How to Recover Data from Windows XP Sony VAIO?

“My Windows XP Sony VAIO laptop was infected by malware and entire screen has become blank and its speed has been gradually reduced. So I decided to reinstall the laptop. After installation, I reminded that I forgot to backup my important files from it. Now my entire files are lost forever, how to rescue data from Windows XP Sony VAIO laptop? Awaiting for your reply!!!"

To encounter this kind of situation on Sony VAIO laptop, it is inbuilt with recovery tool with Windows XP set-up files with all default drivers and utility to assist user to bring back lost information from Sony VAIO hard drive. Method to recover partition from Sony VAIO is as follows. Open All Program from Start menu and open VAIO Recovery Center application. Click Restore C Drive option from it and click next. Hit on Start button to start the process where Windows XP will be reinstalled and configured to its factory setting.

Scenario that causes data loss from Windows XP Sony VAIO:

  • Formatting Sony VAIO laptop with taking backup tends to permanent loss of files from it
  • Converting one file system to another that is FAT32 to NTFS leads to complete data loss from Windows XP Sony VAIO laptop
  • When Windows XP OS pops up with error message or having some memory issues can crash Sony VAIO laptop making data inaccessible
  • Terminating Sony VAIO laptop improperly due to battery issue or some other reason results in data loss
  • Virus infection leads to file system corruption, scanning the drive using unsafe antivirus loss renders removal of infected files without user notification
  • Sometimes deleting partitions instead of performing some other task might leads to data loss from Sony VAIO laptop on Windows XP

When user undergoes any of the issues then no need to worry. By using efficient software, lost or unreadable data can be recovered easily. To know the proficient product, continue reading this article further.

Software to retrieve data from Windows XP Sony VAIO laptop:

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery can recover data from Sony VAIO laptop on Windows XP operating system with ease. This tool supports data recovery from various storage devices such as internal hard drive, flash drives, memory card, SSD drives, portable hard drives and so on. It can easily retrieve data from computer hard drives having ATA, IDE, SATA, SCSI, PATA and other interfaces. This app helps you to rescue files from storage media drive deleted or formatted with FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5 and ExFAT file system. Addition to Sony laptop, it can bring back data from Dell, Compaq, Acer, Wipro, Lenovo, LG, HP, Asus laptop and many more. This product is compatible to recover data from laptop hard drive running on Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 operating system. Using demo version of Yodot Hard Drive recovery, user can come to know each and every steps that have to be followed to restore files.

Steps to retrieve data from Sony VAIO Windows XP laptop:

Note: If entire Sony VAIO laptop is corrupted then connect it to healthy Windows XP system.

  • Download Yodot Hard Drive Recovery tool and install it on healthy Windows XP desktop
  • Now launch the utility and main screen will display two options like ‘Partition Recovery’ and ‘Formatted / Reformatted Recovery’
  • In that opt for ‘partition Recovery’ option and go further
  • Now select drive which represents Sony VAIO hard drive
  • Choose required file types that you want to retrieve or by default all file types will be selected
  • Now allow the tool to initiate scanning process and wait till it gets over
  • After completing the scanning process, you can view restored data either in 'Data View' or 'File Type View'
  • Finally use 'Save Recovery Session' option to save scanning information that can be used to resume scanning process after purchasing the product
  • Then, save retrieved data in desired location


  • After losing information from Sony VAIO laptop do not save any new information on it
  • Take back up of important files in multiple storage device on regular basis to avoid data loss situation

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