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Windows 10-Sony Vaio-Beats XL-Bluetooth problem

Question: Windows 10-Sony Vaio-Beats XL-Bluetooth problem

Hi,
When i want to pair my laptop with a XL Beats Audio device through Bluetooth, the screen goes blue with some error on it, it tries to restart again but it goes back to the same blue screen. After i turned off the Beats device, the computer works again properly.
How can i solve this audio bluetooth issue?, seems like it only happen with audio devices.
thanks in advanced

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Preferred Solution: Windows 10-Sony Vaio-Beats XL-Bluetooth problem

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Answer: Windows 10-Sony Vaio-Beats XL-Bluetooth problem

Use settings, devices, to add a device

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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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So I was having some serious issues with my Sony Vaio (VPCYB13KD Canada) so I decided to do the Sony version of a clean install. Basically it takes all the software from a partition and makes your computer run like it's 'factory fresh'.

It fixed all my issues but for some reason my bluetooth has completely vanished. Yes, I've tried downloading the drivers from the Sony site but for some reason they won't appear. It goes through the whole process and says it was successfully installed but in the program list it's not there.

Also, it is does not appear in the Device Manager list (unknown or otherwise) and there is no option to send files when right clicking them. It is as if the bluetooth component of my laptop has vanished! I'm completely sure it works as I was using it this morning. Some software has gone haywire and it's driving me nuts.

Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks

Answer:Sony Vaio Bluetooth

Nevermind, there isn't a physical switch but when you download the SmartWi driver, you can turn it off and on virtually. By default, Bluetooth is off.

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I have a Sony Vaio VGN-N220E Laptop. It came pre-installed with Vista Home 32Bit OS. I upgraded to Vista Ultimate 32 Bit OS. Before I upgraded, the bluetooth showed up in device manager, now it does not.
I looked on the Sony support page for Bluettoth drivers, but did not find any. When I look in system Info I find the device (BTHmodem Bluetooth Serial Communications Driver) But it is disabled. Can anyone help me on how to enable this driver?
Thanks
 

Answer:Bluetooth on Sony Vaio

Have you done anything with this?
 

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I have sony vaio e series sve14112en laptop running windows 7 home basic 64 bit. Due to slower performance I formated my laptop and re partitioned but my laptop doesn't show bluetooth. I downloaded the intel wireless adapter. Athroes wireless adaptor. Intel blueetoth driver and athroes bluetooth driver from sony vaio webpage. And installed. Wifi is always in turning on mode but bluetooth is not installed how can I fix it. Befor bluetooth and wifi both used to apear in a small tray at the bottom of right side in laptop screen. But wifi is always on there is no option to off and bluetooth is not available. Please help

Answer:bluetooth is not installed in my sony vaio

Hi welcome to the forum

do you have any yellow or red marks next to anything in device manager?

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Upgraded my Sony Vaio SVE15115ENW to Windows 10 Home. Now, I am unable find the Bluetooth option in settings menu. Have downloaded and installed the Atheros drivers as well as Intel drivers for Bluetooth from Sony website. But nothing helped. There's nothing in the device manager.
Earlier, The get windows 10 app did not show any compatibility issues.
Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:No Bluetooth option in settings in Sony Vaio

It is working OK and tested on both of my Sony Vaios although Sony has a warning not to upgrade to Windows 10 until they publish Windows 10 drivers in August or September. Check your Sony Vaio manager tool and there is a warning there on my systems that has a link to their Windows 10 page. Don't recall my model number, but they are i7 with 17" screens.

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At the moment I'm looking after a Sony VAIO VGN-SZ48GN with Windows Vista Business 32-bit preinstalled and am looking to in-place upgrade this to Windows 7 Professional 32-bit.

Currently the machine has the Toshiba Bluetooth stack installed and Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor says that for some Bluetooth components it doesn't know if there is an update for Windows 7 and for others that there is a "free" update available from the manufacturer ("Toshiba").

However I know that updates from Toshiba are free only for Toshiba laptops and Sony has no sight of a Windows 7 driver anywhere. I think based on the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor that I have version 5.0 of the Toshiba Bluetooth stack currently installed.

Does anyone have any experience upgrading these VAIO machines to Windows 7? Will Bluetooth work seamlessly after an upgrade or is there more to it?

Bluetooth is the only reason that I'm wary of upgrading to Windows 7, otherwise the upgrade advisor gives a completely clean bill of health.

Any thoughts based on real experience appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Toshiba Bluetooth on Sony VAIO VGN-SZ48GN

Bump - any thoughts?

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Hey friends. So my issue is my internal bluetooth radio is not being recognized at all on my computer. Device manager shows nothing having to do with bluetooth, dev manager has no yellow exclamation marks either, new drivers do nothing, new WIDCOMM software does nothing... I had my logitech MX-5000 desktop working perfectly in vista on this very computer with the internal radio. I upgraded to 7 and I've had this issue.

Sony VGN-FW480J
Windows 7 (upgraded from Vista to 7 via Sony's upgrade kit)

Answer:Bluetooth device not available on Sony Vaio FW-480J

  
Quote: Originally Posted by bentrice


Hey friends. So my issue is my internal bluetooth radio is not being recognized at all on my computer. Device manager shows nothing having to do with bluetooth, dev manager has no yellow exclamation marks either, new drivers do nothing, new WIDCOMM software does nothing... I had my logitech MX-5000 desktop working perfectly in vista on this very computer with the internal radio. I upgraded to 7 and I've had this issue.

Sony VGN-FW480J
Windows 7 (upgraded from Vista to 7 via Sony's upgrade kit)


Hi and welcome

If it worked on vista and is the same hardware it should work in win 7. More often than not it is the driver. What model radio, computer, 32bit or 64? etc

Kenn J+

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I have recently got a Sony VAIO and I dont no how to activate bluetooth on it, I no it has it because I have sent things from my phone through bluetooth before.
It seems to turn itself on and off and its not been on for a week, Ive only had the laptop 3 weeks so its still a bit new to me and inf inding things out everyday or so.
But ive took some pictures that I really want to print off, I dont have a USB connection for my phone either so I cant do that.
Can anyone help?
You will have to go through everything to get it on because im rubbish at instructions
Thanks
 

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Ok done a search of my keyboard problem and not found thesame as mine. I am using a Sony Vaio 24inch touch screen all in one pc Model number SVL24115FGB the keyboard Model isVGP-WKB12 – same model as the one in the link below

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UK-Wireless-Keyboard-VGP-WKB12-Sony-SVL241-series-desktop-p-n-149037921-/290934544696

After five months of use the keyboard space bar was notworking on one side, so I rang Sony up and they said to bring it in, they sentme a replacement keyboard and I followed the instructions to a tee as toconnecting it to my pc but to no avail.

· Checked that drivers where up to date and theyare (so it says)

· Typed in model number to download drivers forthe keyboard (just in case windows was lying to me) but its saying model is nolonger available (from Sony site – for both pc and keyboard)

· Checked to see that the blue tooth devices wherelisted on my computer as up till I sent the keyboard away all had been workingas regards to connection - nothing was listed there?

· Went to add a device (manually) this did notwork despite keyboard been detectable (according to instructions)

· Went to check that battery’s where charged fullybefore I put them in (suggested cause as to why they sometimes don’t connect oninstructions – put batteries in charger over night till I got a green light as Ihad not used them for a while, and tried again, still not working)

The pc still has the 64 bit Windows 7 Home premium OS on it,that came with it,... Read more

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hello peopleive purchased the sony VPCSB1V9R. it is a really great device and, to make it even greater ive changed the hdd to sdd and therefore must reinstall windows.it comes ok, but the official sony bluetooth driver exe does not makes the job: "generic bluetooth driver" and  is shown in the device manager after installation, which is not finished. result is that device manager has three unknown devices "unknown bluetooth device" or smth it does not connect to the mouse or phone. official broadcom software does not find any bt adapter turned onsystem is win7pro x64all i can do with other version of the same driver as found on the off site, is to run it's exe file. after all over it says: all ok, please press finish. still no result. ive tried with three different drivers...could you save my soul in any way possible?

Answer:sony vaio VPCSB1V9R notebook bluetooth driver please help

I am doing some research on your laptop re the blue-tooth compatibility and have found 2 sites that contradict each other on that score. One says definitely and the other says not available. What does your manual say on that score?http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/laptops/275503/sony-vaio-vpc-eb1s0e-wi/specificationshttp://www.bitdynasty.com/product-specifications-and-comparison/notebooks/premium/sony-vaio-s-vpc-sb1v9eb-specifications-reviews-and-shopping/truenorth

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i am unable to open even bluetooth file suit and wifi.
In my vaio smart network just displays a blank screen with settings box highlited...no light lits when wifi button is enabled....







