Hardware Drivers :: Sony VPCEC2S0E Laptop Won't Shut Down Fully
Feb 18, 2014
This laptop will not shut down fully...basically when I ask it to shut down, it appears to do everything properly to the point where the screen turns off and the lights turn out....except for one. The power light goes from green to a pulsing orange. It's like it's only putting it to sleep because if I press a key on the keyboard it turn on almost instantly.
I should say that the person who gave me this laptop said she had this issue when she first bought it and couldn't be bothered to get it fixed (as you do). Also, this happens regardless of whether the battery is in the machine or not, or vice versa with the power cable.
I was thinking it's an ATK thing but then it did it with Win 7 with the official drivers. BIOS is also up to date.
I was given a laptop recently which I've upgraded to Win 8.1 x64. It has an ATI Mobility 5740 on board. However, under win 8 there's a strange video based issue that experiencing.
With the default windows 8.1 driver (where it displays "ATI 5000 Series"), video plays, audio can be heard, but the video window is just black. This is via Blurays/DVD's in PowerDVD and MP4's in MPC. Browser based video is fine incidentally.
I then tried the official Sony driver (albeit for Win 7) which won't install. I managed to force the driver in via device manager and suddenly all video's work in MPC video player. But, PowerDVD won't open...so I can't play Blurays. The CCC won't open either claiming "No AMD graphics driver is installed..."
Finally, I tried a modified newer 8.1 mobility driver from Guru3D which installs perfectly. However, on opening a video, the player force closes (in MPC & PowerDVD).
I know there's a way to download the latest CC driver online and edit the inf, but I tried that too and it refused to install
Sony felt no need to provide a Win 8/8.1 driver for this laptop and I'd rather not go back to Win 7. I see no plausible reason why it shouldn't work.
Okay so since my previous post I've installed the mobility 14.1 beta drivers. They install (minus an error with the HDMI audio), and they seem stable. I've found that it's something to do with the ATI Hardware decoding. If I change the output of MPC from the enhanced video render (the hardware) and change to overlay mixer render (software), it works so I'm happy with that as a work around. However PowerDVD won't work on H/W or S/W I want to be able to watch blurays...
My Windows 8 laptop (model is HP Pavilion g6-2210us) and for some reason it no longer boots. Here's pretty much in order how it went down:
-Windows 8 stops responding for no apparent reason -I force a shut down and try to turn it back on, thinking that would fix it -It starts loading Windows 8 up like normal, but it's taking an extremely long time to do it. -After a while (about 20-30 minutes) it stops loading it and just goes black, but the screen is still on -After this happening 4-5 times and nothing happening, I hit the power button 3 times to try Automatic Repair, which says "Preparing Automatic Repair" for 20-30 minutes, then goes black again
I think it may be hard drive failure but the drive gave no signs of dying, like slowing down, they don't usually just die like this. It's more likely to be just file corruption, but I have no Windows 8 disc, and I never knew I would need to make my own recovery disc. Anyway, I do know how to do the replacement of anything that can be replaced in most laptops, and I would probably just load up Linux or another free OS on the new drive if I need to get one.
A month ago or so I made a copy of the recovery partition using the Windows option to create recovery unit, and when it finished I chose the option to delete recovery partition from the internal hard drive.
A new 25 GB hard drive appeared, everything was fine.
Now I would like to sell this laptop but I don't know how to put the recovery partition back in its place or if it's even possible.
I know the backup it's complete because the data size t's the same and when i tried it, the restore was from the scratch, even with the sony wizard before the windows configuration.
My sony vaio laptop model is VPCEH26EN.I recently installed windows 8 pro 64 Bit.I formatted whole hard disk and installed windows 8.I had a oem recovery partition when i bought this laptop with windows 7 preinstalled. By this hard disk partition, I used to recover the whole windows to its factory condition by using F10 key. The recovery hard-disk partition was of only 11Gb.it contains the whole windows with some software already installed . But now i have no recovery partition now. How to create recovery partition with in 12GB for future purpose.The windows default system image creation usually taking 40 gb space. So its of no use. How to create a recovery partition which can be used to recover windows to its factory condition using F10 key in case of any error in future?
Ok, after playing around a bit with the new 8.1 some hardware issues come into my way: My Soundblaster X-FI didn't work anymore, no new driver provided by Creative Labs - replaced by working sound onboard.
But now my Sony Cybershot DSC-W70 camera isn't detected anymore, no drive letter is assigned and since I have no cardreader I can't access the pics. Troubleshooting says the problem can not be fixed. Sony doesn't provide particular drivers for it and reinstalling the Intel ICH9 driver didn't work. Under Windows 8 it worked like a charm, 8.1 seems not to like much of my hardware.
I bought a new Sony Vaio laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed couple months ago; and all I have done since was installing just the MS Office and the Antivirus softwares. Now for no apparent reasons it shows the hard drive is full and I can not do anything with it. I've tried to create a system recovery with an USB flash drive, but it won't let me do it either.
I'm trying to install windows 8.1 on a sony vaio E series laptop which had windows 8 preloaded on it. I made a bootable usb thumb drive with Windows USB CD/DVD Download tool. When i try to boot through the pdrive it doesn't boot. I selected the option to boot from external device and selected the boot mode as UEFI. But it doesnot go into the windows 8.1 setup.
