Sony :: Brand New TT- OS Not Found

Feb 14, 2009

I've just received my VGN TTWN/B two days ago. It has Vista Business installed by default and I've been going through the guide page by page to ensure everything's just right as I set it up. It's just fab!

Tonight I opened the power icon on the tooltray when the machine was connected to the mains (window showed: connected. Not charging. 80% charged) and proceeded to the lid/button power functions. Here, I found four boxes, two for AC functionality and two for battery. All four boxes were set to 'sleep'. To experiment, I changed one - the AC lid function to 'hibernate'.

I then closed the lid and returned a while later. By now the screen was black, but the power indicator (on/off button) was still lit green. I attempted to restart using the return key. Nothing happened and several minutes later, I decided to hold in the power on/off button for 5 seconds to try to shut the machine down and restart.

It didn't shut down, and once more I repeated trying to unhibernate using the return key, except this time, up came the phrase: 'Operating system not found.' I used various keys and the same message came up again and again.

Now the machine has been sitting there, black screen and with this message. It's disconnected from the AC and the on/off is still lit green.

I have been tempted to remove the battery and replace it, and start again, but this is where I run out of talent. I don't want to do anything to the TT which will screw it up.

System restore discs were made at the very outset.

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Sony :: Brand New Vaio Z Screen

Jan 23, 2010

I just got a Vaio VGN-Z890 off the sonystyle website. As soon as i turned it on I saw a red screen with a pixelated windows symbol. When I got to the desktop screen it looks like there's a red tint covering the whole screen, kinda like someone put red cellophane over it. I thought it was the video card so I updated it from the drivers on the sony support website but I got the same result. I hooked it up to my 32" Samsung tv and it looked beautiful with the right colors. So this leads me to believe that it is a problem with the notebook's lcd. The funny thing is, if I go in and change the gamma and other display settings I can get the screen to change to a green or purple tint. I thought that a failing lcd screen could only be red?

-Also, although I am mechanically inclined, I'd rather let sony open up the laptop and check the gpu connection, lest they blame any problems on me in the future for tampering.

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Apr 24, 2009

screen flicker when I turn my brightness to the lowest level, its a little but I didn't pay this much for something that could be broken,

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Sony :: Stuck Pixel On Brand New FHD VPCZ1

May 2, 2010

I try a lot of methods for fixing it..(software + tapping, massaging..) but it's there...

I'm noticed it a couple days after purchase.. A red dot is nearly center of the screen and especially to become visible on white background.. FullHD resolution is hide it because it's toooooo tiny.. But if you know it's there, damn.. it's there...

I'm think to change it.. But i'm worry about to another bigger issue on new unit.. Louder fan, uneven backlight lcd, build quality issues...etc.. I have a one change right.. It's not warranty procedure because one stuck pixel is not meet warranty conditions..

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Sony :: HDMI- Brand New Vaio Nw20zf

Nov 3, 2009

The problem is i have just plugged my laptop into my 1080p samsung TV it finds it and it displays it on my tv and some ATI program pops up, so the picture isnt the best and doesnt take up the whole TV, so i go to the hdmi settings on my laptop and there are 3 options 720 768 and 1080............ i want 1080 but its shadowed out, i cannot click it it, all i can click is the first option!

why this is so? the max resolution on the laptop is 1377x768 on my laptop........ is that the problem? I would really like the 1080p option, the sound comes through my tele etc and it seems great.... but the pic qual aint great.

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Sony :: How Can You Explain To Be A Reliable Brand For Vaio

Jun 10, 2009

I have been an avid HP user for quite some time in the recent years. Now graduated from HS, I'm off to the University in search of a reliable notebook. I have looked everywhere!
HP, Dell, Apple, Lenovo, Newegg, eBay, and now Sony. Out of all these, what makes Sony a brand I can truly consider to be my trustee for 4 more years?

Some questions to consider:Has the Sony brand kept up to its name? (i.e-build quality)Customer Support for the Vaio, how would you rate it? Are they quick, responsive, and ideal to the typical consumer who might experience problems from time to time?Updates, drivers, and firmware-are they constant?

By quick glance, Sony is the Apple's PC. The company is for style, easy user experience, and simplicity, all with the love for Windows. Ultimately, can you tell me if and why Sony is reliable to purchase from?

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Sony :: Brand New Vaio Z 2010 128gb SSD RaidFailed

Apr 10, 2010

I know Raid 0 is not very reliable, but can it be so unreliable that it dies after sitting shut for a day.

The laptop battery had 90% charge.

This was my third boot which I made to create a backup disk. I turned it on last yesterday and when I turned it on again today this is what I see.

1 .So I am left without recovery disks what to do?