<a href=http://download.cnet.com/Free-Youtube-Downloader-Pro/3000-2071_4-75329731.html >youtube downloader</a>
 

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Hi, I have a Sony vaio vpcee2e1e

It's a couple of years old, I turned it on the other day and it says upon loading "setup is preparing your computer for first use" it then doesn't ask me to log in it just goes straight to welcome. When it loads a black screen appears with an error message which reads "windows could not complete the installation to install windows to this computer please restart the installation" it then just restarts and does the exact same thing again.

Thanks for reading any advice will be appreciated.


Thanks again

Answer:Sony vaio windows 7 problem

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Peterbjones


Hi, I have a Sony vaio vpcee2e1e

It's a couple of years old, I turned it on the other day and it says upon loading "setup is preparing your computer for first use" it then doesn't ask me to log in it just goes straight to welcome. When it loads a black screen appears with an error message which reads "windows could not complete the installation to install windows to this computer please restart the installation" it then just restarts and does the exact same thing again.

Thanks for reading any advice will be appreciated.


Thanks again


Well why dont you try popping in a windows 7 cd inside and use the "repair" function when it detects your windows.

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Hello i have a sony vaio that came with vista on it i installed 7 about 8 months ago. it worked great until today.

Im getting windows boot manager saying, windoes has encounterd a problem communicateing wit ha device connected to your computer

file \boot]BCD
status: 0xc00000e9

what can i do to fix this?

When i put windows 7 disc into my computer, i go to repair your computer option( like i read online). under my system recovery options, i have to choose my operateing system, but there is none listed which i think is my problem. There is a load drivers option can i use that? i really need help this fast.


thank you to all who can help

Answer:sony vaio windows 7 problem

Hello there, i found this on M$'s site, check it out...

An unexpected I/O error has occured.File:\Boot\BCD

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I have a sony Vaio with 4gb of RAM, touch screen, Windows 8 pre-installed. After upgrading to 10 and for 'bout 1 month of usage my touchpad became laggy, freezing sometimes and I couldn't do the right/left click with the touchpad anymore. When I entered recovery mode the problem gone! but not so lucky when booting into the OS. Do you guys have any idea 'bout this?

Answer:Problem with touchpad on Windows 10 Sony Vaio

Try going to the Sony computer website and search for an updated driver package for your touchpad. Also, you could go into device manager and delete the touchpad driver and reboot to see if the generic Windows driver works better. I had to do this on a laptop after going to Windows 10.

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Hi all!

by the default there was windows vista on this computer but now i've clean installed windows7 64bit and i have this problem:





...i've installed all the drivers for w7 for this laptop but still that indicator light wont work or sensor.

I have also checked their official support page and this computer model is on the support list for windows7.

If anybody has any idea for fixing this problem i would be really gratefull!

Answer:Windows 7 Sony Vaio VGN-CS31S problem

Sony Support UK --> http://support.vaio.sony.eu/computin...-CS31S_P&os=10

Which driver(s) did you download?

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Hi All,

I am using Sony Vaio since 10 months with below configuration:
Sony Vaio E Series Model no. VPCEB21EN
Windows 7 Home Basic 64 bit
Intel? Core I3-350M Processor 2.26 Ghz
2 GB RAM, 320 GB hard disk

Had upgraded from 64 bit to 32 bit , 4-5 months back.
Was playing a video and system hanged and nothing responded, had to reboot with power button.
The OS was not getting loaded and had to restore it with Sony restore option.
It didn't helped much and made my mind to re-install OS.

Though it took 1-2 hrs to reach installation option screen that I was trying with Windows 7 setup DVD (for 32 bit).

Thinking to have a clean install, selected partition and tried formatting it and got error 'Failed to format selected partition [Error: 0x80070057]]'.
Then selected the partition and clicked 'New' from Advanced option (advance option providing format & etc.) and it gave error 'Setup was unable to create new system partition or locate an existing system partition. See log files for more information'.

Had rebooted and now am not able to get the installation option screen while booting with windows 7 setup disk.

It shows 'Starting windows' and after some time it comes up with black blank screen and a mouse pointer and doesn't go ahead even after 3-4 hrs.
Had tried with ALL Advanced option (Safe mode/Safe mode with command prompt/Debug mode) but no luck.

Somehow got options for tests (memory test, disk test) and they were passing successfully 100%.
Had confirmed that BIOS show... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Installation problem with Sony Vaio

I would Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

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I have a sony Vaio with 4gb of RAM, touch screen, Windows 8 pre-installed. After upgrading to 10 and for 'bout 1 month of usage my touchpad became laggy, freezing sometimes and I couldn't do the right/left click with the touchpad anymore. When I entered recovery mode the problem gone! but not so lucky when booting into the OS. Do you guys have any idea 'bout this?

Answer:Problem with touchpad on Windows 10 Sony Vaio

Try going to the Sony computer website and search for an updated driver package for your touchpad. Also, you could go into device manager and delete the touchpad driver and reboot to see if the generic Windows driver works better. I had to do this on a laptop after going to Windows 10.

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I have an issue with my Windows 7 Sony Vaio DVD Drive. I had the DVD Drive replaced by Sony last fortnight which worked fine up until a couple of days ago. I've tried everything I can think of to get it to work but to no result. The message I?m seeing is ?Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)?.

My system information is:
- Windows 7 Home Premium
- Intel Core i3-2310M CPU @ 2.10GHz
- Sony Optiarc DVD RW AD-7740H

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Problem with my Windows 7 Sony Vaio DVD Drive (Code 19)

Hi El Guapo,

Welcome to SevenForums.

Can you pleae tell us what all you have tried so that we can look beyond it instead of repeating the same procedures.

Have you tried a System Restore to a point prior to this event?

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Hi Guys

I was updating my friends computer last night. The system was running very slow so I cleaned his registry and removed the junk files using Ace Utilities.

I then proceeded to run Windows update that told me it was going to install Windows Service Pack 1.

It was stuck on 15% for about an hour so I cancelled it and tried again. It eventually completed and I restarted the computer.

Now the Vaio welcome screen starts up, the screen goes blank and files appear to be updating in the top left hand side of the screen. It gets to one line and that line flickers continuously. I left it like that overnight but there is still no change. Restarted the computer a number of times and still no change. I am also unable to start it on safe mode.

HELP!!!

Answer:Sony Vaio/Windows Vista major problem!

If there is a recovery partition you might have the option htere to do a system restore. On boot look for an F_ key to load to recovery partition.
Good luck.

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Hi!
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?

Thanks!
 

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.6.30.59.81) -- that one worked successfully!
 

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Hi,
I'm trying to install windows 8.1 on a sony vaio E series laptop which had windows 8 preloaded on it. I made a bootable usb thumb drive with Windows USB CD/DVD Download tool. When i try to boot through the pdrive it doesn't boot. I selected the option to boot from external device and selected the boot mode as UEFI. But it doesnot go into the windows 8.1 setup.
Then i selected the legacy mode and started the setup but it booted into the 8.1 setup. I formatted the C: Drive and selected that partition to install windows 8.1 on it but it showed mean an error showing that the partition is of GPT style and windows cannot install. I was doomed...
I searched on the internet and came to know that it happens because it is not booted in the UEFI mode and then i tried again but it doesnot go into the windows setup and shows a black screen with the notification that no operating system was found. I tried everything i could but couldnt fix it. I badly need your help!

Answer:Problem with installing windows 8.1 on sony vaio e series

Originally Posted by athar123


I made a bootable usb thumb drive with Windows USB CD/DVD Download tool. When i try to boot through the pdrive it doesn't boot.




UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

To Create a Bootable UEFI USB Flash Drive using Free Program "Rufus".
- Under Partition scheme and target system type, select GPT partition scheme for UEFI Computer
- Under File system, select FAT32
- Click/tap on the browse icon and select your Windows 8.1 64-bit ISO file.

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i have a sony vaio VGN-CS13G.. the volume adjustment buttons and all the extra buttons aside from the keyboard including the touch pad is not working properly.. any of you guys have any idea which driver to install? is there a driver for these buttons to work??

Answer:Windows 7 Sony VAIO laptop hardware problem!!

you should have got a driver/utility disk with your machine, if not you can download all the drivers and utilities from sony vaio site, they have a tool that checks your machine and offers all the specific drivers you will need.if you have the disk, put it in and open device manager any part not working correctly will have a yellow asterix next to it, click on it, update drivers and aim the updater to your disk.i hate computers!but cant help myself....

