I recently bought a 500GB/7200 RPM hard drive to my laptop and I decided to install Windows RC 64 bit. Before doing the hard drive update, I had installed the 7 RC 32 bit since it came out.
Now, I can't recall when I had the 7 RC 32bit that the laptop's fan was running on full blast after sleep/stand-by. It is also loud when you start-up the computer from a restart or after a shut-down. The fan speeds down to a quiet speed/rpm after...I'd say 2-3 minutes.
I installed everything listed on HP's website for my laptop (drivers and such after installing 7 RC 64bit):
I noticed that the Nvidia driver on HP's website was not a recent one, so I hopped on Nvidia's website to get a newer driver instead (186.03 I believe).
I have my laptop set to Power saving's mode and I only bump it to Balanced when I'm doing something heavy (like iTunes encoding, etc).
I did check to see if maybe my anti-virus program that's installed (avast...AVG didn't install when I went to 64) was doing scans or such, but it isn't. Well, actually I take that back...does avast do a very slow/quiet scan in the background? I see the HDD status light blinks steady, but when I pause avast, there is not steady blinking.
I used to have Vista 32-bit on here and I recently upgraded to Windows 7 64-bit. The problem is that the Sony website doesn't release Windows 7 64-bit drivers for my model as it is only sold with Vista 32-bit.
As you can see, there is no drop down menu anywhere to select which operating system I have.
And here: [url] it says that Windows 7 is not supported. (I have ran the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor and my computer seemed to check out and pass all the system requirements.)
where all necessary driver updates for my computer are, as many things I've noticed either don't function the same or at all as they used to when I had Vista?
Here's a list of all the problems that I've noticed so far.
- Scroll on touch pad didn't work (Resolved by downloading Synaptics drivers)
- Plugging into the headphone jack didn't do anything (Resolved by downloading Realtek drivers but Windows Update keeps insisting I install their Realtek drivers which brought up the problem again)
- Volume buttons change the volume in very tiny increments and doesn't show the levels on screen (Major issue for me.)
- Doesn't support Dual/Multi Monitors
- Doesn't recognize MIDI Controllers (Resolved. Not sure how.)
- Card reader doesn't work. (Another major problem.)
- Webcam doesn't work. (Built-in mic seems to work fine.)
- "AV Mode" button does nothing (I've never had a use for this button but before it would make the whole screen go black.)
I have the following specs and hoping that someone with similar specs can run a small test and report back on their results.
Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo Processor P9500 (2.53GHz/ 1066 FSB/ 6MB Cache) 256MB NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) 9500M-GE 4GB Dual Channel 1067MHz DDR3 SDRAM 500GB SATA Hard Drive Windows Vista(R) Ultimate 32 bit SP1 BIOS version: A03 (updated through the Dell support site)
The problem I have tends to arise when I put the laptop into Vista's sleep mode. It hangs after it sits in sleep more for about 30 minutes. Basically, the XPS media control touch buttons do their little dance show, then the laptop hangs and doesn't respond. I have to do a reset with the power button.
I have been testing where the problem is: Yesterday, I rolled back the video card to the 'GeForce 9400M G' driver. The sleep mode issue went away. I then reinstalled the 'GeForce 9500M (9400 + 9200)' driver and the issue came back.
Hoping that someone who has similar specs to mine, can run a test by putting their computer into "Sleep Mode" (keeping hybrid sleep OFF) and then:
1. Wake it up immediately (this has been working for me); and 2. Wake it up after 30-40 minutes.
My wife got this HP G60-120us notebook computer. It's about two years old now. I'm planning on getting her a new laptop so I can get this one. The only thing that I really do not like about this laptop is the freakin mouse button. It's so loud and clicks so loud as well. What I'm using now is my old Dell laptop and I love the mouse button so quiet and smooth unlike the HP. Is there anyway to make this sound quiet? Like open it up and spray some WD-40? J/K, is all HP's like this?
The new driver 195.62 gives me BSODing upon just logging in to my machine.
After first reboot upon installing the driver, it worked fine for a few minutes and then BSOD'd while watching a flash video. It then BSODs whenever I try to log back in to the machine. I've since uninstalled the driver through safe mode.
