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Sony Vaio Upgraders Beware

Q: Sony Vaio Upgraders Beware

When analyzing Sony/Vaio problems with the Windows10 upgrade, it might pay to ask for the Model# since Sony has provided the following list.

Limitations by PC model series

Some PCs may experience issues following the upgrade to Windows 10. Below is a preliminary list of limitations seen during our initial compatibility tests but it does not guarantee that there may be additional issues.


SVD132 Series
?System will experience bad or distorted video image on screen.

SVF143/SVF153 Series
?Systems with both Nvidia and Intel graphics cards will experience the Camera app automatically closing when starting to use the record feature.

SVS13A/SVS131/SVS151 Series
?Cursor from pointing device will freeze after resuming from (S3) Sleep or (S4) Hibernate.

SVT1121/SVT2121 Series
?System will experience bad or distorted video image on screen.

SVE14A Series
?BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) will occur on models with switchable graphics that have both AMD and Intel graphics cards.

VPCCA/VPCCB Series
?Systems with switchable graphics that have both AMD and Intel graphics cards will experience BSOD (Blue Screen of Death).

VPCCA1/VPCCA2/VPCCB1/VPCCB2 Series
?Systems with only AMD graphics card will experience a black preview screen when using the Camera App.

VPCL21 Series
?Ricoh PCIe Memory Stick Host Controller will have a problem and display a yellow exclamation mark in Device Manager.

VPCF21 Series
?Ricoh PCIe Memory Stick Host Controller will have a problem and display a yellow exclamation mark in Device Manager.

VPCJ21 Series
?Systems with AMD graphics card will experience a black preview screen when using the Camera App.

VPCSA/VPCSB/VPCSC/VPCSD/VPCSE Series
?Systems with switchable graphics that have both AMD and Intel graphics cards will experience BSOD (Blue Screen of Death).

SVZ131 Series
?Cursor from pointing device will freeze after resuming from (S3) Sleep or (S4) Hibernate.
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Preferred Solution: Sony Vaio Upgraders Beware

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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http://www.ttgnet.com/rbt/daynotes/2002/2002-16.html

http://165.193.123.52/articles/upgrade3_01_01.asp

http://www.windowsbbs.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=4193
 

A:Upgraders Beware--Dell Computers are Boobytrapped

Ya, they have been that way for awhile. non standard power pinouts and motherboards.
Decent oem machine but upgrading hell

Heard people ranting about it on forums here and there
 

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So, this is what happened:

1. A pendrive infected with virus was inserted (unknowingly)

2. Malwarebytes scanned and removed them. After removing asked me to restart, which I did.

3. I remember some system32 folder files were shown as infected but I dont remember exactly the names.

4. After reboot, I got vaio splash screen and then just a black screen. Nothing else!

What I have tried so far:

1. Tried the "unplug battery and power plug, then press the power button for a minute or two and then connect just the power plug (not battery) and boot" thing, didnt work.

2. Tried the assist button. But the first option named "start troubleshooting (recovery)" option restarts the laptop and again after the vaio splash screen, I get the black screen.

PS: The only way to get to see the 'boot into safe mode, network mode, etc" options is through that assist button. It doesnt work! I can however access the bios options.

3. Tried booting ubuntu live from a flash drive and it worked successfully. However, when I tried to open the windows paritions within the ubuntu live usb drive, it said they were "unclean drives"and failed to mount them.

4. So, I tried the Bitdefender rescue cd and scanned the whole system. It found 1 infected file (although it was more like a potentially unwanted program or something, not a malware or serious virus.)

5. Also, tried a windows 8 installation disk but it too would not boot. Tried a windows install... Read more

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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
 

A: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'd like to reinstall Windows 98 on a Sony Vaio N505VE, but it requires a Sony CD drive. When I purchased the laptop 4 years ago, it came with a Backpack CD-Rom Drive. A few months ago, I researched online and I seem to recall a website that gave instructions on how to reinstall Win98 without the Sony drive, but I can't find it anymore. Does anyone know how I can do this?

