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#1 trw77

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 04:07 PM

I recently purchased a Sony Vaio VGN-FZ140N The machine originally came with Vista, and was upgraded to Windows 7. When I bought it I wiped the HD with D-Ban then installed XP, however I am having trouble finding the correct drivers for the Audio. Can someone point me in the right direction?



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 04:13 PM

Hello, and Welcome

 

There may not be an XP audio driver for this computer. Go to Device Manager, right click the audio device that has a yellow exclamation mark next to it. Select Properties and under the Details tab select Hardware ID's. Copy and paste the first line in your next post. If there are other yellow exclamation markes you can do the same for those devices also.



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Posted 15 September 2014 - 04:16 PM

From what I see, the audio drivers are included in the chipset package, see http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/model-home.pl?mdl=VGNFZ140N&template_id=1&region_id=1&tab=download#/downloadTab .

 

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 04:31 PM

HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_8384&DEV_7662&SUBSYS_104D2300&REV_1002\4&2E365DAD&0&0001
PCI\VEN_104C&DEV_803B&SUBSYS_9005104D&REV_00\4&3B3A03B5&0&1AF0
 
HDAUDIO\FUNC_02&VEN_14F1&DEV_2C06&SUBSYS_104D1700&REV_1000\4&2E365DAD&0&0102
These are the ones that I can not find.
Thanks Louis I will check the link out.


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Posted 15 September 2014 - 04:32 PM

I have been there, None of them work because they are for Vista and I am running XP



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Posted 15 September 2014 - 05:07 PM

It's a Sigmatel driver. Sigmatel got bought out by IDT which then sold off their drivers to some other company. I can't make any promises but see if this will get your sound back. The second audio driver shown is for your modem. I still have to hunt that one down along with the other.

 

 

Edit: For the modem, try this one. Click on the hard drive. Put in a garbage email. It will then let you download from Sony's site.

 

Edit Edit: Does this computer have a card reader?


Edited by JohnC_21, 15 September 2014 - 05:27 PM.


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Posted 15 September 2014 - 05:54 PM

Yes, it does.



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Posted 15 September 2014 - 06:06 PM

Did the sound and modem drivers work for you?

 

Edit: The last driver is for a texas intruments card reader. Still looking for that one.

 

Edit Edit: Try this one for the card reader. As you can see from the description. It only provides basic functionality.


Edited by JohnC_21, 15 September 2014 - 06:12 PM.


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Posted 15 September 2014 - 06:38 PM

None of those work. I am about to the end of my rope with the matter.Does the Microsoft driver update program work like it says it does.



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Posted 15 September 2014 - 06:44 PM

If you see drivers available in Microsoft Update, I would try those. I try to avoid those but sometimes it is the only thing available.

 

As a note, Xp is no longer supported. You may have a better experience using a linux distro like Mint or Ubuntu. They can be run as Live CD's so you can decide which distro is best for you.

 

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Edited by JohnC_21, 15 September 2014 - 06:46 PM.


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Posted 15 September 2014 - 06:49 PM

- Then I would recommend installing Vista instead of XP. Sounds simple to me.

- Why do you want to install XP instead of Vista ?






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