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      • 30. Re: VT support for Sony Vaio
        dascod Lurker

        I own a VGN-AR31S (with the same bios version, R0200J6, as your AR21S), if I have the same BIOS does this mean I use the same register i.e. 195 ?

         

        Cheers.

        • 31. Re: VT support for Sony Vaio
          Damon Yates Enthusiast

          Its starting to drive me mad... I've tried 399, 195 and 27F but to no avail... anybody else got it working on an FZ21M please

          • 32. Re: VT support for Sony Vaio
            Gandelf44 Novice

             

            Yes, you can - the bios is programmed to look in a specific location of nvram for the setting. Therefore the setting will be in the same place for your laptop. 

             

             

            Let us know how it goes - I'm sure you won't be dissapointed.

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

            • 33. Re: VT support for Sony Vaio
              dascod Lurker

              Had time to do a brief check.

               

              According to 'symcmos -V2 -L sav.txt'    register 0x195 is already 0001 !!!

              However, vmware still complains about VT (whilst trying to use 64bit Solaris 10)

               

              cpu - T7200 2GHz (is this okay ?)

              I ran symcmos from a cmd shell in Vista just to get the file. Is this valid ?

               

              I am working out how to create a boot cdrom with DOS and symcmos....

              Usual use of Vaio is SuSE 10.3; wine symcmos does not seem to work it hangs.

              Any likeliehood of a Linux symcmos any time soon ?

               

              Cheers,

                 Dean.

              • 34. Re: VT support for Sony Vaio
                Damon Yates Enthusiast

                Anybody cracked this on a FZ21M yet or could possibly point me in the right direction... looking at the BIOS there appears to be over 200 keys with a 000 value.  Is it really a case of trial and error through all of them?

                 

                Damon

                • 35. Re: VT support for Sony Vaio
                  Gandelf44 Novice

                   

                  @dascod - I used a dos boot floppy, not sure if windows will mask the true values

                   

                   

                  @damon - I put all the values into excel, marked only the 0 values and used a half split method to find the value on my laptop. It took about 8 goes to nail it.

                   

                   

                  Sounds tedious but it only took about 30 minutes.

                   

                   

                  Recap....

                   

                   

                  User bfroemel on SZ1XP reg 0399

                  user wdavid - VGN-SZ370 - BIOS: R0096N0 reg 0399

                  user Gandelf44 - VGN-AR21S with R200J6 Bios Reg 0195

                  user Gandelf44 - VGN-AR51SU with R1050J8 bios Reg 027f

                  user hanks - vgn-fe890 with r0200j3 bios reg 0195

                  user dmorris68 - VGN-AR670 with R1050J8 bios Reg 027f

                   

                   

                  G

                   

                   

                  • 36. Re: VT support for Sony Vaio
                    Damon Yates Enthusiast

                     

                    Thanks Gandelf44

                     

                     

                    I think I might be doing something wrong... do you expect the changed values to remain after a reboot?  For example I change the 0399 value to 1 but then when I reboot it has changed back to 0000.  Also if I try and change some of the values they don't seem to sick even without a reboot... for example if I change 0003 to 0001 when I do a dump it reports it as 0002.. very confused..

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                    Damon

                     

                     

                    • 37. Re: VT support for Sony Vaio
                      Damon Yates Enthusiast

                      Tried doing the half and half thing last night and manged to toast my laptop... spent the rest of the evening trying to take it to pieces to get to the CMOS Battery...  managed to get it back to life by about 11pm... this if fun  - remind me never ever to buy another sony product ever.

                      • 38. Re: VT support for Sony Vaio
                        Gandelf44 Novice

                         

                        Cold reboot to test the settings change. Warm reboot is no good.

                         

                         

                        Sorry to hear that - I thought I'd toasted my AR51 at first but I can get to the cmos reset via the memory cover - the worlds smallest lettering indicates a pin you can reset with.

                         

                         

                        Persevere, you will find it and it will be worth it for vmware.

                         

                         

                        G

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         

                        • 39. Re: VT support for Sony Vaio
                          Damon Yates Enthusiast

                          I'm planning to crack it tonight... starting to hate my new laptop... not a good sign

                          • 40. Re: VT support for Sony Vaio
                            Damon Yates Enthusiast

                            Whooooooooooooooo hooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I knew it wouldn't beat me.... OK the VGN-FZ21M  is.... wait for it..... 2CD

                            • 41. Re: VT support for Sony Vaio
                              Gandelf44 Novice

                               

                              Well Done, what is the bios you are using - then we can update the running machine list above.....

                               

                               

                              G

                               

                               

                              • 42. Re: VT support for Sony Vaio
                                brookskd Lurker

                                Thanks for the info i'm going to try this on my FZ180E, it seems like it is nearly identical to your model.  I called sony and the most useful info they gave me was that if I did play with it and brick it I could restore the default cmos settings with F9, did anyone try that before opening the laptop and taking the cmos battery out?

                                • 43. Re: VT support for Sony Vaio
                                  brookskd Lurker

                                  I found it with the help Damon Yates.  His model was very similar to mine so I flipped the registers 10 before and after the register he found and found, 2CD and found the one for my VGN-FZ180E, bios R0050J7 to be 2D3.  Thank for the hint Damon it saved me lots of headache, worst thing that happened on my machine is the touch pad stopped working.

                                   

                                  List so far:

                                   

                                  User bfroemel on SZ1XP reg 0399

                                  user wdavid - VGN-SZ370 - BIOS: R0096N0 reg 0399

                                  user Gandelf44 - VGN-AR21S with R200J6 Bios Reg 0195

                                  user Gandelf44 - VGN-AR51SU with R1050J8 bios Reg 027f

                                  user hanks - vgn-fe890 with r0200j3 bios reg 0195

                                  user dmorris68 - VGN-AR670 with R1050J8 bios Reg 027f

                                  user Damon Yates - on VGN-FZ21M Reg 02CD

                                  user brookskd  - VGN-FZ180E with R0050J7 bios Reg 02D3

                                  • 44. Re: VT support for Sony Vaio
                                    Damon Yates Enthusiast

                                    No Problem - I'll try to remember to dig out the BIOS number tonight and post it.

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