Thanks,
Lisa
 

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Hi Guys
i have SONY VAIO VPCEB4C5E,
After Having Liquid Spilled on my Screen, it was not working for few hours,
then i tool to local repair and they did it worked, so everything is working fine. However i doubt that, when i press Power Button, it tooks about 7-8 seconds to start loading SONY LOGO and then WINDOWS 7 comes up, as i remember, Before it got spilled, and prev time, on pressing power button, it was loading LOGO immediately max 1-1.5 sec, i'm afraid.

This is happening at shutdown as well, after pressing shutdown, firstly a Black screen appear for a few seconds and then my vaio is shutting down., I guess there is something changed in Bios, maybe by Local repairers.

Please be advised, Thanks, Levan.

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Hi Guys
i have SONY VAIO VPCEB4C5E,
After Having Liquid Spilled on my Screen, it was not working for few hours,
then i took to local repair and they did it worked, so everything is working fine. However i doubt that, when i press Power Button, it tooks about 7-8 seconds to start loading SONY LOGO and then WINDOWS 7 comes up, as i remember, Before it got spilled, and prev time, on pressing power button, it was loading LOGO immediately max 1-1.5 sec, i'm afraid.

This is happening at shutdown as well, after pressing shutdown, firstly a Black screen appear for a few seconds and then my vaio is shutting down., I guess there is something changed in Bios, maybe by Local repairers.

Please be advised, Thanks, Levan.

A:SONY VAIO Slows At Start Up, Before SONY Logo Loads.

If I'm understanding correctly, your Vaio is taking about 7-8 seconds longer to start. At shutdown you're getting a black screen and it's taking a few seconds longer than what you're used to. But is everything else in between (opening programs, searching on the internet, etc) working OK?

If it is, my first reaction is to say don't worry about it. I have a VPCEB47GM and it takes about 10 seconds for the Sony logo to appear and about 50 seconds total to be able to use Windows 7. On shutdown I usually get a black screen for about 5 seconds but the rest of the shutdown process takes about 30 seconds to finish.

Do you know what your BIOS settings were before you took the machine into the repair shop? If you do, you could compare them to how the BIOS is set now. But if you don't know how the BIOS was originally configured, I wouldn't be changing anything.

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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?

Thanks,
Paul
 

A:Sony PD 170 Camcorder & Sony Vaio Laptop

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This is the first time contacting Sony support. After waiting for over 1/2 hour, finally a person comes online. I spend another 20 minutes giving him name, address, etc and then I find out that it is "paid support".

After an online chat and trying to contact Sony support, maybe the only solution is to trash the Sony Notebook and buy a Dell. Does Dell still provide support?
The problem is "no sound from the computer". I have spent 4 hrs this morning downloading and checking for updates to all the sound drivers.

Any suggestions?

A:No sound Sony Vaio and No Sony Support

I hear the same complaints from Dell users on the Dell forum and from users of other brands. They are all equally lousy on support or want you to pay for it. e.g. "software" support on a Dell is separate from any warrnty or maintenance contract which only covers hardware. You get "free" software support for the first 30 days only.

Back to the sound problem. We need more info to try and assist. e.g. what sound do you have (if you know), etc. You didn't fill out all the needed System Specs. What have you tried? e.g. have you checked the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound and finally the Sound panel to see if your "speakers" (sound card) is set as the default playback device?

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Noticed how my laptop freezes once in a while. I have 2GB of memory and I only have a web browser open and a word document. yet it still freezes for a bit... Then it will come back. Any ideas?

TIA
Mike

A:Win 7 on Sony SONY VAIO VGN-NR123E

Hi mcastill66, welcome to the forums, make sure all your drivers are up to date , also when was the last time you cleaned the fan inlet and exhaust apertures , a quick burst of a can of compressed air works wonders

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Hello, i have a new Sony Vaio (not sure model) running vista basic (i think) just bought last christmas.