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Hello there, I am new to this forum. I use a Sony Vaio VGN-SZ491N laptop that I just recently installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit on. However, since updating, my touch pad no longer scrolls. I went to the Sony manufacture site to download the Alps Pointing Device Driver, but it is only for Vista and is not compatible when I try to install it. Has anyone else had this trouble or does anyone know a solution?

Thanks

Answer:Sony Vaio Windows 7 Alps Pointing Device Problem

Try this: Drivers - Install Vista Drivers on Windows 7

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Hi,
I have a Sony Vaio E Laptop Series: VPCEB46FG (i5+4GB RAM+500GB HD). I have genuine Windows 7 Home Premium installed on it when i bought it.
I have downloaded the Windows 8 Consumer Preview .iso file and made a DVD out of it.
When i boot the windows for installation from the dvd and start installing Windows 8 the installations gets stuck on 'Expanding Windows files(1%)' step. I have waited till hours but it doesn't move further.
I've done this by installing a it to another drive. I've also tried installing from the setup in DVD after inserting the disk in win 7 but there also it gets stuck on 30% completion and doesn't move further.
Please help me out installing Windows 8 on my laptop. What should i do now?

Answer:Windows 8 Consumer Preview installation problem on Sony Vaio VPCEB46FG

Ehhhh, there are many ways, but the simplest way to guarantee success is to boot to USB stick to install. Once the computer reboots the first time, and while it is rebooting, just remove the USB stick from the machine.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...eview-iso.html

Or, if you are feeling adventurous, this method definitely works well as I have successfully applied it myself:

How did you setup your Win 8 install?

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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.

Cheers,
Dryfly
 

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 am trying to get a Soundblaster Live! Card to work in a Sony Vaio Digital Studio machine which is running Windows ME. The apparent problem is an I/O conflict with the Direct Memory access controller. As soon as the card and drivers are installed, it causes windows to lock up so I can't get into the device manager to change teh settings that way. Since ME does not offer any kind of DOS with it, I also cannot change the settings through DOS. I have tried installing the most recent drivers for the card and it still has the same problem. There are a few jumpers on the card which I thought might need adjusting but the owners manual provides no information on jumper settings for the card. Any help I could get would be greatly appreciated as I currently have no sound at all and really need this card to install without locking up windows the instant it load. Thanks in advance.

~dawna mitchell~
[email protected]
 

Answer:problem installing sounblaster live! card on a windows ME Sony Vaio machine

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Question: SONY VAIO problem

Hi,
I own a sony vaio pcg-f630 which i recently upgraded to xp-professional (from the dreaded ME). I installed all the new drivers and programs from sony's upgrade site..but i have a slight problem......anytime i use the touchpad while playing music, the music gets messed up.....is this a conflict between the sound and mouse driver? is there anything to do? thanks
 

Answer:SONY VAIO problem

Have you gone to the MS website and checked for any updates?

Windows Updates

There's usually quite a few to download after a fresh install. They may have a driver for your sound that is more compatible.
 

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Question: Sony VAIO Problem

Hey, i boot it up and it goes to the Sony screen then it just freezes. I try and boot to bios and it says Entering Setup then freezes, any ideas?

Answer:Sony VAIO Problem

It could be hanging due to a bad device that BIOS no longer recognized. You could unplug any unnecessary devices and leave only the harddrive,ram and video card and see if it still hangs.

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Question: sony VAIO PROBLEM

Greetings!
Im not really even sure if im in the right forum for this type question. but this afternoon i was using my Sony Vaio laptop for about 30 mins or and i left it on for about 10 or 15 more mins and when i came back it was off. First thing i thought was that the battery had died, but that idea was cancelled when i saw that the wall adaptor was plugged in also. The light on the wall adaptor comes on and is green. But the computer will not show any signs of life what so ever other than the green light on the wall adaptor. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME !!!!!! WHAT IS WRONG?!?!?!
 

Answer:sony VAIO PROBLEM

closing duplicate thread. Do not post the problem more than once. If you don't get a response in a decent amount of time then use the report thread button to ask a moderator to move it to another forum
view this thread
http://forums.techguy.org/t84053/s20b19aab4f8d8e574a7958b2a67a0c24.html
 

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we are having a problem with a sony vaio pcg f270 laptop. when we plug in a optical or regular external mouse with the computer shut off, and then power up the computer here is what happens. the second we move the external mouse multiple programs open and continue opening until we force the computer to shut down. if we power up the computer and plug the external mouse in it works as well as the touchpad mouse at the same time. is this normal? do we just have to remember to power up the machine first before we hook up the external mouse? we are using windows 98se. thank you , paul
 

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Hi. My USB won't open. My laptop doesn't read it. I;ve tried to use it with another computer but its the same. I can't get my files. What should I do?
 

Answer:Sony Vaio USB problem

This is an entire area of specilization. You might want to do a gurgle search for help.
Rescue of USB flash drive files is not for the weak of heart.

There are so many causes. Failure could result from something as simple as pulling out a flash drive too early while it is still recording or downloading files, or it could be damage to the hardware around the USB plug.

Rescue is rare, so if the data is critical, get the help of an expert... Most repairs require the destruction of existing data on the flash drive. So do not do anything more until you do some research. Some brands, such as SanDisk and no-name units are particularly susceptible.
While other brands will rescue the data if you mail them the drive.

Some companies specialize in rescue of the data, but they usually remove the memory element, which means they destroy the drive in order to save the data.
 

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i have a sony vaio vgn-fs775p/h and i just performed a clean install of windows xp on a new hard drive. i downloaded all of the drivers from the website. ( since i was not given cd's with the computer ) and now i can not control the volume or brightness or other little keyboard functions that require the Fn key. can someone help me??

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Question: Sony Vaio Problem

I have a Vaio VGN-FJ290 and i just installed windows XP.  I have tried  to download drivers for it from several sites including sony and they start to install and before finishing it says its not intended for this specific model.  i had the model selected and all of that was correct.   so i looked in the system info and on the section that says "system model" it says "reserved".     Any help?  is there some type of way around this or something else i can do.   Thanks in advance

Answer:Sony Vaio Problem

Please pride more information.What model do you think it is? Do you have the original documentation?lWay did you install XP?

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Hello all,

I just acquired a Sony Vaio PCG-F520 saptop from a friend. It's nothing great at all (PIII 500, 64MB Ram) but it would be nice for using the internet on my couch. The reason he gave it to me was that the screen doesn't work. The neons come on but there is no picture. I've gotten a picture for a split second while moving the screen around, but haven't been able to do it again. The picture works when connected to an external monitor. Just wondering if anyone has any ideas? Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

Answer:Sony Vaio LCD problem

um, sounds like a video card, as far as i know, it's a pain in the *** to replace laptop components that's just me tho

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Question: Sony Vaio problem

We have a Sony Vaio R505TS that was reformatted from Millenium  to XP by a company that is now out of business.  I am unable to use the touchpad to scroll up or down.  Is there a way I can enable that feature or is that unavailable?

Answer:Sony Vaio problem

Get WinXP drivers from Sony.

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HelloI?ve an issue trying to load up a home video from my Camcorder onto my Sony Vaio laptop.I?ve got the dv cable and have connected it all properly. Apparently, I was supposed to get a ?wizard? telling me that new hardware had been connected/add. I never got this wizard and when I go to upload my film onto the computer using DV gate, it says that the i.link (Sony?s brand name for dv) is offline.It?s not but it?s as if the computer doesn?t know that the camcorder is connected. Is there anyway of making it go from Offline to Online and making the two things ?talk? to each other.If not, is there anything else I can do/get in order to upload my film on to my laptop for editing.All advice and help welcome and appreciated.Richard

Answer:DV problem with Sony Vaio

I was advised elsewhere:"If you open Device Manager (Start > Run type devmgmt.msc > OK) on the Sony what does it show against the DV port (Windows might call it Firewire or IEEE 1394)? Or is it even listed?If it is listed but the icon has a yellow ! over it then there is a problem, which would explain why the camera isn't recognised. If it isn't listed then it may be disabled in the BIOS."I've done as suggested and I have 2 controllers listed in a drop down menuThe first: OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller has the yellow ! as descibed above.The second: Sony CDX3222 OHCI i.LINK (IEEE 1394) PCI Host Controller doesn't have anything.What does this mean? Is there something wrong and can it be fixed?If not, can I get something to work around the problem?