2. Can we change the SSD's to Intel?

3. I tried a JBOD and tried installing Vista 64bit and it worked although I did not go
ahead with the setup.

4. Are Jbod drives slower than RAID 0? If so by how much.

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Sony :: Parts Of The Screen Have Low Screen Resolution One Brand New Laptop

Apr 18, 2010

I just bought a brand new Sony Vaio VPCF11M1E and I have the following problem:

Because in normal stand the screen is very small, I enlarged it to x150%. Everything becomes bigger, but the following parts are blurry and absolutely not sharp:

-Pop ups, of programs and of windows itself (like advanced settings of something and then a new windows pops up, that one is then totally blurry; you can read it, but it is not the good resolution)

-Google chrome (and with that, all the internet pages)

-The google chrome on the desktop is also very blurry, while all the others, are still sharp (after the enlargement by 150%)

I have tried everything (32 bits colours is on, cleartype is on). I also did a system restore to the first days I bought the laptop and then it was on 100% so the resolution was excellent, but then I put it on 150% and again, the parts I mentioned above, were blurry.

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Sony :: Operating System Could Not Be Found

Apr 24, 2009

my Vaio and so I decided to recover everything with my recovery disk.

I chose the option to wipe and erase data, and when I tried to restart my laptop... it tells me that the operating system could not be found.

I'm still under the company warranty so I was also thinking of returning it to get it fixed if I can't do it on my own.

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Sony :: Operating System Not Found- VAIO VGN-SZ330P

Jan 17, 2010

I got a Sony VAIO VGN-SZ330P for free. It is about three years old and the manufacture date is late 2006. The problem is that on startup I get the above message. I took the drive out of the computer and hooked it up externally to my pc and was able to read and write to it. Because of this I would have to think the HD is OK. When I put it back in the laptop it does not spin and the bios does not see it. I am thinking a controller or mobo or a disconnected power cable inside. It is a SATA drive with a single combined power/data connector.

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Sony :: Found Part Number For The RAID Component In Z-series

Mar 16, 2009

I found the part number for the raid component in the Z-series. You just need two low-profile SSD, and you should be able to do RAID in the Z-series laptop without paying for RAID config from Sony.

Part number is A-1553-769-A
You can go here to purchase the part
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You may be able to use this in the TT as well, but I'm not so sure about that.

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Sony :: Vaio Z ("old") + C300 SSD = No Operating System Found

Apr 5, 2010

I have exchanged the HDD of my Vaio Z4 with a C300 Crucial 256GB SSD.

I installed Win 7 64bit ultimate from the scratch (allowing Win7 to set up the drive during the process).

The current bios is: R5031M3A (I was using the R4044M3 bios before with the same result.)

I have the following problem:
When I restart the laptop either as cold boot or from hibernation, I always get the message "operating system not found". This problem occurs every single time. When I press "alt+ctrl+del" in order to do a "hot" reboot, I have no issues anymore. Also from standby or doing a reboot, the SSD boots without a problem...

I am currently wondering what is going wrong.

The drive seems to work perfectly. Benchmarks are as they should be. The drive is properly recognized with all necessary settings installed...

I wonder right now, if I should try to install Win7 again. But before use a partition manager to format and set up the drive properly... Or is there another issue I have overlooked?

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Sony :: Vaio "no Operating System Found"

Sep 27, 2009

My friend bought a Sony Viao VGN-FZ190 Laptop from a estate sale. The Problem with the laptop is that when you try to boot it, it tells you that the operating system is not found. I tried to recover/reload the operating system, but when you boot from cd, it goes through everything and says "hard drive not found". When you boot it, the post test show the hard drive, and I even tried putting in a brand new one with the same results. If I tap the esc. key when booting it asks me to boot from the hard drive (even gives me the name of the hard drive) or cd. Same results. I can not get into the bios, due to not having the password, and since I do not have the origional recipts from purchase, sony will not issue me the "one time" bios password. Which is fine since I think $50 for a password to something you own is a rip.

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Acer :: Cannot Get WMP 11 To Run On Brand New 6935G

May 22, 2009

After reading great reviews about it, I took the plunge and bought the 6935G last week.

Its a fantastic machine and I'm really delighted with it apart from one major problem - I can't get Windows Media Player 11 to run at all.

The installation of Vista SP1 appeared to go well and the machine seems to be operating perfectly in all other ways (apart from the sidebar not displaying gadgets properly which does not bother me much).

I can see WMP included in the list of programs when I click on the start menu and I can also see it in my "C" drive under Program Files but when I attempt to run it nothing at all happens. The blue circle appears for 1 or 2 seconds then disappears - thats all that happens.

I'm not sure if this is related but when I go to the Music section of Windows Media Center I get the message "A necessary component of Windows Media Center is currently not available "

As I'm a "silver surfer" with limited computer knowledge, I'm probably doing something stupid (or maybe forgettiing to enable something) but I would really appreciate help in getting WMP 11 to work on this otherwise fantastic machine.

As I use WMP to manage my music, its important to me.

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May 5, 2009

Who makes the touchpad for the E6500?

Alps, Synaptics, or someone else?

The Driver/Downloads page doesn't say.

