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Sony Vaio Laptop + Asus P5E3 Deluxe motherboard = Wifi problem on laptop

Q: Sony Vaio Laptop + Asus P5E3 Deluxe motherboard = Wifi problem on laptop

I have recently purchased a Sony Vaio Laptop with wifi support that is inbuilt or onboard. I already have a Asus P5E3 Deluxe motherboard at my home with ram 2 gb, 9800 gtx card and a quad core processor. Now, I connect this pc with a broadband connection at home running 1mbps speed. This motherboard also has a wifi onboard connection. What I am trying to do is setup this wifi connection so that my laptop can also connect to the internet wirelessly. For this I have installed the wifi driver of Asus (something called Asus WiFi-AP @n software) and configured it with giving it a proper connection name and a password. I have successfully done all the wifi network setup wizard on the pc and it is working well. Now the problem is that, my laptop is able to find this wifi connection but after sometime it gives an error saying to troubleshoot network connection and the wifi network disappears from the laptop and again i have to search for this wifi network and the cycle continues. Similarly, when I am trying to connect my Nokia e90 mobile phone with the pc via wifi, my phone is able to pickup the wifi connection and sometimes it is able to connect to the internet and I am also able to browse different websites but sometimes it gives me a gateway time out error. So, can anyone tell me how can i connect my sony vaio laptop to the internet wirelessly by using the Asus P5E3 Deluxe WiFi-AP @n connection? Also if possible, then please let me know how to connect my phone as well, which is a secondary question. Thank you in advance.
Note that - The operating system that I am using on my pc with Asus P5E3 Deluxe motherboard is having Windows XP installed on it and on the sony vaio laptop windows 7 is installed.

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Preferred Solution: Sony Vaio Laptop + Asus P5E3 Deluxe motherboard = Wifi problem on laptop

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


hi guys i have a gaming tower with the following spec: Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) 3.20 gigahertz Intel Core2 Extreme motherboard ASUS P5E3 Deluxe Wi-Fi 64 kilobyte primary memory cache 6144 kilobyte secondary memory cache 64-bit ready Multi-core (4 total) Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5E3 Deluxe Rev 1.xx Bus Clock: 400 megahertz BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 750W thermaltake pcu Thermaltake case V3 with side window, 2x120mm blue LED fans+ 2x120mm fans CPU Cooler Thermalright 120 Ultra+120mm fan RAM Patriot 2x2GB 1333MHz 1500.06 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio two Nvidia graphic cards GTX 295 Dual GPU card microsoft office Multi memory card reader there was only one gtx 295 graphics card in the tower when i bought it but i bought another and sli them together. but its not happening when in opertion. can my mother board sli them and if not, is there anything i can do to get them to work together???? thanks tom

A:can i sli two nvidia gtx 295 on a ASUS P5E3 Deluxe Wi-Fi motherboard.

Your motherboard would work fine for sli, I think your motherboard is chip X38 so it is SLI PCI-E 2.0 x16 x2, So i don't think thats the problem, i do believe your psu is not powerful enough for two gtx295's. I would suggest a 800-1000 watt psu, but you will easilly get away with a 800watt psu.

Hope I helped in some small way

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Does this motherboard act like a wireless router? Can I use it in place of one or does it only connect to a router? I have a MacBook Pro which "sees" the PC in Access Point mode but won't connect to the internet.

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Hello. I recently bought Asus P5E3-Deluxe-WiFi-AP and I got an annoying sound problem. Everything I hear on the computer (songs, ingame sounds, voices on teamspeak...) is reproduced on the microphone. It's irritating, especially when I use some voice program like teamspeak or skype, because the other person speaks and hears the "echo" of his own voice, or any other sound I am listening to in my computer.
Before someone asks, I use a headset, so the problem is the sound configuration.
Every buddy that tried to help me with this problem have sound cards whose drivers allow the user to set the "line volume" (I guess it's how it is said in english, since I've only read this in portuguese "volume de linha"). Setting this "line volume" to no sound solves the problem for them, but my sound card's driver doesn't allow it. You can see bellow a screenshot of my volume control panel (unfortunatelly in portuguese).

Does anyone have any clues?
I don't know if it helps, or even if there is any difference, but I use the frontal jacks from my cabinet (Maxxtro's Jupiter), not the jacks on the sound card itself (that are located on the cabinet's back).

