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Reply 100 of 111, by Brute389

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variable wrote on 2021-03-30, 06:56:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WzQr6yMM_TSa … iew?usp=sharing […]
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Brute389 wrote on 2021-03-11, 06:20:
variable wrote on 2021-03-09, 22:48:

I have a C1XS recovery disc image. Will upload to archive.org and link you here

I was wrong, sorry! I do have an image of someone's drive out of a C1XS though if you'd like. Probably not much use as from my experience you really need the installers for all of the Sony stuff.

Honestly, I would still take you up on the offer as it is better than nothing! Besides, it would be nice to have something somewhat preconfigured to go off of! I appreciate it.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WzQr6yMM_TSa … iew?usp=sharing

It's a Macrium Reflect image. Not my drive so can't vouch for its usefulness but all the key parts seem to be there.
Let me know once you've got it, I don't have much space left on my Google drive haha.

I went ahead and grabbed it. Thanks again for the trouble. Is there a way for me to restore the macrium reflect image without hooking up the drive to my modern pc?

Reply 101 of 111, by variable

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Brute389 wrote on 2021-03-30, 08:22:
variable wrote on 2021-03-30, 06:56:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WzQr6yMM_TSa … iew?usp=sharing […]
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Brute389 wrote on 2021-03-11, 06:20:

Honestly, I would still take you up on the offer as it is better than nothing! Besides, it would be nice to have something somewhat preconfigured to go off of! I appreciate it.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WzQr6yMM_TSa … iew?usp=sharing

It's a Macrium Reflect image. Not my drive so can't vouch for its usefulness but all the key parts seem to be there.
Let me know once you've got it, I don't have much space left on my Google drive haha.

I went ahead and grabbed it. Thanks again for the trouble. Is there a way for me to restore the macrium reflect image without hooking up the drive to my modern pc?

Boot off another disk and restore from there. You should be able to extract the reflect image and make a different format if needed. I would probably just pull the drive - be careful with the hinge caps and ribbon cables!

Reply 102 of 111, by Intel486dx33

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I have some Vaio recovery cds and dvds for Win95 and 98 and 2000
But they require a specific model computer.
Anyway to get around this and burn them to a cd that is not model specific ?

Reply 103 of 111, by Aezn

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variable wrote on 2020-05-26, 08:29:
cyclone3d wrote on 2020-05-26, 05:01:
variable wrote on 2020-05-26, 01:56:

That would be really awesome, thanks so much! I'll have a rifle through your ftp backup but having an image of the actual discs would be killer

I do have the PCG-C1X restore CDs. The regular C1X came with a 266Mhz CPU and the C1XA came with a Pentium II 400Mhz. I wonder if the restore discs would be the same?

I think it should probably be ok - if you find it I'd really appreciate an upload! I've managed to get images of the restore discs for the C1-XE off someone but it's no good as it's for Japanese Win98 🙁 I've also managed to cobble together most of the essential drivers from various places online but I still can't get the jogwheel, capture button or batteryscope working properly (I'm using the exe's and drivers for another model with some limited success).

When I first got the C1-XA it was all working fine so I removed the hdd to do a backup and managed to corrupt it with a flaky cable. Pain.

hello, i am looking for recovery cds for my sony vaio pcg-c1xa do you have the cds or do you know where i can get them?

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Reply 104 of 111, by cyclone3d

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I've been collecting the Sony Vaio restore CDs but have not run across any for the PCG-C1Xa.

Your best bet is to just do a clean install of Windows and then install the needed drivers and apps.

I am slowly working on putting together driver packs for the models I own and will post them on archive.org as I complete them.

Here is a live copy of the Sony Vaio ftp - not mine:
http://dose.0wnz.at/ftp.vaio-link.com/

Yamaha YMF modified setupds and drivers
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Reply 105 of 111, by leecher

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My guess is, that the PCG-C1XA is very similar to the PCG-C1XN, as I guess: A...Australia, N...New Zealand
There are drivers available for it:
http://sonyvaiodriver.com/page/2/?s=PCG-C1X

Construct valid download URLs like mentioned in my post: Re: Sony ending downloads for anything prior to Windows 7

Reply 106 of 111, by cyclone3d

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The bad thing about sonyvaiodriver.com is that sometimes the drivers for the wanted OS are not even listed. And some drivers aren't listed at all for any OS.

I've been having to do trial and error for the driver packs I am working on. I've opened some of the drivers with 7-zip to see if they are what I am needing.

Yamaha YMF modified setupds and drivers
Yamaha XG resource repository - updated November 27, 2018
Yamaha YMF7x4 Guide
AW744L II - YMF744 - AOpen Cobra Sound Card - Install SB-Link Header
Epstein didn't kill himself

Reply 107 of 111, by variable

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Intel486dx33 wrote on 2021-04-05, 08:18:

I have some Vaio recovery cds and dvds for Win95 and 98 and 2000
But they require a specific model computer.
Anyway to get around this and burn them to a cd that is not model specific ?

Which models are you after and which models do you have?

Aezn wrote on 2021-04-08, 01:54:

hello, i am looking for recovery cds for my sony vaio pcg-c1xa do you have the cds or do you know where i can get them?

