Hello!! I have a Sony Vaio laptop that's about 6 mos. old now (specs below), and I've noticed some strange happenings when it goes into standby.
First, the standby itself isn't regular. It has gone into screen saver and powered off at 15 min., 1 hour, and once it didn't power off at all.
Second, I've lost my sound on two occasions. I can still hear the Windows sounds, but I don't get any sound from media. Unfortunately, after the forum idea was given to me, I was unable to recreate the sound loss to get the error message for you; but there was an error message, and at the same time the device manager told me that the sound devices were working properly.
I probably haven't given you much to go on, but thank you in advance for anything help or advice you can give me.
SPECS: (what I could decipher from Everest and my device manager)
Sony Vaio VGN-FE660G
Windows XP Media Center, sp2
CPU: Mobile DualCore Intel Pentium M, 1666MHz
Motherboard Chipset: Intel Calistoga i945GM/PM
System Memory: DDR2-533 DDR2-SDRAM, 1014MB
Hard Drive: Hitachi, Travelstar 5K100?
Optical Drive: Matshita Uj-850D
Sound: SigmaTel Audio, Direct X?