Thanks a lot and sorry for the bad english.

A:HELP! Asus P5E3-Deluxe-WiFi AP. Sound bugged!

Well, in fact i just realized that the problem happens even if I don't use any jack. Just joining teamspeak now and the sound message "member joined" was "said" by my computer to the other members, without any microphones or speakers connected...

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I recently bout Sony vaio laptop , it came wid preinstalled windows 7 home premium OS.. But i din liked d os so i upgraded it to windows 7 ultimate... i copied all d drivers from window.old folder.. n everything is working fine except for wifi..
wifi drivers r availabl on sony vaio drivers section for 64 bit windows ultimate but none is working..
my wifi is off & i cant on it..
everything is fine except d wifi

Sony vaio drivers section is crap..installed evi available wifi drivers but of no use..

plzz help me..

Wifi is only working wen i restore my laptop in home premium version..

My Laptop model : SONY VAIO SVE 15118FN

A:Problem Regarding Wifi in sony Vaio laptop

d wifi network adaptor is displaying not connected.. had copied d wifi drivers frm windows.old folder & it got installed properly but still not working :-(

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I have been having a problem for a few weeks now and nothing I've done or come across seems to solve the issue!
Basically when I try and connect to my wifi (netgear router) I get a very strong signal but local only access & an unidentified network. I have my desktop & 2 more laptops running off this router so it can't be that.

After failing to connect to wifi I tried to use an ethernet connection to try and update my drivers in hope that would fix the wifi problem. After plugging the ethernet in I was in exactly the same position, I kept getting 'Identifying' appear in network connections which then turned to unidentified and wouldn't allow me to connect to the internet either!

The laptop is about 3-4 years old I think so I did update the drivers but that didn't do anything either, any help would be appreciated.

Forgot to mention my os is vista

A:Sony Vaio Laptop won't connect to the internet (wifi or ethernet)

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Asus p5e3 Deluxe Bios Chip Location

After years in IT I have had my first bios flash failure. Now I need to replace the bios chip on the motherboard. What I do know is that it is a 8 pin bios chip. However I can not find the location of the chip on my motherboard. Can anyone help and point it out on the motherboard? Thanks.

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards- ASUS P5E3 Deluxe

Also I can post close up pics in needed.

A:Asus p5e3 Deluxe Bios Chip Location

This is on Page 2-3 of your motherboard manual.

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Two nights ago, after a computer crash and hard reboot, something odd happened to my computer. The motherboard , an Asus P5E-3 Deluxe Wifi, has a built in linux-based mini os on which you can run a firefox clone and skype. This appears at boot. It didn't.

I ignored that and went in to the OS, Vista 32-bit. My wireless no longer worked. I used Asus' driver, re-installed it even, but Vista will still not see a wireless device.

Nothing I do will change it. No one else seems to have run into this problem.

I need some help here.

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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

A: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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Hi I have a problem with my Sony Vaio laptop.
When I switch it on it lets me login then the screen goes black and I can't do anything.
Does anyone know how I can fix this or if it's a known problem?
Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Sony Vaio Laptop Annoying Problem

Are you able to boot into safe mode ? If so what happens then.

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Hi guys,

I have the strangest problem with my Vaio.

When the battery is plugged in, nothing works. No power up. Zero. Hit the power button as many times as you want and nothing happens at all. This is with AC in too.

As soon as I remove the battery, the laptop goes back to normal with no problems at all. Runs as usual.

Would this be the battery or something more serious?

Please help guys this is driving me insane!

Thanks in advance.

A:Very strange problem with sony vaio laptop

This is most likely a short in the battery, replace it!

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When I press the power button, the screen immediately goes gray before the Sony opening even pops up. I hear the normal bootup sounds and see the front light flickering, and even hear the fan going, but I don't see anything on the screen. I am trying to boot up the laptop but all I get is a blank screen that slowly changes colors from black to blue and back and forth extremely slowly.

I've tried F8 while the computer is starting and can't get into Safe Mode. I've removed the battery and had the computer solely on AC power and that didn't work. I've tried every possible key combination into a blank screen and screen and nothing works.

