Remove Sony Vaio Startup Sound

When I reviewed my Sony Vaio, I mentioned having to disable the very annoying startup sound that played on the Sony splash screen. Unlike the Windows startup sound, this one has to be disabled in the BIOS.

Yesterday, I got an email from someone asking me how to do this. So in the interest of helping others out, here are some step-by-step instructions should you need to do the same.

To access BIOS and disable the Sony Vaio startup sound, do the following:

  1. When you see that first Sony VAIO startup screen, press the “F2″ key on your keyboard.
  2. On the BIOS setup screen, use the “Right Arrow” key to select “Advanced”.
  3. Use the “Down Arrow” key to select “Speaker Volume”
  4. Press the “Enter” key on your keyboard.
  5. Use the arrow keys to select “0″.
  6. Press the “Enter” key on your keyboard.
  7. Press the “Right Arrow” key to select “Exit”.
  8. Make sure “Exit (Save Changes)” is selected, which it should be by default.
  9. Press the “Enter” key on your keyboard.
  10. On the “Save Configuration Now” screen, select “Yes” and press ‘Enter”

Enjoy an annoyance free boot!

By Chad Norman

Chad is a marketing and branding strategist, proven leader, speaker, founder, and author. As COO of Catch Talent, he leads day-to-day operations including finance, human resources, marketing, and communications, as well as directs all employer brand client deliverables. Prior to Catch, Chad was VP of Marketing & Communication at SPARC, he served on the senior leadership team and lead marketing and communication strategy across all products and services. At Blackbaud, the leading provider of nonprofit technology solutions, Chad managed digital marketing and online training teams. In 2016, Chad founded DisruptHR Charleston, a bi-annual gathering of HR professionals for a night of networking and Ignite talks. His book, 101 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits: A Field Guide, was published by Wiley in February 2012. Chad has presented at dozens of industry events including SXSW, SHRM, DisruptHR, IHRIM, NTC, DMA, AFP, and BBCON and has lectured at Wake Forest University, Indiana University, University of Michigan, College of Charleston, and The Citadel.

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