Unfortunately not, I'm after that one as well. As cyclone3d said, you can do a standard Win98 install and then use the Sony installers for the drivers. I've found you really have to install and run the 'Sony Notebook Setup' first *before* any others or their installers will complain or only half work. A lot of the Sony software does hardware checks to ensure it's only running on Sony hardware and it seems to mostly check through that program.

leecher wrote on 2021-04-08, 06:22:

My guess is, that the PCG-C1XA is very similar to the PCG-C1XN, as I guess: A...Australia, N...New Zealand

I think XA is for the whole Asia Pacific region (Hong Kong, Australia, NZ etc). I have one and it was originally from a shop in Hong Kong (still has their sticker on it) and I know someone who bought one new in NZ in 2000. But yeah XS (USA), XA (Asia Pacific) & XD (Europe) are all the same hardware (400MHz Pentium II, 12GB hard disk, 64MB memory). XE (Japan) & XN (USA) are both lower spec (266MHz).
The Japanese Win98 drivers are sort of compatible with non-Japanese Win98 but will either have incorrect text in them or just straight up not work.

I made a big spreadsheet of all of the PCG-C1 models. It has some holes in it but is mostly complete. Feel free to have a look here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wa3Mn … dit?usp=sharing

The Japanese models are easy enough to find info on as Sony Japan still has their original webpages online (highly recommended flashback browsing – https://www.sony.jp/support/vaio/products/pcg/index.html) but most of the other regions I've just pieced together from manuals, old promo material/reviews etc. Sony's Vaio model naming conventions are enough to make you question your sanity... haha

Reply 108 of 111, by EvieSigma

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cyclone3d wrote on 2021-04-08, 03:02:
I've been collecting the Sony Vaio restore CDs but have not run across any for the PCG-C1Xa. […]
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I've been collecting the Sony Vaio restore CDs but have not run across any for the PCG-C1Xa.

Your best bet is to just do a clean install of Windows and then install the needed drivers and apps.

I am slowly working on putting together driver packs for the models I own and will post them on archive.org as I complete them.

Here is a live copy of the Sony Vaio ftp - not mine:
http://dose.0wnz.at/ftp.vaio-link.com/

I've been having a lot of trouble trying to navigate this, where would I find the drivers/applications for a Vaio desktop? I just bought a PCV-2252 off ShopGoodwill.com and it has some front panel video inputs that probably don't work without a Sony driver.

Reply 109 of 111, by cyclone3d

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EvieSigma wrote on 2021-04-16, 23:51:
cyclone3d wrote on 2021-04-08, 03:02:
I've been collecting the Sony Vaio restore CDs but have not run across any for the PCG-C1Xa. […]
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I've been collecting the Sony Vaio restore CDs but have not run across any for the PCG-C1Xa.

Your best bet is to just do a clean install of Windows and then install the needed drivers and apps.

I am slowly working on putting together driver packs for the models I own and will post them on archive.org as I complete them.

Here is a live copy of the Sony Vaio ftp - not mine:
http://dose.0wnz.at/ftp.vaio-link.com/

I've been having a lot of trouble trying to navigate this, where would I find the drivers/applications for a Vaio desktop? I just bought a PCV-2252 off ShopGoodwill.com and it has some front panel video inputs that probably don't work without a Sony driver.

That is the part number. Looks like the actual model number is:
PCV-RS630G

Go here and mouse over the links and you will see the file names you need to get.
http://sonyvaiodriver.com/category/sony-vaio- … rs630g-drivers/

Yamaha YMF modified setupds and drivers
Yamaha XG resource repository - updated November 27, 2018
Yamaha YMF7x4 Guide
AW744L II - YMF744 - AOpen Cobra Sound Card - Install SB-Link Header
Epstein didn't kill himself

Reply 110 of 111, by EvieSigma

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cyclone3d wrote on 2021-04-17, 01:01:
That is the part number. Looks like the actual model number is: PCV-RS630G […]
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EvieSigma wrote on 2021-04-16, 23:51:
cyclone3d wrote on 2021-04-08, 03:02:
I've been collecting the Sony Vaio restore CDs but have not run across any for the PCG-C1Xa. […]
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I've been collecting the Sony Vaio restore CDs but have not run across any for the PCG-C1Xa.

Your best bet is to just do a clean install of Windows and then install the needed drivers and apps.

I am slowly working on putting together driver packs for the models I own and will post them on archive.org as I complete them.

Here is a live copy of the Sony Vaio ftp - not mine:
http://dose.0wnz.at/ftp.vaio-link.com/

I've been having a lot of trouble trying to navigate this, where would I find the drivers/applications for a Vaio desktop? I just bought a PCV-2252 off ShopGoodwill.com and it has some front panel video inputs that probably don't work without a Sony driver.

That is the part number. Looks like the actual model number is:
PCV-RS630G

Go here and mouse over the links and you will see the file names you need to get.
http://sonyvaiodriver.com/category/sony-vaio- … rs630g-drivers/

Thanks, these should help! A program like SDIO will help me get the more standard drivers but Vaio-specific stuff would be harder without resources like this.

Reply 111 of 111, by oximinus

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Hi, my name is Nelson i'm from Argentina and i like to restore old machines, so i got a vaio PCG-F450 (Pentium 3 500, 9Gb HDD, 128Mb), wich was originally sold with Windows 98 installed on it, this one came with a user installed xp, so i had no oportunity to se what the original software/drivers was (because the xp install didnt have any at all) of course i'm trying to find its original drivers, or original recovery media, or hdd backup or replacement drivers anything will help, so far i been able to clean install windows 98 but could not find much info on it.
I came here seeing a lot of activity trough the forums so seem a nice place to share my help on anything i could too, you can see some of my work here fb.com/RetroLabMDQ where i do frequent posts about restoration repairs and more, thanks in advance!!