Please help! Thank you

A:Booting problem on Sony Vaio Laptop

It sounds as it the backlight or the power supply to the screen has failed. You need a specialist shop to fix it. If you are in the UK, sent me a PM and I will give you the name of a repair shop near Bedford where they can be trusted to fix it.

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My wife's Sony wouldn't start up today. I started it in Safe Mode with Networking, got to the admin sign in screen, I put in the password, it starts, but then nothing happens. Windows doesn't launch.

All I see now is the words "Safe Mode" on all four corners and "Microsoft Windows (Build 6001: Service Pack 1) on the top.

I can't do anything. Please provide instructions how I can fix this problem. Thank you.

System specs:

Sony Vaio
Windows Vista
Other unknown


A:New problem on older Sony Vaio laptop...

Hi -

Boot into recovery using your Vista DVD or the recovery partition. Run System Repair; if no-go, try "Windows System Restore"

Regards. . .



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My sony vaio laptop PCG- 61317L, when i plugged it in to charge, the battery icon starts blinking but it says "plugged in, charging" also the charging LED is blinking orange. When the PC is off the charging LED is fine and battery charge fine also.
What can be the problem? any help?

and how do i add a video so you can see the problem?

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Hi, I bought a new Sony Vaio Laptop Model SR 520G from Best Buy 10 weeks ago. It came with Win 7 Professional installed. Now I am getting the error message

"The installed battery may not be properly connected to the computer or may not be compatible with the computer. Press OK to hibernate and remove". as soon as I turn it on. It works fine if I remove the battery and run on electric power.
It will only hibernate, I cannot click anywhere else, or get past this. How do I overcome this error? Thank you.

A:Battery Problem on New Sony Vaio Laptop

I would contact the the supplier as it maybe the battery has failed.......

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Hello, I have a Sony vaio PCG-71312L for around 2 years. After trying to install a program it freezed and didn't answer any commands, so i shutdown it by pressing the power button. When i tried to boot it, it went past "start" window to black screen only with mouse on it. I can turn on caps lock and num lock. I've tried loading default settings in BIOS, I've tried removing battery, removing and replacing RAMs, I've tried recovering after pressing F8 button, restoring it to last successful boot. After all this it's still black screen with mouse on it, did anyone have this problem, could you help me ?

A:Sony VAIO Laptop black screen problem

have you removed the battery and ac adapter and held the power switch down for 60seconds ?

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I have just got my self a Sony VAIO 850 series. When ever I use Microsoft Office or Works and try and press the letter k I get "spell check is complete". This only happens in Works/Word/eXEL. The k works fine in other types of programmes. There are further problems with the letter u and l. When using Works the letter 2 brings up the help pages. If I use the virtual desk top keyboard from Accessablity there is no problems. Any ideas please as its driving me crazy. Someone suggested a possible hotkey has been set up maybe in the registry or such like. I cannot find any hotkeys set up within the programmes themself. Any Ideas as how to check this and remove. Regards David

A:Solved: Keyboard problem with Sony Vaio laptop

If you just got it like you said, take it back. Why suffer the problem with a brand new & expensive machine?

Other thought to check is "sticky" keys setting being turned on?

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I have problem with my laptop if I opean it he work good with film n every think else but if I opean autocad. Or some programs strong he flash shut down n I dunno why , hi was working good till now can someone help me or tell what I need to do Thx you

A:problem with video card for my laptop sony vaio


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Hello everyone,

I just bought some Hardware to build a new computer from Scratch.

I bought:

1. Asus P5E3 Pro Motherboard (DDR3 RAM DIMMS)
2. PSU Coolmax CUL-750B 750W
3. 2x2GB OCZ OCZ3G10664GK R (DDR3 RAM)
4. VGA Card - ASUS ENGTS250/DI/512MD3
5. Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66Ghz 1333

I installed Windows 7 x64bit OEM

I am having problems with BSOD (different ones not the same one every time)

I would like to know if its a compatibility Problem with My RAM and Motherboard or could it be something else. I am very bad with Hardware and I just bought parts that I knew could fit in theory.

BIOS is set to default because I don't know how to configure it (Probably thinking why did I buy parts instead of a built computer)

Could you please help?

