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Synaptics Touch Driver Not working in Windows 8 Sony Vaio

Question: Synaptics Touch Driver Not working in Windows 8 Sony Vaio


I have recently Install Windows 8 Pro, I have Sony Vaio VPCEE3J0E. Initially, I downloaded Sony's Pointing Driver (Alps) - 7.107.505.106 and it was just for basic touchpad function.
However, I found about Synaptics and downloaded the latest Synaptics V 16.2.21 and installed it.

Now once I go to my Control Panel ==> Mouse ==> Synaptic Properties, it shows nothing, there isn't any option for touchpad gesture etc.

I don't know why it isn't working but I think it should have worked. Please if anyone could help me.


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Answer: Synaptics Touch Driver Not working in Windows 8 Sony Vaio

One more thing I don't know why, no matter how many times I install in my
pointing device properties ==> Device Settings, I have Standard Pointing Device instead of Synaptics Pointing Device.

Is it that my notebook doesn't support Synaptics drivers

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I am using Sony Vaio CS17G with W7 Pro x86. Mostly I use a USB Mouse with my notebook.

Lately, I have observed that the notebook's touchpad has been behaving erratic. At times;

1) Right click menu is opened when clicking left buttons or tapping on the pad.
2) Sometimes, it keeps selecting the files while simply moving around the toucpad.
3) Left & Right Buttons of the pad do not respond.

and so on. The problem looks to be of the drivers.

Should I simply unistall & re-install the Synaptics Pointing Driver for 32bit available here.

Answer:Sony Vaio CS17G - Touch Pad not working Properly?

The short answer - yes

It certainly can't hurt to give it a go.
Get the download from the link you have posted ensuring that you
choose the Pro version for 32 bit if that is in fact what you are using
according to your spec info.

(Click image to enlarge)

Use the download link located under the 4 step download and install instructions (download link not seen in provided image).

I would recommend downloading the driver, uninstalling the currently installed driver
through device manager and then without rebooting (so Windows does not get a chance to auto find hardware driver software) install the driver.

Uninstall current driver:
Start Button (Windows orb) -> Control Panel -> Device Manager -> Expand Mice and Pointing Devices -> Uninstall current touchpad driver -> install downloaded driver -> check in device manager that the device is functioning properly

Good luck

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Hi!Suddenly my touchpad isnt working as it should. I can now not use two fingers to scroll, not disable the touchpad with F6 and it seems that drivers is not working as it should. I have already tried to download the drivers, but the system tells me that i already got a newer version installed. When i rightclick the touchpad to get preassure graph i get this message: message says that i needs synaptics touchpad and a driver for the synaptics-poitning device.Further if i go to the mouse device settings for two fingers etc, everything is disabled. is how the mouse in device manager looks like. have any ideas? I have tried to download drivers and restart computer, but the problem is still here... hope im not the only one 

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I have an Sony Vaio VGN-NR430E with windows Vista. This laptop has a semi-sordid history. After being out of service for almost a year with a checksum error, I was finally able to get it up and running by a complete reformat and reinstall of Vista. The touchpad was already not working at that point (but it was a lesser problem then the checksum error).

I have managed to get the laptop completely working again. But the touchpad is completely dead. There are no drivers for the touchpad displayed in device manager - despite manually installing the correct ALPS driver. I have tried a dell driver fix I read about elsewhere, and also a file renaming solution for XP here - neither worked (the latter disabling my keyboard and mouse and I had to system restore).

Anyone have any ideas? Thank you so much for your time!

Answer:Sony Vaio with Vista - Touchpad not working, no driver visible


When you say there is no driver displayed in the Device Manager console, is there an entry anywhere in Device Manager that appears as something like 'Unknown device' or that has a yellow exclamation mark in the device icon? This would usually mean that Vista 'sees' the device but doesn't recognise what it is. If you see anything like this, right-click the entry and select 'Uninstall'. You can then do one of two things: you can either click the button at the top entitled 'Scan for hardware changes', or restart the computer. Either way Windows should hopefully re-install the correct driver for your touchpad, as long as it's still on your hard drive somewhere where it can find it.

Post back here if you still get problems. Hope this helps.



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Dear Anyone

This is a common problem with Sony and Nvidia where I cannot install the driver to make the graphics card work.

I installed windows 7 ultimate 32 bit and have tried all the suggestions I can find to install the display driver with no luck.

I have tried modifying the installation file with the mobility modder program, changing the INF file and trying the latest driver from NVIDIA all with absolutely no luck.

Any idea at all


Answer:Nvidia driver for Sony Vaio aw windows 7 ult 32 bit

Not the latest but have you tried the driver from Sony,

Sony eSupport - VGN-AW235J - Software Updates & Drivers

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MY laptop is stuck on the ciao page. And I can't do nothing how do I fix it??

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I have done a fresh install of windows 7 64 bit on my Sony vaio vgn-fw21e laptop. I have got most of the drivers installed but I am struggling to find a driver for the ricoh memory card reader built into laptop I can only find a 32 bit driver for it can anyone help ?

Answer:Windows 7 64bit driver for Sony vaio vgn-fw21e

Take a look click hereIt seems Sony may supply you with an upgrade kit

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I have something of a problem. Rather, my friend who I've been helping does. He recently bought a new laptop -- a Sony Vaio F series (model SVF15A18CXB), but very much dislikes Windows 8.
After a lot of fiddling around, we successfully uninstalled Windows 8, and then installed Windows 7.

The problem is, Sony seems to have only made drivers for this model specifically for Windows 8.
We've managed to find drivers for almost everything that needs a driver installed - Bluetooth, network card, audio, and so on - but we've not been able to find drivers for the Wireless LAN component (BCM43142 Wireless Network Adapter).

The specs of the computer can be found here, if it helps, and the drivers that work for Windows 8 on the Sony site here.

He's running Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit.
We've tried the official drivers, and done some searching for other ones, but haven't had any luck in getting the wireless working yet. At something of a loss about what to do, does anyone have any advice?
Is there any more information that would help narrow down our options?


Answer:Solved: Windows 7 on Sony Vaio Driver Problem

Just wanted to stop by, in case anyone else ever finds this post because of the same problem.

Broadcom released a driver for the adapter for Windows XP (Broadcom 43142 Wireless LAN Driver for Windows XP, Ver. -- that one worked successfully!

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My sound isn't working on my laptop. It's a Sony Vaio with Windows XP. I couldn't find any settings off or warning markers in Device Manager or anywhere else. All the default settings appear to be in proper order, but there's simply no sound coming through. I've done scans with Malwarebytes and Microsoft Security Essentials, and nothing has come up. Please help.

Answer:Sound not working on Sony Vaio, with Windows XP

Hi Onefistgel

This may be really stupid, but it is often the simplest things that get overlooked ! You haven't got the 'Mute' switch on have you ?

I think there is a physical switch for this on the Vaio, above and to the right of the keyboard. Failing that, there is normally a little loudspeaker symbol at the right hand end of the task bar which, if you click on it, will show you the state of the mute switch and volume level. And if that doesn't work, 'Control Panel' - 'Sound'.

Best of luck,

Chris Cosgrove

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Dear All,

I couldn't find driver for Motion Eye (build in web cam) on my laptop Sony VAIO, model number VGN-CS16M , operating system Windows 7 Ultimate 64.

Could you please share the link where I could download this?

Thank you in advance!

Answer:Sony VAIO VGN-CS16M Motion Eye Driver Windows 7 Ultimate 64

Hello relaxed and welcome to Seven Forums.

The usual location to get drivers for a Sony Vaio is at the Sony website. But nothing pertaining to the webcam was listed under the Download tab. All I can suggest is to use their Contact Us link at the lower left of the webpage and ask customer support where they've hidden the webcam driver.

Support for VGN-CS16M : CS Series : VAIO? Notebook : Sony Asia Pacific

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my sony vaio fs640w had problems with video controller, after intalled win7 32bit, just only standard VGA Graphics adapter working, video controller didn't. my sony used Intel 915GM/GMS/910GML chipset, plz help me with this

Answer:[help] sony vaio fs 640w chipset driver for windows 7 does not work !!