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Have recently purchased a second hand Sony Vaio notebook BX196sp, and am now having trouble with starting it up. It does turn on displaying the initial Vaio logo and sound, then a white text line at the top left corner as if it is going to do something, then nothing the screen just goes blank. The fan comes on immediately after and the green power light remains on. I am guessing that the last time i used it may have caused the problem as it was on for several hours, but still the laptop is only 3 months old from new?? Arrrggghhhh help! Thanks

Answer:Sony Vaio problem

Ok well , you say its second hand but only 3 months old? do you know why some one sold such a new laptop?If your could post the Model Number of the Laptop , and its spec's , the more information we have the easier it will be to fix.And what were you doing the last time it worked. it shouldn't Crap out just by running for a few hours.Did you install any New Programs? Do you have an Anti Virus? or Anti Spy/Mal/Adware Program?And Also What dose it say on the Screen it Stops on, is it the windows logo? or a Gray Bar along the Bottom, or neither?And you Bought a Sony Vaio waht did you expect to happen  

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hi im new to this forum and im looking for help. About 4 days ago my comp just suddenly got overwhelmed with spam and spyware. So like usual I just reformat and reinstall o/s "xp". I went to sony and got there drivers got almost everything up and running but the sound. Ive only done this once to this pc and it was years ago I had the same prob and I cant remember how I got it going. . So far ive tried various drivers"properly", messing with bios settings, tried installing some vaio media software, disabled the onboard and tried installing another audiocard no go, and ive made sure everything is connected. Also I just recently noticed the usb ports do work but they wont recognize any flash drives and with sony's audio drivers theres 8 unknown devices in the d.manager. One of them ive tried only gave me one unknown devices and it actually gave me a speaker icon in the system tray but did not function properly. Heres my system info

Operating System System Model
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1 (build 2600) Sony Corporation PCV-RX861(UC) 28471138
System Serial Number: 3000581
Asset Tag: P0260000000024C34016ACA58A75
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.80 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
Motherboard: P4S533-vx " i think its a oem asus for sony"
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P4S533VX REV 1.xx
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Award Software, Inc. ACPI BIOS Revisi... Read more

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Hi I have a Sony Vaio PCG-FRV26 with a LCD problem. When I start it the screen is on for about 2 seconds, with a red tint to it. Then it will turn off. The boot cycle continues. If I close it and then open it, it will again turn on but only for a second. When I plug in a second monitor it will show the desktop with no problems. I think the wires could be messed up because if the hinge. But before I open it up I wanted to get someone elses opinion.
Thanks
PS I looked at prices for a replacement LCD and they were all over 400!!! Does anyine one know where I can get one cheaper?

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Hello! I would first like to say that I do not know if i am posting this in the right area =/ Anyway back to subject. I have recently discovered a new problem with my Sony Vaio F series. The Gaming Bundle of course, due to the blu-ray player and all. Anyway, the problem is, i never had this problem while not watching a video but when i am it makes these weird sounds and then crashes. After the crash it boots up again and informs me that it had a "unexpected" shutdown. If you click the more detail it says blue screen. But I never saw a blue screen all i see is a frozen frame of the youtube video. If i click search for solution the box just disappears and does nothing.
 

Answer:Sony Vaio Problem

You can right click on Computer and select Properties. On the page that comes up select Advanced system settings on the left side. Click on the Advanced tab and Settings button for Startup and Recovery. In the new box tick the Write an event to the system log and untick the box to Automaticaslly restart. Click OK and Apply and OK on the next box when the last one closes. When it happens again you will be able to see the bsod so you can write it down and also and event log.
 

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Question: Sony vaio problem

Hey i have a problem with my Sony Vaio Laptop

Whenever i turn on my computer, when it gets to the part
Where you put in the password it just turns black.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Sony vaio problem

Can you log into Safe Mode ?

When the PC is booting up tab on the F8 key . You then be on the Advanced Boot Options screen with your down arrow key go Down to Safe Mode and press [ENTER] . You will see a list of white font scrolling down the screen that is normal that is just putting drivers in .

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So my computer recently went crazy and has the blue Screen of death, it says stopcode: fat_file_system and nfts_file_system. It keeps on resetting and I have no idea how to fix it. I have an L series I think and have Windows 10. I tried pressing f8 when it starts up but it doesn't work, I also spammed f2 for 7-10 seconds, and it doesn't work. I need serious help. Can't even get to Bios or safe mode I don't think, idk what I'm doing wrong to get there. I need a video or something.
 

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I have a Sony Vaio Laptop and I'm having a problem with the curser. While typing, the curser jumps to a different part of the page and inserts the rest of what I was typing there. Has anyone ever had this problem and if so, how can I fix it. Please help.
 

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Hello,

I'm trying to install a toshiba MK4018GAP 40GB hard drive into this little machine. THe bios is updated and the bios always posts the HD as
65535MB or C/H/S 22272; 15; 63 (10776MB)
I enter C/H/S as; 16383; 16; 63 (8455MB)

ONE IMPORTANT FACT: I do not have the CDROM for this machine. I have the floppy though.
I've tried Partition magic8, BootBG, MBRtool, another words, I have about 45 disks piled infront of me and nothing seems to get this to boot into anything or save a proper MBR.

It partitions and runds absolutely fine (of course) n my desktop PC with an adaptor and then POOF!, nothing when it goes back into the notebook. I understand that WINxpSp2 hates the HD shuffle from machine to machine, but that is certianly not the issue here.

Toshiba took the drive back at the drive service center and sent it back cleared for take off saying there was nothing wrong.
I do notice when I use the windows MMC snap on for hard drive management that it puts the LBA equivelants in brackets as a note for me.) Still the note book refuses to see the drive or any partitions I've added.

Can anyone please boil this down for me? I'm nuts over it and about to send the HD for a swim in the ocean here in South Miami Beach. The time I've soent certianly outways just buying another drive. But it seems a senseless waste to do that. The original drive. IBM Travelstar 6.49 GB died on the previous owner.

Thanks folks,

Feeling crazy in SOBE.

James
 

Answer:SONY Vaio MBR problem

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Window 7 ultimate


hi need help,
SONY VAIO GVN-I recenty updated my lap top to Window 7 32 bit updated the BIOS and updated drivers. my lap top does not turn on when I shut it down and let it rest for a long period, it is like it gets lost in the lupe. It turns on when i power it down then power up i again, and windows starts fine. However when it about to go into sleep mode it says windows recoverd from an unexpected shutdown.... sometime it goes into a loop from power off and powering on . I spoke to a sony represetative and from remote access he made sure y drivers were updated. I have done some reading and it looks like it might be a driver issue ... i want to find out what is causing my pc to turn off while it powered on and what is stopping it from starting when i press the on button.S360


Attached Files101110-20389-01.zip (133.4 KB, 1

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Quote: Originally Posted by Elimercy


Window 7 ultimate


hi need help,
SONY VAIO GVN-I recenty updated my lap top to Window 7 32 bit updated the BIOS and updated drivers. my lap top does not turn on when I shut it down and let it rest for a long period, it is like it gets lost in the lupe. It turns on when i power it down then power up i again, and windows starts fine. However when it about to go into sleep mode it says windows recoverd from an unexpected shutdown.... sometime it goes into a loop from power off and powering on . I spoke to a sony represetative and from remote access he made sure y drivers were updated. I have done some reading and it looks like it might be a driver issue ... i want to find out what is causing my pc to turn off while it powered on and what is stopping it from starting when i press the on button.S360


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Video driver and many old drivers.

1-remove and replace video driver
When upgrading your graphic driver you MUST remove all traces of the current driver. In order to do that we recommend using Guru3D - Driver Sweeper

When it is removed then download and install the fresh copy.
2-update drivers list
How To Find Drivers:




Quote:
- search Google for the name of the driver
- compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/program it belongs to
- visit the web site of the manufacturer o... Read more

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Hello everyone, i am new here and i am not of english nationallity, so i will apologise for the writting mistakes i will make :">

Oke, on to my problem.
I have recently purchased a sony vaio laptop model VPCEB3S1E. the laptop came with a preinstalled windows, i had some compatibillity issues with that windows since it was 64 bit. i reinstalled windows 7 ultimate edition @ 32 bit. After i reinstalled the windows MY LAN NETWORK DID NOT WORK. i have all the drivers from the sony official site, i installed them but nothing. I have to mention that when the laptop had the preinstalled version of the windows my LAN network was working, both wirless and LAN. afther the instalation only my wireless netowrk is working.

How do i make my LAN network to function ? i have reinstalled the windows about 3 times :-< and still no result....and i have searched the web for the lan driver but i can not find it.....i can find only the wireless driver :-s

Some help will be apreciated

Answer:sony vaio LAN problem

Are you sure the Sony drivers you installed were 32 bit drivers?