Two days ago i was playing a game (as usual) then it just out of the blue started to shut down and install the regular updates displaying 1 of 3 0% regretably i held down the power to shut it down immediately. I restarted it and it started to boot normally until the after the windows sign appears it goes to installing updates 3 of 3 0% stays for about 1-3 mins then says shuting down then does so and restarts and completes the process over.

Im not sure why i had the random crash (maybe the game?) in the first place but im thinking the boot files were messed up when i held the power key (because it says please do not shutdown when its installing) but ive tried just about everything i know to do which is just trying everything in the boot menu the ONLY way i can actually boot up (which is in safe mode) is like "boot recovery seystem" or something like that in the advanced boot mode options which is pretty much the only thing that works AT ALL. the only other thing that seems to work is going into that blue screen where i can set a system password or change the boot order (where i think is where you start the recovery discs (which i do not have)). But getting into the recovery safe mode thing i tried to system restore to an earlier date. the recovery process takes place normally until i get to finalizing recovery process.. then it just sticks. I left it overnight t... Read more

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I v had it 3 years no problems up till now, its a sve1513b4f, I5, 6 gb ram, 2.60 ghz, 500 gb free memory Recently the battery died and I barely if ever used the battery, right now its constantly overheating the fans on full when all I have running is this web page, recently got an external sound card don't know if that's a factor, its booting up very slowly, Recently I got a message to repair drivers on the c drive which I did, still booted up very slowly after, I have had it on for hours on end everyday for music and surfing the web, please advice what I can do to repair, a system restore or clean out the fan?
 

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i have a vaio desktop on windows XP with two disk drives a C and a D, the C is the main one. I want to run a recovery which will wipe Didk C. I am just wondering if the content on D will b removed aswell?

thanks james

A:sony vaio

unplug D to make sure
the recovery should not erase any info

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My pc is a black page, with operating sistem not found. It's Vista.
I can do nothing to open it
What can I do.
I have de cd for the recovery

thank you
Brijou
 

A:my pc vaio sony

Operating System not found means hard drive error. Some spots on the HD cannot be read during bootup.

Here's how to boot up your system using Linux to rescue data:

Go here to download Ubuntu 10.04 ( There is a newer version, but I am going by my existing setup, so follow along and choose 10.04 ) http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/releases/lucid/ Save the iso file.

Then download ImgBurn from here: http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download

Install ImgBurn and run it.

Choose "Write Image to Disc"

At the top of the Imgburn window, where it says "Source" click on the folder with maginfying glass icon; Then navigate to where you saved the ISO file.

Then click on the bottom area of the window depicting hd write to CD.

That should create the CD.

Now you want to boot with the CD on your PC. Check your BIOS so that it chooses to boot using the CD first. You are looking for the Boot menu, boot priority, or something along that line.

Once you boot into Ubuntu, pull down the Places pull down menu. Choose the ## GB Filesystem. That would be your hard drive. You will be able to see all folders in your drive. Now copy off the files you want to a USB memory stick.
 

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This pc is a 2007 just so you know but every time i turn it on i see the images below. This is before it even loads from the hard drive. I did do a complete reinstall because i got in from another guy but it gets stuck in the process where it says (Preparing for windows to start for the first time). Though this might be a bios issue but the bios is super basic please help?

http://img80.imageshack.us/i/img0025ls.jpg/

and
http://img718.imageshack.us/i/img0026bzp.jpg/

 

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hi, im an IT support technician i got a sony vaio pcv-w2 computer in (its like a pc/tv) anyway the hard drive had failed, so i put in a new drive and installed xp home, but im having real trouble finding the drivers for it (sony cleverly put these on a hidden partition on the hdd abd dont supply a cd).

i downloaded a file called pre- installed drivers from the sony vaio website for this model(most unhelpful support site ive come across in my 2 and a half years as a techie) but the multimedia video and audio drivers and an unknown device are still not installed, ive tried a number of different drivers witch i thought will have solved the audio but no luck,

has anyone got one of these who could email me the drivers? it would be much appreciated,

cheers
Dave
 

A:Sony Vaio pcv-w2

of the drivers are not available from the Sony site a bit of detective work is needed.