Try updating from here:
VAIO, laptop, Notebook PC : Sony

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I have bought a sony vaio SVE14A15FNS laptop yesterday. The mousepad is a single button mousepad. I find that the mouse pad is slightly slanted i.e., as it goes towards the right, the mouse pad goes slightly inside the slot. You can have a look at this link for an example
If you see towards the right it slightly goes inside. Wanted to know, if that is how Sony is designed or its a defect. I lost sleep over this last night :(.
Can you please help me out with this.

Answer:Sony Vaio Single button touch pad

Link does not work.

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my sony vaio's built-in bluetooth is not working. im using windows 7 32-bit. what am i gonna do?? ( i already tried "services.msc" but still it is not working. im too desperate of fixing this thing. please help me

Answer:sony vaio's built in bluetooth not working with windows 7

Hello roxiedg and welcome to Seven Forums.

Before trying to add a bluetooth device in windows 7 there are a couple of things you need to do.

- Make sure that wireless is enabled on the laptop (my Sony has a switch on the front). Bluetooth is wireless and, typically, when that switch is turned off, all wireless is turned off as well including 802.11a/b/g/n and also Bluetooth.
- Make sure that any proprietary software you have that controls power or wireless function has Bluetooth enabled.
- You may also need to update the bluetooth driver for whatever device you're trying to install. I'd suggest the device manufacturer's web site.

Adding Bluetooth Devices in Windows 7

Bluetooth stack is not working properly in Sony vaio - Portable Devices

Let us know if this helps so others can benefit from your experiences.

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Ok I have just installed windows 7 32 bit operating system and now my wireless is not working!

I have a sony vaio VPCF132FX i7 processor,

It use to have windows 7 home premium but the hard drive had to be re formatted and then I installed windows 7 ultimate 32 bit and there is no drivers for mine .

The wireless card built in is a marvell i believe.

Answer:Help! installed windows 7 32 bit sony vaio and wireless not working

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

You need to download drivers for your Sony.

Sony Vaio VPCF132FX/H Drivers | Sony Vaio Driver

Check in device manager to see which ones you need, download and save them then install them.

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I have a Sony Vaio VGN-AW190 that originally came with Vista Home 64bit. I did an *UPGRADE* to Windows 7 Beta (build 7000) which worked fine for a while, aside expected petty bugs. Then, last night had a mishap with some registry cleaner which messed up the registry for good with no system restore hope or repair of any kind. So, this time I did a fresh format and installed W7 again (instead of using Sony recovery CD's + step 2 to upgrade back to W7).

However, the problem is the special buttons are not working at all (eject, S1, S2, multimedia, AV Mode), etc. I did install al Sony drivers/software from that model's driver page ( I rebooted as it instructed to do during install. The main software were the notebook utilities, but I installed almost everything on the list. I tried 3 times now. Still do not work.

Any suggestions on this?

On a side note, in windows explorer group by type method works in just about eveyr folder except Documents which never remembers my settings. Likely a bug, but anyone know of a temp fix for now?

Just for clarification, I indeed installed the 64 bit Vista Ultimate versions of the drivers/software. Also, these all worked fine when I did a simple upgrade from the original Vista recovery CD's. However, you all know the deal with bloatware and that clean installs are better.

Answer:Sony Vaio Special Buttons / Windows 7 Not Working

I ended up doing a full recovery CD restore and then upgrade to W7 again.

Now, I have a new problem. The dolby control center (guess this is party of the Realtek driver/utility) is giving me an error:

So, I downloaded the driver again from Sony's site for my model. Reinstalled, rebooted. Same problem.

But, the sound itself works just fine. Realtek shows up in the sound control bar area and works fine, green check and all.

So the problem is within the dolby control center itself. Strange enough I do recall that this is not installed by that Realtek download from Sony's site (I remember this when I had installed W7 on a fresh format last month). It also does show up as a separate install in programs list in the control panel. There is a repair option too, that didn't fix anything.

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Toshiba released an updated Synaptics touch pad driver yesterday that fixed my scrolling issues:

I had 2-finger scroll but not 1-finger scroll. I tried a solution of adding a DWORD to the registry that did not work (and I won't repost here since it didn't work).

The file is 168 MB may take awhile to download. A reboot is required.

Good luck,
John in Texas

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I attempted to disable the pointing device (touch pad) on the keyboard since I'm using an external mouse and I often make the mouse move with my wrists leaning on the touch pad. The first thing I disabled was the touch screen driver. I re-enabled that OK. But when I un-installed the driver for what was called the Synaptics touch pad, the touch pad remained operational. So I don't know what I un-installed, and I cannot get the system to recognize any new hardware with a hardware scan. Was the Synaptics touch pad driver something extraneous that isn't used? Thanks for your help. Lee

Answer:How do I re-install the synaptics touch-pad driver?

My system ID is: XOS43UA#ABA It's a great machine when everything works...

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On a toshiba satellite laptop the touchpad would'nt work. The driver showed it was in error so i uninstalled the driver and worked great for a few hours till happened again.I done the same thing and once again it happened so i'm after reinstalling the driver once again.I done a Avast boot time scan and it showed "zip> touch pad driver\data1 cab error 42125{zip is corruputed.}. Any help would be great thanks

Answer:synaptics port touch pad driver

Worth a read,

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I have a Sony Vaio VGN-NS30E, on which I am running Windows 7. All of a sudden I am getting an error message that one of the USB devices is not recognised and this device appears to be the Sony Visual Communication Camera (Motion Eye) webcam, which has worked before on Windows 7.

It uses the following drivers:

I would appreciate if someone could help with this issue as Sony are washing their hands off it (my laptop is 2 years old and therefore out of warranty).

Any help would be much appreciated.

Answer:Sony Vaio Motion Eye Webcam no longer working in Windows 7

Hello roddy and welcome to Seven Forums.

Couple of possibilities. You could go to the start menu and type in Device Manager and then click on Device Manager. A dialog box will open. Look for Imaging Devices in the left column and click the little arrow to the left. Then double click on the camera and click the Driver tab. Try updating your driver.

Or you could go to the Sony eSupport website, enter your country and model number, and look for the necessary driver(s).

Sony eSupport - Electronics - Select Your Model

Please post back and let us know if this helps.

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I am currently working on a friends Sony Vaio laptop VPCC series and have encountered the following problems.

Upon booting message states:"imminent Hard Disk Failure" back up all you data. I did this. I then attempted making recovery disks...would not go beyond 44% on Disk 1. Recovery programs tells me that 3 disks will be required.

Replaced HDD with a new drive of like quality...was able to enter BIOS using F2 key...pressed "boot from Optical Drive". Inserted a new OEM copy of Win7...was able to get beyond the first few questions of installing the new OS, 1. Country, 2. Language, 3. Keyboard...pressed "Next", the machine began scanning...then "unable to install on this disk...Unallocated space, etc. Tried formatting HDD...would not create a partition. I feel that the problem lies in the MFR proprietary options that are not allowing me to install my fresh copy of Windows 7 OS.

The installed Sony Vaio Care program will not even let me create recovery disks. Any ideas out there, besides telling my buddy to relegate this Laptop to the paper weight category and never buy Sony again!

Don't mean to be a Sony basher...but after several hours with negative results, i have lost my patience with this machine. The machine is only 2 yrs old...and the HDD is about to crash...can't believe it.

Answer:Sony Vaio Care program /reinstalling windows 7 not working

What operating system came with the laptop?

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Hey, guys. I've upgraded my G470 to windows 8 and, since that, the Synaptics driver is not working anymore. Everytime I install the driver, I recieve this message (found it on the internet, from a person with the same problem):  "Unable to connect to synaptics pointing device driver". Then, I have to uninstall it, loosing all it's functions. I've tried to upgrade to the latest version (, but it didn't work. Is there a way to fix it? Thanks.

Answer:Synaptics Driver not working on G470 - Windows 8

Hi brunobera,
Thanks for posting in the Lenovo Community,
I?d like to provide you with the link for the Touchpad driver for your laptop:
Its version could you please install this one and share with us if still facing the same error message.
Hope the information helps. Let us know.


