VAIO HDD Protection Software Update for VGN-UX180P [WinXP]

June 29th, 2008 | Tags:

Please read all information thoroughly before installing any files.

Filename :

SOAHDD-01280703-US.EXE

Version :

1.2.00.10280

Last Modified :

01/02/2007

Size :

5.20 MB

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What does this do?

Recently, Sony became aware of a potential quality issue affecting certain VAIO Notebook Computers equipped with Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Protection and certain administrative software, such as antivirus programs.

The issue involves the possible loss of data when the HDD Protection feature engages and parks the hard disk drive heads while a program is running. This has occurred when the HDD Protection settings have been set to Medium or High. This locks the hard disk drive, and currently the computer must be shutdown and restarted to return to normal operation.

To improve the reliability and performance of your computer, we recommend you download and install this VAIO HDD Protection software update (Version 1.2.00.10280).

This update also addresses SmartWi™ technology compatibility issues and improves the overall stability of the HDD Protection software.

What products and operating systems does this apply to?

Model:VGN-UX180P
Operating System(s):Microsoft Windows XP

Important Notes
  • Before installing the VAIO HDD Protection Software Update, please shut down the VAIO Event Service.
    • Simultaneously press the CTRL + ALT + DEL keys to start "Windows Task Manager".
    • At the "Windows Task Manager" window, click the "Process" tab.
    • On the "Process" tab, click to select VESMgr.exe and then click the "End Process" button.
  • During the installation of this file, be sure that you are logged in as the Administrator or as a user with Administrative rights.
  • To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  • It is highly recommended to print out these instructions as a reference during the installation process.
Download and Installation Instructions
  1. To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  2. Download the SOAHDD-01280703-US.EXE file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
  3. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the SOAHDD-01280703-US.EXE file to begin the installation.
  4. At the "VAIO HDD Protection" screen, click "Next".
  5. At the "License Agreement" dialog, read the agreement, then, if you agree, click "I Agree" to continue with the installation.NOTE: Please wait while the utility extracts the necessary files for the update.
  6. At the "Finish" screen, click "Finish".
  7. Please restart the computer.

After the computer restarts, the installation of the VAIO HDD Protection Software Update is complete.

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