Down load Belarc advisor and run it on the Sony to obtain the detailed list of contro;;ers and bus adaptors you have. If you can't download, down laod ir elsewhere and copy it over.

Once you have the definition and manufacturer of the adaptors check which ones are not installed.

Go to that manufacturer's web site and locate your chipset and download their generic drivers.
Sounds too easy - it has taken a week to get the Sony drivers I need having gone from xpmce to xp pro.

If you post the adaptors I might be able to help with locating generic drivers.
 

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my computer has never recognized a cd when i insert it in my f drive. i have no icon.what should i do
 

A:sony vaio

First check to be sure the cable inside the computer that goes to the CD ROM is seated in the CD ROM properly. If it is loose this will happen. If it is a new system with a seal you may have to take it back to let them check. Also the BIOS may not be set up to recognize the CD ROM.

 

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left room and returned to find screen black (not blue). Tried reboot, removed battery and replaced and tried reboot. Nothing.
 

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Hello, I have a sony vaio, and i think that mistakenly i have deleted the program that reads the cds, because now when I enter a cd, it does't read it, as if it wasn't there.
I don't remember the name of the program,
does anyone knows if I could download it somewhere?
thank you

A:Sony Vaio cd

Hello Nesiha

1 Do you get an error message?
2 Did you just install/uninstall any propgram recently?
3 Does the CD/DVD drive appear in "My Computer"?

4 Also have a look in Device Manager for any yellow errors beside the CD/DVD drive
Right click My Computer/Properties/Hardware/Device Manager.
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Hi ya'll, I am having an issue doing a bunch of stuff on my computer ever since I installed a fresh version of Windows 7 on my Sony Vaio VGN-SZ670N.  It used to run Vista from the factory.
 
Once I installed the fresh copy of Windows 7 all the SONY functions that came with the computer have gone to <expletive>!!
 
I keep tapping my mouse button when i am typing thus making the cursor go random places and my text to appear in these random places.
 
I can't adjust the brightness of my screen in control panel power options.
 
My Fn keys are not working..
 
The thumbprint fingerprint reader doesn't work.
 
I have gone to the Sony site and there's just a plethora of stuff there to download and I really don't know what needs to be downloaded for the full functionality of the laptop or even if it's the right downloads since I am now running Windows 7 and all that "bloatware" was made to run on Vista?
 
 
http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/model-home.pl?mdl=VGNSZ670N&LOC=3#/downloadTab
 
^^ this link is all the drivers exe's and what not for my specific laptop running Vista.
 
I know I need Shared Library and Setting Utility Series Software These are the two links for the Windows 7 versions of it:
 
http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/swu-download.pl?mdl=VPCZ21CGX&upd_id=6832&os_group_id=6
http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-download.pl?mdl=VPCYB13KXP&upd_id=8706&os_group_id=5
 
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A:Sony Vaio Di

Go to Sony eSupport, select the version of Windows 7 you installed (32-bit or 64-bit) and install all of the drivers listed there.

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i have a sony vaio that is refubished i have also put some new hardware in tne comp such as video card pny geforce 9500gt also 3gig of ram also a desktop pci card by belkin. now the problem is that before i did this i had went to office depo an had a free pc check up an they said that my video driver was mess up an that my ethernet was old an i needed a new one the reason i had went to them is that my monitor will not come on an i have 2 other pc an that monitor worked on them so once i did all this the com work very good then when i went to sleep an woke up the next morning turn on the cpu everthing came on but the monitor said no in put signal so i check it with the other pc again an it work so i took the video card back an got a new one the same model. then i put it back in the com an the same thing happen again so i talk to the tech at the store he said that sounds like my power supply die or my motherbroad he was leaning towards the power supply so i got a coolmax v-500 an put that in an still the same thing so i would like to know if anyone can help me with this problem
 

A:sony vaio

Did the machine work after you added the new hardware?
 