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The touch pad in not working at all. No little light in the corner (yellow or white). I have tried uninstalling synaptics and reloading it. of corse double taping the upper left corner does not work. I have also just recently noticed that the light on the mute function key (f10) is not wotking iether... Any sugestions?!?!?!?!?!

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My fairly new Toshiba Equium laptop has the synaptics touchpad which worked ok until a few days ago and i can only move the cursor now, and not scroll in any direction.

I have recently installed Vista SP1.

When i have found the application and tried to open this to enable it, i receive an error message saying it cannot be found. Also, after visiting the Synaptics web page to download the latest driver it tells me to refer to Toshibas support pages, but there is nothing here.

Can anyone let me know how to re-enable this please?


Answer:Synaptics touch pad not working

What model number do you have? Toshiba should have a support page with the synaptics software you need - if they don't have it listed you may need to give them a call and get a copy sent out. The software may be on the driver disks that came with the laptop.

Did the touchpad scoll stop working at the exact same time you installed SP1? If not, you could try a system restore (by rolling back the system a few days) and see if that helps

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Hi everybody,

I am running a Sony VGN-FZ11E Laptop, installed Windows 7 32bit, found all the drivers needed except for the one for my touch pad. I have tried Synaptics drivers but after installation my keyboard crashes an wouldn't allow any typing. Could anyone help me please.

Thank you

Answer:Synaptics driver issues Sony VGN-FZ11E

are you sure the model number ends in E?
I can't seem to find any reference to it on sony's site.
They only allow for

I can find reviews for the E model just nothing on sony's site about it.
Anyhow see what the detect my model thing turns up on you.
Sony eSupport - dash™ Personal Internet Viewer - Select Your Model

Anyhow that's where I would be looking for the updated driver for that one.
Sounds like the generic synaptics one isn't working with that laptop.

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Hi all,

I've just downloaded windows 8 onto my win 7 vaio that i bought a few months ago. However, after running the setup, i get to the screen of what needs my attention. Of these, on says:

Alps Touch Pad Utility
Uninstall this app now because it isn't compatible with Windows 8

(see attatchment)

I've got 2 problems:

A: I don't know how to manually uninstall it
B: If i uninstall it, will the touch pad/mouse thing not work when i upgrade to 8??

Any help really appreciated, thought I was going to be loving my windows 8 comp by now!


Answer:Sony Vaio EJ3, manually uninstall Alps Touch Pad Utility??

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Hi all, I have just installed Windows 7 on to my Sony Vaio VGN-NR21Z but can't seem to find the correct drivers or be able to install them. Every time I check on Device Manager it just says " Standard VGA Graphics Adapter" and not "NVidia 8400M GT" as it should.

Please can someone help me find the correct video graphics driver for my laptop and tell me what method to install it.
Thanks I really appreciate it.

Answer:Sony Vaio VGN-NR21Z laptop Windows 7 NVidia 8400 Video Driver required

Hi Techniqs

Welcome to SevenForums here are the video drivers for your laptop

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I have a dell inspron 15 series 3000 with intel i5 5th gen processor. I had a problem with the touch-pad driver software installed on the machine so, I decided to uni-install it and re-install. But when I try to re-install, I get an error saying an updated version is already installed.....
I think it has not uni-installed properly. Can anyone help me? Please.

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Hi My touch pad was not working after restarting my machine (Donno why).When i clicked on Mouse in Control panel, it asked me to uninstall the synaptics driver and try re-installing it.But, when i try to install the synaptics driver, it says "No Appropriate driver to be installed".What should i do now to make my trackpad work and install this driver??? Also, my Synaptics pointing device is not listed in Control panel->Device Manager->Mice and other pointing devices. Please help me fix my problem.   

Answer:Problem while installing Synaptics touch pad driver on P580

Which os you are using?

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Touch (mouse) Pad not working, Fix from withing windows can't find a driver. NEED correct driver for the Synaptics SMBus Touch Pad, for this model notebook, for Windows ver 10. 

Answer:need driver for Synaptics SMBus touch pad on HP Envy dv7t 72...

Hi: The only suggestion I can offer would be to try the one directly from Synaptics.  1st driver on the list.

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Hi there! I have a very annoying problem with my touchpad, I cant figure out how to enable the multi-touch gestures and drivers don't seem to work at all. First of all, my laptop is an Acer Aspire E5-572G-75MW. The drivers on the cd are for windows 8, (there's a synaptics and a elantech driver, when i try installing both of them, they install and at the end i get and "not needed, no device for update present"). I tried installing an elantech for w7 driver and i got an "ready to use" status at the end but absolutely nothing changed, no item in install/uninstall options, no item in control panel or in the mouse category, nothing. I tried the same thing with a W7 synaptics driver and i get the same status at the end but here i get two options:

Again nothing changed, even after restarting. I am unable to see any settings regarding my touchpad, this is all i get in the control panel mouse category:

That's all i get no matter what i try to install, i can't get anything to stick around, i've tried similar laptop's drivers, again with no luck at att and sucks since my touchpad has the clicking buttons integrated into the touchpad, its really annoying trying to scroll something. I tried enabling two-finger scrolling through some registry tricks but i couldnt find the right items and it didnt work. I dont even know what my touchpad's manufacturer is, all i get is that HID compliant mouse. Thank you!
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit
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Answer:Touchpad multi-touch/driver/synaptics problem

Hello, and Welcome
Are there any yellow exclamation marks in Device Manager next to your pointing device?

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Hi there! I have a very annoying problem with my touchpad, I cant figure out how to enable the multi-touch gestures and drivers don't seem to work at all. First of all, my laptop is an Acer Aspire E5-572G-75MW. The drivers on the cd are for windows 8, (there's a synaptics and a elantech driver, when i try installing both of them, they install and at the end i get and "not needed, no device for update present"). I tried installing an elantech for w7 driver and i got an "ready to use" status at the end but absolutely nothing changed, no item in install/uninstall options, no item in control panel or in the mouse category, nothing. I tried the same thing with a W7 synaptics driver and i get the same status at the end but here i get two options:

Again nothing changed, even after restarting. I am unable to see any settings regarding my touchpad, this is all i get in the control panel mouse category:

That's all i get no matter what i try to install, i can't get anything to stick around, i've tried similar laptop's drivers, again with no luck at att and sucks since my touchpad has the clicking buttons integrated into the touchpad, its really annoying trying to scroll something. I tried enabling two-finger scrolling through some registry tricks but i couldnt find the right items and it didnt work. I dont even know what my touchpad's manufacturer is, all i get is that HID compliant mouse. Thank you!

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Answer:Touchpad multi-touch/driver/synaptics problem

I downloaded the manual. The touchpad is explained on p17 of the manual. Since the notebook came with 8.1 and I can only find drivers for Windows 8, you may not get full usage out of the hardware because you are not running the correct version of Windows. The best drivers come from the hardware manufacturer and they are no providing any Win 7 drivers.

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Hi Josiah its me again .Another issue tell me if u can solve this . Iam having synaptics touch pad in which scrolling feature is not working in win 10 ,was working in windows 8 . Can u guide me ?

