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Sony Vaio PCV-W600G

Computer would shut down, installed new hard drive, but now can't get software to load and sometimes will shut down while trying to load software.  Now computer doesn't want to start thinking it might be power supply issue but don't know what kind to get to replace and don't know what screws need to come out to get to power supply.  Need booklet on internal access, type of motherboard and power supply.  If you have other thoughts they would be greatly appreciated.  I'm trying to help a friend and am getting more frustrated by the hour.

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Re: Sony Vaio PCV-W600G

The new hardware installed is incompatible with the computer, remove it and your computer will boot to windows.


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Is there a current motherboard that will fit in a Sony Vaio pcv-RZ22g case to replace an old Asus P4S533 motherboard?

Desktop computer cases have mountings that suit the majority of motherboards.
You most like need a new switch mode power supply as the existion one won't have the correct power connectors and won't supply enough power.

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New built pc biostar ta75m+ motherboard. System shuts down when I try to load windows.

Hello the homepage is here:

I think the harddrive has a lot of bad sectors, and needs to be replaced.

It should not take 4 hours, to format the drive.
It normaly take 15 to 20 minutes, depending of the size of the drive.

Any sata drive will go for this mainboard.
Try not to buy seagate, western digital is better.
Check also the bios, for proper boot settings.

Good luck

Dec 15, 2012 | Biostar TA75M DDR3 2000 USB3 SATA3 AMD FM1...

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I forgot the cmos password .sony vaio model mbx 171


Sony notebook computers must be taken apart to reset the BIOS password to the factory default when the current password is forgotten or simply unavailable. A small battery inside the computer must be removed for a period of time in order for the password to reset. This requires notebook repair skills specific to Sony notebooks, and should only be attempted by a technician who is familiar with the process of taking Sony notebooks apart and putting them back together without damaging the parts.
Two way to remove BIOS password.

1) Soft reset 2) Hard reset
Soft Reset
BIOSpasswords can be reset in two ways,
1. using software 2. using hardware.

I would first try resetting using software, here are two software's to reset orretrieve BIOS passwords.

!BIOS- is a PC BIOS toolkit offering password removal/decrypt and BIOS settingsmodification/backup/restore.

CmosPwd- Cmos password recovery tools

Hard Reset

Step 1
Back up the hard drive to optical discs, an external hard drive or a network location to safeguard any important files. Step 2
Shut down the computer by clicking "Start" (Windows Orb) and choosing "Shut Down." Step 3
Disconnect the Sony notebook power adapter cable from the wall and from the back of the laptop. Step 4
Close the lid and flip the notebook over to expose the bottom screws and compartments. Step 5
Remove the main battery from the bottom of the Sony notebook. Step 6
Remove the compartment covers for the RAM and the hard drive. Step 7
Remove the hard drive by unscrewing the bracket that holds the drive in place and pulling gently on the drive until it disengages from the socket. Step 8
Remove the RAM by spreading the small metal retention clips that hold it into place, and then pivoting the RAM up slightly and pulling it out of the sockets. Step 9
Remove each of the small screws from the bottom of the Sony notebook, and place them on a clean, flat surface in a pattern that represents which hole each screw came from. Step 10
Gently flip the Sony notebook right-side up and open the lid. Step 11
Separate the base of the Sony notebook from the upper case by gently pressing the plastic knife or credit card into the seam and pulling the top away from the bottom. Step 12
Disconnect the wire that connects the small coin cell battery pack to the motherboard, or remove the coin cell battery from the socket, depending upon the model of the Sony notebook. Some models may require that the motherboard be removed from the case in order to access the battery. Step 13
Wait one hour with the battery disconnected and reassemble. The BIOS password will be cleared and the computer will boot into the BIOS setup program or to the operating system. This process does not clear any operating system passwords. Tips & Warnings
  • Reset a known BIOS password on Sony notebook computers by entering BIOS setup using the "F10" key on startup. Enter the existing password, and navigate to the security screen in the BIOS setup program to choose a new password. Consult the owner's manual for specific instructions on particular Sony models. Use a blank piece of paper to set the screws as they are removed, marking them or arranging them as necessary. It is important to replace the exact same screw into each hole that it came out of as there are often several different s of screws.
  • Notebook computers are assembled with small, delicate plastic tabs that are easily damaged. Internal cables and assemblies can be broken or damaged with relatively little force. Leave this technique to a professional technician if unsure of how to take a Sony notebook computer apart. Do not let the computer go into sleep or hibernation mode or simply shut the lid as this is not a full proper shutdown and the hard drive can become corrupted if the computer is not properly shut down for this operation.
Give me the thumb if you problem solve.