I'm just wondering, if the laptop came with a 64 bit edition of Windows, did Sony even provide 32 bit versions for your laptop model?

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Question: Sony Vaio Problem

I have a Sony Vaio PCV W500GN1. I have heard of alot of computers with the same problem. After turning it on for about 5-10 minutes, it shuts down for another hour. What to do? the fans are all working
 

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I have got a Sony Vaio desktop R series on XP

Admittedly its not been used for about 4 months but its only a year old

turned it on this morning and theres a light with a picture of a battery which flashes and beeps quietly, then on the screen says something about the media boot? and i have to reboot or insert the media boot? sometimes i can press F2 and i get a few options but no idea what to look at.

any suggestions?
 

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Hello there, I have a sony vaio VPC-CW16FG laptop. My hard disk crashed recently so I bought a new hard disk Seagate ST320LT023, which is based on advanced format 4k sectors. The problem is that whenever I try to recover my system using recovery DVDs an error pops up "Windows setup could not configure windows to run on this computer's hardware". After researching a bit I found and successfully verified the 1st error the article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2466753 with my problem. However the second verifying instruction does not appear(there is no such line) in my system. As far as correcting methods are concerned. The problem is that the second method does not applies to my system because the bios does not show any such option and I'm not sure how to apply the first method. Please guide me (step wise) how do I install drivers when I can't boot into my computer. Is there a way I can do that from linux liveUSB. I don't have any windows installation DVD. Please help.

Answer:Sony vaio recovery Problem - "Windows setup can't "

Here are the attachments referred in the microsoft support article

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Hey guys it's me again. I need some help fixing a Keyboard on my Sony Vaio VGN-FS775P/H. When i go to type it some of the letters seem have gotten mixed up and now are turned it into numbers. So just as an example if i press all of the keys on the top of my desktop this is what it would say

qwertyuiop

and this is an example of what comes up on my Vaio

qwer444555*(%uo%$

i can't seem to find the drivers online for the keyboard either so if someone could give me some serious help that would be amazing!!!!!!!! '


Thanks ,
Tyler

Answer:Sony Vaio Keyboard problem??

turn off numlock.

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Hey all,

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-CR354 (pink!) and since it blue screened on me a few months ago I've not been able to use the webcam at all (camera model is VGP-VCC6).

I have reinstalled all the drivers for the camera and it works when I test it (with Fwink) i.e. the little green light beside the camera itself comes on...but I don't get anything but a black screen. Have also tried with Skype and Messenger Live and get the same black screen. After reading about loads and loads of people who have the same problem it seems that I actually need the software for the camera, not the drivers.

So, this is my question; where on earth would I go about getting the software from? I didn't have a disc of software with my laptop when I bought it and prior to the blue screen 'incident' I had never backed up (I know, I know I've learned my lesson...the hard way!)

Would love any help you could give me because I've seriously spent weeks on this and it's doing me in!

Cheers,
Zoe

Answer:Webcam Problem on Sony Vaio

i have a VAIO VGN too. If you can go to Recovery Utilities BACK UP your data and do a fresh install... The SAME thing happened to me and that fixed it... if you dont have recovery disks the recovery utilities lets you make them. 11cds or 3 DVDs BOTH NON REWRITABLE hope this helps

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Hello,
My lap top has been 'broken' for a long time now. There is a switch at the top which allows user to swtich between stamina and speed modes. I do not know what they mean, but i do know it shoulc be on speed, like it was originaly. on my laptop i am no longer able to switch to speed mode, because everytime I do that i am unable to read the screen, everything is covered in strange lines and fuzziness.
After speaking to some poeple who know about computers, such as the vaio experts, it has been concluded that the problem is with the video card.
I have tried many different solutions to try and fix it, but nothing works....
I dont want to send it to Vaio to be fixed as its very expensive and i need to lap top with me. (which works fine in the stamina mode by the way, i am guessing all i am missing is the graphics).
Can anyone help me with this do you think?
I appreciate your help in advance ))))
 

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Hey there... I have a Sony Vaio laptop, which has worked quite well up until now.

It dosen't want to start up at all. It will load past the 1st few screens (Vaio , Windos XP etc..) then i get a blue screen :O and the error is "Virtual Driver Interface Failure".

So i am no expert on laptops, I wouldn't know how to even reformatt it, tbh. Can anyone advise me as too how i fix this problem?

Ty.

Answer:Sony Vaio, Start up Problem, Help! :(

if you have those vaio recovery disks throw 'em in
or if you have xp disk that would probably work too.

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Hi people, this is my first thread here, I hope I can get some help.

A friend of mine gave me a Sony Vaio laptop, the model is "vgn ar590fg" like this one
http://www.clasificados.net/files/item_34410.jpg

I had to get it repared because it had one of the hinges was broken, suposedly that was causing a video issue, because the screen would only show color lines...

I recovered the laptop after a year and obviously got my money back from those scammers, gave it to a good technician who told me that the video chip had gotten loose, so he reattached it again and the computer worked fine for about two weeks, the chip got detached again, he fixed it again, and after two weeks it got detached...

He told me that the laptop has an overheating problem and that the chip gets detached from the motherboard due to the overheating, he told me that I need a new motherboard, and to be honest I can't aford to get it because nobody sells it here in venezuela and I don't have dollars to buy it on Ebay...

Does anyone have another solution? Is there another way of fixing it so the laptop would at least last for some years? I really like the laptop and I can work in my designs perfectly with it, besids I can play my games there...

Thanks for the help !!!!!

Have a nice Day

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Hey everyone,
I think I've done something to my laptop that is causing it to almost crash.

About a week ago, several of the keys on my keyboard popped off and I wasn't able to get them back on. So, I ordered a replacement keyboard and it came yesterday. I followed an online guide to replace it by first removing the plastic strip above the top of the laptop, then unscrewing four connecting screws, and finally sliding out the keyboard's ribbon from a clamp. I replaced the new keyboard and reattached. Things worked fine.

Today, I installed a new CD-RW/DVD drive. I think this is where the problems started. I unscrewed the entire back of the unit, including the RAM door and what I gather was the HD. Once all removed, I removed the old cd drive and installed the new one. The HD has four screws connecting it to the base, and has a pin-attachment.

After all this was done, I restarted and a couple of things happened. First I got an error message before windows even loaded saying "lsass.exe error .. unable to open" .. then the computer restarted.

windows loaded successfully this time, but I have a new hardward wizard requesting permission to install ACPI Uniprocessor PC. It says it doesn't pass windows logo testing. What is this all about? Did I reconnect the HD improperly? Does anyone know what the lsass.exe error is all about? Oh, between rebooting and successfully starting, I received another error saying my virtual memory was low and the... Read more

Answer:Sony Vaio VGN-FS Major Problem (I think)

Make sure the Hard Drive is assembled in is holder correctly and is secure... A loose hard drive connection may have corrupted the hard drives data
 

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Dear Friends,I have a Vaio Laptop VPCEB1S1E/BJ.... I live in Germany...
My Laptops has a problem. When i startup every morning, i see the switch button (green in color) light up , and i can hear the machine starting but no logo of Vaio appears neither does Bios. Within seconds, all of sudden it stops and light turns off. And from this on green light continues to only blink. After couple of attempts by pressing the button, the computer start up normally and show's windows has some error. (i choose start normally) the computer boot up normal and then whole of day I have no issue, even if i shutdown the computer for 4 to 6 hour during day.
I shutdown computer every night normally and Installed the fresh Window 7 OS several time to check if that's the reason, I have also reinserted the CMOS battery cable.
Also, I tried to boot with a DVD Drive, But, was not picked up by my Machine. I have set Bios such to First priority to DVD drive still it does not pick it up and proceeds to USB or Internal Hard drive. However, when computer completes the Loading Windows i can access DVD/CD drive as normal from My computer option.

Please help me.
With Regards
Tony

Answer:Odd Start up Problem of VAIO SONY

Dear tonyrajan,
How old is the sony vaio? I feel that it's a startup button problem that's got to be checked for connections loose! How's the health of the battery?

You mentioned "some windows error message", can you kindly post what exactly is displayed?

Regards,
sreedhav

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 My Sony Vaio VGN-NW270F will not turn the wireless radio on. Is there anything that can be done other than the On/Off switch, which the computer recognizes as in the ON or OFF position, but the radio doesn't turn on.  Thank you.

Answer:Sony Vaio Radio Problem

The radio button needs to be turned on first.  It is by designed for Sony Vaio laptops.

