Not sure if it's specific to Vista or will be compatible to XP as well. Perhaps you can check on the Sony site.
I have a sony vaio laptop model vgn-n220e and it came with vista which sucks by the way. I loaded xp pro on it and now i just need help finding drivers so i can get my power/battery settings back, wireless interent, sound so on, would really appreciated someone pointing me in the right direction
There is a theory that if you could find this laptop -> http://asia.cnet.com/reviews/notebooks/0,39050490,39312781p,00.htm that you could extract its drivers with this tool -> http://www.xptools.net/driverbackup.htm
Sadly no one has been able to verify this since no one has been able to locate said laptop and get the deed done.
Sony has not issued drivers so my only other alternative would be to run BELARC ADVISOR to dissect what the machine is made of and hunt for drivers for the parts I found.
Sorry, this is a sad sad unit to try this one. I truly wish I had something better to write here. But there's one last hope.
Ok, that's piece number 1. See where we're going?
Part 2 at Vista ->Virtual PC -> XP Pro -> Internet from http://www.aspdeveloper.net/Virtual_PC/rn-739-45069_Vista_-Virtual_PC_-_XP_Pro_-_Internet.aspx
What a mess.
all those drivers on sony website said vista must be installed but vista is so slow on the laptop and doesnt run very well at all. I have found the chipset,video, audio drivers. I cant seem to find any kind of drivers that would make my internet work wireless or wired and i cant find a driver to where i can mess with the battery settings (i.e power saving settings which would allow me to control the brightness. Also when i bought the laptop they didnt send me a vista recovery disk or anyhting so i dont even know how i would be able to load crappy vista back on. now i dont know what to do.
The four things I have a ? mark besides is the
2. mass storage controller
4. and LAN-Express AS IEEE 802.11g PCI-E adapter has a ! by it
Since only you have the Everest details it's up to you to hunt it down. Look at the details in this discussion so far. Unless a member owned this one and had done this they wouldn't be able to contribute much.
The gritty details may be long to post but without it I can't research it since Sony is mum and others haven't posted the details.
I used that everest program and got all my internet stuff to work, even wireless, thanks for your help. Now i just have to find a way to adjust my screen brightness bc i could only do that with the sony utilities and that wont install bc it says i need vista but that is something i could live with . does anyone know of any program that can adjust my screen brrightness and im not talking about turning it up with the graphics card bc that just makes the screen whiter.
You are the first to succeed according to my research.
As to brightness control I wonder...
Sorry, it's only a page of hits but maybe you can glean something from it. I don't have your headache (that everest report) to work with but I'm trying to pitch in here.
Hope that helps,
well... have you tried to download and install the intel 945 chipset utilities?
you can adjust it by entering in the control panel and configuring the Intel GMA Driver for Mobile
i've made it with my vaio vgn-n230fh and it works!
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The first couple of files (audio1,2,etc) are for the audio drives
The last few are for you network connections.. try the first of each first. But one of them should work.
For the ethernet port driver for sony.. try this link:
Hi, I have exactly the same problems as yours. Now i have installed the wireless driver and it did work. But I still have difficulty finding the motherboard, audio and video drivers. Could you give me some hints on where I should look for and what keywords I should use?
I have use the Everest to detect my hardware. The motherboard seems Intel 945GM/PM, but I could not find the appropriate driver. Hope you can help me. Thank you very much.
I booted my system Vaio VGN-N250E rom Vista to XP Professional due to system slow down. After installing windows XP, my speakers, wireless, DVD RW and touch pad scroll are not working. Now I want to recover my Windows Vista back which is there in the hard disk as "recovery". What can I do to recover this Windows Vista. I am in a great trouble.
Please someone help me out.
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