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Sony Vaio VGN-FZ290 Windows 7 drivers

By pyromaster114
May 31, 2011
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  1. I recently upgraded my Sony Vaio VGN-FZ290 to Windows 7 64-bit.

    Now, the issue is, there is next to no driver support apparently, despite Sony claiming there is.

    I still need:
    1) A chipset driver that will permit use of standby or 'sleep' mode.
    2) A driver for the webcam.
    3) A driver for the video card that works correctly. (Currently it is just using the 'generic VGA adapter' driver...)
     
  2. pyromaster114

    pyromaster114 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 395

    Also, the webcam shows up in the device manager as "USB video device" or something like that, and it says the driver is installed and working...
    But no programs can access the webcam...
     
  3. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,374   +167

    Your best bet might be using Driver Identifier

    some fyi;s
    > Windows 7 includes many generic drivers. Sounds like you're using the generic driver for your web cam
    > You can verify its the generic by right clicking the cam in Dev Mgr, select Properties. Look at the Driver tab. If the provider is Microsoft, it's the generic
    > Generics can help provide basic functionality but don't always work and one should use hardware specific drivers when available.
    > Is there a cam driver on the Sony website?

    List any Problem Devices
    • Make sure devices are connected and powered on
    • Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
    • Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
    • If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post
    • On the other hand, if no devices are listed, tell me so
    Generate and attach a DirectX report
    • Click Start->Run, enter dxdiag
    • Notice progress in lower left window corner
    • When done, click Save Information button and save to your Desktop
    • In TechSpot, use the paper clip icon to attach the report. (If you don't see icon you may need to first click Go Advanced)
     
  4. pyromaster114

    pyromaster114 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 395

    Thanks so much to LookinAround.
    His suggestion to use Driver Identifier was helpful, the program was able to find a compatible driver for the webcam.

    I think I've gotten almost all the drivers now... though it still will not let me put the computer in 'standby' or 'sleep'... Not sure why.
     
  5. pyromaster114

    pyromaster114 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 395

    Well, scratch that.

    I have not gotten anywhere close to getting all the drivers... because the power management (brightness control, battery monitor, etc) and the video card still don't work at anywhere near as they're supposed to.


    Anyhow... the info you requested

    1) No, no problem devices show up.

    2) See attached file.
     

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  6. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,374   +167

    I'm not so sure there's good odds of you finding a happy ending to your problem :( (since Driver Identifier nor Sony nor any google searches seem to show much re: W7 drivers for your machine) but will tell you what i can...

    1. You're still running W7 build 7600 so i don't think you've installed W7 SP1 yet. tho i also don't know if that will help

    2. Your current audio driver provider is Microsoft so, yes, you're running with Windows generic HD audio drivers. You might look at IDT/Sigmatel site for HD drivers

    3. If you look at System Devices section in your dxdiag (i included below) reveals many of your motherboard devices are from intel. You can also try the Intel Driver Update Tool to check for latest Intel drivers.

    4. Check Nvidia for any possible graphics drivers

    5. You also ran the 32 bit version of Dxdiag which is why System Device drivers show N/A. You should be runnnig the 64 bit version. See HERE

    /* EDIT */
    p.s and note: Every Device ID in the System Device section that starts with PCI\VEN_8086 is from Intel (no coincidence Intel's PCI Vendor ID= 8086 !)
    /* end Edit */