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Its a newer computer PCV 1122
With this error on boot up.

INF File txtsetup.sif is corrupt or missing, status 14
Setup cannot continue press any key to exit.

If you do it just reboots right back to this point.

The owners of the computer tell me that on the harddrive is the restore.
Can't get to this.

Or what should I do or try with this.
 

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hello !!

does anyone know what programs i can remove to make my computer faster? a bunch came with this vaio...

Click to DVD 2.0.02 Menu Data
CLICK to DVD 2.5.00
DSD Direct
DSD PLayback Plug in 1.0
HDAUDTIO SodtV92 Fata Fazx Modem with SmartCP
High Definition Audio Driver Package - KB835221
Image Converter 2 Plus
InterVideo WinDvD for VAIO
IrfanView
LiveUpdate 3.2 (Symantec Corporation)
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Hotfix (KB928366)
Microsoft .NET Framework 20 Service Pack 1
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB927978)
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB936181)
NVDIA Drivers
OpenMG Secure Module 4.3.00
Protector Suite QL 5.2
Roxio DigitalMedia Audio
Roxio DigitalMedia Copy
Roxio DigitalMedia Data
SigmaTel Audio
SonicStage 3.3
SonicStage Mastering Studio 2.1
SonicStage Mastering Studio Audio Filter
SonicStage Mastering Studio Custom Preset
SonicStage Mastering Studio Plugins
Sony MP4 Shared Library
Sony Utilities DLL
Sony Video Shared Library
VAIO Breeze Wallpaper
VAIO Camera Utility
VAIO Central
VAIO Entertainment Platform
VAIO Event Service
VAIO HDD Protection
VAIO Light Flo Wallpaper
VAIO Media 5.0
VAIO Media AC3 Decoder 1.0
SonicStage Mastering Studio 2.1
VAIO Media Interfrated Server 5.0
VAIO Media Redistribution 5.0
VAIO Original Screen Saver
VAIO Original Screen Saver VAIO Cozy Screen SD Wide COntents
VAIO Power Management
VAIO Registration
VAIO Security C
enter
VAIO Support Central
VAIO Update 2ireless AN Setup Utility
VAIO SurveySA
 

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How can i remove both side panels on a sony vaio to remove the existing DVD drive to install a new DVD drive.
 

A:Sony Vaio

all you have to do is open one panal (the left one), unscrew the drive, remove cables and pull it out from the front
 

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My SONY VAIO, PCG-NV100P, cannot turning on, how about that? The fan and the power lamp indicator doesn't turning on too.
 

A:Sony VAIO

Sounds like a dead power supply. Can you get your hands on another one to test?
 

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Hi Everyone....Happy New Year!

My Vaio started going to safe mode after "recovering from a serious" problem. I got the dreaded blue screen telling me the video display hardware/software was acting up.

I was not able to boot up without Cntrl-Alt-Delete!

Now, she will not boot up one last time so I can dump my HD of some much needed data.

Is there any way to tell if I can replace the ATI 9200 card or....is this one terminal?

I need one more boot. For now, it will not even light up the screen.

Thanks! Brent Coleman
 

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can anybody help me,i've inherited a vaio laptop,the problem is the previous owner has tried to roload xp on it but it has only part loaded and has errors on loading,does anyone know how to wipe the hard drive so i can reboot xp on it.i didnt get any discs with it.What i need is for someone to explain how to clean the hd,the system is full of errors and wont start properly,i have a recovery disc off another laptop but the sony wont do anything till i clean the hd.
 

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I recently installed a WD Caviar SE 160 GB Hard Drive into my 6 year old Sony Vaio PCV-RX560. I removed the shunt per the directions for a single drive and the BIOS for the hard Drive is on auto. I was able to utilize the orig. system recovery software to reinstall XP home. My problem is this: according to the properties option for the C drive, the size of the hard drive installed is 8GB. I believe this is a minimum defaultsize. Does anyone know what to do to fully utilize the new 160GBHD. I hope this makes sense - My computer skills are, to say the least, lacking.