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Need drivers for sony pcg-7g1m notebook, can any one please help

Drivers for Sony Vaio

You can download the drivers from above link

Regarding the Hidden partition
You can reformat the Vaio back to it's original state by going to All Programs -> Vaio Recovery Tool -> Vaio Recovery Utility and choosing either Recover Drive C:\ only or to recover the whole computer back to factory settings

Oct 05, 2009 | Sony Motherboards

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Problem while installing Win XP Prof.

The prolem is with Windows Xp cd...
When i try to install through the Genuine Win XP cd then it works fine...
So use the original softwares....

Feb 16, 2009 | Intel DG31PR Motherboard

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Problem of Window XP installation

usually when installation of windows fails is from more than one reason and lets hope that ur hard drive is not damaged (contains bad sectors).
try these steps :
1- use a different windows cd and a different cd rom if u can find one.
2- change the sequense of drives by changing their jumper positions and data cables ( master, slave)
3- try to clear cmos with the jumper located usually near the mainboards battery (short it for 3 seconds)
4- try ( low-level format) to ur hard drive and reinstall windows.

if the message is still seen then your hard drive could be seriously damaged.

May 28, 2008 | Intel Motherboard

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Abit Guru Ai7 Hard Drive Problem

Simply....... no. Once formatted it's reinstall time.
You can load you're windows cd into the cdrom drive & try to get windows to load. If you do get the cdrom to load - (Press any key to load from cd...... ) & press any key. Once in windows setup ( DO NOT format the drive) but do reinstall windows, if windows see's another windows on your drive, great install over it. If windows does re-install it's self you should have enough time to install burner software & back up your personal data to CD or DVD before your partition looses it's cookies & shuts you down.
You can also leave it alone & install another drive & setup windows complete & slave it back into you're system for IDE.
SATA's are all master drives. Than copy your data back to you're new drive. In these cases I always suggest the user go to the web site of the hard drive & download the Mfg's bootable software tool's/setup utilities. Windows is not perfact at formatting.


Apr 08, 2008 | Abit A17 Guru Motherboard

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Msi7235 motherboard

Hi iggulden, I suggest you back up your personal data. Get it off the primary hard drive. While your windows is still running.
When you’re finished, find the Mfg's name of your hard drive & S/N. Go to the Mfg's web site & download their software tools for checking the hard drive/testing & setting up the drive for a fresh install of windows. Most Mfg's have software to create a bootable floppy disk & or a bootable CD. (I doubt your troubles are from the motherboard just by your description). After running the Mfg's software & a fresh install of windows your system will run much better. Give it a try before you attack your motherboard.

Good Luck! Take your time.
Have more questions, feel free to ask.


Apr 03, 2008 | Intel Motherboard

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Endless beeeeeeeeeping

Beeping on initial turn on is generally a Ram issue.
turn off laptop, remove battery.
Remove 1 stick and boot and see if it beeps
if it beeps, remove other stick install stick that was removed

Mar 30, 2008 | Sony MBX-49 ASSY Motherboard

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Load a new hard drive

Hi Dutshy1,

On back of the hard drive did you move the jump on your main hard drive and set it to Master and your secondary hard drive set to Slave.

Where the jumper is suppose to go is printed on the sticker on top of your hard drive.

The jumper is the little plastic thing on the back of the hard drive connecting two pins together next to the power port and where the IDE cable is suppose to connect.

let me know if that works.


Nov 06, 2007 | EliteGroup 661FX-M Motherboard

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