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VAIO Update Failing Repeatedly for NVIDIA Guard Service

Important VAIO Update for NVIDIA Guard Service keeps failing with the error code 0xA0011000(5)

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Please do not install this update. It may not be intended for your computer.

Posted on Jul 10, 2013

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SOURCE: sony vaio fw11s disk check and update problem

The disk check normally means it hasn't been shut down properly. Not sure about the update thing sorry.

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Screen/graphics problem, distortions & low res issues

It is not a driver failure but it is a hardware failure. I have my own fz340e and have the same problem as yours. Now, my fz340e works fine.

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you need to download the driver manually from the ibm website

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Try this procedure: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946414

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Recently, on my Sony Vaio AR170G laptop, the screen has taken on a red haze. Is my screen going out, or is it my video card? I've had the laptop for 3 1/2 years now and do play games a lot on it. If I'm...


It is a knwon issue with the VGNAR100, 200, 300 series Computer that the NVIDIA Card shiped with the Computer is malfunctioning.

In July 2008, NVIDIA announced that some notebook computers with NVIDIA graphic processors manufactured with a certain material set were failing in the field at a higher than normal rate. Since that announcement, Sony, in cooperation with NVIDIA, has been looking into any possible effect to VAIO® notebooks with NVIDIA graphic processors. Until recently we had not identified any VAIO models that were affected by this issue.


http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/news-item.pl?mdl=VGNAR170G&news_id=349


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Screen/graphics problem, distortions & low res issues


It is not a driver failure but it is a hardware failure. I have my own fz340e and have the same problem as yours. Now, my fz340e works fine.

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Sony vaio fw11s disk check and update problem


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try to download the driver package manually
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us I downloaded the driver with no problem doing it manually

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This IS very likely a hardware problem. I'm not very sure about your model but I know that many SZ users w/ G84xx/G86xx NVIDIA card out there are having similar problem -- could be due to NVIDIA chip failure.

http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/07/09/nvidia-g84-g86-bad

Sony had just acknowledged this problem (failed G84/G86 NVIDIA chips) recently but unfortunately SZ series models were not included in the list.

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1528907/sony-admits-failing-nvidia-chips-months-late

In case you're using SZ model and are having G84/G86 nvidia card, just give sony service center a call, at least to let them take your issue into their record.

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