Thanks.
 

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Does anyone have any experience of the above computer?
I have one that won't boot into windows, I have gone through the recovery process and gets part way into booting into windows and then reboots itself. I have tried reloading Windows Xp on its own and again it reboots at the same spot.
I have fitted some new memory but this made no difference, this model seems to be a bit of a hybrid as it uses some laptop parts and some desktop parts. I suspect repairing it will be expensive, does anyone have any suggestions?
 

A:Sony Vaio VGC-M1

Have you tried removing the memory that you added to see if that helps?
 

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Recently, my computer has been using way more memory than it should be using. When I first boot up and just have a couple applications open its already using 4 gb. And since this has been happening I've noticed significant drops in performance, especially playing games.

I took screenshots of the amount of RAM it said I was using and then the list of the all the processes it said I had running. I added up all of the list and it was 2,137,406 kb when on the performance window it said I was using 5.46 gb so I don't know where that additional 3.36 gb is coming from.

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I just got a sony vaio from a friend of a friend. I glady accpeted it because my motherboard in my regular laptop has a short in it somewhere so until I raise the funds to replace it I wanted to use this one. Well... the laptop is perfect for my needs but she got it from an international student who is no longer in the country. The laptop displays both Chinese and English languages. Thankfully the system files are in English.
 
Anywho, the reason for this is because I want to factory reset the system. I am a admin on the system but I cannot access the partition for the reset. I tried using the edit boot options (f10) but all I get a input prompt I do not know what to do from there.
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[ [/no execute=optin
 
partition: 3
hard disk: 75024967
 
path:/windows/system32/winload.exe
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I have also tried the recovery software but can only revert to a previous point.
 
Please advise me.
 
Sys Specs:
Sony Vaio VPCCW21fx
OS: Win 7 (not sure if this is ultimate or not)
 
 There are three partitions one has no assigned letter. I think this is where that factory reset is located. I have included a screen grab of that.
 
 

A:Sony Vaio

The following may help, https://www.docs.sony.com/Release/VGNT300series_Recoveryguide.pdf .
 
Louis
 

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I just recovered my sony vaio xp home edition 2002 and cant update to service pack 2 then 3, and cant update to windows explorer 7 or beyond. Cant use update site. enabled auto updates but have not recieved 1 update. what can I do?

A:SONY VAIO XP SP2

You need to install all the updates before installing SP2 or 3 or go here here to download them yourself then install them. How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack

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I just got a sony vaio for my schooling. I am going to be an "animator" if fate sees it fit. I wanted to see what you guys thought about it! the "pros & cons"

It is a Sony Vaio VGN-ZS110
Genuine Intel(R) CPU
T2400 @ 1.83GHz
1.83GHz, 1.00GB of RAM

That is what it said in the "system properties"


 

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To start i apologize if this in in the wrong section.

Right i have just signed up after hours looking on the internet to still be out of luck on fixing my laptop.

I got a 2nd hand Sony VAIO (PCG-71311M) from a friend, so i was in the stage of cleaning all the data off from the laptop, selected "restore factory settings", but now everytime i turn the laptop on i get a black screen with "Operating System Not Found_".

My friend did not have any form of recovery disk or Windows 7 disk, only otherthing apart from the laptop itself is the charger.

What can i do to get the laptop back up and running? Any help is greatly appreciated!

thanks.

Edit: To add i have clicked the F10 key until i get "Edit Boot Options" clicked Enter and then get the VAIO Care Rescue screen. I have try to start recovery but it gets to 6% and then stops.
 

A:Sony VAIO

Recovery typically doesn't work at all without the recovery discs.

At this point, I'd suggest purchasing the retail version of the OS of your choice, and installing fresh.
 

