VAIO was a brand of computers formerly made by Sony Corporation.

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boot configuration data store could not be opened. A device attached to the system is not functioning in vaio-win8 pro

I have an vaio SVS15125CVB 15.6" laptop originally with win8 -x64bit single language preinstalled, and i upgraded with 8 pro original key using "get more features with new edition of windows" option. ...
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Vaio - Auto Standby prevented by external mouse

When I connect wireless mouse to my Vaio laptop, the set power option to go into standby after certain period of inactivity does not work. The system otherwise is idle, I am not moving mouse etc. I ...
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Sony Vaio - Low Battery Level setting ineffective

I have Sony Vaio Y Series Netbook. No matter what level I set for ‘Low Battery Warning %’ it always gives low battery warning sign (Blinking Power LED) when it falls to 12%. There’s yet another ...
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Sony Vaio - Black Screen on Debian Install

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-C2S laptop. It currently has Windows 7 installed on it, but I would like to install Debian. I downloaded the Debian 8 CD 1 image, burned it onto a CD, installed a new, blank ...
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Sony VAIO Recovery Partition Corrupted

I have a Sony VAIO SVE15126CN. When I installed and Opened EaseUS Partition Master I saw some unallocated space there. I added that space to the recovery partition. Now the recovery partition is not ...
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Windows 8.1 asking for product key after recovery

My laptop was not starting. I understood that the battery had run out of charging as soon as I plugged in the charger and started my laptop. Meanwhile, for a second I had removed the plug again and ...
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Sony Vaio laptop not recovering from hibernate

I have a Sony Vaio Laptop, model VGN C2S. It has an Intel Core 2 processor, 3GB of RAM and Windows 7 Ultimate N. The laptop works perfectly until it is put onto hybernation mode. Upon pressing the ...
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Sony HDD Protection - Would the laptop work whilst in freefall?

I often have to move my Vaio around and most times the HDD Protection engages. After reading a bit about it I gather it's function is to protect the Hard Drive from falls/drops, so I wondered... If ...
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Can I upgrade RAM to 8GB in a Sony VGN Z620D notebook? [duplicate]

The marketing specs say 4GB max but the marketing specs also indicate Windows Vista 32bit (or Win XP) which might be the limiting factor. Can I upgrade (or at least safely attempt without damage to ...
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Strange Bootup Screen on Sony Vaio

Having some issues with my Sony Vaio at the moment (Do ask if the model/make is needed however for this particular issue I don't think its that necessary) Some background information: My Sony Vaio ...
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How to access the BIOS in a damaged Sony SVE151C11M

This is a computer I was given that I had not worked with before. The owner said that it made weird noises and failed to boot intermittently before finally not starting anymore. A first step would be ...
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External monitor to laptop resolution [closed]

I own this laptop http://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/product/VGN-FW41E and I would like to add an external screen like this one http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Ultrasharp-U2415-24-Inch-LED-Lit/dp/B00NZTKOQI ...
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Sony Vaio laptop boots automatically on opening the lid

I have a sony vaio ESeries laptop with Windows 8. I have currently disabled the hybrid mode provided in Windows 8. The problem is, even though I shutdown my laptop, as soon as I open the lid of my ...
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Sony Vaio VGN-NW350F touchpad won't go “back” by sliding left in Chrome browser?

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-NW350F where the alps touchpad driver is up to date and seems to be working fine, except when I use Chrome browser and swipe left on the bottom of the touchpad, nothing happens. ...
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dmidecode returning maximum capacity as unknown

I am using Linux mint on my Sony Vaio Laptop model no. VPCEA23EN. I want to upgrade my ram so i tried the following command to find out the maximum capacity of RAM. But it is not providing the ...
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Too many pattern attempts (Sony Xperia S tablet)

I am getting "Too many pattern attempts" on my Sony Xperia S tablet model SGPT1211. How do I do hard reset? I tried a couple of techniques mentioned on some websites but it didn't work. If I do ...
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Sony Vaio crashes once a day on average

A user had a Sony T series laptop (SVT1311CGXS) that is out of warranty but is still a nice laptop. The problem is that it starts running super slow for 30 seconds and then reboots. It's running ...
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Laptop won't boot with RAM upgrade

