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.
Can you please help with this problem.
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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?
Netgear is quite tricky as is with all other routers, but I don't think the router is your problem. Try to do the following.
1) Turn off Vaio laptop 2) unplug router 3) unplug modem 4) plug back in modem - wait for it to boot up 5) plug back in router - wait for it to boot up 6) turn back on the Vaio - log in and see if it sees the SID. If it isn't broadcasting, you might have to enter it in manually and select connect to non broadcasting network
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