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Hi, i'm a new member i just started like 5 mins ago but anyway here's my problem

My brother was going into my program files... and he started deleting stuff because he felt that the computer was slow

After going through a restart of the computer i found out later that all my icons were removed with the exception of the recycling bin

Also, when i go into start and try to go into alll programs i am unable to.. .but when i go into my computer i found out that i can still see my files, however, my TEMP file is missing and i dont know what to do

After trying to do a system restore it says that there are no restore points so i say wtf
After trying to do a system recovery it says that a recovery partion is missing
After trying to download an update for the system recovery it says that the temp file is missing
On top of that my computer is unable to play cd's/dvds because the drive is broken...
What can i do!? T_T

(System specs)
Type: Sony Vaio
ModelCG-FRV28
Age: 3-4 years MAX

if anything else is needed please tell me
also, help would be appreciated as this is not MY computer rather my father's... and i would be responsible

Thanks,
New member Chaosleada
 

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Can you plz tell me how to set up the fax plz
I have a lexmark printer and would like to set them up
thank you

A:Sony Vaio Fax

What Model is the Lexmark printer?

Do you have an installation CD for the printer? What is the version?

Is the printer software already installed on the PC?

Is there a phone line connected to the printer?

Does the telephone line come straight from the wall to the printer?

Has the telephone line already been tested with a telephone to make sure you have a dial tone on the line?

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Hi everyone.

Ive got a problem, I own a Sony Vaio FXA36 laptop, and i recently installed Windows 2000 on it (rather than the factory XP) Now it wont correctly manage the power. (It wont wake up if you set it to Sleep or close the LCD)

Sony Does not Support Win2000 on the FXA36, so they are no help.

Does anyone know of a Driver out there that would fix this?
(Im sure i had one but now cant find it)

Thanks Alot-

(I also posted this in The Windows 2000 section, but its now been burried there, with no answers, i thought someone might be able to help me over here, Thanks Again)
 

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Help he if you can pls.
i got a sont laptop model number VGN-NS20E but wouldn't boot up. It come with no windows DVD but did have the product code on the back on the laptop and was running Vista Pro. So i bought an upgrade disc of window 7 (genuine copy) The problem is that when it booted up there was 2 partitions one saying OEM approx 10Gb and the 2nd saying Partition two showing 232Gb. i tried to go over the OEM windows and it wouldn't allow me as it said that the folder was corrupt. This is now where i realy made a big boo boo i removed all the partitions and had just one big hard drive. Now when i try to install Win 7 i click install now it put in the first part of installing windows where a 'tick' shows up beside it then when it goes to the next part (expanding Windows Files ) it just sits at 0% have left it for about 2hours and nothing. so i turned it off and started again but it just does the same thing.
Any help guys i would be greatly appreciative!!!!!

Thanks

Paul

A:Sony Vaio

Reset the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

While in BIOS setup, set SATA controller to AHCI to try install.

Next wipe the HD of any corrupt code: Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
DISKPART At PC Startup

Boot the Win7 DVD, choose Custom install, create your partition(s) as desired, format to try install.

Next: Unplug all other HD's and peripherals. Remove all but 2gb of RAM to try install.

If these fail: test your RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Test your HD with maker's diagnostic/repair CD extended scan: HD Diagnostic

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ok i have a sony vaio model: VGN-FW139E. it is a 32bit and its a little slow and seems to be messed up, my problem is i try to fix a problem by downloading something then in turn get another problem how do i clear out the junk that messes things up...also, is my computer compatable with windows 7, will windows 7 fix anything...thank you i know nothing about computers lol

A:sony vaio Help!!!!