I have a circa 2010 Sony Vaio VPCEB25F that has two memory slots and came stock with 2x2GB; I can’t remember the specs, can fill-in when I get back home. I just purchased two 4GB Team DDR3 1600MHz ...
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Sony Vaio shows printer as offline over WIFI

I have a SONY VAIO SVS15126PGB (http://www.sony-mea.com/product/svs15126pg) It is joined to a domain and it runs Win 8.1 pro. Over the LAN we have zero issues, but every single time he disconnects ...
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TrackPad and Keyboard Do Not Work

After 10 or so seconds my trackpad (aka touchpad) stops working, I think I just have to start my HID service in services, but I can't do that because again, my trackpad doesn't work and after maybe a ...
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Sony Vaio VGN-AR21B doesn't recognize transcend SSD370

I have bought a new Transcend SSD370 sata disk to upgrade my laptop. The problem is bios Setup doesn't recognize it. Anyway, I tried to install Windows 7 on it because Windows recognize it (I don't ...
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nusb3xhc.sys high CPU usage

Lately, I've been observing that my CPU often have higher load than it should. After digging, I found a very weird and specific problem. The facts : I have a Vaio Z21 (VPCZ21C5E - Core i7 - Win7 ...
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Sony Vaio Brightness Issue [duplicate]

I'm using a Sony Vaio Tap and after a year and a half, I just started having an issue with the brightness that started occurring a few days ago. After constantly adjusting the display brightness to ...
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USB connect/disconnect repeatedly in Sony Vaio laptop

When I connect my phone to any USB port of my Sony Vaio laptop for any purpose (e.g., charging or data transfer), it connects and disconnects repeatedly. The same thing happens with my iPhone, Nokia ...
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Sony Vaio VGN-Series: Windows 7 BSOD after installing sound drivers

I have a Problem with the Sony Vaio VGN-FS415M with Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit on it. All is fine except for the Sound. Realtek Driver is/was installed without issues but still I got no Sound! :-( I've ...
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Why do individual Keys on a notebook become hard to press? [closed]

From time to time some of the keys on my notebook stop working, unless I press them very hard. Those keys are also harder to press down. I have had this problem on previous notebooks as well. ...
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How to access Sony Vaio's BIOS?

I'm trying to access my BIOS so I can turn on virtualization. I'm running Windows 7 on a Sony Vaio PCG-71913L. I have tried every single F-key and even my Assist and not one key will bring me to the ...
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Sony Vaio Laptop LCD only works when cold

I have a Sony Vaio VPCEB1E0E laptop that has an unusual screen issue. It works fine initially for around 10-30 seconds when first switched on, then the screen freezes, a white "mist" quickly builds up ...
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How do I tell my Laptop that you're charging?

I own a Vaio laptop (Model Number: SVF15218SGB) which runs Ubuntu 14.04. It has a LED indicator which when plugged in, should turn on and well also inside the OS, the battery icon should show that ...
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Vertical streak on Sony VAIO laptop LCD

My fiancee has had this laptop for quite a few years (bought new in ~2009/2010), and around 2012/2013 it started showing a vertical line about 2 inches left of center. At first we weren't too ...
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Blue Screen of Death - My Sony laptop crashes very often

I have a Sony VAIO laptop which is giving me blue screen problem from some days. I thought it might be because of corrupted Operating system, so I refereshed the operating system installation but the ...
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I can't hear sound from my PC

I have a weird problem. When I start the PC and open anything that plays music, I can hear that. This includes from YouTube videos on any browser to TV shows or movies on any program. But when I want ...
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sony vaio cw 1600x900 screen with vpccw21fx mainboard, showing as 1366 x 768

I had the mainboard in sony vaio vpccw2c5e (with 1600x900 screen) broken and mistakenly bought a mainboard for vpccw21fx thinking the model number was the same (it was but I guess I missed some minor ...
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USB boot error; F11 Key and ASSIST button not working after losing and recovering partition table / MBR

I lost my partition table but I could recover it and I fixed the MBR. I got back all my partition and files include VAIO recovery partition except files on operating system partition ("C:\"). It was ...
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Unable to complete a clean install on newly formatted HDD I installed in Sony Vaio Laptop

Upon installation of new Windows 7 on a new HDD I installed on a SONY VAIO laptop, the system hangs at "setup is starting windows services. I receive an error message stating: "Windows can not access ...
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McAfee: Stock software distributed by SONY with Windows 7. Do I need to register this software or not? What happens if I do/don't register it?

