I have a Sony Vaio VGNFS15GP Laptop which got a virus and I was unable to open windows or boot (The dreaded blue screen) and after I took it in to be repaired was informed that it needed the harddrive reformatted. At a ridiculous cost mind you. I brought it home and reformatted and reinstalled windows xp however now need to reinstall drivers for it to work properly. I do not have the original boot disk, everything else is in the original box but the disk. There is a question mark next to Mass Storage Controller, Network Controller, PCI Device, SM Bus Controller, Universal Serial Bus Controller, Video Controller VGA.
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if the sony laptop already has an OS on it or a newer version of windows than XP, you have to uninstall the current OS on the sony vaio. also, that means reformatting the Hard Drive on the sony which actually wipes it clean. Before you do that, you should have the original disk of the sony pc drivers installation or you need to go to the product(sony vaio) web site so you can download those drivers for (PCG-61213W) to disk or flash drive. after wiping Hard drive, you can install the XP, then the drivers that you downloaded. However, viaos are strange pc's so i would ask Sony if this XP install will be compatible with the Sony pc hardware components first. good luck.
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Blue thin lines before it boots will rule out an operating system or driver fault. So it would appear something in the machine has failed.
Do you have a VGA monitor you can connect to it and see whether it shows the fault? This will show that if the fault also shows on the external monitor, it is likely an electronic fault on the main board, whereas if it works on the external monitor but not on the built-in monitor, my guess would be the cable that goes from the main board up through the hinge of the screen into it, or a connector, or an actual fault with the LCD display.
Windows booting normally once the display drivers were disabled indicates to me that Windows is no longer detecting the faulty display and therefore boots normally - possibly pointing to failed electronics in some way. It could even be corrupt BIOS that controls the video or something along these lines, though that's unlikely.
Good luck, either way it sounds like it's off to a computer repair shop. Is it under warranty?
I have Sony Vaio VGN-CR26GN/B Laptop.I have Intel processor and ATI Mobility Radeon X2300 graphic card.I need NEW UPDATED drivers for ATI Mobility Radeon X2300 Graphic card.OLD Drivers are causing performance issues.There are no new drivers for ATI MOBILITY RADEON X2300 graphic card on ATI.com and AMD website and other websites.I have searched the web but the result is nothing.I have also searched Sony website for drivers but they have not updated for a longtime.Please PLEASE Give me the link for NEW Updated drivers for this Graphic card Model:ATI Mobility Radeon X2300 on my email.ThankYou