    Code:
    --------------
    System Devices
    --------------
         Name: Mobile Intel(R) PM965/GM965/GL960/GS965 Express PCI Express Root Port - 2A01
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2A01&SUBSYS_9005104D&REV_0C\3&33FD14CA&0&08
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Intel(R) ICH8 Family SMBus Controller - 283E
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_283E&SUBSYS_9005104D&REV_03\3&33FD14CA&0&FB
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2829&SUBSYS_9005104D&REV_03\3&33FD14CA&0&FA
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Mobile Intel(R) PM965/GM965/GL960/GS965 Express Processor to DRAM Controller - 2A00
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2A00&SUBSYS_9005104D&REV_0C\3&33FD14CA&0&00
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 283A
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_283A&SUBSYS_9005104D&REV_03\3&33FD14CA&0&D7
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Intel(R) ICH8M LPC Interface Controller - 2815
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2815&SUBSYS_9005104D&REV_03\3&33FD14CA&0&F8
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Intel(R) ICH8M Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 2850
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2850&SUBSYS_9005104D&REV_03\3&33FD14CA&0&F9
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 2836
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2836&SUBSYS_9005104D&REV_03\3&33FD14CA&0&EF
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Intel(R) 82801 PCI Bridge - 2448
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2448&SUBSYS_9005104D&REV_F3\3&33FD14CA&0&F0
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: High Definition Audio Controller
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_284B&SUBSYS_9005104D&REV_03\3&33FD14CA&0&D8
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2835
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2835&SUBSYS_9005104D&REV_03\3&33FD14CA&0&D1
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Marvell Yukon 88E8036 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_11AB&DEV_4351&SUBSYS_9005104D&REV_16\4&16BEB6B9&0&00E4
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Intel(R) ICH8 Family PCI Express Root Port 5 - 2847
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2847&SUBSYS_9005104D&REV_03\3&33FD14CA&0&E4
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2834
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2834&SUBSYS_9005104D&REV_03\3&33FD14CA&0&D0
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Standard VGA Graphics Adapter
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0426&SUBSYS_9005104D&REV_A1\4&12A31CFE&0&0008
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Intel(R) ICH8 Family PCI Express Root Port 3 - 2843
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2843&SUBSYS_9005104D&REV_03\3&33FD14CA&0&E2
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2832
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2832&SUBSYS_9005104D&REV_03\3&33FD14CA&0&EA
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Integrated FlashMedia Controller
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_104C&DEV_803B&SUBSYS_9005104D&REV_00\4&3A867C58&0&1AF0
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Intel(R) ICH8 Family PCI Express Root Port 2 - 2841
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2841&SUBSYS_9005104D&REV_03\3&33FD14CA&0&E1
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2831
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2831&SUBSYS_9005104D&REV_03\3&33FD14CA&0&E9
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Texas Instruments 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_104C&DEV_803A&SUBSYS_9005104D&REV_00\4&3A867C58&0&19F0
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_4229&SUBSYS_11008086&REV_61\4&17422A72&0&00E2
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Intel(R) ICH8 Family PCI Express Root Port 1 - 283F
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_283F&SUBSYS_9005104D&REV_03\3&33FD14CA&0&E0
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2830
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2830&SUBSYS_9005104D&REV_03\3&33FD14CA&0&E8
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Texas Instruments PCI-8x12/7x12/6x12 CardBus Controller
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_104C&DEV_8039&SUBSYS_9005104D&REV_00\4&3A867C58&0&18F0
       Driver: n/a
    
     
  7. pyromaster114

    pyromaster114 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 395

    Well, I've been informed by Nvidia's driver software that there 'is no compatible video card' in my computer when I download the appropriate driver from their website.
    I attempted to manually pick out the driver and tell Windows 7 to use that, but it didn't listen... it just said "This driver does not support this version of windows."

    Yes I checked that it was the 64-bit version of the driver.
    It still refuses to use the driver.

    I will try and find any chipset / system device drivers from Intel, as well as run the DxDiag tool for 64-bit machines.
     
  8. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,374   +167

    1) Were you running 32 bit Vista before? (just curious)

    2) I tried chasing drivers for your nvidia graphic card based on its Hardware Id PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0426&SUBSYS_9005104D&REV_A1 which led to stumbling across a most interesting thread Windows 7 Clean install Guide for Vaio FZ
    > Have a look but proceed at your own risk (tho it probably can't hurt anymore then your current situation! ;) )
    > fyi.. also looks like that thread has been maintained (last updated June, 2011!)
     
  9. pyromaster114

    pyromaster114 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 395

    1) No, first tried 64-bit, but then tried 32-bit as the Vista version was originally 32-bit.

    2) Thank you, for that guide.
    I managed to get the thing working perfectly now... all the Fn keys and everything seem to work nicely.
    Thanks again.
     
  10. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,374   +167

    Glad to hear that guide helped :)
     


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