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05-26-2009 01:13 AM - edited 05-26-2009 03:49 AM
My product code is GS101PA#AKL
I have been having some problems with the pre-installed windows vista. I had some display problems. My screen would become distorted when i enter the welcome screen in vista and then it would reboot again. Sometimes it would reboot before entering the welcome screen. So i formatted my harddrive and installed windows XP.
after installing XP, i didnt have and "display adapter" listed in device manager. When using Vista, i had "NVIDIA 8400M GS" listed under "display adapters" in device manager. What can i do to make it appear again? I downloaded the latest drivers from NVIDIA website for NVIDIA 8400M GS for windows XP. But when i try to install it is says "the nvidia setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware". I dont know how to fix this.
Second, the blue buttons on the near the top of the keyboard work. But the mute button does not change color. Any software/drivers to make it work?
Third, i had Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network Connection driver when using vista. But now, after installing XP, i cannot find any driver software for that which is compatible with XP. Please tell me which driver can i use to make my WLAN work.
Fourth, I had Ricoh 5-in-1 Card Reader Host Controller and Driver for Microsoft Windows Vista. Where can i find drivers for that compatible with windows XP?
And for extra info...i want to know what is the cost of replacing my graphics card (which is NVIDIA 8400M GS)
05-26-2009 09:54 AM
Drivers for Your model:
Chipset here (First install this and reboot)
Intel Matrix Storage Manager here
MS UAA (required with a reboot before Audio and Graphic drivers) here
Nvidia Graphic 8400M GS here
Wireless Intel 3945 ABG here
HP Wireless Assistant here
Conexant SmartAudio 221 here
Unzip to a folder...use Device Manager.
From Device Manager,right click "Audio Device on High Def Bus",choose Update driver,
No to connect,
Install from a list or specific location,
Select Don't Search, I will choose the driver to install,
For the Hardware Type select 'Show All Devices'
Remove the check from "Show Compatible Hardware" and click on "Have Disk".
Next...browse to the unzipped folder and choose the "WiSVHe5.inf".
Ignore XP when it complains.
Conexant HD AUDIO Soft Data Fax Modem with SmartCP Driver here
.Net Framework(required before HP Quick Launch Buttons) here
HP Quick Launch Buttons here
ALPS Touchpad here
Ricoh 5-in-1 card reader here
05-26-2009 09:59 AM
You have got this problem with graphic and wireless drivers because You haven't installed chipset drivers first.
Follow my guide and everything will be ok.
The best results are when Win XP is with SP2.
If You haven't got it You can download it from here
Here You have got guide how to slipstream SP2 with WInXP with nLite.
In this program You can even burn Your new XP cd with this driver.
Here You can download nLite.
05-26-2009 10:00 AM
How to install QuickPlay in Win XP:
You need to make a registry hack to install it:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
If you dont know how to do it, just download,QuickPlay.zip, extract it with WinRar or WinZip, double click on it to run it.
QPW (QuickPlay) version 2.3 for XP here
Update to the final version of QPW for XP here
Skin update here
05-27-2009 09:19 AM - edited 05-27-2009 10:05 AM
How do u know if the Chipset is for my model? if its wrong...will it affect my system?
and will the blue mute button on the top of the keyboard change color like before after installing all these..?
And i already downloaded the bluetooth from http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloa
is that ok?
And i need drivers for my webcam too...and plz mention how to test if webcam works properly after installing the driver...
And i already have the .NET framework 3.5 SP1 installation file which is abt 200MB in size. Will that work?
05-27-2009 10:54 AM
1.This chipset driver which i gave You is ok. Believe me. If it was wrong it will not install at all.
2.Download bluetooth driver from my guide
3.It should be installed by system. If not then downoadl this driver:
Cyberlink YouCam Software here
4. Every version of .Net framework is somthing else. It's not like SP for XP. So download and install 2.0 version too.
5. ALPS Vista driver works for XP.
6. HP doesn't make XP drivers for this model.
7. You can't replace Your graphic card cause it's integrated with Your motherboard.
8. It may be a problem with graphic card which can be fixed only by service. If it's damaged they will have to replace Your motherboard.
05-27-2009 08:19 PM - edited 05-27-2009 08:47 PM
I installed chipset, intel matrix storage manager, MS UAA....all in the sequence u provided. Then when i try to install the NVIDIA Graphics software it says "The NVIDIA Setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware. Setup will now exit."
And there is no "display adapters" listed in device manager
i cant get around this problem.
and in device manager, i cant see any "Audio Device on High Def Bus"
and under System Devices ... i see a yellow exclamation mark on "PCI Device"
When i had bought my laptop with pre-installed windows Vista...In device manager under "Display adapters" i first saw"NVIDIA NB8M GS" ... so can i download that and try? the website for that i found is -
plz check that website and tell me if its ok...it says its going to work on XP too.
And I also need "Marvell Yukon 88E8039 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller" driver. (sorry forgot to mention before).
05-28-2009 04:44 AM
How to install graphic drivers for Your model in XP:
Basically it's a 3-step process:
1. Download driver (in the upper part of site which will appear) here, double click and select extract,
2. Download modded INF here and replace original INF in extracted folder,
3. Install & reboot.
This time it will work without any problems
Marvell Yukon 88E8039 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller here (again Vista driver for Your model will work also for this device in XP)
05-28-2009 05:31 AM - edited 05-28-2009 05:39 AM
You didnt tell me what to do for my audio driver. there is no "Audio Device on High Def Bus" listed in device manager. what to do? And there is a yellow exclamation mark in device manager under System Devices>>PCI Device... what to do?
i want to have some more info on one thing.
What are the symptoms if my video card is damaged? as u said, daniel, that it is fixed to the motherboard, so if it is damaged will my computer start up?
please tell the symptoms.
the reason why im asking this is that sometimes small patches appear on my screen. Even after formatting and reinstalling the OS. THe patches are like small 1 cm wide and abt 1-2 mm thick. They increase in number as there is more movement on screen (for example...they increase as i move the mouse pointer more). One more thing i noticed is that if there is a green loading bar when installing something...green patches appear. If there is red movement...red patches appear....
its so weird...please share ur views on this...
05-28-2009 07:51 AM
Which version of XP have You got installed and with which Service Pack: SP1, SP2, SP3?
When You will give me this information we will take care this sound problem.