I have a Sony Vaio Z which I use it in my home(DHCP) and office(STATIC) wherein both sites are using Wifi.
The problem is Vaio Smart Network is not smart enough to automatically switch in different wifi access. It always says the I need to create a profile wherein there is already profiles created for both my home and office wifi access. I always need to open the vaio smart network utility and select the profile and switch to it and sometimes it doesn't work at all!
I have a Vaio Z36GD (Asian version of the Z69). I recently cleaned the hard drive and reinstalled the OS from the recovery CD's I created when I originally purchased the machine.
I have run all the updates for Windows, BIOS, etc. Running VISTA Business 64 bit SP2.
For the most part, the machine is performing well.
However, the Vaio Smart Network utility seems to slow down the start-up process (it is always the last thing to become available...with a pause and the cursor clocking for about 10 seconds before it is complete). I don't have much else running at start-up (NIS 2010 and other standard utilities...pointer, etc.).
Anyway, can I remove or disable the Vaio Smart Network utility and still effective use and manage Wifi, Bluetooth, and LAN connections? Has anyone else noticed this performance issue and addressed it?
Suddenly the Wirless LAN, 3G LAN, and the Plug in LAN have all stopped working. The hardware is reporting as working, when you Scan for wireless LAN, it finds them, but cant connect. When I plug direct in to the router it says no connection. 3G will nto connect either.
Done a Full Sony Restore of C drive. Still the same.
Trying to get rid of these questionably useful programs -- but I don't see entries for them in add/remove programs in the control panel (or for any of the other useless VAIO software packages that come on OEM machines sans "fresh start")
I bought the laptop from Newegg and they shipped it with Vista Home Premium. I use the laptop at work so I purchased Vista business. However, when I install vista business, the drivers from Sony's website don't seem to work (especially the network ones). I am unable to locate any network in the device settings.
I called Sony and they said they do not have an official drivers cd for the AW190 since it is a newer laptop. They can't even confirm if Vista Business is compatible with AW190! All they told me to do was re-install the drivers in a certain order but that did not work either.
Is the AW190 Vista Business compatible? Has to be, right?
I have a Problem with the Acer Powersave mode. When I switch on the power save mode, the brithness decrease to 30% I can change the brightness but after restart the value is 30% again. Anyone knows how to change the brithness default value in power save mode?
i have acer aspire 5738G witho windows windows vista i upgrade OS to windows 7 and every think ok but my problem with acer powr smart manager didnot work when i press the button not work and lamp not light and not work and open launch manager and i select power smart manager.exe but no change... i have acer upgrade kit and i try install drivers and app but no change
I have just been given a VAIO PCG8A2M (GRX316MP) , i was told "it's broken but if you can fix it yo can have it" so having a quick look at it there's no sign of life on the display but the lights come on and i can here the HDD heads moving about.
Looking a little more i found that all the ram is missing , so now im not sure if its worth buying some ram to see if it works or not ? The lack of ram would prob explain the lack of display but i wonder if i should be getting POST beeps at least, which im not.
So my question is if a VAIO had no ram should (if all else was working) it be getting POST beeps ?
Wonder if anyone has upgraded to windows 7 x64 Home Premium and got the powersmart key working on this model? I have downloaded and installed the powersmart manager from the acer website but it has made no difference.
My HP G62-b23SA reports a imminent hard disk failure. Hard disk test reports SMART Error (301). Advised to back up the system and contact HP support to enquire if Hard disk needs to be replaced or just needs repair. I have since backed up the system, should it be replaced?
I don't know whats the diference (besides the price), between VAIO TZ295N & VAIO TZ395N. Specs in all the websites I've checked say they have exactly the same components: Intel coreduo 1.33Ghz 2GB RAM DVD-RW and 64GB SSD Hardrive. I was wonder if the diference might be in the hard drive interface, with the TZ295N being PATA and TZ395N being SATA.
I'm wondering if the Blu-ray optical drive (Panasonic UJ-232A) of the (old) VAIO Z series will be able to fit into the (new) VAIO Z series? I would really appreciate it if anyone is able to answer my question.
The reason I'm asking is because I'm seriously thinking of selling my VAIO Z690 & just buying the base Sony VAIO Z (VPCZ112GX/S). I may just be able to afford that base model & the icing on the cake will definitely be the UJ-232A drive being able to fit into the (new) VAIO Z series & work.
Cant seem to get XP device manager to recognise this item says driver cant load or not present, tried dell suppport but all there is for it is some kinda security driver that dosnt do anything AFAICS tried just about reinstalling every bit of S**t dell offered on the drivers support page in the vain attempt to find which if any driver it needed.
Now i wonder if my its broken but as i have no idea what it is AFAIK i have 1 card reader and thats already installed the billion options it has that i will never use though SD card readers useful sometimes :
( this copy of XP i installed started with 16 Processes compared to dells 60 or so )
Im having issues trying to connect my computer to my smart tv. I have a new samsung smart tv and a thinkpad w530. I also have a 15ft mini displayport to HDMI cable (NOT converter just cable) from monoprice I just got in the mail today. Set windows 8 up to duplicate the screen. Neither the computer or the monitor can recognize that they are connected to something else.
EDIT: want to add specifically what I have tried. I tried changing graphics mode to discrete in BIOS. Have set up screen to duplicate, not extend or anything. Fixed resolution of separate screens back to normal (when I set to multiple monitors it shoots me down to the lowest one). I also checked (via the control panel) for new NVIDIA drivers. It said i already had the latest. Im having a hard time finding the specific driver I need for the displayport for thr w530.
I think what I have tried to far will make sure it works once I get it to recognize the TV. But it hasn't done anything to make me recognize the tv. I want this to work very badly!