Answer:synaptics touch pad scrolling feature is not working

You have the latest available driver installed: Windows 8/7/XP/Vista 64/32-bit Edition v17.0.19

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I am setting up this laptop for a family member. It came with win8, but I put in a new ssd and installed win7 pro ( I am tech support and I hate win8 and don't know it well enough to take care of the inevitible support issues). I downloaded all the appropriate drivers from the Lenovo website for the correct version of windows and this machine. Everything seemed to work fine. Then, for quite a while, when I booted the machine it would start up with the energy management software, or the keyboard, or the one touch keys and/or the touchpad, or all of the above, not working. Or the touchpad would eventually work, but with almost no functionality and the synaptics setup tab showing only a patent, and no options for tweaking the touchpad. And the Fn F6 buttons might show the icon for the touchpad being shut off, but is was not. I uninstalled, reinstalled, tried different versions, eventually I thought I had it beat. I could boot the machine and everything actually works. Until today. After several reboots the keyboard and touchpad were refusing to work. Then after several more boots, the keyboard worked, but not the TP. Then the TP would work, but with limited functionality. A few more reboots and the TP is working as it should. I thought maybe having my corded mouse plugged in when booting might be confusing it somehow, but unplugging it and several reboots later there was no joy. Other times it lit right up with the mouse plugged in and the TP worked as i... Read more

Answer:Z580 synaptics touch pad driver frequently does not load on boot

Welcome To Lenovo Community
We are really sorry to hear about the issue you are facing,  
Please try updating the touchpad drivers to check  
 Synaptics Touchpad Driver
Do give this a try and let us know  
Hope This Helps

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Hey I Need Help, I Upgraded My Sony Vaio Laptop (model Pcg-7r2l) Came With Microsoft Windows Xp Media Center Edition, 1gb Ram, 1.83ghz...........when I Upgraded My Operating System For Some Reason I Believe That My Sound Driver Got Wiped Out Because It Says No Audio Devices Are Installed. I Tried To Download The Driver From The Sony Website But It Doesnt Have Any Sound Drivers Listed. I Dont Even Know The Sound Card That Came With The Laptop So If Somebody Can Please Help Me Out And Help Me Find Out What Sound Card Came With The Laptop So I Can Try Downloading The Drivers From The Manufacturers Website Or Help Me Out In Any Type Of Way I Would Greatly Appreciate It. Thanks In Advance.

Answer:Sony Vaio Laptop Sound Driver Driver Needed

There is an auto-detect at Sony that should take you to yor model and then you should be able to select drivers for it. The audio ones are pretty far down the list. Here's the link:,24,26,66,9,70,5,72
When I entered the model # you posted, at Sony support, it took me to these models:
I think your number may have been a series number.
They all use the Sigmatel HD audio driver:

These are the installation instructions:
To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
Download the STDAUD-01098107-US.EXE file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the STDAUD-01098107-US.EXE file to begin the installation.
At the "SigmaTel« High Definition Audio Device Driver for Microsoft« Windows« XP" screen, click "Next".
At the "License Agreement" dialog, read the agreement, then, if you agree, click "I Agree" to continue with the installation. NOTE: Several setup boxes may briefly appear during the installation. As the files are installed, these boxes will close automatically.
At the &... Read more

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i was using windows vista but i have change that into windows7 after changing my web cam and fn key is not working i need the driver for that

Answer:fn driver for sony vaio

why not just go to the sony site to get it? Makes sense to me.Some HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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Question: Sony VAIO Driver

I have Sony VAIO PCG 4B1P models, but I could not find the online support for this model.

I need your help!

Answer:Sony VAIO Driver

I think its this is the correct model for that unit, the other number appears to be a part number from a few searches I did online:

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hi im in london
i would love if you can help me find the sound and display drivers for my laptop ,
sony vaio model: pcg v505 cp [/U][/B], bvery hard to find this model
i have tried everything from scaning my laptop on line to other softwares such as everest
please if u can help me it will be really apprecciat[/U]ed it thank you

Answer:driver for sony vaio

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Hi Folks, This is my first post. so go easy on me;-)

I switched on my PC after 1 year of no use(apple imac distracted me for a while).
The message "operating system not found" appears when it boots up. I put in the Sony Recovery disk, bit it could not read it. As Sony didn't provide a spare copy of XP, how do I get back up and running? Do I have to change the motherboard battery? any advice much appreciated.

I Hope you Christmas is Merry and peaceful.


Answer:Sony Vaio Desktop PCV-RX305 Windows XP now missing, no disks supplied by Sony

Call Sony Tech Support if you are the registered owner or buyer. They will provide a disk set for a small fee ($27) for six years after purchase, or until they run out.
Your only other choice is to buy the disk online at some place like ebay, or buy Windows Home (still available for $82) or Windows XP Professional for $135.
The motherboard battery should not be bad, but if it is, you can get a replacement (CR2032) at Wal-Mart ofr $3.67 or on eBay for $2.58.
The recovery disk may be good, and it is your optical drive that has gone bad.

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I have a Sony Vaio VPCCW2S1E. It was upgraded to Windows 10 when the free upgrade became available, but the Nvidia drivers weren't available so I put W7 back on. I now have a new laptop and decided to try upgrading the Sony again so our son can have it.

I have done a few clean installs on other laptops, so did a clean install, after some waiting and doing Windows updates, drivers were all installed, including the Nvidia ones. There are two exclamation marks in device manager. One is for the SFEP driver, the other for the Ricoh memory stick slot.

I have most of the drivers for Windows 7 on an SD card, but Windows 10 won't accept the SFEP driver. Without that the graphics don't work properly apparently.

Also, usually after a clean install on Sony's they need the SFEP, Shared Library and Setting Utility Series drivers adding.

So - does anyone know where I can get the SFEP driver (or the others) that will work with Windows 10? Sony's drivers webpage for this model no longer seems to be there.

I believe shared library and setting utility are needed to ensure function keys work and SFEP works with the NVidia drivers. Anyway although Windows 10 was working without them, the laptop got extremely overheated so I'm thinking the SFEP is necessary somehow. It doesn't overheat with Windows 7 on.

I did find this link for SFEP driver for Sony Windows 10 but not sure if it's a good for any model of Sony laptop. Read more

Answer:Sony Vaio SFEP driver

Also Sony no longer has a support page for this model (it used to have all the drivers etc to download on the support page and the page is no longer there, or the model listed when going onto other Sony support pages).

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i recently formatted my sony vaio VPCEB4J0E and i cant find the webcam driver for it on sony site..... pls if anyone has reasonable info, pls post up. thanks

Answer:Webcam driver for sony vaio

Hey there and Welcome to SF!

Just a couple of quick questions for you to start off.
Did your laptop come with a CD/DVD with the drivers on that you can try?

Can i also ask what version OS was on the Laptop before you formated it?
Thanks ahead!


Can i also ask you to try following Sony's steps for auto installation which can be found here :

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Hey everybody,

I am at a bit of a lose end and was wondering if anybody at all new how to fix this...

I have a friends laptop which is a Sony Vaio VGN-NR32L Model - PCG-7134M

I have re-installed there Windows Vista 64bit edition and have everything working apart from the Wireless LAN... The Ethernet network adaptor is Marvell Yukon and i have that working however i know the WLAN is Atheros but i cannot find the correct driver for it anywhere and when i do it is a bunch of SYS file's and Security Catalogue and i do not know how to use these?

If you could get back to me a.s.a.p please it would be much appreciated.



Answer:Sony Vaio Wireless Driver

This is a common issue with Vista 64 bit versions. There are many cases where there simply isn't a 64 bit driver available. If Sony doesn't offer one, you may be out of luck.

Why not drop back to Vista 32 bit?

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Hi, my first post here

As the title says, im having problems with my VGN-FZ4000 webcam. I`ve read almost every post on the web, some on this forum, downloaded tons of drivers, but nothing seems to work.

Right now, in the device manager, the webcam is shown as "Sony Visual Communication Camera VGP-VCC6". With this driver i managed to lit the little green led next to the cam, but the cam shows just a black screen. (tested with "MSN Live 2009" and "ArcSoft Webcam Companion" - downloaded from Sony eSupport)

Again, i have a VGN-FZ4000 running Win7 Ultimate 32bits.

I beg for any help. Its been almost 2 months already im trying to make this little [email protected]#$ to work.

Answer:Sony Vaio webcam driver - need help

Welcome to the forum,

So is there a notification symbol next to "Sony Visual Communication Camera VGP-VCC6"

in device manager?

I'm guessing this vaio originally came with Vista? did the webcam work before?

Here's some possible help listed here,

Post back if you have any questions or need more help.

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Hi. I have an old Sony VAIO desktop which I just received from a friend. I formatted the HD (tons of virus activity) and reinstalled Windows XP SP2 from a CD I had; the CD that came with the system had been lost. I was able to update the sound drivers and get most other features working, but I am unable to use DirectX 9. The dxdiag utility says "The system is using the generic video driver. Please install video driver provided by the hardware manufacturer."

