks

  woodchip 18:16 04 May 2011

remove the cmose battery on the motherboard for a short while

  chub_tor 19:26 04 May 2011

According to this site Click Here it could be F2, F3 or even F1. It seems that Sony vary this according to the motherboard inside the desktop.

  geoff47 12:16 06 May 2011

I went the easy way and installed Ubuntu. No problem at all.

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