Then i selected the legacy mode and started the setup but it booted into the 8.1 setup. I formatted the C: Drive and selected that partition to install windows 8.1 on it but it showed mean an error showing that the partition is of GPT style and windows cannot install. I was doomed...
it happens because it is not booted in the UEFI mode and then i tried again but it doesnot go into the windows setup and shows a black screen with the notification that no operating system was found.
I have a Sony DVD camera (mdl DVR-HC85) that has USB and firewire cables for connection to a computer for the purpose of transferring video to computer programs. Both cables work fine with Windows XP. However, Windows 8 will not recognize the camera when connected by a USB cable. I was told by Sony that neither Windows Vista, Windows 7 nor Windows 8 will recognize the camera when using a USB cable.
I have a Dell computer with Windows 8 that does not have firewire nor can a firewire card be installed.
whether the Sony HDR-SR12E handycam is compatible with Windows 8.1? I am trying to decide whether to buy this video camera, and it will be nearly as expensive as my computer. I have asked Sony and the Sony forum but have not received a response. To be honest, I don't know how the operating system is involved with transferring AVCHD files from the hard disk or memory cards of a handycam. I notice in file associations on my Windows 8.1 system that .mts (AVCHD) files can be associated with programs, and I have Adobe Premiere Elements 11 installed, and the user guide indicates that AVCHD files can be imported. I'm in unknown waters with transferring files from hard disk video cameras.
My audio disappeared and stopped working. my audio icon has a red x on it and when i click it it wants to detect problems (it doesn't work).
what should i do? how should I diagnose the audio? I feel like this is hardware problem as it just happened out of the blue. The audio board has a USB connection (which is working) so the connection from it to the mother board is fine.
Installing and updating the driver did nothing. I can't get the device manager to detect the hardware (scanning does nothing).
after I install the Windows 8.1 (before was Win7) the usb keep power on after the shut down. in are off. In bios in the APM Configuration the EUP is disabled (like it was in Win7 when the usb was powerd off) my motherboard ASUS M4A87TD EVO
I have a Sony Vaio running Windows 8.1 Pro. I was on cs portable with a USB mouse and I pressed a few keys and the mouse stopped to work. It came up with the message that it was not recognized. I tried to uninstall the USB drivers, but had no luck. This problem has been going on for a few days. I tried other solutions but they didn't seem to work. The red LED light was on.
i'm wondering how to change my language preference. i've followed the guides on Input Method - Set Default Language in Windows 8 yet i'm still having troubles.
when i install my windows 8 this afternoon i set my location into indonesia. so all of my settings was in bahasa. i've done as the guide said but in my "START", things like Music, Weather, Pictures and some others are still in their bahasa language. while others like Maps and Computers are already changed into English.
I previously got windows 8, I accidentally installed the German version, it took me about a hour to figure out how to change the language. Once I changed it, mostly everything's in English, but some things like the lock screen is still in German! this is getting pretty annoying.
I typed in delete user account and followed the prompts which appeared to delete my only user account. Now at power up the user account still comes up and I have to backtrack to get to my Microsoft account to login. How to complete the delete of the user account?
I have uninstalled my synaptics mouse pad driver and wanted to boot pc in safe mode but then Bit Defender rescue scan menu pops up and gives me option to Reboot and Shutdown. I tried both options but all of them give me same result and bring me back to the Rescue Scan. I then tried to scan because I may have some sort of virus thats causing it but it says "Failed to load Antivirus engines" and now i am stuck and can't boot my pc fully. Why has this happened? I also installed an intel driver for my processor before that. The program has created restore points before installation of the driver but i can't access them.
I am running windows 8.1 64bit My Laptop is hp dv7-3xxx
I have a ASUS N56VM laptop, I have upgraded to Windows 8.1 Pro a few months ago (free DreamSpark account) and I can't get USB 3.0 to work at the speeds at which it needs to work. An 3GB ISO which I copy from my HDD to an USB3.0 USB-stick gets a max speed of 25 mb per second. I have already tried everything I could think of, including the following:
Upgrading Intel chipset drivers from ASUS support site (delete old, install new)Upgrading BIOSINF hack (Windows 8 and Intel USB 3.0 Host Controllers | Plugable) "Windows 8* has a native in-box USB 3.0 driver. Intel is not releasing a specific Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver for Windows 8."
The driver I have is: imgur: the simple image sharer
The only thing I can think of is maybe mailing ASUS if they can supply a new BIOS revision or mailing Intel if they can supply some new chipset drivers...
EDIT1: A few months back, when the laptop was still running Windows 7, the read/write speeds were "normal", meaning that they were what you would expect from USB 3.0.
How to FULLY disable history in chrome ? There is extension "no history", but it disables only simple history, but there still is things like "recently closed" and "most visited" history, and I haven't found a way to disable it ..
I have a AIO Sony Vaio Tap 20 that I really like, but I want to run off of a different HDD that is a hybrid drive (SSD + HDD) to increase the responsiveness. I have cloned the drive using Macrium's Reflect, but the drive won't boot. At power up, it says "a required device isn't connected" and I can get into several things like the BIOS, but the BIOS is so sparse there isn't anything to do. If I put the original drive back in, all works.
Sony claims that cloning isn't supported, but I wonder how it even knows the drive is different. I wonder if I can overcome it.
Have been trying to connect to a Sony FSV-E1 NAS box from Windows 8 but for some reason I cannot get it to except my username and password. The system works when using Windows XP using the same username and password so I know the system is working.
I can get access to the control panel on the Sony and enter the Administrator username and password which then allows me to use the control panel and change or setup new users and folders.
I think it may be something to do with the way Windows 8 transmits the username and password.