Here is my computer's model info:
Model = PCV-RX760(UC)
( )
Motherboard Name = Asus P4S266-VX
Motherboard Chipset = SiS650
Graphics Controller Type = SiS 315
Graphics Controller Status = Enabled

I tried downloading and installing the video driver on that page; it installs fine, but nothing happens after reboot. When I try and re-install it after reboot, it tells me (just like the first time) "This software driver has never been installed in your computer system. Would you like to continue the installation?"

I even downloaded the driver directly from and tried to install it. It comes as a setup .exe file; when I run it, it cancels out saying "The setup program cannot find suitable driver. The setup program will terminate."

It seems the original poster in had a similar problem, but I don't understand what he did to fix it... Read more

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Hi there, i wondered if anyone knows where i could find a driver for a sony vaio model number is PCG 5B1M.
i have searched Driverguide, driverskit and various others but cannot find them, even sony does not have the notebook listed.

it is running xp.

Thank you in advance for your help.

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I recently been playing blu rays on my laptop and now my dvd/blu ray is missing and showing as a cd drive.. Help.. I tried everything.

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Im not sure if this is the right place for this thread, if not admin please feel free to move it were it belongs.

Wondering if anyone can help me please.

My brother has a sony vario laptop. Number on the screen says VPCEB4JOE under it, it says SONY MODEL PCG-71313M - Windows 7 home premium service pack 1 64 bit

It needs a wireless network adaptor downloading but i dont know which one, can anyone help to which one i need or where i can download it for him please.

Thank you

Answer:Sony Vaio Driver needed please

This is the nearest match I could find: VAIO : Sony Europe

It's for the VPCEB4JOE/WI and you need the Intel WLAN 64-Bit driver.

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I have a Sony Vaio laptop model VGN-NR 330E and my OS is Windows 7 64bit. I need the drivers for the memory card readers. I tried searching but I can not find it. Any help or opinions would be appreciated!!

Answer:Sony Vaio Owners (need driver help)


Right click on it in the device manager. Properties. Details tab. Change dropdown to hardware ids. Copy and paste the results here and you will have a driver soon enough, whether I have to modify one of find exact for your model.

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Hi, I have a Sony Vaio VGN-SZ750N and bought it with Vista on it. However, recently I upgraded to Windows 7 Pro. Everything works great except for the Display Driver and sometimes the screen starts flickering a lot and the computer hangs. Then I have to restart it. White flickering, the task bar says that "There was a problem with the Display Driver but windows has recovered" even though it hasn't recovered.

I went on the Sony website and they don't have a windows 7 driver for this model.

Can someone please help?

Answer:Sony Vaio Driver Issue


Is your Windows 7 32bit or 64bit?

Was this an upgrade install from Vista or a clean install of Windows 7?

Did you install the Chipset driver?
In Device Manager do you have any yellow ! marks, if so what?

Plus as that model Sony could use either Intel or Nvidia graphics for Video, could you run the below and attach as the guide mentions the log and we should be able to aim you in the right direction.

Download the free, Speccy HERE then run Speccy and click File > Save as XML, then attach the log as per instructions below, but as the forum may not like XML docs, please pop the XML in a zip file to attach (right click the XML and choose Sent To and choose Compressed Zip Folder)

Then attach your log to your next post as per these instructions HOW TO: Attach Items To Your Post Click to expand...


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I'm looking everywhere for the Sony Vaio driver for the TV tuner. I have a Sony Vaio VGC-LN1M. The driver is definitely not on the Sony Vaio site, although it has for Vista, it doesn't have it for the 64-bit version of Windows 7 - which is what I'm using.

Answer:TV Tuner Driver for Sony Vaio

If it has a 64 bit Vista driver you can use compatibility mode to install it. Fabe Compatibility Mode

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I have a Sony Vaio VGN-Z820G with an ALPS touchpad. The scrolling on the touchpad stopped working so I did some research and found a recommended method was to uninstall the ALPS driver, reboot and let the computer find the touchpad and reinstall. It didn't work. In fact, now the touchpad does not work at all. Thank goodness I have a wireless mouse to keep functioning.

I then went and found the correct sony Esupport driver site and downloaded the original driver along with a recent update.
Sony eSupport - VGN-Z820G - Drivers & Software

The page specific to my model and operating system states it is for Windows 7 version.

When I install the original driver it fails and tells me that this version is only for Vista and cannot be installed. The update however installs fine but it's only an update and not the entire program.

What do I do now?

Answer:Sony Vaio driver compatibility

Check your manual and make sure there isn't a button or switch on the notebook to disable the touchpad is the first thing I would so. Then if no or it is enabled, check the bios to be sure it is enabled there also.

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hi guys i think its all in the title as i have updated my sony vaio model pcg-k115m and it cannot find the wireless driver or the audio driver come to think of it. looked everywhere but no windows 7 drivers. you guys have never failed to come through for me and my pc problems.. many thanks in advance..simon

Answer:sony vaio wireless driver

Hi there .. Try the Driver for the Sound in the Link below ...
Have you any idea what type of Wireless Card you have ?...

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Hi everybody

I guess I'll start from the beginning. My fiance decided that it wasnt worth updating her antivirus software, and ended up with a bunch of viruses. She asked me to help, and I tried but couldnt do much. I told her she would have to take it to a specialist or reformat it. She reformatted it.

I am trying to figure out what types of drivers fit into this computer. It doesnt help that the OS is in Swedish and I cant speak Swedish..

Does anybody on this forum have any idea what a Sony Vaio VGN - CR41, originally running Vista, but now running Windows 7 would need in the way of drivers, or can anybody point me in the right direction?

Thanks in advance

Answer:Sony VAIO, driver suggestions?

driver download

go to sony vio web site put in your model and select drivers download and it should download all the correct drivers needed

good luck

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I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FS640/W that was just reformatted to Win XP SP2. Everything seems to be working fine except the audio. First off, The headphone jack was just replaced, but because both the headphones and speakers are not working, I'm looking at drivers as the potential problem. I currently have the Realtek High Def Audio driver installed, which is what the Sony website provides. I heard something about a UAA Audio Bus Fix though. Any thoughts?

Answer:Sony VAIO Audio Driver

Greetings, jools1976.

Yeah, the UAA patch might do the trick. Try this:

1. Uninstall the Realtek driver - you might consider running Driver Sweeper to make sure it's cleaned out.
2. Install the UAA patch located here or here.
3. Reboot, then reinstall the Realtek driver.

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Have following

Sony Vaio PCG-K33 with
LAN-Express AS IEEE 802.11g miniPCI Adapter
Driver Date: 7/7/2004
Driver Version:

It's installed and running but it cannot detect any wireless networks. Have tried updating through windows update, and the sony website update says I have the latest driver.

Any help?

Answer:Solved: Sony Vaio PCG-K33 Wireless Driver

Device Manager says the device is working properly? Maybe there is a way to turn the radio on/off, perhaps through the WLAN management app? Also, be sure there isn't a physical switch on the case that's in the wrong position. (I know some Dell models have this switch and it gets moved accidentally easily!)

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I recently installed a new hard drive on my sony vaio laptop model# VPCEH25FM. I didn't have any of the original bootup disc's so I had to get a new windows 7 disc.

I installed windows 7 32 bit, but when I went to look at the drivers I needed to download from the sony support site, they were all for windows 7 64 bit. Will I need to purchase the 64 bit version? Some of the drivers work but some don't. Would I possibly be able to download 32 bit drivers from another model number?

Answer:Having Trouble with Driver installation on Sony Vaio

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .. You have 4GB of Ram ? .. So Windows 32 Bit OS is not making the most of that available .. Have you ran Windows Updates .. If so please Post any missing Device Drivers you may have ..

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Okay, here's the problem.

My laptop is Windows 7 32-bits, I downgraded it for school purposes and now I couldn't use the webcam..

Anybody care to enlighten?

Answer:Webcam Driver for SONY Vaio VPCCW16FG

I posted this in your other thread...