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I'm using my sister's Sony Vaio laptop that i decided to downgrade from vista home premium to windows XP. The first thing i should have done should've been to get all the hardware information while on vista.... but i completely forgot. I backed up my general files but not the hardware information.

Now I'm stuck with a brand new installation of windows XP and no internet because XP isn't recognizing my NIC.

I've been googling around for some hours now with nothing.

I've gone to all the main "official" Vaio Sony sites. They all ask for model or product, but for some reason my model doesn't come up anywhere i check. There is also another option to type down your serial and product key which is a 15 digit number. Whereas the first 7 digits are the serial and the 8 other digits the product key. Still it doesn't seem to be a model of any sort... No site recognizes this Vaio model for some odd reason.

Model : PCG-5K1L.

I installed service pack 3, i thought it would at least be able to detect a network card, but to no avail it couldn't.

Everest home edition has no more luck detecting.

In hardware manager the only thing detected was the 1394 firewire port.

This laptop, from what my sister said, came with no manual or other useful information; meaning none.

I'm really stumped on what else I could do. I was thinking if there was maybe some sorta Vaio utility that could.... detect the hardware? or something.

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Answer:Sony Vaio laptop problem...

Please tell me that you burnt off your windows vista recovery media before blowing every thing away.

The problem with Sony is that they do not put drivers up on their website. So if you happen to
1. Loose your recovery disk
2. Have a hard drive crash and not burn off your recovery media
3. Roll back from Windows Vista to Xp
then you are up the creek with out a paddle.

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I have Sony vaio laptop pcg-71b11n model. Suddenly stop working. When I press the power button ,for 10 second the processor fun run then stop. But the power button led green color and for the second time presses the power button the battery indicator led will red color .then the processor fun run at high speed .will not stop unless unpledged the power button. What?s the main problem? Is there any one to tell me clearly to trace the problem and maintain. thanks for ur help in advance 

Answer:sony vaio laptop problem

Maybe the battery is very  old had a sudden internal failure. It now draws too much power from the power brick. Can you run the laptop without the battery?Is there any sign of overheating. Be careful; in rare cases battery have become very hot and very dangerous.

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My sony vaio desktop has a faulty hard disk which cannot be read. I have bought a new hard drive and while attempting recovering the system via it's CD recovery,I get a message "No Emulation" and windows will freeze.I have read on several sites that all vaio depends on certain files on the hard drive to complete the recovery. Sony is not being helpful! I have loaded XP on the new hard drive using another pc but when transferred to the Vaio; it will not work. Any suggestion will be gracefully received.

Answer:Sony Vaio recovery CD problem

click here I don't know if anything here will help?

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Hi everyone ! I recently purchased the sony vaio z series. The specs I got were the i5, 6gb RAM 128 SSD 1600 res lcd and optical drive. The non optional gpu was nvidia 330m. I was initially very satisfied with this machine. The power/weight ratio is crazy. CoD 4 ran almost at full setings and WoW ran well at near-high.

When I tried youtube-ing a song or two I noticed that the speakers were of very poor quality. My SE W995 walkman phone gives a better quality and more powerful sound output. Even my 300 $ acer netbook has better speakers. I understand that sony tried to fit in as much as possible in a very small machine but this was unacceptable. I tried everything from mp3 to youtube to original live concert dvds and anywhere above 50% volume the sound 'broke' just like with very old speakers. I went back to the shop and noticed there was a problem with the whole line. I was very disappointed and had to claim a full refund.

Its such a shame, cause I really loved the laptop. Does the i7 line have the same problem ? I am surprised that I didn't run into this problem when I did my research of the sony vaio. All reviews were excellent and only a few made a comment regarding sub-par speakers. I couldn't have imagined its this bad. Did anyone else notice this problem on the z series ?

Answer:Sony Vaio Z - sound problem

It's not based on model nor CPU. Laptop speakers are not top notch. Same for built in speakers on an LCD (not TVs). They do so to keep the cost low. You could have just used external speakers.

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I used the recovery partition on my Sony Vaio PCV-RS430G to completely reload my system today.

My backup is located on an external SATA plugged into one of my USB ports. Sony tells me I have 7 USB 2.0 ports.

I have updated Windows XP Home as far as it will go, but all my USB ports are still acting like 1.0.

My backup is 70+ GB and I can't wait a whole day for this thing to copy.

I downloaded the latest chipset driver from Sony, as that was the only driver that seemed like it might have something to do with USB.

Please help! This is so frustrating and I can't find any information anywhere about this problem. I'm using a USB midi controller... and there is almost a second of lag between when I hit a key and the computer produces noise! I need USB 2.0 back!
 

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I have a sony vaio pcg-k13 that I need to replace a keyboard on. I already have the keyboard, but i'm not sure how the keyboard hood removes. I can't find any screws on the bottom of the unit that I think would be for the hood...does it just pop off? Please help! I don't want to make things worse..

jeepman
 

Answer:Sony Vaio PCG-K13 keyboard problem

I too have a Sony K series laptop and wish to get inside in order to get get all the dust out - I assume this is the reason for steadily increasing fan noise over the past year. I've undone all the screws with arrows, and the top plastics come loose however there appears to be soemthing holding it in place in the centre. I expect you have experienced this. I too cannot see any screws for the keyboard hood, and whilst it does feel loose, there are indentations on the keyboard side which
I suspect you are expected to use to prise it off. But is it a question of brute force? I do not want to be the one to find out and risk breaking anything! I have taken a few keys off the keyboard to try and find a screw; however it was in vein, there are no screws where it appears to be held in place.

Do you think unsticking the rubber pads at the four corners of the screen, which I strongly suspect will yeild screws to take the plastics of the screen apart, will help?

Please let me know if you have any progress in this matter.
 

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hey all proI have problem in battery, when change my system .. becouse it have hacking another person, I saw problem in the battery reports that the battery is not authentic or not connected well, please help

Answer:problem with sony vaio in battery

well if you are always having your laptop plugged in with the battery connected that is the problem. if you do this a laptop "forgets" its charge and is unusable from there. if you are going to leave it plugged in, remove the battery

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I have a Sony VAIO VGN-FS660/W and have a problem with the CD/DVD unit. Recently the computer was full of viruses and I had to re-install the OS, it has Win XP Pro. I lost my system restore CD's, so I had to search for a copy of these CD's and got a copy from a friend. Since the re-installation, the problem began: It only reads original CD's. When I load a burnt CD or DVD, it shows a single windows media player file, with a size of 0 bytes, no matter what is the actual content of the CD or DVD. Before the re-installation it read everything fine. Now, for example I have a burnt CD with a copy of some drivers and can't open it because of this issue. What could be the reason of this problem? A mis-installed driver, or a patch for the OS to read burnt CD's?
 

Answer:Problem with Sony VAIO VGN-FS660/W

raul_bejarano,
go to the Sony Vaio support website and see if there is a firmware update for your model
 

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I have installed windows vista ultimate x64 on my vaio and am having some trouble with some drivers and utilities that come installed on it when it was purchased it seems that the function keys do not work anymore (eject button,s1,s2,av buttons on top of keyboard and fn f5 ecc for brightness control,zoom ecc I have been researching a lot to solve my problem but cannot find anything even on the sony support page they do not have the utilities that i need for my vaio pls help me solve this
 

Answer:Sony vaio vgn-ar71m problem

Sony may not entirely support Vista 64 Bit. Have you checked into that? It's highly possible that the quickkeys that you're referring to function through a program that doesn't work with Vista 64. Also look into bios flashes for upgraded 64 bit support for your model computer.

How old is this Sony?
 

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I have searched the forum and cannot find a reference to this problem....any help appreciated:
1. SONY VAIO VGN-FE790G with Windows XP Home. Ran A-OK until recently.
2. PC powers on and boots up normally with AC only. (battery removed)
3. PC powers on boots up normally with charged battery only. (AC removed)
4. PC will not power up with both AC and Battery connected, however battery led flashed rapidly as though it is charging.
5. Have tried different battery, different AC, and removed all SONY management software.
6. Updated the BIOS
7. Windows Power Meter recognizes battery, but gives "remaining unavailable" status.

I am assuming this is somehow related to the battery or the power management hardware in the PC. I understand there is a Power Board attached to the Motherboard. Could this be causing the symptoms I have?
 

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Sorry, wasn't sure exactly what section this problem belonged in, so i'm posting here.

I'm using my sister's Sony Vaio laptop that i decided to downgrade from vista home premium to windows XP. The first thing i should have done should've been to get all the hardware information while on vista.... but i completely forgot. I backed up my general files but not the hardware information.