I have a HP HDX 16, Nvidia 130m, 2.1ghz C2D, Windows 7 64bit.
I did a clean install of the driver (ie. uninstalling through control panel, going into safe mode and using driver sweeper, then installing again through normal mode).
In order to gain CUDA support for my nvidia 8400m gs video card, I downloaded the latest notebook driver from Nvidia website directly and installed it on my HP 2500t custom order laptop recently, so far, I have experienced frequent system hang, sudden blue screen of death, lost of display and system overheating. I am considering reverting back to HP stock video which is a bit old and has no support for CUDA.
Has anybody else tried the new nvidia video driver for notebook?
i have HP DV 2700 with nvidia 8400m gs. the laptop has 2 graphics chips intel gm965 chipset with gma3100 and 8400m gs. is it possible to switch between the two. i am having problems with drivers. i am not able to install latest drivers from nvidia site. it doesnt show on rivatuner saying nvidia driver not detected. the driver from hp works but its very old 176.xx. so is there a way out to install new driver and switch between graphics. i searched intel site but did nt find any thing related to this problem.The bios doesnt have any option like the desktop pc s have. Does bios tweaking...
I downloaded the newest driver for the nvidia 8600..Which is like a year old now..Sometimes I would get the old blue screen crash and dump when viewing certain dvds..So I checked nvidia's website and got this driver and now I can't even watch dvds in the windows media player 11..I like to use it and other players work like the built in Quickplay..
I thought it was the codec but I am not sure what to do..I have tried a couple things installing codec packages and what nOT..Downloaded the new Divx 7 package and it gave me back avi and some files will now play..But some are s till a green blank...Also the dvd playback won't even do that or play sound..It kinda starts and everything freezes and its just black..The WMP locks up and becomes un responsive...Have shut it down and start over..I was thinking of going back to the old nvidia driver that I had but now sure how to do this..
should I download it from windows update site? I dont know the difference between two drivers from HP site and windows update. from hp site there is no such new driver for nvidia and I tried the driver from the windows update it caused forever load after vista login so i uninstalled and went back to old HP's own old nvidia driver so it speeds up.
Has anyone installed Windows 7 x 64 on your VGN-z540 laptop? I tried nvidia's web site, guru3d, sony etc. but I can't can't find drivers that Windows 7 will accept on my 540 laptop. Every other piece of hardware works including the intel video it natively detected. I can't seem to get it to recognize the nvidia driver. The driver won't install from setup. I can manually try to force it by selecting the device, update drivers, select manually but it says it wasn't the right driver even though it is the 64 bit driver for nvidia and it has the 9300m GS listed many many times in the list.
My 4 month old Pavilion G6-2155sf cannot boot. In normal startup it just gets stuck on the windows logo.
If I press F11 i get this message :
"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be thecause. To fix the problem:1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer.2. Choose your language settings, and then click "Next."3. Click "Repair your computer."If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computermanufacturer for assistance.File: BootBCDStatus: 0xc0000225Info: An error occured while attempting to read the boot configuration data."
Also after pressing F2 i did a hard drive quick test and i've had this result :Short DST : FAILED
No software or hardware modification/installation or anything was done in the past week. Also computer had no internet access for the past week so i doubt it can be a virus.
First I thought it was the contact problem with the power adapter then I fixed that problem. Now it simply turns on and and does nothing. After awhile even the fan comes on properly. But the laptop has no pic nothing no hardrive movement nothing.
I'm trying to understand why my new Inspiron 15 7000 series takes so long to start after being put to sleep as I don't believe it should take this long.
The power settings are configured to go into sleep mode whenever the lid is closed or the power button is pressed. If, after closing the lid, I re-open the lid within a short space of time, the laptop bursts into life almost immediately. However, if it is left longer, then when opening the lid, nothing happens and I have to (briefly) press the power button. It then takes about 30 seconds for the windows desktop to appear. This is simply too long!
I've also noticed that if the laptop is left idle and it "powers off", which is set to sleep mode then it again takes about 30 seconds to resume when pressing the power button.
The laptop is running Windows 8.1 64 bit and has 8gb of RAM and an i7-4510U CPU.