Quote: Originally Posted by FZ21Z

Quote: Originally Posted by Helsey

I wonder if anyone out there could help me?

You'll find what you need here - Windows 7 Clean Install Instructions for CW Series, as it's a guide to installing Windows 7 on your model.

Any problems, report back.

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Well, after eight or so hours on the phone with Sony and no help from them at all, I finally figured out how to install single drivers onto a Sony VAIO notebook (specifially the PCGFRV31).

1st, make sure you have either your created vaio recovery cd set that you should have made when you first booted up the computer, or if you're like me and said, "I don't need that" - just spend the ten bucks and get the recovery dvd kit from sony.

Now, it won't work unless you do this - go to the sony download site for your notebook and download the Sony Shared Libary. Then, put your DVD or CD kit in and viola - you can re-install specific software and drivers.

I found this out after having to replace the hard drive and not wanting to format it the way that the Sony Recovery DVD wants you to (with ghost partitions and stuff). I wanted to do it my own way... so I did... and here's how you can to. This way, you can partition your drive the way you want, install winxp the way you want and only install the programs you want.

I hope that this helps you.

Answer:Sony Vaio Driver help for those who have done a clean install of XP

Maybe I sound like an idiot for posting this in the first place - but after countless hours on the phone with Sony... them telling me there is no way to get drivers or install single programs from their recovery DVD kit... I think this might help some folks out there.

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greetings guys.. i recently reformating my sony vaio laptop wich had windows 7 home premium 64 upgrade to windows 7 ultimate 64 bit..i did it but i also saved my drivers on a that i have reformated and started up my laptop i need to install my drivers back from that cd,but I dont no how to do it>>>>>>ALL MY DRIVERS ARE IN SEPERATED FILES STARTING FROM 1 TO 10 <<<<<<<"DO I HAVE TO PUT MY DRIVERS BACK MANUALY?? IF "YES" THEN CAN ANY ONE OF YOU GUYS HELP ME WITH THIS PLEASE!!??">>>THANKS I WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR HELP.....<<<<<< ............LAPTOP MODEL "VPCEE31FX"..E series laptop...

Answer:Sony Vaio driver install help needed

Actually upgrading is a good opportunity to update all your drivers anyhow.
I would suggest doing that. If you give the exact model of the laptop I'm sure someone here can point you where all your major drivers are.

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I have some problems with driver of Vaio Laptop PCG-3J1L (Win 7 64bits), now i need the Recovery Disk of this laptop. Please help me !

Answer:sony vaio PCG-3J1L driver support

Your only allowed to make 1 set of Recovery Disc, so have enough DVD ready. I have an HP computer but maybe you can use my directions to find the location to make your Disc.Start - All Programs - Recovery Manager - Click Recovery Manager again -Their will be some things to choose from. Click - Recovery Disc CreationNew page - click Next. If you call to order these CD be prepared to prove that your the owner.It may take 4 DVD, I would have to find and count mine.

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hi everyone,,,,
I bought a new sony vaio laptop and its model is VPCEH25EN. I have installed windows 7 ultimate 64 bit, after installing it, installed the drivers which i found in the site So my problem is that my function keys are not working. So could anyone tell where can i get the drivers for function keys. I will be very greatful if anybody helps me out.

Answer:sony vaio function keys driver

Sony is very good about putting ALL the drivers needed for all the hardware on their site.

So the driver for the function keys is there. But depending on the model there can be as many as 40 or more installer files!

It took me all evening to download them all, burn a DVD with them and then install them to restore custom hardware functionality after I also wiped and installed a clean Win7. (Of course I left off the bloatware )

So it's surely on the site if you go to the section for your exact model. The only hard part may be that the driver will not say "Function Keys Driver" but will have some compeltely cryptic name like "HWInstaller2"

I would DL everything and install everything but the obvious bloatware. At some point you will find your keys magically start working... (I'm sorry that I don't remember the name of the exact file that got my keys working, but if your laptop was a different model than mine then the driver may be different too)

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where can i get the motion eye driver for sony vaio vgn-ar61m??

Answer:sony vaio vgn-ar61m webcam driver

Use the vista drivers.
You may have to run them in compatibility mode on Windows 7.
Good Luck.
VAIO : Sony Europe

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Hello! I've recently got a Sony VAIO USB flash drive and the OS running on my PC is Win 98 SE. Well, I should first get the driver needed to get it to work on my PC, but I can't find any one. I can't find any additional information on the "packaging". Can anyone help me find the drivers?

Answer:Sony VAIO USB Flash Drive driver

what model number is the flash drive

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Hi all,

Does anyone know which modem driver I need for my PCG-FX800.

The Sony site does not have legacy support. The driver I downloaded from driverguide says its the wrong modem type.

Any help appreciated.


Answer:Sony Vaio PCG-FX800 modem driver

Try posting in the drivers section of major geeks. Read the sticky that's in the drivers section too.

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Answer:Camera driver for sony vaio (vgnfe92hs)

Camera Capture Utility

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Does anyone know where I can get the driver for the built in webcam on my VPCEJ2B1E
I can't find the on the sonysite and they are not in the driver folder on cdrive.

Somehow this driver got deleted for my newlaptop.

Thank you for your help


Answer:Solved: Sony Vaio Driver Problem

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I need drivers for Windows 7 64 bit

Answer:Video driver SONY VAIO VGN-AR660U for Win 7.

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I have computer SONY VAIO Model PCG6-Q2M, his battry doesn't working, I have a modem router but I am missing a driver for my wireless network connects its.

Answer:Battery & NIC driver for sony vaio PCG-6Q2M

Do you have the wired network adapter working? if so connect a cable to the router so you can connect to the Internet. Go to the Sony driver site and look for the drivers for your system.Batteries have a life expectancy of 1-3 years before they get so weak that they do not charge. You need to replace the battery and there are many links online for that. There is a possibility that the charge section on the motherboard has failed and that is why it will not charge. Unfortunately very few shops have a battery for testing (I get users looking to see if I can try a battery but we do no stock them).Rich

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I've installed windows 8 pro on a Sony VAIOVPCEB3E1E/PI

Managed to sort everything out apart from the SD Card reader. Device manager recognises the card reader as :

Ricoh PCIe Memory Stick Host Controller

Then when I plug in the SD card I usually use as readyboost, I get an audible ding that it's noticed something there, and it also installs to device manager something called :

SD Storage Class Controller

This however has a yellow exclamation mark, and nothing I do or any driver from the Sony website will fix it.

Pre Windows8 Pro , I had the consumer preview installed, that worked fine and I could use the readyboost.

Anyone got any idea's?

Answer:Anyone help with Richo SD Card Driver on a Sony VAIO

From my experience helping others with this driver, just download the latest and greatest from any distributor. For example, ASUS, ACER, HP etc...

Install and done. Check Device Manager dates to see that the install worked.

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Hi!i need a sound driver for my notebook cause i think i accidentally delete it. i badly need your help. thanks. and hope this one helps too:

Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack [ TRIAL VERSION ]
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.17184
DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name VAIO-COMP
User Name VAIO
SMTP E-mail Address *removed by admin*
Logon Domain [ TRIAL VERSION ]
Date / Time 2008-12-23 / 14:55

CPU Type Mobile Intel Celeron, 550 MHz (5.5 x 100)
Motherboard Name Sony Corporation PCG-F60_BP(J)
Motherboard Chipset Intel 82440BX/ZX
System Memory [ TRIAL VERSION ]
BIOS Type Phoenix (04/17/00)

Video Adapter NeoMagic MagicGraph256AV+ driver (3066 KB)

Audio Adapter Yamaha Native DS1 Audio CODEC
SMART Hard Disks Status Unknown

D: (FAT32) 4806 MB (4505 MB free)
Total Size [ TRIAL VERSION ]

Primary IP Address [ TRIAL VERSION ]
Primary MAC Address 00-0D-0B-99-1F-88
Network Adapter BUFFALO LPC-PCM-CLX Fast Ethernet Adapter (192. [ TRIAL VERSION ])

FireWire Controller Sony CXD3222A OHCI i.LINK (IEEE1394) Host Controller
USB1 Controller Intel 82371AB/EB PIIX4 - USB Host Controller

DMI BIOS Vendor Phoenix Technologies LTD
DMI BIOS Version R0116K1
DMI System Manufacturer Sony Corporation
DMI System Product PCG-F60_BP(J)
DMI System Version 01
DMI System Serial Number [ TRIAL VERSION ]
DMI Moth... Read more

Answer:Sound Driver for Sony Vaio Notebook PCG-F60/BP


Would love to help you but SONY tend to have proprietory drivers for hardware, even if that audio chip comes from Yamaha so the Yamaha drivers tend to not work, problem is I searched fo rages to find drivers from Sony, but as that Laptop seems a Japanese sold one the only site likely to have drivers is the Sony Support Japan area and as my Japanese is non-existant I'm lost as to the menus.

