my VGN-NW350F. I just completed a semi-clean install and I can't get the WINDVD BD program to run. It crashes about 5 sec after startup (no splash screen or anything). I have tried reinstalling it numerous times from the recovery partition and recovery disks.
I'm testing out my Blu-Ray drive and I notice that the volume on the playback in WinDVD is very low. I have to max out the volume in Win 7 just to be able to hear the audio through the notebook speakers.
The movie I'm testing is Ice Age 3. I have the DVD and the blu-ray version. The DVD plays very loud via WMP. The blu-ray volume leaves a lot to be desired.
I have installed Windows 7 on my TT and manually installed those programs which comes with my TT originally.
Everything looks fine now...expect the light sensor of course. Now I tried to play a blu-ray movie, the Intervideo WinDVD BD for Vaio gave me an error message "The AACS key has expired..." Does it mean that I have to pay for continuing to use the program?
When I first loaded up my Vaio the Startup Assistant booted by itself and I unchecked the box to stop booting on startup. After the while the Startup Assistant started booting up by itself even though the box is still unchecked. I thought by recovering to factory settings and unchecking the box would fix it but it has started booting up again.
OS doesnt matter, i had vista, upgraded to win7 still same problem, settings are to do nothin on lid close but when i shut lid whole system goes off and on startup have to select from one of three options, safemode options and normally
My Vaio crashes while playing 3D intensive games like, L4D, Crysis, Crysis Warhead, CoD WaW. After playing about 1~2 hours or so.
No other application causing this, so I suspect the GPU. Here are the details:
Symptoms:Screen quickly fades out to either dark grayish black, or white.Some scratchy sounds on the background.Barely visible waves moving upside-down on the screen (like when you cannot get a clear signal on TV).2 or 3 vertical thin noises on the screen.Cannot exit to desktop, have to cold boot the PC
Specs: Sony Vaio VGN-FW93XS 16.4"Core2Duo T9900 3.06 GhzATI Radeon Mobility HD 4650 1GB (with the latest Catalyst drivers installed)4 GB RamDirectX 10Vista Home Premium x64 Other info:GPU temp before gaming: 45~50, during gaming: 68~75 CelsiusCPU temp before gaming: 35~40, during gaming: 65~70 CelsiusPlaying with high settings (e.g. "Gamer" in Crysis) with no performance issues whatsoever until crash.From what I gathered, those temps are not way too high, and the PC should hold well.
When I turn on my Vaio Z, there are always around 85-90 processes running. That's a significantly more than my 3 year old Dell!
I also would also like to ask about the fan on my computer, which seems to always be on. It can't be heard in a room with people, but by myself, the sound becomes a nuisance.
Is it normal to have this fan on at all times (once in a very rare while, it turns off and is silent)? Is this an issue with my computer? Is it due to the fact that there are too many processes running
I just bought a new sony laptop and when I first started it, I forgot to put in the battery and just plugged in the AC adapter. So near the end of the setup of the system language and everything, I got a blue screen saying something about a power state failure and the computer shutdown. I immediately put the battery in and turned back on the computer and after a while, it was fine. So should i be concerned if i permanently damaged the computer or anything?
I just received my Vaio Z this past weekend! Everything works great, but I did notice that my screen flashes once when I boot into windows. Is this normal? I did do a full system recovery with the option of not preinstalling extra software (don't need excess things on the laptop); I do not think this is the reason, but I do not remember if this happened before.
When you boot your Vaio you will hear a special chime, this is one of Sony Vaio's feature. I know that some people do not like this sound and disable it in the boot menu. On the contrary, I quite like this chime. I want to use it in my mobile phone as a ringtone or a message sound. I try to find it in my Vaio S36 but couldn't find it. Can anyone please help me find the boot sound file or tell me where it is located in hard drive?
when I turn on my Z, the screen glitches two or three times upon hitting the login screen. Does this happen for anyone else?
Sometimes, (it's happened once or twice) my graphics card even failed upon logging in and had to be reloaded, and even, on one occassion, completely shut down my computer (Straight to black, green light turned red) in the middle of casual browsing.
Are these causes for concern? Should I return my laptop?
After a having it sit around in bits, I've just put a new power connector on the motherboard of my Dell XPS Gen 2 as it was rather wobbly, put the laptop back together as per the dell service manual, but now that I have done so, loads of weird things have happened.
