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I tried more or less all of the advice listed in loathsome's initial post. (Besides the hotkey-related download from MSFT) --> Download and installation of all drivers & utilities as available in the download forum.Still my machine (VGN-SZ3XWP/C) doesn't work to it's full extent.- integrated camera doesn't work at all- trying to integrated VAIO-Powermanagement result in an error message about rundll32- still problems with my memory-stick (can't use it)I wiped pre-installed XP and formatted drive prior to installing VISTA Business.Any idea's / comments / help much appreciated.I got the same problems + - Very slow file transfer from the cd-rom and between partitioned drives- annoying noise from the fan (attracts attention in the library)I need the camera driver, laptop is useless without it.thanks Sal.My fan was extremely noisy with vista. I read another thread about it being able to adjust fans and processor speed due to heat to a greater extent than XP and that dust can be the cause of this problem. I also felt the machine was running slower.I was sceptical but with no air blower cannister available i took a deep breath and blew into the vents and a ton of dust flew out. After that the machine ran faster and quieter. Almost silent again.I then bought a compressed air cannister to do the job properly.




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  • .no-icon:beforedisplay:none; By Kevin ArrowsMay 14, 2022 5 minutes readKevin is a certified Network Engineer "@context":"http:\/\/schema.org","@type":"Article","dateCreated":"2018-05-22T08:10:22-05:00","datePublished":"2018-05-22T08:10:22-05:00","dateModified":"2022-05-14T04:00:27-05:00","headline":"Fix: Function keys not working","keywords":[],"url":"https:\/\/appuals.com\/fix-function-keys-not-working\/","description":"A function key is a key on a keyboard which is usually programmed to perform certain actions such as changing volume, brightness etc. These keys are more dominant in laptops as compared to PCs. We in","articleSection":"Microsoft Windows","articleBody":"A function key is a key on a keyboard which is usually programmed to perform certain actions such as changing volume, brightness etc. These keys are more dominant in laptops as compared to PCs.\r\n\r\nWe in today\u2019s age tend to upgrade the version of Windows every now and then or install an update. There are several reports that after performing such updates, the function keys stop working entirely. This may be either due to the correct drivers not being installed or some services might not be started up.\r\n\r\nSince each laptop has a different manufacturer, we have tried to cover all the possible solutions. You can make changes or adjust the workaround according to your build.\r\nSolution 1: Starting \u2018VAIO Event Service\u2019\r\nAs the name suggests, this solution is targeted to users using the Sony VAIO series laptops. The Fn (function) keys which are used to control the brightness or volume stop working all of a sudden after formatting the laptop or installing a Windows update. We will try checking for \u2018VAIO event service\u2019 and turn it on if it is turned off.\r\n\r\n \tPress Windows + R, type \u201cservices.msc\u201d in the dialogue box and press Enter.\r\n \tOnce in services, navigate through all the list until you find \u201cVAIO Event Service\u201d. Right-click it and select \u201cProperties\u201d.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \tNow select the startup type as \u201cAutomatic\u201d. If you are not able to change the startup type, you can start the service by clicking \u201cStart\u201d and then change the startup type. After you are not performing the changes, save and exit.\r\n \tNow check if the problem at hand got solved.\r\n\r\nSolution 2: Checking HKserv in Startup\r\nThere is a list in Windows which allows applications to boot themselves up whenever Windows starts up. This list is called \u201cStartup list\u201d and can be accessed easily by the user. There was another indication by Sony users where they indicated that there was a startup service named as HKserv which if not enabled, will cause immense problems while starting up or clicking these buttons. You should make sure that this startup item is enabled on your computer.\r\n\r\n \tPress Windows + R, type \u201cmsconfig\u201d in the dialogue box and press Enter.\r\n \tOnce in System Configuration, navigate to the Startup tab. Here several items will be listed. Search for \u201cHKserv\u201d. Once you have spotted it, make sure it is checked.\r\n \tAfter making the necessary changes, check if the problem got solved.\r\n\r\nIf HKserv is not present in the list of startup items, you should reinstall Hotkey Utility and Sony Utilities Library. After installing, reboot your computer completely and follow the instructions listed above.\r\n\r\nTip: In the newer versions of Windows, you might be redirected to the task manager when you try to manage the startup items. Don\u2019t worry and search there. If you cannot, navigate to the services tab and check your luck there.\r\nSolution 3: Disabling Function lock\r\nLike we discussed problems with Sony VAIO laptops, the same problem (function key) not working also occurs in Dell laptops. Like we mentioned before, each manufacturer has its own configurations regarding hotkeys. In case of DELL, a simple workaround solves the problem instantly.