So try searching Sony Japan for for model Laptop and hopefully they have a page with downloadable drivers here

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Hi everyone , right now im servicing a customer notebook model Sony Vaio VGN-cs33g type, but i have problem on installing back on its driver, anybody could you guys help me on this, i tried already to go the the support web for sony product, but seems they dont give full dowload for driver, i want to download driver for
Quick launch driver
help me.....

Answer:Sony Vaio CS33G - Driver problem

Have you tried the Vista drivers?
Original Drivers and Applications for VGN-CS3 Series (Windows Vista 32-Bit) : Download : Sony Asia Pacific

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So here is my problem.
This laptop has a nvidia 8400m gt. I installed windows 7 Professional 32-bit, and i installed every driver i needed without a problem. Now when i install the driver fro the gpu mentioned, the laptop won't boot up, all i get is some green lines flashing and i don't get to desktop. I tried the drivers from sony website, the ones from nvidia( modfying inf file), also went on laptopvideo2go and i tried those ones. All end up with same result -.-

Answer:DRIVER PROBLEM on sony vaio VGN-AR630E

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ... Uninstall the Driver and then run Windows Updates ... If you can not do that in Normal mode try safe Mode ...

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I have a friend who has re-formatted the Hard Drive on a Vaio - model no.: PCG-5B1MObviously it is quite old but he is preparing it for a 'silver surfer' as a taster and intro.He can't get the wireless to work and I am guessing he needs the correct driver. The trouble is I can't find one. I don't know much about the specific hardware but is it possible a driver from another model might do the trick?

Answer:wireless lan driver for sony vaio PCG-5B1M

You say the HDD has been formatted.Is there not a full factory restore option (from a hidden partition) that would reinstall the OS and all drivers to bring it all back to "day 1" condition.

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hey guys. my friend's using sony vaio, and right after installation of windows 7, everything was working fine, until the installation of the intel(r) 965 chipset driver, and windows began giving the error and the task bar is no longer transparent. I tried installing the driver from the intel website, but they kept directing me to my manufacturer, but when i downloaded from the manufacturer, their drivers only work with windows vista and they dont allow me to install it. i also tried uninstalling and installing the chipset driver, but the problem still exist. hope someone will be able to help! (:

Answer:Sony Vaio Aero not working! ):

Hi there
I'm surprised you got AERO to work in the first place on the sony vaio.
What's the Video card you use in it -- Some VAIO's used the Nvidio GeForce drivers -- try looking to see in device management what the display adapter is.

If it's a Nvidia then go to their site.

I've got an old resurrected VAIO GRT816S laptop - beautiful screen but not AERO capable -- doesn't matter on that laptop. Only 1GB RAM but I DO like the HUGE screen on it. They don't make them like that anymore -- but weighs a ton and has energy consumption that would send the Green Party with a hunting posse to shoot me.

Video is Nvidia GeForce Go5600 (Sony) quite old of course.

Enc screenshot of the video device

Note also that if the laptop doesn't have enough RAM you probably won't be able to turn AERO on anyway.


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hi i recently did a clean install on my sony vaio VGN Z26MN and now its running on windows 7 home premium 64-bit. everything seems to work perfectly fine except fingerprint sensor. i have installed its driver thru sony esupport and have also upgraded BIOS to the latest version available, having done all that, my laptop still wont recognize the device, i even installed UPEK, it does work , the sensor however wont cooperate.
any advice will be appreciated

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So, yesterday, I wanted to turn battery care off and I couldn't. I had to install a series of drivers and components for it to turn off. It finally worked somehow.
Somewhere in the middle of doing that, the FN keys stopped working. I have the VAIO Event services and it's currently started. Still nothing.
I have a Sony VAIO VPCEB32FM with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
If you can help, that'd be great because I tend to use FN quite a lot.
Also, I think one of the services or drivers caused a slight black-screen delay after the welcome screen.
Update: The volume one works, but it doesn't show the little popup when I turn the volume up/down/mute. The other ones still don't work such as brightness, zoom, etc.

Answer:FN keys on Sony Vaio not working

Hello CamiKitti and welcome to Seven Forums.

Without knowing which "series of drivers and components" you installed to eventually turn off battery care, it's impossible to offer a definitive fix for your current issues. Try using system restore to roll back your computer to a date/time prior to having the battery care problem. Your Vaio should now be in the same condition as before (unable to turn off battery care) but the Fn keys should be working.

System Restore

Instead of haphazardly installing drivers and components did you attempt to use the diagnostic tools provided through Vaio Care? It works very well to maintain my VPCEB47GM using Sony approved drivers and components when called for. If you don't have Vaio Care installed there's a link in the third blog comment.

Tips & Tricks: What is VAIO Care

If Vaio Care can't solve your battery care issue and if you feel the need to reinstall the drivers and components that led to your Fn key problems, I'd suggest you install just one driver or component at a time. Immediately reboot the Vaio to make sure everything is still working properly. Then install the second driver or component, reboot, check for proper operation. Either everything will install correctly and your computer will still function properly, or you will know exactly which driver or component is messing up.

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The Attached Image tells it all.
When I plug this in,driver installes and Icon comes in My computer.but when I try to open it,"Insert disk to drive!".
Tried it on many PC.
It it to repair it.

Answer:Sony vaio 4GB pendrive not working

Sounds like just a bad pen drive if it won't work in any P. C.

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I now have 2 Sony VGN-TX750 that stopped working after being dropped. I was able to remove the cover and I see no visible signs of damage. One of them will power up and start normally, but when the computer is picked up or pressed on slightly, the screen freezes. The other one will not power up at all. I understand that I can't ask for a specific diagnosis here, but what is most likely wrong with them?

Answer:Sony Vaio not working after being dropped

Try and reseat everything.
Start with the memory. It should be accessable from a panel on the bottom of the laptop.
Check the battery, make sure it is in ok.

Then check the cpu, you will need to put new thermal paste on if you remove the heatsink from the cpu. It should be underneath the keyboard somewhere.

See if you can find disassembly instructions for your laptop. I know I found instructions for my Thinkpad on IBM's site, wonder if sony has anything.

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I own a Sony Vaio (model: VGN-AR51J) which has a built-in webcam (model name/ USB Video Device 05ca:1839) and it does not work.
This problem started ever since I installed windows 7 onto my laptop. Before, it had windows vista installed onto it and the webcam was working fine.
I've tried updating the driver, entering the bios and restoring factory settings, going onto the sony website and downloading the original driver pack and tried a bunch of driver updating programs but still, I can't get the webcam to work.
Before when I was using windows vista, I could see the driver which was called: Sony Visual Communication Camera but now, it is just named: USB video device.
Any idea on how I can get the webcam to work with windows 7? And would re-installing windows vista help resolve the issue?
P.S I have also posted this on the sony forum and contacted sony via email but I haven't got a response yet :(.

Answer:Sony vaio webcam not working

Think that this may be a driver problem. Does Sony Support article help?

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Hi. My SONY laptop model VGN-FW48E. Running on Win Vista s.p 2.
Since last 2 days Audio stopped working completely.

It shows the sound icon on start menu bar. But enables only HDMI audio.

Speaker audio or Mic not working. Also i dont see any those devices on playback device tab.

I downloaded and installed software driver for audio few times already.
I updated BIOS as well.

