I am trying to create recovery discs for my Sony VAIO VGN-SZ220 laptop (this is an old machine, bought 2005, but still works fine, running XP Home Edition Service Pack 3).
When I try to create the discs using Start Menu -> VAIO Recovery -> VAIO Recovery Tools -> Create Recovery Discs, I receive the following error (see screenshot 1): "Cannot start the this program because another application is accessing the recovery partition."
I get this error even when I have all programs shut down.
To fix this problem I tried to start the machine in Safe Mode (so no other applications are running) and then try to run Create Recovery Discs. Then I see a different error (see screenshot 2): "Language could not be determined"
Can anyone please help me make these recovery discs? I don't know why the system won't let me.