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Sony VAIO Video driver? Reinstalled windows display too small


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Hi guys,
I reinstalled my windows xp operating system and i'm guessing it's because i need the correct video driver!
I am currently using a Sony VAIO PCG-TR5C, I have already downloaded the drivers and untils package from the Sony website. However, despite doing so and installing all the setup files I could find in all folders, there still seems to be the same problem.

My resolution only goes from 1024 by 768 and 800 by 600, which is even smaller.


In the Device manager I have a yellow question mark next to:

Other devices
  • ethernet controller
  • PCI modem
  • USB device
  • Video controller
  • Video Controller (VGA compatible)

What drivers or necessary 'things' do I need to download in order to fix this?

Could someone please help!
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You need to download and install your Chipset drivers.

I tried locate your computer, but it seems that the model is named otherwise on the Sony page. So to find the correct one, I need the model number. Unless you have the correct chipset drivers downloaded already.

Usually located in 1 of 3 places;

On the bezel / Frame of the LCD screen
The LCD hinge
Top left / Right corner of the keyboard


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You need to download and install your Chipset drivers.

I tried locate your computer, but it seems that the model is named otherwise on the Sony page. So to find the correct one, I need the model number. Unless you have the correct chipset drivers downloaded already.

Usually located in 1 of 3 places;

On the bezel / Frame of the LCD screen
The LCD hinge
Top left / Right corner of the keyboard


Cheers

yes its an asian model but i believe any pcg-tr5 driver would work, the model number is exactly pcg-tr5c

thank you!
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Then you should could use these;

http://esupport.sony...pl?mdl=PCGTR5AP

Notebook control and utilities
System Components

I believe are those you need. But you could install most of the drivers from that page.


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You need to download and install your Chipset drivers.

I tried locate your computer, but it seems that the model is named otherwise on the Sony page. So to find the correct one, I need the model number. Unless you have the correct chipset drivers downloaded already.

Usually located in 1 of 3 places;

On the bezel / Frame of the LCD screen
The LCD hinge
Top left / Right corner of the keyboard


Cheers

I found this (chipset drivers downloads) http://downloadcente.....ubmit=Go!#DRV

How do I know which intel I have?
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You need to download and install your Chipset drivers.

I tried locate your computer, but it seems that the model is named otherwise on the Sony page. So to find the correct one, I need the model number. Unless you have the correct chipset drivers downloaded already.

Usually located in 1 of 3 places;

On the bezel / Frame of the LCD screen
The LCD hinge
Top left / Right corner of the keyboard


Cheers

I found this (chipset drivers downloads) http://downloadcente.....ubmit=Go!#DRV

How do I know which intel I have?


One sec :)
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It is the Intel 855GM chipset


hehe, I had to reboot. Lost my copy/paste function for some reason :)
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I don't see your Intel chipset anywhere.... :)

Maybe it is because it is asian, I dunno.

But I believe, the drivers I linked to earlier, should do it.

Edited by Abydos, 10 July 2009 - 06:43 PM.

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I don't see your Intel chipset anywhere.... :)

Maybe it is because it is asian, I dunno.

But I believe, the drivers I linked to earlier, should do it.

i have installed pretty much everything and still no use

my resolution needs to be 1280 x 168 it's currently 12 1204 x 768!

btw how can i sort those yellow question marks against

ethernet controller
PCI modem
USB device
Video controller
Video Controller (VGA compatible)
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Easy way is to right-click them, and choose update driver.

But everything should be in my first link, provided it is as you
say, regarding model, etc.
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I tried to install chip set driver and did not installed but saying my PCG-652L does not meet the minimum system requirement. What are my options left for this exact problem?
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