cannot find drivers for sony vaio pcg-791m

15.4 inch screen, 3 year old laptop - couldn't access device manager before I wiped the machine - owner did not get any cd's. Does not exist on sony website.
aclfc5Asked:
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flubbsterCommented:
The PCG-791M is internally identical to the VGN-FS115E. As a matter of fact, you can purchase a recovery CD from here:
http://1clickwonders.com/recoverysony.html  (Scroll down, right side).

Having said that, you can download all the files you need from here:
http://support.vaio.sony.co.uk/downloads/preinstalled/preinstalled.asp?site=voe_en_GB_cons&c=0&s=VGN-FS&m=1808

Make sure you install the Chipset driver first, then go from there...

good luck.
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MPCP-BrianCommented:
Maybe we can walk through and find the drivers from the manufacturers...
1. Right Click on My Computer, Left click on Manage.
2. Click on Device Manager, you should notice on the right hand side icons with a yellow symbol next to them, this shows the device is unknown, or drivers are not installed.
3. Right click a device you are looking for, left click on properties.
4. Click on the Details tab on the top of the menu that popped up.
5. You should see some code in the middle that looks similar to this:
          "PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_169C&SUBSYS_308&"
The important peices are:
 VEN_14E4    is    Vendor 14E4
 DEV_169C    is    Device 169C    for     Vendor    14E4

You can take this information to the website http://www.pcidatabase.com and find the specific device information for the drivers, then go to the manufacturer website and see if they make drivers for Windows XP, some hardware is Vista specific and the manufacturer's do not have driver support for Windows XP.

*Once you are in the Vendor and are searching for the Device you can hold CTRL and press 'F'.
-This is the Find feature, type in the Device ID and it will find it much quicker, since some pages are quite long.

Hope this helps!
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aclfc5Author Commented:
that is exactly it, got all the drivers - thank you so much.  Only thing is the wireless is not working.  In the device manager it's as clear as a whistle Intel Pro/Wireless 2200bg and the windows zero configuration is started, the button is on at the lip of the machine.  It's letting windows control the wireless, there is no software - I can't understand it.
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aclfc5Author Commented:
Thank you very much
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flubbsterCommented:
You're welcome. Is the wireless still not working? Or is it ok now?
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flubbsterCommented:
just in case, perhaps this will help....

http://support.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-010623.htm
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aclfc5Author Commented:
i will try that link now mate
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aclfc5Author Commented:

Hi - Tried that Flub and thought it might work from the software but it's still not seeing my wireless network here. Strange days.
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aclfc5Author Commented:
Just to Reitterate, there's no yellow exclimation mark in the device manager - it's as if it's working fine -just not seeing the wireless network.  Every other machine I've fixed/wiped here has no problem seeing my zyxel wireless network.
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flubbsterCommented:
Assuming you have followed the steps in the manual?? If not... do so to set up the access point. If no manual, go here:

ftp://ftp.vaio-link.com/pub/Manuals/Notebooks/FS1/FS1_H_EN.pdf
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