A:Compatible RAM for Asus P5E3 Pro Motherboard (BSOD)

Your RAM isn't on Asus' memory QVL (Qualified Vendors List)-but that isn't to say that it's not supported.
Having your power supply checked might be an option if your graphics card seems to run slow or you are getting fluctuating performance.
Because OCZ memory modules lack what are called embedded XMP profiles, your motherboard will have difficulty assigning a setting for them so you will need to do it manually.
Download Memtest86+ from here http://www.memtest.org/#downiso
***under the Memtest86+ v4.00, select "Download -Pre-compiled bootable iso ", save and unzip if downloading the zip file then burn a BOOTABLE CD using ImgBurn or your usual burning software (Nero etc.).- this program runs at BIOS level
Download MemSet here http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Info/MemSet.shtml
You can also download CPU-Z -it gives a much simplified version of the RAM timings but you can also access chipset and CPU info. download here http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php

First order of business would be ascertain whether the RAM modules are not defective.
I presume the RAM in question is OCZ's Gold XTC modules - if they are then you can try to manually select the timings- they should be on a sticker on the side of the RAM, which should be 7-7-7-21 ( CAS (or CL)-tRCD-tRP-tRAS) at 1.5 to 1.6 volts.
IF THIS IS NOT YOUR RAM THEN GO NO FURTHER, If it is then you need to set it in order to test it for stability.
Boot into your BIOS. Select the seco... Read more

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My sony vaio pcg-61611l doesn't let me connect to the internet, or download anything from it, however, it does let me when i open internet explorer 64bit. My wireless connection is alright(I've checked it 10000k times )
My friends told me that what is causing the problem is my internet drivers....you see...i am not a modern person ^~^ dunno **** about computers. So i wanted to know a way to fix my internet drivers, now remember that i cant download anything from the internet u.u please help q-q

A:Vaio Sony laptop pcg-61611l internet connection problem.

Oh Oh i forgot to tell you guyz that once my laptop crashed down so i had to take it to someone and that person placed a whole different system on it, now i cant access sony recovery wizard ( i think thats the name) or Vaio care. Some people told me to reset it to factory settings but heck i dont know how to do it Q.Q. So im asking you guyz please tell me whats the best method to solve this issue q-q thanks.

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Hey so I have a Sony VAIO S Series Laptop Model (VPCSB11FX) on Windows 7 and I have a graphics driver issue. My laptop comes with switchable graphics (Integrated Intel 3000 and AMD Radeon HD 7400m) and I want to use the AMD graphics card. So I disabled my integrated intel and switched it over to the AMD one in the driver manager, however it says that theres is no driver even though in the manager it says my drivers are up to date. This makes it very confusing for me.
Any info about this is appreciated and I can provide additional information if needed.

A:Sony VAIO S Series Laptop: Graphics Driver Problem

Download the driver here: https://esupport.sony.com/US/p/swu-d...&os_group_id=6 and let's see what happens.

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A:Hdmi tv dispay problem with sony vaio c series laptop

Are you extending the desktop onto the TV or cloning the desktop? If you are cloning the desktop, both screens use the same resolution. If you are extending the desktop, then ensure the display properties are set to the TV's native resolution.

The display settings (varies by chipset brand/drivers) should have options for "TV" use and allow you to manually adjust the screen size. There may also be options for "overscan".

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Due to problems with my Sony VAIO laptop's processing, I have recently decided to re-install Windows XP, though this is the "Home Edition" (due to being unable to retrieve the other version of XP that I used for this laptop). Following the installation, I have attempted to also install some VAIO drivers, including one that concerns the wireless connection. However, once successful and re-booted the laptop, during the procedure, I right-clicked on the Wireless Network Connection (after clicking on "View network connections), called "Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection", then, in the drop-down menu, I clicked on "View Available Wireless Networks". Once there, I can see the available networks, including the name of the router that we use. Below the selection box of available networks, a message says "This wireless network requires the use of a network key (WEP). To access this network, type the key, then click Connect. After I entered my security key, I encountered this error message repeatedly:

"The network password needs to be 40bits or 104bits depending on your network configuration. This can be entered as 5 or 13 ascii characters or 10 or 26 hexadecimal characters."

Consequently, I am unable to access the Internet because of this message!

If it helps, the model of this laptop is a Sony VAIO VGN-FS740/W, and we bought it in December 2005. In terms of the system specifications, this is, again, t... Read more

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I have a very frustrating problem! I'm trying to make a hotspot for my and brothers phones and laptop with program called "Connectify.me" and it worked like a charm for about two days and suddenly ALL stopped! Hotspot is still on but there is no connection...

