Try this. Go to your start menu and click on control panel. Next find the appearance and themes icon. Then the task bar and start menu icon. From there you should be able to choose your settings for your task bar.
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The majority of those files are supposed to be running. Unless you know which file belongs to which program, I wouldn't try to kill them. Some of those files are drivers that run your sound, video, and other things... some are windows system components and you can't kill them. If there are processes you don't want running you must uninstall the software in add/remove programs.
to repair it you need to install autorun eater. download here: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Secure-cleaning/Autorun-Eater.shtml install and it will scan. also suggested to install avira, bitdefender or mcafee(trial also work). after install. restart: press f8 you will enter safe mood. in the safe mood you will see a icon on your taskbar name by mcdonald(the autorun eater software. right click and selct repair task manager, right click again selecr repair regedit and do the same thing select repair folder option.
after that wait untill about 30 minutes(autorun eater to finish scan)
1. Right-click the desktop, and then click Properties. 2. On the Desktop tab, click Customize Desktop. 3. Under Desktop icons, click to select the check boxes of the icons you want to view. 4. Click OK two times.
check under your "processes" in the Windows Taskmanager and see if you can find anything listed that starts with "hk" like "hkserv", "hksrv" or "hkcmd" .. That would be your hotkeys, if they were working. :)
This means the driver for your hotkeys is missing or corrupt.
Now, go to this site here: http://esupport.sony.com/perl/select-system.pl?PRODTYPE=24&NAVDISP=pc
and enter all your info (like model number, ...), then you'll be able to download the proper hotkey driver for your model Vaio.
write back if it worked.
It appears that the function key is stuck on. try an external keyboard. if the external keyboard has the same problem its an issue with windows but if not you could be looking at a replacement keyboard. hope this helps Peter