On turning it on, the screen went blank white, so i turned it off. I turned it back on and then needed to change the settings, then I had a message saying that I had an incorrect battery in and I would have to press F1 to shut down. I restarted, let unplugged the mains let the laptop get past the bios screen at the beginning, then plugged it in and got to the Windows screen.
The problem is that once in Windows, I had what looked like a disturbance across the screen, followed by the laptop crashing.
Everytime I have started the laptop, the same thing has happened, so could someone suggest how to fix this one?
my computer isXPS M1530 with GeForce 8600m gt. When I play a game named Gunz, which is supposed to not be a graphic-intensive game, my pc will simply go black after a certain time(vary between 10 min - hours). Then, the sound of pc just stop.
I thought this is a overheating problem, but after viewing some threads about overheating, it seems like that overheat only lead to a shut down or a restart. Since my computer simply go black and turn off, I don't know if my pc is overheating. Can someone tell me if Im overheating? If not, what's causing these crashes?
Btw, my GPU and ACPI temp were around 83C five min before my computer crashes...
My xps m1530 keeps crashing when I try to play games. It only works when I put the video settings of the game really low, but it should be able to handle the higher setting since they are the ones that are recommended
Hey i was playing some half life 2 without my power cord hooked up and after a couple minutes my computer totally shut off. Is this a safety measure or is something wrong. It works fine with the power cord in btw
Ever since I installed Windows 7, every time I try running a game that I could play just fine before installing Windows 7, such as Rome: Total War, my computer crashes when I actually start playing the game (as in I can see the map and I tell one dude to move and then the game crashes).
When I say it crashes I mean that the screen turns black but the computer is still running and the fan is on and whatnot, but I am unable to make the computer do anything and I have no choice but to hold down the power button to manually shut off the computer.
I'm running a 7800 GTX with 84.69 DELL drivers and I get lots of nasty crashes in UT3 and other Unreal Engine 3 games like Frontlines:FOW. Sometimes its just a crash to desktop saying the application needs to be closed, others it says the video driver stopped responding and sets my desktop to 320x240x8-bit. Still other times I get the infamous nvdisp.dll BSOD.
I haven't yet replicated the crashes on newer drivers but that opens a whole other can of worms (freezing/hitching in-game, hangs on startup, worse performance).
I have owned my g6 notebook for five or six years. A few months ago I noticed that if I unplug it from the power adaptor it will work fine awhile then suddenly crash. This happens even with the battery fully charged.
I am considering buying a new battery, but I don't want to waste the money if it is a different problem since the battery seems fine.
When I press the power button to put my laptop in Hibernate mode, the screen goes dark, but the blue LED doesn't turn blinking orange. When I turn the laptop back on, I get the Windows "your computer did a bad shutdown" message, and windows proceeds to do a cold boot.
I installed windbg, and got the follwoing data from the kernel dump:
Bugcheck Analysis: DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE (9f)A driver is causing an inconsistent power state.Arguments:Arg1: 0000000000000003, A device object has been blocking an Irp for too long a timeArg2: fffffa80049ce060, Physical Device Object of the stackArg3: fffff80000b9c3d8, Functional Device Object of the stackArg4: fffffa800a867910, The blocked IRPDebugging Details:------------------DRVPOWERSTATE_SUB
It looks like the Windows 7 PCI driver causes the crash, but I suspect that means the real culpret is hardware.
I updated to the latest BIOS, but that didn't effect this issue.
the computer booted again after that, but went through the full POST sequence.
Once the computer booted to windows normally, i ran ATI tool, and received the blue screen again roughly 17 minutes into the scan for artifacts test. No artifacts were detected at all. I have not yet run prime95 to test for processor stability
The computer booted fine after that, running through the normal shortened POST. It booted to windows fine and where im typing this post.
Some more information:
The 7800GTX was purchased used from a forum member. I previously overclocked the card to 440core and 1250 mem. I kept the overclock for a week or so, but noticed no differences when playing C&C 3 (the only game I play). I also applied ZALMAN's Super Thermal Grease to the card (reviews say it works as well as artic silver 5). I then dropped the clocks back to stock. That was roughly two weeks ago.
The 1.7-2.26 pinmod was not stable at stock voltages. The voltage was increased via pinmod, but I can't remember the exact amount. Two jumper wires were used in the volt mod however.
At idle, the processor reports a temperature of ~35 degrees. The 7800 idles around ~55. Underload, the processor jumps to around ~65 degrees. The 7800 was at 77 degrees when the computer crashed running ATItool.
I am currently using the XPS2 BIOS A05 and the laptop2go 92.91 nVidia drivers.