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Sony VAIO Desktop User Guide
About the computer and software
My computer does not start
❑ Check that the computer is plugged directly into a power source (without an extension cord) and that it
is turned on.
❑ Check that the monitor is properly connected to the main unit, plugged into a power source and turned
on. Check that the brightness and contrast controls are adjusted correctly.
❑ Check the power socket is working by testing it with another device (e.g. a lamp or radio).
❑ Check that the power indicator on the front panel of the computer indicates that the power is on.
❑ If you cannot start Windows
, make sure there is no disk in the floppy disk drive.
❑ Confirm that the power cord and all cables are connected firmly.
❑ If you have plugged the computer into a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply), make sure the UPS is
turned on and works.
❑ Unplug all external devices and cables, including the Internet connection.
❑ Remove any extra memory modules you may have inserted since purchase.
❑ If the message Press <F1> to resume, <F2> to set up appears at the bottom of the display, you need
to initialise the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System).
❑ Moisture condensation may have occurred. Do not use the computer for at least one hour and then turn
The message 'Press <F1> to continue, <F2> to enter setup' appears at startup
This message is telling you to initialise the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System).
To do so, proceed as follows:
1 Turn off the computer.
2 Remove any peripheral devices connected to the computer.