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02-25-2009 01:59 PM
I reformatted HD, upgraded from XP Home to XP Professional. This is a laptop I bought new. I backed up drivers first, but..apparently not the chipset drivers, now after reinstalling Windows, I'm missing the driver for the SM Bus Controller in Device Manager, thats the only one I need. On the bottom of the laptop, it says Pavilion dv5000, but also dv5120US, which probably is the exact model. So that being said, can anyone point me to a link where I could download these drivers? Worst case scenario is that I could order the recovery disks for my original copy of XP Home, install, backup drivers properly, then install XP Pro again...hopefully that won't be my last resort. Thanks for any help.
03-07-2009 01:56 AM
Did you find a solution to this problem? I have a dv5000/dv5115nr. You know it's HP's stupid dual model numbering system. Tell me a little more about you PC. Such as Intel or AMD, processor speed, etc. If I find or make a fix I'll let you know. My piece of junk HP notebook has an AMD chip set, this is the most important info. If you have an Intel chip set let me know, because the divers will more likely be different.
03-07-2009 02:44 AM
I think I found the solution. Does your CPU fan continually run? Also, do a ctrl+alt+del and click on the CPU Usage tab. Is the CPU Usage @ 100% or close to it even when your PC is just sitting idle. If so the search HP's support pages for your notebooks BIOS drivers, download them and run the file. I've read else where that this is the issue at least if you have the CPU Usage issue. I going to try it now and will post the results.
03-07-2009 09:05 AM
Your drivers are posted for the DV5120US. ( "Support & Drivers" button at top of this page with your model number from tag.)
Try installing ATI Mobility Radeon Xpress, most ATI drivers also have smbus,etc.First install .NET
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