OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
I've decided to reset my laptop, simply to have a fresh slate to work with. However, I am unable to use any form of factory resetting. When I try to perform the operation via Vaio Care, it just restarts my computer and boots windows. If I press F10 during the Vaio bootloader, it goes to a text-only screen that gives me a command line to edit the boot parameters for Windows (which is not what i want to do).
I've reset my computer a few times before, but each time I was able to access the vaio recovery/diagnostics screen by pressing F10 (I think... it may have been F4). I am still able to access the windows recovery options with the recovery discs, but unfortunately it doesn't give me an option to do a factory reset.
A few days ago I unistalled Ubuntu, which could have something to do with this problem (GRUB might have screwed up my windows booter), but from what I can tell my recovery partition is intact. I took care to install Ubuntu on a partition made from my C: drive, so it shouldn't have done anything to my system files.
Any help or information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
*EDIT* Does anyone know if Sony puts their own MBR on their computers? When uninstalling ubuntu, I had to uninstall GRUB via "fixmbr" in the windows restore command prompt. This could have removed/unmounted any booter that Sony had previously put in.