My Sony VAIO Windows 7 system came with a copy of McAfee installed, but I never registered it. What puzzles me is, yes, I know it's out of date now, but the software still runs and protects me from ...
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Laptop HDMI port not working

I have Sony VAIO laptop with additional monitor connected with HDMI -> DVI cable. Everything seemed to work perfectly fine until today morning. I had computer with own display and second monitor ...
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Sony Vaio Laptop HDD Replacement/Install windows 7

Working on friends laptop PC. His Sony Vaio Laptop model VPCCA22FX displays a message on boot-up that says the drive in about to fail. He has no Recovery disks. I tried to create but was unable to get ...
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Why can't in format the new HDD on my sony vaio laptop?

I am working on a Sony Vaio Laptop, Model VPPCCA2FXX. Upon boot-up the error message, "Your HDD is in danger of immanent failure. Replace your HDD" appears. Press F2 to continue...the machine then ...
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Three-finger long press on touchpad opens Run dialog

This is bizarre, but completely reproducable: on my Sony Vaio Fit 15, long pressing three fingers on my touchpad brings up the Windows "Run" dialog. I've looked through the Synaptics touch driver ...
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Sony Vaio (VPCEB34EN) won't boot, Shows black screen Power LED stays Green

I was using my laptop (Vaio VPCEB34EN) yesterday and shut down after work. When I started again it was showing black screen only Power button light was showing. Even it didn't show the BIOS.I waited ...
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Laptop boot problems

Long story cut short, I formatted the hard drive of my Sony Vaio svd1321m2ew, and removed all partitions to install the Windows 10 preview. I thought I'd use my genuine recovery disks to re-install ...
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Sony Vaio not connecting to internet on Wifi

My Sony Vaio laptop with Windows 2007 installation doesn't connect to internet on Wifi. It used to work all this while (last few years) but this problem started a few weeks back. It works fine when ...
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can 5mm HDD slot accommodate 7 mm HDD

My HDD just crashed. I am using sony vaio SVN15135CN which had Hitachi Z5K500-500 HDD and Intel HM76 Express Chipset. I want to buy a new one from segate or WD. Below is the product page: ...
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Windows 8 is not booting up in my sony vaio laptp

Here is my problem: I have Windows 8 which came preinstalled on my laptop. My laptop is a sony vaio sve15127cnb. I tried to install kali linux on my laptop as bual boot. So I restarted my laptop ...
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My sony vaio pcg-61611L will start, and be working perfectly fine, and then stop with a blank screen

Computer will start, and work perfectly normally for a few minutes, and then the screen will go blank and the computer will stop communicating with the hard drive and become completely unresponsive. ...
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Sony Vaio laptop Wi-Fi signal strength issue

I have recently encountered a strange problem with my 1½ year old Sony Vaio E Series laptop running Windows 8. When I keep the lid open at 90°, the Wi-Fi signal strength is full; i.e., 5 ...
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Can't boot from an OEM recovery partition, error mentions dynamic disk

I have a Sony Vaio laptop VGN FS515 H. I try to start the Recovery partition Tools by typing F10 during POST. The problem is that the recovery partition (OEM) won't boot and an error message says ...
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Can't install Windows 8 on new Hard Drive Sony Vaio

I have a Sony E14127CN laptop. Its hard drive crashed, so I bought a new Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 hard disk as a replacement for the old Toshiba MQ01ABD075. But when I try to install Windows 8, it ...
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Sony Vaio: Windows 7 BSOD after installing sound drivers

I have a Sony Laptop with Windows 7 installed. There is no sound working on it at the moment. I've tried to install Realtek HD drivers. After they install, laptop reboots and I get BSOD and a message ...