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Not sure if some of these are "bugs" per se but any help would be great, thanks.


It appears the network icon in taskbar is not showing proper strength, perhaps a bug. When clicking it to pull up the network available connections, it shows full strength but in the tray icon it *always* shows half strength.


When I do shutdown via the start menu, it shows as shutting down and power does go off. The odd part is (when AC plugged in and battery is 100%) if I
go turn this on 2 hours later or even less (without AC) battery shows about 85% - 91% level. Why does it lose about 10%-15%? This can't be normal.

Also, is it normal that it takes about 10 seconds to get out of standby or hibernation (sleep mode) once you press the power button to return to windows? The power "start menu" option in Vista is set to sleep


I cannot find any option to adjust gamma in the display. I do not want to lessen the actual brightness of the screen but only lessen the gamma slightly for my better viewing pleasure. I tried using a little (no longer supported, official home page down) software called Gamma Pannel. Its inconvenient because for one, the "hot key" never works and coming out of sleep mode after closing laptop, I have to manually open the gamma panel software and reset the display where I saved it. Anyone know a better method than this?

I did install the official Intel driver for my Sony but believe it or not, it does not allow you to go below 1.0 on gamma, which it is already by default on 1.0 (the least available). Strange.

Perhaps someone can actually explain the best method, best way to *determine* what is the best setting for gamma, contrast and brightness. Of course I understand its a personal preference, but I'm generally asking for feedback to get the view more natural, or accurate if I'm wording this right.


I unchecked "capitalize first letter of sentence" in both Word and Outlook. It resets itself (checked on) again after restarting or rebooting. I'm using Office 2007 Ultimate.

Vista Ultimate RTM
Office 2007 Ultimate RTM
Sony Vaio VGN-FE770G

dxdiag info

System Information
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Ultimate (6.0, Build 6000) (6000.vista_rtm.061101-2205)
System Manufacturer: Sony Corporation
System Model: VGN-FE770G
BIOS: Phoenix NoteBIOS 4.0 Release 6.1
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU T5600 @ 1.83GHz (2 CPUs), ~1.8GHz
Memory: 2038MB RAM
Page File: 1181MB used, 3114MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 10
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 6.00.6000.16386 32bit Unicode

Display Devices
Card name: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) GMA 950
DAC type: Internal
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27A2&SUBSYS_81EF104D&REV_03
Display Memory: 224 MB
Dedicated Memory: 0 MB
Shared Memory: 224 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 800 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Generic PnP Monitor
Driver Name: igdumd32.dll
Driver Version: 7.14.0010.1151 (English)
DDI Version: 9Ex
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 12/13/2006 18:32:52, 2105344 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
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Event viewer showed these errors in the logs:


This driver caused a delay during standby while servicing a device:
Driver File Name : \Driver\tunnel
Driver Friendly Name : Microsoft Tunnel Interface Driver
Driver Version : 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)
Driver Total Time : 755ms
Driver Degradation Time : 355ms
Incident Time (UTC) : 1/5/2007 3:55:38 AM
Device Name : ROOT\*ISATAP\0002
Device Friendly Name : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Device Total Time : 755ms
Device Degradation Time : 355ms

This driver responded slower than expected to the resume request while servicing this device:
Driver File Name : \Driver\usbhub
Driver Friendly Name : Default Hub Driver for USB
Driver Version : 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)
Driver Total Time : 1280ms
Driver Degradation Time : 184ms
Incident Time (UTC) : 1/4/2007 11:29:25 PM
Device Name : USB\VID_0451&PID_2046\5&1a893f61&0&1
Device Friendly Name : Generic USB Hub
Device Total Time : 1280ms
Device Degradation Time : 184ms

This driver caused a delay during standby while servicing a device:
Driver File Name : \Driver\HDAudBus
Driver Friendly Name : High Definition Audio Bus Driver
Driver Version : 6.0.5750.0 (vbl_media_core.060511-1323)
Driver Total Time : 47ms
Driver Degradation Time : 47ms
Incident Time (UTC) : 1/4/2007 10:31:18 PM
Device Name : PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27D8&SUBSYS_81EF104D&REV_02\3&33fd14ca&0&D8
Device Friendly Name : High Definition Audio Controller
Device Total Time : 74ms
Device Degradation Time : 0ms

This application took longer than usual to start up, resulting in a performance degradation in the system startup process:
Friendly Name : Microsoft Office Outlook
Version : 12.0.4518.1014
Total Time : 22198ms
Degradation Time : 17198ms
Incident Time (UTC) : 1/4/2007 7:57:54 PM

This startup service took longer than expected to startup, resulting in a performance degradation in the system start up process:
File Name : windefend
Friendly Name : Service Module
Version : 1.1.1505.0
Total Time : 386ms
Degradation Time : 264ms
Incident Time (UTC) : 1/4/2007 6:11:05 PM

This service caused a delay in the system shutdown process:
File Name : Winmgmt
Friendly Name : WMI
Version : 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)
Total Time : 1335ms
Degradation Time : 3351ms
Incident Time (UTC) : 1/4/2007 3:44:14 PM


Windows has resumed from standby:
Standby Duration : 8719ms
Standby Incident Time (UTC) : 1/5/2007 3:55:38 AM
Resume Duration : 8063ms
Resume Incident Time (UTC) : 1/5/2007 4:56:39 AM
IsDegradation : false


Windows has started up:
Boot Duration : 119656ms
IsDegradation : false
Incident Time (UTC) : 1/4/2007 7:57:54 PM
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