So I've been having major problems with my laptop and last night I decided to use the system restore disk to fix it. Only problem is, for some reason it crashed half way through the restore so now it won't work. I can't get it to run a full restore, seems to help if i apply pressure under the laptop, the % goes further but I'm knackered after 10 mins and can't squeeze anymore.
Can I just install a new OS and if so which one? I can't afford to shell out loads.
Also it is a Sony Vaio, about 5 years old. Will installing a new OS wipe out the hard disk drive partition because I have stuff saved there?