I'm using ASUS wifi antenna (which came with motherboard).

I dont get it...Also I tried again and make a new hotspot and everything worked fine for about a minute then it went OFF AGAIN!

I'm using Win 7 x64 ultimate and RTL8187 newest drivers...

I have tried to shut down win firewall and nod32 firewall but nothing helps.

More wierd is that my phone,brothers phone and laptop actually "connected" but there is NO internet...but on main pc working fine.

Can someone help me with this one?

P.S. I've posted my ipconfig/all

A:ASUS P5W DH Deluxe wifi problem

Quote: Originally Posted by F22


I have a very frustrating problem! I'm trying to make a hotspot for my and brothers phones and laptop with program called "Connectify.me" and it worked like a charm for about two days and suddenly ALL stopped! Hotspot is still on but there is no connection...

I'm using ASUS wifi antenna (which came with motherboard).

I dont get it...Also I tried again and make a new hotspot and everything worked fine for about a minute then it went OFF AGAIN!

I'm using Win 7 x64 ultimate and RTL8187 newest drivers...

I have tried to shut down win firewall and nod32 firewall but nothing helps.

More wierd is that my phone,brothers phone and laptop actually "connected" but there is NO internet...but on main pc working fine.

Can someone help me with this one?

P.S. I've posted my ipconfig/all

could we get your network setup, the comp OS.

Does it do the same thing in safe mode (F8)?

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I am hoping you can help me with my problem.
My main laptop (Sony Vaio VPCCB15FG) in the last week just stopped accessing the internet via WiFi.
It says it has Limited Acess but I have no idea how to fix it.

The other 3 computers in the house (Custom desktop, Toshiba Net book, Samsung Laptop) can all access the internet as normal.

It is only the Sony that is being problomatic.
It is also running rather slow for the spec so that may be related.

Please help! I am not super computer savy so please give simple instructions.



A:Sony Vaio Laptop "stopped" connecting to WiFi connection " Limited acc


My name is Riyaz and I work for the Social Media and Community Team at Dell.

I May be able to provide you with a Resolution. Please post the Specifications of this computer. Mainly the Wireless Card and the Type of Operating System your using.


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I put together my own pc about 4 months ago when the motherboard came it didn't work no idea why myself and a few friends thought it was just a dodgy motherboard..so i ordered a new one...it came i installed it and it all works perfectly...well it did rather up until 2 days ago...

I switched of my PC (it hung on shutting down so used power button) went to bed and got up the next morning and poof...its stopped working absoluty no idea whats happend to it but its the same as before..will explain..

I turn my PC on and with all connectors ie IDE/Power Cables plugged in nothing works...no sound coming from Harddrives...no monitor display...no sound from cd-rom / unable to open cd rom..strange? thats not half of it when its just the power plugged in they start up and u can hear them working fine the fans work on the gfx card (have tried 2, 1 powered by PSU other by mobo)

I initially thought it might be sumthing to do with BIOS so i reset it manually...no joy same thing happens again..browsing through forums i found a similar post (not exact but close) telling sum1 to build pc out of the case as it might be something to do with this...so i tried this and though i head my HD ticking away...when listening very closely unplugged IDE cable and HD sprang to life..so no closer...i really need my system back ASAP and i'm out of ideas i will ring the company up tomorrow for them to send me another one out probs but it won't be here till mid week and i don't want this... Read more

A:Motherboard Problem: ASUS K8V SE Deluxe (failed again)

Not sure all of what you've tried, but if you just start with the motherboard, PSU, ram and video adapter with monitor what happens?

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I have an Asus K8V SE Deluxe motherboard with AMD Athlon 64 3200+ CPU and 1.5 GB RAM for almost 3 years.

In general, the machine works fine, but when I insert an external USB Hard Drive or an USB Flash drive, and reboot the computer, the ROM BIOS attempts to boot from the newly inserted drive instead of from drive C: .
I then have to change the BIOS settings again to instruct it to boot from C:. As long as the external drive is inserted at the boot time, it boots OK, but if I remove it, sure enough, the same booting issue reappears.