I have a 5 year old Acer laptop running windows 7, which is faster at starting from hibernate mode than this Dell Inspiron, which suggests that the Dell is actually hibernating, however none of the power settings are set for it to do this.
How to get this Dell Inspiron to start in a reasonable time from sleep mode as 30 seconds is not acceptable.
This one has a newer CCC and display driver than the last. Download is up at: ftp://ftp.dell.com/video/R258233.exe
Display driver is only slightly newer. 8.683.2.1 is the version number. Originally released for "Studio Laptop - 1458" with Radeon 5430 and 5450 graphics. Supports:
[ATI.Mfg.NTamd64.6.1] "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450" = ati2mtag_M72, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_95C4&SUBSYS_025A1028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450 " = ati2mtag_M72, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_95C4&SUBSYS_02541028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450 " = ati2mtag_M72, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_95C4&SUBSYS_029F1028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650" = ati2mtag_M76, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_9591&SUBSYS_02561028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 " = ati2mtag_M76, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_9591&SUBSYS_02A01028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3670" = ati2mtag_M76, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_9593&SUBSYS_02721028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4300 Series" = ati2mtag_M9x, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_9552&SUBSYS_041E1028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330" = ati2mtag_M9x, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_9552&SUBSYS_02CF1028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 " = ati2mtag_M9x, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_9552&SUBSYS_04031028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 " = ati2mtag_M9x, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_9552&SUBSYS_02F21028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 " = ati2mtag_M9x, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_9552&SUBSYS_02AA1028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 " = ati2mtag_M9x, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_9552&SUBSYS_04061028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 " = ati2mtag_M9x, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_9552&SUBSYS_02AA1028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 " = ati2mtag_M9x, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_9552&SUBSYS_04061028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 " = ati2mtag_M9x, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_9552&SUBSYS_02CF1028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 " = ati2mtag_M9x, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_9552&SUBSYS_04151028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 " = ati2mtag_M9x, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_9552&SUBSYS_04161028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 " = ati2mtag_M9x, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_9552&SUBSYS_04341028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 " = ati2mtag_M9x, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_9552&SUBSYS_04351028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530" = ati2mtag_M9x, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_9553&SUBSYS_02E81028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530 " = ati2mtag_M9x, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_9553&SUBSYS_04041028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530 " = ati2mtag_M9x, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_9553&SUBSYS_04141028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570" = ati2mtag_M9x, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_9553&SUBSYS_02BE1028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 " = ati2mtag_M9x, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_9553&SUBSYS_02EA1028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 " = ati2mtag_M9x, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_9553&SUBSYS_02BD1028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 " = ati2mtag_M9x, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_9553&SUBSYS_04131028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 " = ati2mtag_M9x, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_9553&SUBSYS_04171028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650" = ati2mtag_M9x, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_9480&SUBSYS_02EA1028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 " = ati2mtag_M9x, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_9480&SUBSYS_02EB1028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670" = ati2mtag_M9x, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_9488&SUBSYS_02721028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670 " = ati2mtag_M9x, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_9488&SUBSYS_02FE1028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670 " = ati2mtag_M9x, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_9488&SUBSYS_04191028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450" = ati2mtag_Manhattan, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_68E0&SUBSYS_04041028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450 " = ati2mtag_Manhattan, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_68E0&SUBSYS_04141028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450 Series" = ati2mtag_Manhattan, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_68E0&SUBSYS_04341028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470" = ati2mtag_Manhattan, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_68E0&SUBSYS_02BD1028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 " = ati2mtag_Manhattan, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_68E0&SUBSYS_04131028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 " = ati2mtag_Manhattan, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_68E0&SUBSYS_04551028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 " = ati2mtag_Manhattan, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_68E0&SUBSYS_04561028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 " = ati2mtag_Manhattan, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_68E0&SUBSYS_04571028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 " = ati2mtag_Manhattan, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_68E0&SUBSYS_014C1028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 " = ati2mtag_Manhattan, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_68E0&SUBSYS_04471028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650" = ati2mtag_Manhattan, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_68C1&SUBSYS_04561028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 " = ati2mtag_Manhattan, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_68C1&SUBSYS_04571028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 " = ati2mtag_Manhattan, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_68C1&SUBSYS_041B1028 "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 " = ati2mtag_Manhattan, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_68C1&SUBSYS_04471028
[Fixed Bugs] (1)DF352283: [H902]Resolution changes to 1024x768 when close lid then open with DVD playing. (2)DF362121: [H902]ST EMI test failed. (3)DF365998: [H902]HDMI Audio can't switch automatically when connecting HDMI monitor.
