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Heya, a couple of days ago i decided to configure a dual boot system for my DV9500 laptop. So far so good, everything boots fine, i now have XP updated to SP3 and connection to the internet (using the windows 7 boot to write this).

However, after updating i noticed that i was missig almost every driver for the laptop. After a days worth of searching for drivers i have had no luck so far and decided to make a post myself to see if anyone can help out.

I will attach my DXDIAG for detailed specs of my computer.

 

My main concern is installing the Nvidia drivers as whichever driver i have attampted to install i get the cannot detect hardware message.

Any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance,

-Chris

 

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System Information
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Time of this report: 6/4/2009, 08:08:22
       Machine name: CHRISTOPHER-PC
   Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7100) (7100.winmain_win7rc.090421-1700)
           Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
       System Model: HP Pavilion dv9500 Notebook PC   
               BIOS: PhoenixBIOS 4.0 Release 6.1    
          Processor: AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-64 (2 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
             Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3936MB RAM
          Page File: 1423MB used, 6445MB available
        Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
   User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
 System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
    DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
     DxDiag Version: 6.01.7100.0000 64bit Unicode

 

       Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS (Prerelease - WDDM 1.1)

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"However, after updating i noticed that i was missig almost every driver for the laptop."

 

For which OS?

 Windows XP sp3?

 

SP3 does not play well with your laptop, especially the Realtek sound driver. 

 

I suggest that you uninstall SP3. Here are the procedures to follow, provided by Microsoft, on how to do it.  Once you have SP3 removed, reinstall the drivers for all of your devices if needed.

The only way to install SP3 successfully (for most laptops)  that I am aware of is with a slipstreamed install. That is done by using  NLite and drivers slipstreamed into the SP3 image on the CD.  That procedure is detail here.




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Christopher,

Microsoft does have an official Windows 7 Beta Support Forum located here http://tinyurl.com/9fhdl5 . It is supported by product specialists as well as engineers and support teams. You may want to post your question there as well.

Also another great resource that includes helpful tips and tricks is Microsoft Springboard.

http://tinyurl.com/832nco

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@Chrstopher

 

Write down Your p/n number which is under Your computer and looks like this.

 

I understand that You've got problems only with Win7?

 

@erico

Realtek audio card is working great with SP3. Believe me.

I use it without any problems.

What You need for using it in SP3 is only drivers from Realtek site. They have ms-uaa drivers allready and there is no need to install it first. Why? Because when You are starting installation of audio drivers ms-uaa in installed automatically first. So You even don't need to remember about it.

 

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@erico...

 

windows xp sp3 works great with the dv9500t.

 

@christopher...

 

you need to tell us which OS you are missing drivers for, Windows 7? or XP

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I had the same issue when I installed Win 7 on my nc6400.

 

Make a comparison between your Win 7 install and your XP install noting which devices are not installed under Win 7.

 

Once you know what device drivers you need, download the drivers for Windows Vista that relate to your hardware.

 

The Vista drivers will work under Win 7.

 

 

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I have a G62-a02SA laptop with UK version of  Win7 Home Pro. As many of the programs we are running on our desktop (Win XP) are not compatible with the new OS, I want to instal a dual-boot system. Have researched numerous forums and created the new drive partition for XP, but when I boot from the XP CD and tell it to run Setup receive an error message which terminates the setup (writing this from the office so don't have the error message available).

Any suggestions?

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@ferraricheals

 

Hi,

 

I think that you had problem with 0x0000007B BSOD.

This is because your tried to install XP without slipstreamed correct SATA driver.

Below I'm posting for you full procedure for making dual boot:

 

1. First create a set of Windows 7 recovery discs.

You should backup all important files too. Just in case anything will go wrong.

Safety is most important. How to do it information below.

Resource:

Using HP Recovery Manager in Windows 7

 

2.You will need to slipstream Sata drivers with XP.

Resource:

SATA drivers for XP (solution on 0x0000007B BSOD)

 

3. Now You may install XP as a second system (Dual Boot). Use Method Two from below guide.
Resource:

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

 

4.Some of XP driver you will find on this modelsupport page.

Look for others in part 3 of Cheryl & Rakhmad XP Guide.

Resource:

General XP Downgrade Guide for HP Laptops.

 

Note:

This model have Realtek audio card.

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Hi guys,

 

I see there has been a new post re this issue: sad to say we had to decommission the G62 after it was dropped on it's edge during a security check in 2013 at Sydney Airport which resulted in the cooling fan ceasing to operate. We replaced it with an Envy X2 which is still going strong.

 

I was able to resuscitate the G62 for a few months in 2015 by repairing the fan, during which time I upgraded it to Win 10, having found solutions or alternatives for the programs we need. Eventually, though, the G62 fan stopped again, so the LT has been retired permanently.

 

Thanks for your support - if anyone can suggest how to get the speakers operating on the X2 (they worked briefly from new, but stopped after a couple of weeks and it has been silent ever since - if I need sound I have some USB speakers), I would appreciate your suggestions.

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