Originally Posted by davidguy


ok i have a sony vaio model: VGN-FW139E. it is a 32bit and its a little slow and seems to be messed up, my problem is i try to fix a problem by downloading something then in turn get another problem how do i clear out the junk that messes things up...also, is my computer compatable with windows 7, will windows 7 fix anything...thank you i know nothing about computers lol




It is win 7 compatible. Best way to get rid of the junk. do a clean install of win 7. I have been using it for almost a year and love it

ken

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Need help rebooting ny laptop but I dont know my account administrader password help me pliss

A:sony vaio

We sympathize with your situation. Though your question about passwords is most likely legitimate, there are those who would pretend to need such assistance in order to gain unauthorized access to a computer not owned by them. We have no way of confirming ownership or if someone is being truthful with us. As such we don't provide step by step instructions but we certainly can help you find the information you seek.This article describes the Microsoft policy about missing, lost, forgotten, or incorrect passwords...Microsoft support engineers cannot help you retrieve passwords of files and features in Microsoft products that are lost or forgotten.Microsoft policy about lost or forgotten passwordsYou can refer to these Microsoft articles.Forgotten Password Instructions provided by Microsoft:How to log on to Windows XP if you forget your password or if your password expiresForgotten your Windows XP Home password? - Part 1: IntroductionForgotten your Windows XP Home password? - Part 2: Using a password reset diskForgotten your Windows XP Home password? - Part 3: Setting a new password as an administratorWhat to do if you forget your Windows password in VistaWhat to do if you forget your Windows password in Windows 7Non-Microsoft Forgotten Password Guides:How can I reset the administrator’s password if I forgot it? Password Recovery Tools for WindowsWhat can you do if you forgot your Windows XP administrator password?I Forgot My XP Administrator Password!12 ways how to reset ... Read more

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Hi,

I'm trying to install this update for my sony vaio laptop

http://esupport.sony.com/perl/swu-download.pl?mdl=PCGGRZ660&upd_id=1485&os_id=7

However, when I try it says that it requires sp1 to install. I am sure that I have sp1, and I have all the recent windows updates. What's worse is it looks like I have the problem that the fix is designed for. What gives?

Thanks for your time
 

A:sony vaio update

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Have a Sony vaio desktop PCV-2252. It is my sisters and she told me her video card is out. I had a new one and installed it turned on the computer and nothing. I then started looking for answers buy using a harddrive I new was good and on xp, nothing. Pulled memory and started computer and waited to here beeps nothing. Changed bios battery nothing. In my thinking it is the CPU that went bad. Any help?
 

A:Sony Vaio no picture

The Sony support site doesn't list a VAIO PCV-2252 model desktop. Are you sure about the model number?

Did you replace one video card with another video card or did you replace integrated graphics with a video card?

In some cases, you need to make a setting change in the BIOS when you install a video card.

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After visiting the Sony website to download the bios patch for my Sony Vaio PCG F304 model in order for it to accept Windows 2000 I have encountered what I think is a major problem....

I followed all the procedures set out by Sony and the bios patch stated that all was successful and the computer will now be powered down.

It is now that I have my problem.

Nothing works anymore, i.e

1:No battery charging takes place.
2:All computer activity is lost.
3:No power on after sliding power switch, inc fan or drives..

Sony say its a coincidence...hmmm I think not as it only happened after the bios flash and everything was fine prior to that.

Please help a seriously gutted person if poss...
 

A:Sony Vaio DEAD!!!!!!

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I have a Sony Vaio model # PCG-7K1L. It has been a terrible computer from the start, but now it has gotten worse. Every time I turn on the computer, it freezes up and I can't use it. Because the computer is old, I've decided to just buy a new laptop (a macbook). How can I transfer the files from my old frozen computer to my new computer? Thanks!

A:Sony vaio issues!!!

http://laptoplogic.com/resources/5-w...hed-hard-drive

the live cd advice on there should work.

also, this should be in the laptop support forum.

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Hi
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.
 

A:SONY VAIO Laptop

kunalrajan said:



Hi
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.Click to expand...

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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I have a sony-d631200c85 that does not recognize the external dvd drive. When plugged in, the drive powers up, but it does not read the drive or show up in the drives directory. Any ideas?
 

A:Sony Vaio External DVD ROM

Let me correct my VAio model - it is actually a PCG-VX88P. Does that help? Any ideas to offer?
 

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