Now I'm stuck with a brand new installation of windows XP and no internet because XP isn't recognizing my NIC.

I've been googling around for some hours now with nothing.

I've gone to all the main "official" Vaio Sony sites. They all ask for model or product, but for some reason my model doesn't come up anywhere i check. There is also another option to type down your serial and product key which is a 15 digit number. Whereas the first 7 digits are the serial and the 8 other digits the product key. Still it doesn't seem to be a model of any sort... No site recognizes this Vaio model for some odd reason.

Model : PCG-5K1L.

I installed service pack 3, i thought it would at least be able to detect a network card, but to no avail it couldn't.

Everest home edition has no more luck detecting.

In hardware manager the only thing detected was the 1394 firewire port.

This laptop, from what my sister said, came with no manual or other useful information; meaning none.

I'm really stumped on what else I could do. I was thinking i... Read more

Answer:Sony Vaio laptop problem...

Well you might want to cehck for the drivers through the site of sony. They'll surely give a link where to download it.
 

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Hey guys I bought a G.SKILL Value 2GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) from newegg to upgrade a Sony Vaio VGC RB40. The default ram specs that are installed in it is show in this picture http://i.imgur.com/srFmy.png. When I went and installed the new RAM, and then turned on the computer I did not get any video out neither did it boot up at all. I put back in the old RAM to see if it was the slots that were bad or something else, and the computer worked fine.

At first I thought the RAM I bought is not compatible with the desktop motherboard. I did more research and it should work, also I went by this website http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=VAIO%20VGC-RB40%20Series&Cat=RAM to guide me in what kind of RAM I needed. I updated the BIOS on the computer and nothing happened. Two weeks ago I formatted the hard drive with a new windows XP, and everything is working perfectly.

I tried putting one RAM at a time in all four different slots and still did not boot up, just the fan and the light of the motherboard turned on. Then I try to leave one old RAM and new RAM in, it did boot up but the screen was scrambled. I guess this means that both RAMs are not compatible to work with each other.

Any ideas on what could be wrong? My last thought is that these new RAM are bad.

Thank you.
 

Answer:Problem Upgrading Ram for Sony Vaio

1. Maximum memory 2GB.
2. Each memory slot can hold DDR PC3200 with a maximum of 1GB per slot.
3. Although the memory can be installed one module at a time, the best performance comes from using matched pairs of modules.

Did you buy a 2 GB stick or two 1GB sticks? It isn't clear from your first sentence.
A 2GB stick will not work. The three sentences above are directly from Crucial's site for VGC RB40 model. You need 2 1GB sticks and you can not use your old RAM with it because the maximum RAM you can install is 2GB total.
 

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I have a Sony Vaio model PCG-4A1L notebook computer. Today when I went to power up absolutely nothing happened. The power lights are on but nothing is operating. I removed the battery and tried to run it off of AC power and also unplugged the AC and tried to run it off of battery power. Still nothing. I went to Sony's website and they didn't even recognize the model number. Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you.
 

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i have a sony vaio laptop (vista) vgn cs118e and the problem that i have goes like this. WHen i am trying to access the internet using wifi, the laptop is able to see my wireless router. HOwever, when i try connecting to the internet, it always says connection error or something. Again, may laptop sees my wireless router and it shows that it is connected.
 

Answer:sony vaio wifi problem

would you post back the tests below - ipconfig /all, Ping and Xirrus

Do you have a firewall on the PC - if so try to disable that
Do you have wireless security enabled on the router - i would remove the security and see it now works ok
Does any other machine work OK with the wireless ?

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{ipconfig /all}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here
We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results here
-> Start
-> (XP - enter the following in the RUN box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all
-> (Vista or Windows 7 - enter the following in the Search box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all

A black box will appear on the screen -
rightclick in the box
select all
enter
control key + C key - to copy

then reply here and
control key + V to paste
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{Ping Tests}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

Start> Run {search bar in Vista}> CMD to open a DOS window and type:

Type the following command
Ping google.com
Post back the results
rightclick in the box
select all
enter
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and ... Read more

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I'm running a sony vaio model pcg-384l on windows vista premium and whenever i boot up the computer, it says window error recovery and give me options to run safe mode etc. When i select "run windows normally" it it just stays stuck at the windowns loading bar. When i select "run safe mode" it starts to load files, but then just stays stuck while loading the files. Does anyone know whats wrong with my laptop? Thanks for reading my post.
 

Answer:Sony Vaio boot up problem

it sounds like it can be a hardware problem. What was the last thing that happened. You can start by running memtest
 

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I originally bought my Sony Vaio computer (Model#: VGN-NR285E) at Fry's with a 2 year warranty, and at the time I was told that the warranty would cover anything and everything short of throwing it on the floor and squirting it with a super soaker. I took it to Fry's a week ago and they told me any software failure, viruses, spyware/malware, and things relating to such and etc were not covered by the warranty. They then told me it would cost me 70$ to run a diagnostic on it, and if there was something wrong it would cost another 60$ to repair it. That's not including the amount of money it would cost to have them back up files that I may have wanted. When I was there; I explained to the tech that I did not receive a Windows Vista Start Up disc with my laptop when I purchased it back in late August of '08. He then proceeded to tell me that if that was the case; the computer should have it inside the hard drive. Now I just didn't understand what he meant by that, but he told me to take it home, press F10, and run system recovery. I'm now at home and my computer is asking me for a Vista Start Up Disc.

I'm not exactly a technician, but I'm pretty sure that when I can't even run my laptop in safe mode; there's something wrong. My computer has been restarting itself for no apparent reason, and now it refuses to even start windows. If I try to run Windows at all; whether it be safe mode or normally; it just restarts itself entirely ... Read more

Answer:Sony Vaio Vista Problem

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ok here is my dilema.. so about 6 months ago my friends sony Vaio T7240 crashed and to fix it he accidentally deleted the recovery partition and installed clean an Illegal version of Vista 32bit premium. And as you all know after awhile microsoft finds out and pretty much pulls the plug not updates slower running the whole shbang, anyways he ended up giving me the laptop and for the time being i put a allready in use copy on just to see if i could find away around some problems. so as it sits its all sorts of messed up i have a legal copy of vista upgrade home basic that was used on another comp that isnt running anymore i wanted to know is it possible to use that upgrade on this laptop i now own if i put like win98 on it then upgraded or is taht copy of vista just trash now because the key is in use? or another option would be i have the Vista home premium OEMact preduct key if i got ahold of a premium install disk is it possible to format the HD and clean install with that key or is there another way to use it i am kinda broke atm so the cheapest way to make my comps OS legal would be best and if someone who can help me maybe has Skype or yahoo messenger so we could kinda chat that would be awesome i am fairly computer literate but this has me stumped and i need a real professionals thoughts.
Sincerely,
KmG
 

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I have a sony vaio PCG-K415B which was running well, right up to the point i upgraded it from windows xp to vista. I have loaded all the drivers and it says the drive is working normally, however it does not read any disc inserted.

If i put a disk in the light on the drive flashes yellow briefly. If i open explorer and click on the DVD drive it opens the drawer and asks for a disk to be inserted. I know it worked before the upgrade as it loaded vista from a disc and now it won't read that same disc.

Any ideas ?
 

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Hi,

I installed win 7 x86 on a sony vaio vpceb36fg. The video card has its correct driver. But my problem is the recommended resolution is 1920x1080 but it is very tiny. I need to focus on every thing by my eyes to see them. And when I pull the resolution down the screen is not obvious and also is not fitted to the LED of laptop.
How to solve this problem pleaase?
 

Answer:Sony vaio resolution problem

Have you tried going into the control panel. Under The Display Icon. There should be a way there. To adjust your text size. Without changing the resolution.
 

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I have a Sony vail. All of a sudden the Internet will not work. It says
"The dependency service or group failed to start."
I have a wireless Usn adaptor from belling

Answer:sony vaio internet problem

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

What is your make and model number of your computer? What is the make and model number of the USB wireless adapter?

Did this problem just start to happen? Did you install the correct software for the USB adapter?

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I have a Sony VAIO VGN-230E running on Windows Vista. I recently had to replace the battery with a non-Sony one. To remedy the problem of an annoying dialog box coming up to tell me that the battery was not compatible, I did the MSCONFIG fix I found on this board. However, I now have another problem: the battery meter reads plugged in, not charging at 52%. Is the battery really not charging or is this because of the utility program I shut off?
 