I tired one whole day doing these things and went to bed. Next day morning i saw Sound is working again. I thought everything is fine. But When i restart the Vaio, sound lost again.
Finally I restored C drive using Vaio Recovery tool. Installed BIOS and Sound Driver from sony website.
Still I managed to enable only HDMI audio. Im so so fed up with trying so many times.
I can confirm nothing wrong with Sound card. This must be software/Driver or OS issue as i can see. But i dont know how to fix.

Please tell me how can i get my audio back.
Thank you in advance.


Answer:Please Help. Sony Vaio VGN Audio Not Working.

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Just ati radeon inbuilt graphic card started behaving badly and erratic symbols lines came over the screen many times went blank. And errors too started coming that your ati video drivers just overcame serious errors and is now behaving properly....And my pc laptop completely went unresponsive. I had to restart it several times this a hardware wearout?
Then i did a factory reset.
But still BSOD bluescreen errors came up thrice. The harddrive is working fine. So what is limiting the proper functioning of my sony vaio....kindly give me advice on how to correct my pc?

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I recently installed a new HDD (Seagate ST9500424AS; p/n 9RW143-567) in my Sony VAIO VPCEH11FX and installed the OS using the Sony VAIO Recovery Media Kit (VPCE_10FX Series 989203008). During the installation, I selected the default or normal settings.

A short while (1-2 weeks) after the installation was complete, I noticed that the track pad was not working after enabling it using Fn+F1. (The pointing device dialog box DOES appear when I press Fn+F1 and shows that it will toggle between enable & disable). I took the computer into Fry's (where I bought it) and they booted a different OS (I think it was Windows XP) using a CD. Using this OS, the track pad worked. So it was confirmed it wasn't a hardware issue.

I proceeded to contact Sony. They had me do the following:
1) download the latest drivers & driver updates and install both. This didn't fix the problem.
2) uninstall 'Alps Pointing-device for VAIO' and run the .exe files for the driver & update. This didn't fix the problem.
3) boot the computer to recovery mode (press F10 when it starts); I noticed that the track pad was working in this mode.
4) Confirm that the other ALT keys functioned properly. (they do function properly)

The Sony rep asked me to confirm the type of HDD I installed (I forget what specifically he was interested in), but upon my reading him the part number, he confirmed the HDD was compatible.

The Sony rep then suggested I either recover the system to a previous version/da... Read more

Answer:Track pad on Sony VAIO not working

Hi, I have the same problem with sony vaio VPCSB2 series.
The Sony support doesn't fix the problem yet.
I founded that the problem is related with the multitouch feature and due to an elettrostatic issue.
anyway in order to use the mouse under windows is possible to disable, in the vaio contro center, the multitouch option and the palm option.
In this way the touch lost the multiouch features but work correctly or almost correctly in my case.
Anyway I'm waiting from the vaio support a complete solution. In my opinion a device substitution.

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my touchpad on my sony vaio stopped working. sometimes it works and other times it doesn't also i'm having the same problem with my keyboard. i have to restart my laptop and sometimes works for a while but then they stop working. help

Answer:touchpad on my sony vaio not working why

If your laptop came preloaded with Windows 7, try a system restore and/or download the newest drivers for your system from Sony.If your laptop came with say Vista and you upgraded to Windows 7, definitely download the latest Windows 7 compatible drivers from Sony.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.This site is about helping people, lets keep it that way.

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hey i was playing sims 3 on my laptop and i turned it off and went to sleep and i come down yesterday morning and its not booting up its staying on the microsoft corporation loading for ever i tried to keep it to keep it on all night and it will not more past the page and i tried restoring it to factory setting and the gets stuck on the final step before its formats the harddrive and crashes

Answer:Sony VAIO VGN-NR21Z not working

Hard drive is going bad, perhaps. I would save your data now, if you can.
That Sony has difficult cooling channels... You might want to clean it up with some Q-tips and a can of dust off or other "treated" canned air, and some denatured alcohol.

If the hard drive is not going bad, it is likely still going to require a complete reformat and reinstall.

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I believe that I turned it off by mistake...
Could anybody give me any ideas about how to turn it on again?
I don't realy think that this is a driver problem,the laptop is brand new.

Answer:Touchpad not working on Sony Vaio

right click on "Computer" icon and select "manage", then click on "device manager" and refresh it. maybe it'll do.

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Hi, I am hoping someone can help me please.

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FW48E laptop which I have managed to bust.

I used the recovery centre to wipe the drive and now the machine won't reinstall the operating system using the recovery disc, it says 'unable to locate recovery drive letter' I have tried all options available in the recovery centre on the disc but keep coming back to the same problem.

The HDD seems fine and is recognised as C by the BIOS.

Please help.



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I have a Sony Vaio VGN-AW125J laptop that has been giving me a bit of a headache. I was told by Sony Support that purchasing the ($65.00!) recovery disks would solve the issue, but to no avail. Everytime I start up the computer, it boots up, the Vaio & Windows logos come up. Then it heads straight to a blue-y green screen and just stops. I'm unable to get into Safe Mode either...

I don't know what to do.


Answer:Sony Vaio Recovery CD's Not Working

I have never paid over $25.00 plus shipping for any recover disks from Sony or HP.

Did you do a clean recover using this CD?
You need to have the CD in the drive when you power up.

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My WebCamera in buit in Sony Vaio Laptop model VPCEH35EN all of a sudden stopped working. Earlier it was working alright. The WebCam is Arc Soft Companion 4. I failed to understand what is the reason. Only pitch black image comes after clicking in image icons and video icons as well ? Can anyone help me how can I make my web camera working again. In skype also it says camera not woring? How to fix it? Please advice. Camera light indicator lits up however.

Answer:WebCam not working in Sony Vaio

Hi and welcome

It's possible the software may not be properly configured to the camera. We can try refreshing the device and re-connecting it.

If that doesn't work, then I would suggest the following:

Uninstall and reinstall webcam driver
Download the latest updated drivers for the laptop
Or contact Sony directly if none of these suggestions work

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Hi i recently installed windows 7 on my Sony Vaio laptop but now the SD slots aren't working, they no longer appear visile in 'My Compuer' and when i insert my sd card nothing happens (previously autodetect would ask if i'd like to view the folder)

Answer:Sony Vaio SD slot not working

Does this problem show up in Device Manager? If yes, try right-clicking the problem entry & choosing 'Update Driver Software...' & follow the wizard to completion.If no joy with the above, have you tried downloading drivers for it from Sony? Let us know the full model name & we'll help you search for them. Also let us know the original OS that was installed. G

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My computer the sony vaio is missing a file for start-up it says it might be corrupt it runs with vista and i was playing TF2 on my computer then it turned off then turned back on but said the file was missing or corrupt please answer quickly and provide step by step info if you can i have nothing to do without it. and if you know a site that will help fix or fix it all together please refer it and be very discriptive when telling me what to do i dont understand computers very good and if i need to provide more info just tell me. and to all people who provide me with good info thanks

Answer:My Sony VAIO Isnt working right

Hi Scout549,

Can you provide us with the error message you are getting? Also, what is the model of your Sony VAIO computer?

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Just got a Sony Vaio and has worked no problem for two months, now suddenly the light doesnt come on when i switch on the wireless and i cannot connect to wireless

please help


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Hello all this is my first post.My sony vail laptop (PCG-V505BP)dvd has stopped working. It plays cd's fine, but when i try to access a dvd the disc is not recognised. Some times when I try a dvd there is a "chugging" sound, but then it fails to read the disc. It may be the laser is bust. Any ideas? if bust anyone know where or what a good replacement/upgrade would be.Regards, casca

Answer:sony vaio laptop cd/dvd not working

Hello casca and welcome to the PCA Forums.Check in system to see if there is an exclamation mark against the drive. If there is follow the wizard for troubleshooting tips or post back here and somebody will help you further.To check the system go to: Start/Settings/Control Panel/System/Device Manager select the drive then Properties. Sorry if this is teaching granny to suck eggs.Your laser may just need cleaning. You can use a CD cleaning disc to do this.

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