\r\n\r\nPress Fn + Esc key on your keyboard and then try accessing the function commands such as try changing the brightness again. The terminology behind the workaround is that there are function locks present on the keyboard which locks the functions from being accessed\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nIf you have a laptop of some other manufacturer, you should try searching for a function lock button somewhere on your keyboard. It will be a key denoting F lock or F mode. Click it once and check if this solves the problem.\r\n\r\nThere are several different combinations you can try:\r\n\r\n \tFunction key (Fn) + Blue Function Key (Escape Key)\r\n \tControl + Alt + Numlock\r\n \tFunction key (Fn) + Numlock\r\n \tFunction key (Fn) + Windows button + Alt\r\n \tFunction (Fn) + Alt\r\n\r\nSolution 4: Changing option through Windows Mobility Center\r\nWindows mobility center installed by default on most of the laptops. It displays a streamlined interface consisting of various shortcuts for settings. Most of the time, many manufacturers add their own settings and integrate it in the mobility center. DELL is one such example. We will change the setting of Function Key Row and see if this solves the problem for us.\r\n\r\n \tPress Windows + S, type \u201cWindow Mobility Center\u201d and open the application. If the application doesn\u2019t return using the search, you can navigate to it using the control panel.\r\n \tNow locate Function Key Row or Function Key Behavior. Select the drop-down and click Function key.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \tPress Apply to save changes and exit. Now check if the problem got solved.\r\n\r\nSolution 5: Checking Function Key Behaviour at BIOS\r\nThe BIOS also contains an option from where you can change the function key behavior. We will navigate to the BIOS when your computer and see if the option selected is correct. If it isn\u2019t, we will change it. Do refrain from changing settings which you have no idea of. Doing so might change critical settings and render your laptop useless.\r\n\r\n \tEnter the BIOS of your computer by pressing F2 when the computer powers on and the logo of the manufacturer (such as DELL) comes.\r\n \tNow select \u201cSystem Setup (BIOS)\u201d.\r\n \tNavigate to the \u201cAdvanced tab\u201d by pressing the right and left arrow keys.\r\n \tNow use the up and down arrow keys and look for the option \u201cFunction Key Behavior\u201d. Make sure that the option \u201cFunction Key\u201d is selected.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \tSave changes and restart your computer. Now check if the problem got solved.\r\n\r\nSolution 6: Reinstalling the HotKey Utility\r\nMost laptops come with a hotkey utility which varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. This utility package contains all the necessary drivers needed to make enable the functionality of the function keys.\r\n\r\nLike we stated throughout the article, there is no specific driver which is generic for all the laptops out there. You have to navigate to your manufacturer\u2019s website and download the required drivers such as \u201cHP Hotkey Support\u201d.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe drivers will go by several different names such as \u201cSpecial Function key support\u201d. Another thing for you try is resetting the BIOS settings to default and then if the function keys still don\u2019t work, install the required drivers again.\r\n\r\nNote: Resetting the BIOS will set all the values as default. Proceed at your own risk and understand the consequences.\r\n\r\n \tTurn off your laptop\/notebook. Also, unplug the AC Adapter so you can take out the battery.\r\n \tAfter removing the battery, press the power button for 1 whole minute. Later on, insert the battery again and plug the AC Adapter back on.\r\n \tNow start the laptop\/notebook and keep pressing F10 to enter the BIOS. Now look for the key to set the default values to the BIOS. The key will most probably be F5.\r\n \tNow press the Esc key to save changes and exit. Restart your computer and check if you can properly access the function keys.\r\n","publisher":"@id":"#Publisher","@type":"Organization","name":"Appuals.com","logo":"@type":"ImageObject","url":"https:\/\/appuals.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2022\/10\/apuals_new_logo_B-1.png","publishingPrinciples":"https:\/\/appuals.com\/about\/#go-to-editorial-guidelines","sameAs":["https:\/\/facebook.com\/appuals","https:\/\/twitter.com\/appuals","https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/company\/appuals\/","https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/channel\/UCR--2QnA0vYBfqsmSI3pQ9g","https:\/\/www.crunchbase.com\/organization\/appuals"],"author":"@type":"Person","name":"Kevin Arrows","url":"https:\/\/appuals.com\/author\/admin\/","description":"Kevin is a dynamic and self-motivated information technology professional, with a Thorough knowledge of all facets pertaining to network infrastructure design, implementation and administration. 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