Asus tech support is aware of that ?issue? with that particular board, but the head honcho claims that it is by design, and it is same for all the 754 and 939 boards. He says that the board was designed to allow automatic booting when inserting an external drive. He also claims that only the socket AM2 boards let you control it.

My questions are:

* Is anyone aware of this problem?
* Is it true that those Asus boards were purposely designed that way?
* Am I getting a snow job from the head honcho ( the head of the call center/lead technician)?

Thanks for any input on that matter.


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Hi. I have a K43SD ASUS laptop.
when I bought it, I installed win7 ultimate x64 and installed drivers from CD and it was working great.
recently I deleted windows and installed the win7 from the same DVD again and installed drivers from the same CD.
but now WiFi driver doesn't work. What should I do?!

A:Asus laptop WiFi Driver problem

Is it turned on? Fn + F2 I believe turns it on and off. Does the wifi card show up correctly in device mnager, with no yellow ! after it? Have you tried the driver available for that model on the ASUS web site?

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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.

A: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 ?

{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
control key + C key - to copy

then reply here and
control key + V to paste
{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
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and ... Read more

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Asus K8V SE Deluxe Motherboard with bios version 1005.006

Hello, I have 2 IDE hard drives connected on the standard IDE sockets and want to connect a 3rd IDE disk. Is it possible to connect 1 disk to the PRI_RAID socket? I don't want a raid setup.

I plugged the disk into the PRI_RAID socket with the blue end of the cable and the black end into the hard drive. I made it master.

I enabled the promise raid controller in the bios and selected 'onboard ide operate mode'. The other option was 'RAID'.

Upon reboot the boot up time takes a lot longer than usual and sits at the post screen for a long time before it tells me that the disk is connected to the promise raid controller. Then the screen goes blank with a white flashing line at the top left and then windows starts to boot...which also takes longer. What's that all about?

Windows cannot see the hard drive when it is connected via the PRI_RAID socket but can when connected via the standard IDE socket.

In device manager under other devices are 2 raid controllers with an ! next to them. Windows asks to install the new hardware so I select the promise drivers and windows happily installs ONE of them but that one then moves to 'SCSI and RAID controllers' as 'WinXP Promise FastTrack 378 (tm) controller' but it has an ! mark next to it.

The remaining controller under other devices will not install. When I select the driver it tells me 'The specified location does not conta... Read more

A:Problem connecting 1 IDE HD to promise PRI_RAID Asus K8V SE Deluxe Motherboard

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Hi there,

I am using a Sony PD 170 DV camcorder hooked up via 4 pin firewire to a Sony Vaio laptop. I am also using Avid Composer video editing software. The problem is that I can see the video from Avid in the viewfinder but it freezes in the viewfinder even though it is playing on the computer. This is preventing me from outputting a project. Do I need a driver for this camera?


A:Sony PD 170 Camcorder & Sony Vaio Laptop

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Okay, so I have here before me a Sony Vaio NR series laptop.
It has a large problem: The WiFi Doesn't work properly.

For some odd reason, when you start it up in safe mode, the WiFi works perfectly.
When you start it up normally, you see the WiFi light comes on and it connects to one of the preferred networks like it's supposed to, until about a minute later, it turns off the WiFi light and disconnects from the network, and will not find any networks. When you click "Diagnose why windows cannot find any wireless networks" it says "The Wireless Capability is turned off" or something like that and says I should turn on the wireless switch. However, the wireless switch, is already on.
I can flip it as much as I want, it does nothing. The light will not turn on again until I restart it, only to have it do the same thing over again.

I know it's not a hardware problem, cause it works in safe mode just fine. So why doesn't it work in windows when it's started normally?
Help would be much appreciated, I'm pretty close to just reloading the operating system.

EDIT: I have uninstalled and reloaded the updated driver software for the wireless LAN card... no luck.

A:Sony Vaio NR series WiFi problem

You also need to indicate more about your system specs to get any idea of the problem, like: What operating system and its release level? What is the make/model of the wifi card?

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does anyone have any idea where I can get a replacement power jack for a sony vaio laptop that is 5 years old or so. I mainly use it to browse the web, and check email, (buying a new one seems impractical) and currently the power cord won't register as connected. I checked the solder points on the power jack and everything looks good. No cracks or anything. If you hold the tip of the power cord into the jack extremely tight, it will atleast flash the lights like it detects the connection. Anyone have any other thoughts?