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Dell :: Network Adapter Brand New

Jun 18, 2008

I bought a new Dell D830 about three days ago for school. I connected to my schools wireless network just fine, and I did this for about two days until I headed back home.

Here we have a wired network and it even worked fine here for about a day. Now I cannot seem to connect to anything here.

I checked the modem, different cables, and I tried to run through the repair option but I still got the same message, 'There might be a problem with one or more network adapters on this computer'. I do have Vista on the computer but besides that the only things Ive loaded are Trend Micro and Mozilla.

Will it effect both wired and wireless networks on this computer?

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Mar 20, 2009

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Jun 1, 2009

Dell tech came out to replace my motherboard for the second time in 12 months earlier this week and left the wrong ac adapter (didnt notice until after well after he left).

So dell shipped me another ac brick which arrived today, but the laptop still isnt recognizing it. The battery is completely dead now, but before it went down I checked in BIOS and it was showing no AC adapter there either. It's getting power from the wall (green light is on) but I dont have a multimeter handy to check the voltage from the brick to the computer.

The light doesnt go out when I plug it into the computer like it did when the MB died. What are the chances it's a faulty adapter or do I have another problem? Anybody else had this happen? I'm getting really frustrated with this machine. TIA guys.

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Apr 29, 2008

I'm about to buy two gigs of ram for my 700m.

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May 6, 2009

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The first time you go to the control panel after a boot it crashes Explorer. Then it crashed trying to install Windows updates the first time

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May 24, 2010

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Aug 26, 2009

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Jan 17, 2009

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For example, if you were going to order an XPS M1530 with a WSXGA+ resolution, you have about a 75% chance of getting a Samsung screen, and a 25% chance of getting an LG screen.

(The samsung screen is usually very grainy, and the preferred LG screen has a great contrast ratio, is slightly brighter than the Samsung, and is perfectly clean with no grainyness). Dell pretty much builds your laptop with whatever screen they have left on the shelves.


The purpose of this survey is to find out which LCD panels are undesirable or have anything wrong with them, and which ones you should request when ordering your Studio XPS.

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Dell :: Brand New , Internal Monitor Crack

Feb 18, 2010

I got my brand new Studio 1558. 11 Hours later, internal screen cracked. Not even touched by myself, sat on my desk unwrapped (I was yet to set it up,

as it was late at night i got it). I turn it on this morning to find the screen was cracked internally, bleeding. Dell are picking it up tomorrow.

I am extremely angry at this. I'm mainly here to see if this is a common problem. I have literally done nothing to provoke this crack. It was opened once.

I did however notice a few mild streaks at the point where this bleeding started, the first time i turned it on. It was only noticeable with pure black.

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Apr 10, 2009

From what I have read I am under the impression that new Dell systems often are delivered with many unnecessary programs that use system resources and slow down the computer.

I will be receiving a new Latitude E6400 with Vista Ultimate in the next few days and I am unsure whether or not I should reinstall the operating system or leave it as is.

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Acer :: Brand New 7535G Laptop Goes Bust

Sep 15, 2009

I wish to share my experience of owning an ACER 7535G laptop for a fleeting few weeks.

I bought it from Currys on 9th August 2009 for 599.99, because my other laptop was getting kind of old. I work as a software developer so I needed to install all my development software on the new one. Because of this I could not even use it for the first 2 weeks because I did not find time to get everything on it (taking out Windows Vista and installing Windows XP being one of those). Eventually I started using it regularly about 3 weeks after I had bought it. Then exactly 5 weeks after I had bought it, it died on 13th September 2009!

It froze when I was working on it. The screen became garbled although I could still read the last thing I was working on (this to me suggested something wrong with the GPU, or its driver). I had to do a hard reboot by pressing and holding the power button. The next time it froze again before the windows login dialog was displayed, and there were a few pixles on the screen glowing psychedelically, and this time there was also some sound of static coming from the speakers. I tried to hard boot it again and after that nothing ever came up on the screen. The power and other lights do come on, but other than that it is completely dead.

The real shame about it was that it happened exactly 5 weeks after I had bought it. I took it back to the currys that I had bought it from and all they could do was send it back to Acer. They say that if it had happened a week earlier they would have offered a replacement or a refund, and obviously I would have gone for the refund because after this I do not have any confidence in the quality of Acer products.

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Mar 9, 2009

Why is my brand new Acer Aspire 7530 so slow?

CPU: AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM80 (2.1 GHz)
L2-Cache: 2x1 MiB
RAM: 4 GB DDR2
HDD: 320 GB (rpm 5400)
Nvidia GeForce 9400M Hybrid SLI (256 MB)

I have an HP Pavilion dv6827, which I bought last summer, and it is so much quicker.

CPU: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60 (2.0 GHz)
L2-Cache: 2x512 KB
RAM: 4 GB DDR2
HDD: 160 GB (rpm 5400)
Nvidia GeForce 8400M (256 MB)

I can't figure out why the Acer Aspire is not performing as well as the HP Pavilion.

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Sep 12, 2009

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Jan 11, 2010

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