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#1 cway1

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 09:55 AM

Hello,
I have recently done a clean install of xp home sp3 on a sony vaio vgn-sz110. I went to sony vaio support web and downloaded chipset and all other drivers. In device manager I can't seem to figure out why the Video Controller and Video Controller(VGA Compatible) still have the question mark with exclamation. Also a usb driver is missing. I have a graphics by nvidia sticker on the laptop so I downloaded nividia driver but still didn't work. I searched all drivers under the service tag: J001BW2Z. Anyone have any suggestions? I also performed the clean install twice and have all updates. Thanks in advance for any help.

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 10:45 AM

Did you download the drivers from this list?

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 10:49 AM

yes, that is the list where i got the drivers

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 11:39 AM

Forgive a silly question, but you said you downloaded the drivers. You DID install them, correct?

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 11:41 AM

What was the version of the nVIDIA driver?

Which USB driver is missing?

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 11:46 AM

@allen, yes i did install them and it completed, but question marks and exclamations were still there.
@arach, the usb was corrected when i updated the camera driver(only one i forgot to update), the nvidia driver version was the latest one provided. i also laid down the original driver for nvidia as well.

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 12:21 PM

Okay, let's do it one at a time. Install the chipset driver. Reboot. Then install the other drivers. I assume you are installing them by running the .exe installer files.

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 12:28 PM

correct. will keep you posted

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 10:06 AM

ok allen, i have done a fresh install xp home sp3, downloaded and installed drivers 1 by 1 and all question marks are gone except for video controller and video controller(vga compatible) device drivers. i installed and ran the nvidia gforce go7400 graphics controller driver 08/16/2008 and it did not clear the question mark. i then tried the original nvidia geforce go7400 graphics controller driver 2/09/2006 and it did nothing as well. anymore suggestions?

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 10:09 AM

You need to obtain all laptop drivers from the Sony support site for your system. Is this where you're getting all of the drivers from: http://esupport.sony.com/perl/swu-list.pl?mdl=VGNSZ110#div_pos_107 ?

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 12:28 PM

yes, input my model number and os. laptop has nividia sticker on it, so i assumed to install nividia drivers but even on the last install i even installed the intel original video driver but no luck.

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 01:50 PM

No need to assume. Open device manager and double click on the video device - does it show you the make and model? If not, just download and run either Belarc Advisor or Everest and all of your hw info will be listed.




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