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I have a Sony Vaio laptop.
When I turn it on, the fan spins but shuts down after a few seconds, then never starts up again. It only spins at startup.
Anyone got any tips?

A:Sony Vaio Laptop Fan


The fan on a laptop will run for a few seconds until the temperature monitoring software loads, then it only runs when it gets hot enough.

Unless the laptop is overheating, you don't have a problem?

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Hi everyone,
Need a little help please from you experts out there!!!! my partners SONY vaio laptop has died I think, it will not boot up just a black screen, when you press the on button the "light" lights up as if its going to boot but then the fan kicks in and just shuts off, I have tried doing F8 at the start but still nothing.
Has it just passed over to the big laptop world or can it be repaired without me going to a repair shop and getting ripped off because they could fob me off with anything.
Hope someone can help me please
Thanks in advance

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What is the model of this Vaio, and roughly how old is it ?
Do you get to see the BIOS screen when it starts - that's the one that says Sony Vaio or somesuch all over it - or do you not get any screen at all ?  If you do get the BIOS screen have a look and see what key it says for 'Setup'. This is usually either 'F2' or 'Delete' but it does vary. Then re-boot and press that key. If you saw the BIOS screen, this should now take you into the BIOS itself. The trackpad doesn't work in here, you need to use the arrow keys to move around. Move along the top line to 'Exit' and press 'Enter'. this will bring up a screen which among other options says 'Restore defaults and exit'. Select this one - with the arrow keys - then press 'Enter' again. This guarrantees that at least you have the system defaults set. The system will now try to re-boot. If it does, great. If not . . .
If this laptop is over three years old the battery may have died and I have known cases where a dead battery stopped a laptop starting even though plugged into the mains. Try taking the battery out and starting it just with the mains charger plugged in.
Post back and let us know how you get on with this. It may be that this Vaio is heading for its final reward but there is no doubt data on the hard drive that you may well want to recover which is not an overly difficult task.
Chris Cosgrove

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Ive just bought a Sony Viao laptop of ebay, and the display is messed up. The picture is small in the middle of the screen even when the computer is booting up, the actual picture is aboul half the size of the screen. ow do i get the screen to fit the entire screen - lol that makes sense.

J. Knight

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Sounds like the power invertor for the display is dying..(common problem in notebooks) If so, your need a replacement screen invertor for that model notebook, and someone capable of replacing it.. They can commonly be found on ebay..

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I have a sony vaio S 580. It is just 6 to 7 months old. It has been working good and all of a sudden the laptop speakers dont go off.
Even when i connect the headphones, the laptop speakers are on. my headphone works good. I checked with different headphones.
There is something wrong with the laptop. When i called sony guys, they made me reinstall my sound driver. But it didnt work. Now they want me to send my laptop to them for service which is really impossible for me as they take atleast 10 days.
10 days without a computer, is going to be a huge loss for me.
Please help me out.


kunalrajan said:

I have a sony vaio S 580. It is just 6 to 7 months old. It has been working good and all of a sudden the laptop speakers dont go off.
Even when i connect the headphones, the laptop speakers are on. my headphone works good. I checked with different headphones.
There is something wrong with the laptop. When i called sony guys, they made me reinstall my sound driver. But it didnt work. Now they want me to send my laptop to them for service which is really impossible for me as they take atleast 10 days.
10 days without a computer, is going to be a huge loss for me.
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There is a small switch inside the headphone jack that cuts off the speekers when headphones are connected. This switch is likely broken and the only way to fix it so you could get sound through headphones and not speekers would be to send it in to have the jack repaired. You could disable integrated audio and get a usb or PCMCIA sound card to use for headphones but then your internal speakers wouldn't work at all, even when headphones were disconnected.

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Hi all. I've got this Sony Vaio laptop that I'm trying to get it to work. A friend of mine said he used it for parts, so it is missing a few hardware pieces. However, I am having problems getting it to run.

It is missing a hard drive, and the RAM pieces.

When I plug it in, the power icon works, shows a green light.

The product name is VPCF136FM, the model is PCG-81115L.

