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Please follow the steps to disable the Touchpad under XP environment:

First, click the Start button, then click VAIO Support Central .
In the VAIO Support Central window, in the left pane , click System Maintenance .
In the right pane , click VAIO Central .
In the VAIO Central window, click the System Information tab.
On the System Information tab, click the Plus symbol next to Keyboard and Mouse .
Under Keyboard and Mouse , double-click Built-in Pointing Device .
In the Built-in Pointing Device window, click to clear the Enable box.
Click the OK button.
In the Built-in Pointing Device dialog box, click the Yes button.


Sony VGN-A190... | Answered on Dec 24, 2010

have you tried the Realtek Site? it has the list of drivers for this card.


download and install the first one. its for vista and windows 7

you device inside the laptop should be for a

Realtek® AC'97 Audio Device

so this should work for your machine. if you still continue to have problems let me know. just make sure you have also got the correct chipset utility for your board since you have upgraded.

Good Luck!

Sony VGN-A190... | Answered on Jul 27, 2009

http://tinyurl.com/6cr6bk is the link to you manufacturers driver site.

Sony VGN-A190... | Answered on Jul 18, 2009

if this is a vista machine go to your startup menu click that and right click my computer and select the option properties. once in the system properties select the tab Hardware. then click device manager. it will populate a list of all your installed hardware as well as those that are not installed correctly. if you see any exclamations let me know, if not go to dvd/cd-rom option and click the + sign and see if your device is there. if not there may be a good chance that the drive has gone bad and needs to be replaced.

Sony VGN-A190... | Answered on Jul 12, 2009

The Microsoft website will give details of how to upgrade and the costs involved, though buying the new operating system on hardware and performing a drive format and a clean new load could make more sense.

A computer that previously ran Vista will probably be a few years old and therefore have a low specification so you could be disappointed with the performance when running Windows 10.

I have a very old pc originally running Windows 95 that copes well with XP without perceptible loss of functionality for modest purposes, which makes no sense at all.
On the other hand a relatively high-spec laptop I own needs a fair amount of patience running Windows 7.

You have to try these things but the results aren't assured and it is a bit like making a wager with your cash. Might be more economic to buy an up to date machine.

Sony VGN... | Answered on Nov 23, 2015

You'll need to register/create a Windows Live user account so think up a simple username and password such as [email protected] and 12345678 for the password.

Sony VGN... | Answered on Feb 02, 2015

First of all, how old is your display? Second, how did that happen in the first place? Finally, was your display recalled because of inherent video artifacts like the one you're describing? You should check with your OEM before making any queries on sites like this.

Sony VGN... | Answered on Feb 02, 2015

Hi Irene - There are many ways to send photos and so I am assuming you are sending them by email. If this is not correct, please provide more info. Within your email program send a new message. In the new message, click on Attach File or Insert Picture. Which ever you choose, it will open a box that will allow you to locate your photo files on your laptop. Select the ones you want and they will be added to the email. They will also remain intact on your laptop. Hope this helps. Thanks.

Sony VGN... | Answered on Jan 20, 2015

Your video may be dead. If you have a VGA port or HDMI connector in the back, try connecting it to an external monitor or TV.

Sony VGN... | Answered on Aug 29, 2014

Control Panel -> Network and Internet -> Internet Options - > General Tab - Type in http://www.yahoo.com -> Apply - > Ok.

Sony VGN... | Answered on Aug 02, 2014

have you tried changing the hard drive

Sony VGN... | Answered on Jun 04, 2014

Look for a setting along the lines of
control panel -> display -> find the word "gamma" in there somewhere and turn all the way up

Sony VGN... | Answered on Apr 12, 2014

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