20 Most Recent Sony VAIO VGN-CR220E/P Notebook - Page 4 Questions & Answers

First check if the camera is working correctly by going to
-All Programs
-Camera Capture Utility
Can you see your image there?
If not, download and install the camera driver from here:

If you cant find the Camera Capture Utility at all, you can download it and install it from this link:

Let me know if you have other issues with the camera or it cant display in other programs like MSN or Skype.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Feb 23, 2011

change inverter kit and lamp

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Feb 11, 2011

Hard drives are fairly cheap nowadays. Check on ebay for the best price. Type in your model number and hard drive into the search box and let ebay do the work.
Fitting is straight forward as is setting up.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Feb 02, 2011

You can download the device drivers from the Sony WEB site.
Select your model notebook and the Windows XP or Vista drivers you require. Please click on this link to the Sony support WEB site :-

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Jan 31, 2011


You can download it here. Just select the type of operating system that youre using.

Rate me if it helps.

Thanks for using Fixya.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Jan 28, 2011


I understood that you're not able to use the Webcam application in the Computer.
Try downloading the originally shipped Sony Visual Communication Camera Driver from here.
If you're using the Windows 7 OS, click here for the link with the steps to install the Webcam Driver for the Vaio Computer.

Thanks for using FixYa.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Jan 26, 2011

reinstal the drivers to it.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Jan 25, 2011

Search the setting in Control Panel > Device and hardware

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Jan 18, 2011

Problem with display cable.Contact a sercice personnel is better.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Jan 15, 2011

What is the processor in your Vaio? If it's dual core 64bit will be OK.
Have you downloaded the 64bit version of the driver? If not, it won't work and I'm not sure there is one on 64bit.
Did your Vaio arrive with Win7 64bit? If not maybe it is not a suitable platform.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Jan 11, 2011

have you checked device manager to update driver
in control panel sound / audio check to make sure all settings are correct and under audio make sure default settings are correct

your sound card may need replaced
have you made any system changes

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Jan 06, 2011

According to the spec. it should be OK. Don't forget to download the drivers from Sony.com otherwise it won't work correctly.

Learn more about the Sony VAIO VGN-CR220E/P Model BrandSONY SeriesVAIO CR Series ModelVGN-CR220E/P General ColorCosmopolitan Operating SystemWindows Vista Home Premium CPU TypeIntel Core 2 Duo T7250 2.0G Screen14.1" WXGA Memory Size2GB DDR2 Hard Disk200GB Optical DriveDVD Super Multi Graphics CardIntel GMA X3100 Video MemoryShared memory CommunicationModem, LAN and WLAN Card slot1 x ExpressCard /34 Slot Dimensions13.2" x 9.8" x 1.25-1.67" Weight5.5 lbs. TechIntel Centrino Duo Mobile Technology CPU CPU TypeIntel Core 2 Duo CPU SpeedT7250(2.00GHz) CPU FSB800MHz CPU L2 Cache2MB Chipset ChipsetIntel GM965 Display Screen Size14.1" Wide Screen SupportYes Display TypeWide XGA Resolution1280 x 800 LCD FeaturesXBRITE-ECO technology Operating Systems Operating SystemWindows Vista Home Premium Graphics GPU/VPUIntel GMA X3100 Video MemoryShared system memory Graphic TypeIntegrated Card Hard Drive HDD200GB HDD RPM4200rpm HDD InterfaceSATA Memory Memory2GB Memory SpeedDDR2 667 Memory Spec1GB x 2 Max Memory Supported4GB Optical Drive Optical Drive TypeDVD Super Multi Optical Drive InterfaceIntegrated Optical Drive SpecDVD+R DL Write: 4x max
DVD+R Write: 8x max
DVD+RW Write: 8x max
DVD-R Write: 8x max
DVD-RW Write: 6x max
CD-R Write: 24x max
CD-RW Write: 16x max
CD Read: 24x max
DVD Read: 8x max
DVD-RAM Write: 5x max
DVD-R DL Write: 4x max
DVD-RAM Read: 5x max Communications ModemIntegrated V92/V.90 Modem (RJ-11) LAN10/100Mbps WLANIntel PRO/Wireless 4965AGN Network Connection (802.11a/b/g/n)

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Jan 01, 2011

Contact Sony via their WEB site and arrange for a replacement recovery CD.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Dec 29, 2010

kindly download the driver from this link just select the operating system and start downloding

Hope this helps. Please rate my response.
Have a good day

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Dec 27, 2010

check whether the webcam driver is downloaded or not

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Dec 22, 2010

If the battery is not a Sony battery but an equivalent, the Sony may not recognize it as there is not the specified "bit" of information built in to it. It maybe just totally flat in which case it will take a number of hours on charge to get it recognized.
The BIOS upgrade must be done with a good battery fitted and the AC Adapter working otherwise if the power fails whilst loading, you cannot recover the BIOS again.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Dec 17, 2010

This is very simple issue. Hope you might read my blogs on the same issue. Basically the CPU fan runs fast only when the processor sends signals to the bios saying "Hey bios iam getting heated, cool me up". The bios initiates a process called as SMM (system management mode) which will lower the data traffic through the processor and takes the control of system with an increased fan speed. This is just for the sake of keeping the processor at the ruled temperature so that it doesnt get fried. But this is a process, even though continuous, will not make the fan go running all time like nuts.

If that is happening to your sony vaio pc, i would suggest you to go ahead, download the latest bios flash, and upgrade the Bios. When the Bios has an issue it triggers the smm mode as if it got signal from processor and it keeps the fan running. So check for the status of BIOS by updating it with a flash program and this will be clear. Good Luck.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Dec 17, 2010

Hi kevin_yomama,

This issue may occur due to any Software or Hardware changes in the Computer. Restoring the Computer to an earlier date when the Computer was working correctly should fix the issue. However, it is required to restore the Computer in the Safe Mode.

Please restart the Computer, press and hold the F8 key to access the Safe Mode. Once you are there in Safe Mode, please click All Programs, Accessores, System Tools and System Restore. This will open the System Restore window, there, please select a date when the Computer was working correctly. Performing the System Restore to an earlier date should fix the issue.

If the issue still perists even after performing the System Restore in the Computer, you will need to perform the System Recovery in the Computer. Your Computer is shipped with a recovery partition which is present in the hidden part of the Hard Drive. You can use the Recovery Partition to re-install the Operating System in the Computer. Performing the System Recovery using the Recovery Partition will erase all the User Data in the Computer.

To access the Recovery Partition, please restart the Computer, press and hold the F10 Key. This will boot the Computer to an Edit Boot Options screen, please press the Enter Key there. This will launch the VAIO Recovery Center. Please select the "Restore C: Drive" option at the VAIO Recovery Center to perform the System Recovery. Performing the System Recovery will re-install the pre-installed Operating System, Drivers and Applications to restore the Computer to the factory settings.

Good Luck!

Please let me know if you have any further questions or require any further assistance.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Dec 17, 2010

Go to Sony's web site and download the specific driver for your display. Make sure you download the correct 32 or 64bit version otherwise it won't even recognise it.
Check with Sony that it is a compatible OS version as some do not support Win7.
Hope this helps.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Nov 18, 2010

it means it cannot find your harddrive.

this could be a faulty hardrive or a corrupt master boot record.

depending on operating system you may be able to recover with the cd or google fixmbr.

or you have not loaded an operating system

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Nov 15, 2010

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