When I turn the machine on, screen doesn't turn on. It just stays black, I can hear the GPU fan turn on (It takes about 15 seconds for the GPU fan to even turn on), but no matter how long I leave the laptop on, the screen just stays black, it does nothing. I was thinking maybe the GPU was taken out, but I later learned the graphics card is basically embedded into the motherboard, so you can't remove it.

Anyone know why the screen isn't working? Or should I just throw it in the trash?

Sorry if this is in the wrong section.

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Without RAM it will never run. You MUST have at least one RAM module.

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I'm not sure whether the processor fan on my Sony Vaio laptop is switching on or not, the case gets very hot.

Is there some way to force it to switch on? Perhaps a setting to tell the PC to turn it on at a lower temperature?

A:Sony Vaio Laptop Fan

Usually its temperature controlled, but most laptops run the fan briefly at the beginning of the boot process. If that is not happening, perhaps it needs replacement.

There is no setting that I am aware of to force it.

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Does anyone know anything about sony vaio notebooks. I am looking at the sony vaio k37

Does anyone know of any problems with this laptop or sony vaios in general? Does anyone think its a good decision? I am an engineering major so i need one that can handle CADD and other software. I also use alkot of photoshop, flash, and html projects. Please let me know what you think.


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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?!?!?!

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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.Click to expand...

my first reaction to this is that it hibernated. Can you turn your computer on? You may want to post more specifics about your computer and the problem, such as OS, what you were doing before you left, what applications were open when you left, etc, etc.

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I need a new power cord for my laptop. Does anyone no where I might find one? The model is VPCEB15FX. Sony store does not have them now.

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You don't mention where you are located. Here are some possible sources for the Sony part and claimed equivalents in the USA:



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im running windows 7 ultimate 64 bit and now all of a sudden i have no speakers or head phones connected and no sound at all ive done everything from downloading the new drivers to uninstalling it. i got nothing but a speaker with and red x thru it help

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Try the steps posted in this link. It says its for Windows vista; but the principles are pretty much the same for windows 7 I do believe:

Red X on speaker icon and getting error "No audio output device is - Microsoft Community

Here is also another link that should help:

Red X On Notification Tray Speaker Icon

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My Sony VAIO laptop will only run in Safe Mode and BIOS. I have installed every possible OS on the planet including it's own restore disks. I have done every thing I can think of shy of new RAM and CPU and HD to figure out why it does this. Please Help !!

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Hi there!

If it runs in Safe Mode, then it's most likely caused by a software or driver issue.

In safe mode
Check "Selective Startup"
UN-CHECK "process config.sys file" (if there)
UN-CHECK "process autoexec.bat file" (if there)
UN-CHECK "Load Startup Group Items"

click apply, then OK or Close
reboot and see!

If there's a specific error message, please post it here!

Good Luck!


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i have a sony vaio laptop VGN-FW370j with windows vista on it.
i went and brought windows 7 ultimate today ( a small shop was selling them early), i want to install it but im wondering how i will get all the drivers for my laptop back as the sony site is absolutely useless.

a fast answer would be awsome as im dreading every moment of vista


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Strange, I have every driver/program for my vgn ar630e and got them all from Sonys site... You will be surprised how many windows 7 will already have. I suggest you get the drivers for your webcam. multimedia keys and you should be good to go... Let me know if you need any help...

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I have Asus P5E3 and SilveStone TJ-10. When I tried to put mobo into the case – on the supporting removable plate, I discovered that mobo holes doesn’t match with risers (spacers) holes approximately 0.5-1mm, and to be able to a attach a mobo I have to push hard toward the baseplate (at the back). This could be possible happened because of Asus attach a rubber strip(covered by silver foil) onto backplate, which prevent it to properly align mobo holes with spacers (risers) holes.

What should I do: put a pressure and attach with this pressure – but then it will be constant pressure on all inputs and outputs at the back, or I can try drilling a larger holes in the mobo? Also I can remove that silver/rubber thing on back plate – but it can create issues with EMI or short some trails on the mobo. Did somebody have these problems with Asus P5E3?

Also another question with SS TJ-10 – where on ASUS mobo I should put sound and video card: soundcard at the bottom or video card on the bottom? I have XFX GT 528mb and Asus Xonar D2.

Please help me with your wisdom – this is my first system, but I already stuck at the beginning.

P.S. (sorry my mistakes – English is my second language)

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