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03-28-2012 02:43 PM
I installed Windows XP on this laptop and was able to get most of the drivers except for the sound. I installed Win XP because my fried never made the recovery disc and I didnt feel like waiting for hp to send it to me. I just cant figure out what type of sound card is on here. name of the sound card or a straight up link to the driver would be nice if anyone can help out.(Windows xp not Vista)
03-28-2012 04:19 PM
In order to install the audio on XP it takes a 2 step process.
1. You have to first install the MS UAA driver
2. Then you install the audio driver.
See the XP downgrade guide below and look at the info under Moderate Models for your notebook series.
You probably have the Conexant audio chip but if you want confirmation, click on the multimedia audio controller in the device manager. Then click on the details tab.
Post the top string of characters you see there.
Those will iD the model audio chip you have, so you know what driver you need to install.
Note: If we determine you do have the conexant audio, then install the MS UAA driver, and then install the driver that was modified by Silver on the downgrade guide and you should be all set.
05-07-2012 09:52 PM
hey dotNick....where did you find the ethernet controller for this model...mine is fried as well and i put xp on it...its been a pain in my ass trying to get the drivers...i'm thinking about giving up and finding a vista disc somewhere...any help would be greatly appreciated...
05-09-2012 10:47 AM
Sorry, but I don't know how to troubleshoot wired networking issues.
I don't think you are missing anything. The driver installs, then the nic works.
If it is not working, then either the driver is not 100% correct or there is some other issue.
Please click on the wired network adapter in the device manager. Then click on the details tab.
Post the top string of characters you see.
I want to see what model NIC that is, and see if there are other drivers for it.