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Hi Guys,
I have a Sony Vaio laptop model VGN-FJ1Z/W with a 14.1inch widescreen bought from PC World in January this year. The problem is several fuzzy white lines running across the top of the screen. The first is about an inch down from the top and is quite a distinct line with a sort of fuzzy white running upwards about 1cm. The second line is approx 1cm below this and is again a distinct white line. I have only noticed this because the screen background has been white up until I changed it the other day. If I set the desktop to none and change the colour to black or red for example I can't see the lines for some reason. If I choose brown or grey as a background colour they show up quite a lot. Do you think the screen on this laptop is faulty? As I say it only becomes noticeable when the background is showing particular colours so I can live with it but I'm concerned that it may be a problem which needs sorting whilst the computer is under warranty. If I open a window minimised with the same colour of background, say grey, and click on this window and move it up towards the top of the screen the lines do not disappear behind it but show in front of it if that is any help.

Alex
 

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Does anyone here have any idea how to take apart a Sony Vaio notebook (specifically a pcgfrv31)? I finally got a new keyboard, and it seems that you have to take apart the case to be able to replace it. Problem is, I've taken out every concievable screw on the chassis (including the two underneath the battery bay, the one underneath the ram chip, and the six beneath the hard drive caddy) - and the stupid thing still won't come apart.

Either that, or if anyone here wants to buy a used Sony Vaio PCGFRV31 2.4 Ghz laptop (no hdd - I have to keep that for myself since I already replaced the one that came from the factory; 2 PCMCIA slots, 3 USB ports, VGA port, LPT printer port, 56k modem, 1 Ethernet LAN port, CDRW/DVD Rom combo drive, optional floppy drive bay (I just found that yesterday!!!), Sony memory stick formatter, DVD recovery kit (purchased from Sony)). I'd throw in the keyboard (brand new from Sony - the one that's on there from factory has a dysfunctional number 4 key) and a second hood assembly (Sony sent me the wrong part, I never bothered to return it) and a copy of Windows XP Pro upgrade for a good price. It's got obvious scratches on the top and bottom of the case - mostly from my 1 year old son, some from me trying to get the silly thing apart. I've been running it for two years without a hitch other than the first hard drive quitting on me - that was an easy fix, just bought a new one and kept going. No problems on the install there... Read more

Answer:sony vaio notebook problem

I'm surprise you have to take it that far apart. Usually there are either only a few screws underneath marked with a K or just a couple of tabs at he screen edge of the keyboard.
I can't get into the only site I found on Google: Try searching for:

Code:
Sony Vaio notebook "keyboard removal" frv31

 

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I recently restored my vaio to factory settings using vaio recovery settings but I still had some issues with the computer so I decided to restore again.The first stage including restoring vista and starting it for the first time went fine.However this time the second stage involving installation of factory softwares hung at 96%.I waited for over 4 hrs but in vain.
So I used task manager to exit this stage and windows started normally but few factory softwares were missing mainly vaio recovery center.
I again restored the system using F10 key but to same result.It hung at 96% once again.
Vista works fine all drivers are installed but the only problem is that I dont have some of the original softwares.
is there any way to access the hidden recovery partition so that I can have those softwares back.
Can I restore it again?

SONY VAIO CR-36G_B
WINOWS VISTA HOME PREMIUM NO SERVICE PACK AND NOT UPDATED. EVEN ONCE....

Answer:Sony Vaio Recovery Problem

what were the issues that caused you to do the restore in the first place? maybe related

what original software? you may be able to go to sonys website and do a search for your specific computer and find what you need.

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Hello!

I brought a new Sony Vaio VPCEH and as I am never comfortable with company installed OS, the first thing I did was to format the system and install Win 7 Ultimate x64. After the installation, I am not able to use the Function keys, the ones thats used in combination with the Function key, like to increase or decrease brightness etc.. I haven't installed any Sony software's. Is it a must to install some of the sony software's to make them work and if yes, which software do I need to install?

Moreover, I downloaded every driver from the Sony website and installed them but my monitor still shows a Generic PnP monitor. Do I need any specific drivers for this and how can I change the color profile of my laptop as the colors are not accurate.

Please help.

Thank you.
 

Answer:Problem with Sony Vaio VPCEH

Next time you better not reformat the OS ... better just go to Uninstall whatever software you don't want in there... yes you need Sony software to work on the Key Control..

And The Monitor they mostly deteect as PNP is fine..
 

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I currently have a problem with my Wi-Fi connection on my laptop. It will be working fine then suddenly wont find any connections! I then restart the laptop then it will work for a while then cut out again. Any help will be much appreciated, Thanks.

Answer:Sony Vaio Wi-Fi Connection problem

More info required please - What is the OS; have you Updated drivers or anything recently?
Possibly a simple visit to Device Manager would fix it.
First of all find the Wifi Network Adapter and uninstall it. Restart the laptop and let it reinstall the Adapter and see if this solves the issue.
If not then select the Adapter properties and update the Driver.
If still no good, visit the Sony Website and download the latest driver for your OS.

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Hey guys. I have Sony Vaio VPCEB1S1E/BJ laptop. Recently the DVD drive stooped working, meaning : if I insert any disc it will show them empty and if it's really empty and I try to burn something, it will start the burning process, but will be interrupted approximately at 32%. in Device manager the device version is "DVD-RW AD-7700H".
The drive is not overused, cuz I used it early!
I think I need to re install the firmware, if so, then pleas help me out cuz I don't know how? and where to get the actual firmware.

Thanks

Answer:Sony VAIO Optic DVD-RW problem

Try running the Microsoft Fixit here: http://support.microsoft.com/mats/cd...ve_problems/en

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Hi, I'm new.. etc..

I'm the process of trying to fix a Sony Vaio PCG-FX105K, running Windows 2000.
Amongst other things, the battery doesnt seem to charge.. the diagnostic (which I assume is Sony's own) reports the battery is 0% charged, and will require 7˝ hours to charge..
Only other redeeming feature, is that the battery light flashes twice every couple of seconds..

Any pointers would be appriciated
 

Answer:Sony Vaio battery problem

Hi :0

7 1/2 hours for charging indicates that the system must think that the battery needs a full charge, which could indocate a number of things

the battery charging transformer that is connected to the power supply is maybe not working properly

the connection to the battery are disconnected or connected wrong (check that the ground wire and hot lead are correct

the battery is not good and connot be charged any more ( you can check this with another battery)

one thing you can do is use a multi-tester meter to check the input (charging leads) to the battery .. this way you can see if the voltage is getting to the battery

if yes, then replace battery

if no, replace the connection to the battery
that is all I can suggest with the information given

good luck
 

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Have Sony vaio e series.
It won't start
Disk read error
Cnt+Alt+det
Have back up DVD but it won't load and hangs on windows symbol.
Try to reboot from safe mode but
It also hangs.
Nd have windows 7 ISO on DVD but it also hangs on symbol
Pls need help.

Answer:Sony vaio boot problem

Please check out this excellent tutorial: Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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My Sony Vaio laptop monitor has suddenly starting jumping erratically up and down.

Anyone got any suggestions?
 

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Hi,

I have just launched recovery wizard aiming to sort out partition C, I restarted as suggested but a minute after starting an error message appeared and asked me to terminate the program, so I did, only for the computer to restart and appear with the same message? Now I'm stuck in a circle and am not able to access my computer at all! Is there anyway of over riding this with any F buttons or anything else?

Many thanks.

Answer:Sony Vaio WINXP Problem

laptop or desktop
can you get into safe mode

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Hello ,
I am using sony vio laptop last 2 years but now every half an hour i get one msg please change the HDD protection. Any body please tell me how to solve this problem?

Answer:In Sony vaio HDD protection problem?

Hi,

I've never come across this feature before but it seems that you ought to have it enabled.

From what I can gather, it detects sudden movements such as if the machine was dropped or impacted in some other way and it automatically parks the drive head to minimise the risk of damage to the disk.

If you're not being given the option to enable, you will likely find it in scheduled tasks.

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I am trying to fix my mother's laptop computer, which is a Sony VAIO PCG-9B5L. When powered on, the display shows "Operating System Not Found". I know that this problem can quickly be resolved by using the Recovery Discs that came with the PC. The only problem is: My mother lost disc one; I have Recovery Discs 2 and 3, but 1 is nowhere to be found. Is there any place that I could do to online to find the files to burn to a CD to use as the first CD to fix the PC? Is this even a possibility?

Thanks for any advice provided.
 

Answer:Sony VAIO PCG-9B5L Problem

You can call Sony and order a new CD, I thinks thats about it if you want to have all the same software on the laptop as it had before. Now thats if the hard drive is fine, which it may not be.
 

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