Wondering if anyone has some recommendations on what drivers to use with this configuration. I have the Dell 5530 Broadband modem and the broadcom swipe sensor without drivers.
I can't seem to get the Vista x64 versions to install.
Is dell control point recommended or not? I have the beta versions of the nVidia drivers and they seem OK. Are there any other Dell drivers that are recommended that work in Win7 x64 or should I just wait for Dell to put some up on the support site?
I running a z690 with win7, and my blu ray drive isn't visibile, don't have the correct driver for the Mata bd-mlt uj232as, and the z590 driver from sony's site won't install because its not a z5-series. Any advice? or anyone have the driver from there Vista64bit?
If anyone is curious, Windows7 is really smooth and quick compared to the Vista64bit, and only running 60 processes after everything got installed.
Does anyone with VAIO Z and installed with win7 x64 notice the fingerprint driver have a little problem?
See the system log after boot the system, Log Name: System Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-PnP Date: 2009/12/17 22:32:13 Event ID: 219 Task Category: (212) Level: Warning Keywords: User: SYSTEM Computer: Henry-VAIO Description: The driver DriverWUDFRd failed to load for the device USBVID_147E&PID_10005&899163b&0&1...
I've installed win7(32-bit) on my FZ21S and all seems to be working smoothly. A couple of issues have popped up though.
1. SFEP driver- I've downloaded the latest win7 version from the FTP, and also have a back-up, and cannot for the life of me figure out how to install it. I went to the device manager, (as some1 reccomended) under Human Interface Devices- and it isnt present.
I've also managed to get the recovery disks running half way- by this I mean- Im able to get inside the application and select SFEP to be installed. It begins, and then prompts me to put disk2 in...that is where it hangs, and eventually crashes.
2. Ive got the volume controls (round controller near AV mode) working, as well as the FnMute button.
However, I cant seem to get the Fn keys for brightness working.
3. And finnally, the AV mode and S1 buttons are non-functional.
I have just installed win7 64bit on my FZ290. Everything worked perfectly except i could not find the driver for touchpad. I ve read all different posts in this forum, found many helpful info for installing win7, but i just cant find the way to get this touchpad working like before, i mean the scroll bar on the top and right side of the touchpad which allow me to scroll the page, going back a page without click a key
Have looked at hours worth of posts regarding the camera, win7, etc. Does anybody have a direct link to the proper camera driver for a z690 running windows 7 x64? Also, if you have a link for 32 bit that would help with the 'ole lady's laptop too.
Anybody else install an Intel SSD into their Z? Just installed a G2 160gb drive a few days ago and holy s. it flys, but I do have some concerns about *low (200-205MBPS Max Seq Read) benchmark scores in HD Tune. We should start a seperate thread on the Z and aftermarket SSD drives.
I have a M1530 with 8600M GT running Windows 7 64x. The computer is raised +1cm above the ground in the back to optimize air flow. Ive also implemented undervolting to minimize heat generation from the CPU.
When playing games (mostly Aion) which shouldnt be that high demaning, I've experienced BSOD, Fragmented screen, High temperatures (92C) and high temp shutdown (unknown temp).
I have tried 186.81 195.39 195.55 Without any superior results.
My guess is that I have to contact Dell for mobo replacement again. This is prob. my 4th time since I first got a M1530. Got a replacement laptop in januari. In total, i believe Ive had +7 ..
I just upgraded my 8200 to Win 7 Enterprise. After formatting my HD, all drivers were installed automatically except the drivers for the the three programmable buttons next to the power button. Even without the driver, the mail and internet buttons work, but they cannot be reprogrammed. I have tried to download from Acers site, but they don't have a driver for 7 yet. The XP and Vista drivers did not work with Win7.