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Sony Vaio pcg-frv37 dvd rom not working

I got this computer used, but it will only play a cd, it will not play a dvd, or burn music to a cd. What can I do?

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Re: Sony Vaio pcg-frv37 dvd rom not working

I had the same problem until I physically pulled the DVD drive out of the laptop, turned on the laptop, and then inserted the drive to get the plug and play to recognize the DVD drive. Worked like a charm.

Posted on Jan 09, 2008

Re: Sony Vaio pcg-frv37 dvd rom not working

Just called sony to order the DVD rom for it. Price is $295 for the dvd rom. I think we will be better off by getting a new desktop or used lap top. SONY sucks big time.

Posted on Dec 29, 2007

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Re: Sony Vaio pcg-frv37 dvd rom not working

You need a DVD burner in it to play and Burn DVD's
you have a CD Rom in it now.

Posted on Dec 17, 2007

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My Sony Vaio laptop does not want to play DVD again, only play an burn CDs. use to play an burn DVD put dont even read them now...wierd thing is...when check the say working properly...what is ...

Run thorough virus scan.

Check Device Manager in Safe Mode by pressing F8 during boot. Right click My Computer > Manage. Select Device Manager > View > Show Hidden Devices. Now delete all DVD/CD-ROMs and reboot. Windows will say "New Hardware Found" and install. They also fail and need to replaced. Mine only reads now. doh!

Nov 25, 2012 | PC Laptops

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When i open my vaio pcg-frv37 laptop it says NTDLR is missing. please tell me what it means i cant open my laptop.

  1. Insert the Windows XP installation CD into your computers CD-ROM drive and restart.
  2. You will be prompted to “Press any key to boot from CD…”. Press a key.
  3. Once loaded, the Windows XP setup menu will give you several options. Press the “R” key to repair Windows.
  4. When prompted, selected your Windows installation. In most cases this is “1′. Press enter.
  5. You will then be prompted for your administrator password, enter that password. If you don’t have a password set, just press enter.
  6. Type the following commands, pressing enter after each line. Replace “e:\” with the letter of your CD-ROM drive.
    copy e:\i386\ntldr c:\
    copy e:\i386\ c:\
    bootcfg /rebuild
  7. After entering that last line and pressing enter, you will be walked through the process of rebuilding the boot file. Most of the prompts should be self explanatory, but here are a few tips:
    • The first prompt should ask you to confirm the operating system that was automatically detected. Make sure the detected OS is the operating system you have installed and then type “y” and press enter.
    • You will also be prompted for a “load identifier”. This is the user friendly name that is displayed when selecting advanced startup options. You can type anything you want here, but it is best to type the full name of the operating system (such as “Windows XP Home Edition).
  8. Eject the CD from your computer. Type “exit” and press enter. Your computer will restart, and this time it should load without displaying an error.

Jun 05, 2010 | Sony VAIO FRV37 Notebook

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My sony vaio laptop model pcg-k33 does not play any type of dvds. would you please let me know how I can fix it? Thank you for you help.

I see its a DVD ROM not writeer so should read DVDs. Maybe the country is not set correctly. Access this by clicking on My Computer / Right click on CD/DVD writer / properties /auto play select mixed content. Also check for country and ensure it is selected correctly.

NB = If you make a mistake in country selection and try to correct it you will write off the DVD drive and render it useless as this procedure re writes the chipset. can only be done once.

Mar 26, 2010 | Sony VAIO PCG-K33P Notebook

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I have a Sony PCG-FRV37 ''error loading operating system''

Look at the bios and see if the hard drive is detected

if not suspect a virus , faulty hard disk or motherboard

Aug 26, 2009 | Sony VAIO FRV37 Notebook

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Having a problem getting my Sony Vaio PCG-3E2L laptop to auto play my photo DVD slide show. Using Windows Vista Home Premium OS.Also, where can I find a PDF Sony User Manaul for my laptop?

A quick short cut is to open a browser if you use Internet Explorer and select tools menu, then select Internet options. When the box opens then select the advanced tab and scroll down until you see a check box under security and check allow active content from CD to run on my computer.

Also here is the link for your manual:

May 16, 2009 | Sony VAIO Notebook

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well after reviewing your problem.

I'd suggest you take the cd to a pc where it works.
Then copy all the files from the disc to your harddrive

if you have a 1GB usb stick you can put the files there,
and install it on the laptop.

May 23, 2008 | Sony VAIO VGN-AR230G Notebook

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Video problem.......

Do you see video at any time on the screen? Like when the VAIO logo appears?

It may be that you need to use a function key to return the view from an external screen to your laptop's screen.

Mar 12, 2008 | Sony VAIO FRV37 Notebook

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Help me please

i think there's a problem with your dvd player just upgrade your dvd software for the latest version...

Dec 17, 2007 | Sony VAIO FRV37 Notebook

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