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Help finding proper WinXP modem drivers for dv6974ca

As the title says, I need some assistance locating the right drivers for the modem on my dv6974ca. After downgrading to XP, I've tried a few different drivers only to get blue screens. I don't know the manufacturer of the modem though I'm guessing it's Motorola. Any suggestions welcome.

 

-alan

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Re: Help finding proper WinXP modem drivers for dv6974ca

Motorola SM56 Data Fax Modem:


ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp38001-38500/sp38327.exe

 

 

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Re: Help finding proper WinXP modem drivers for dv6974ca

Thanks for the link Cheryl! Unfortunately I'm still getting blue screens so I'm going to attempt downgrading again after formatting the HD.

 

I just need to know whether the dv6974ca, which is the dv6700 series, is considered a Moderate or Difficult Model under the downgrade guide here on the HP forums. Thusfar, I've been following the downgrade guide over at NotebookReview.com. Also, if there are any specific drivers I should use other than the ones specified in the guide or if there's anything else of note, please advise. Thanks!

 

-alan

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Re: Help finding proper WinXP modem drivers for dv6974ca

Actually,I have an easier guide which is included within the General Guide>>

XP drivers from V6700TX will work for your model. Install Intel Chipset Installation Utility for ICH8 first and reboot before other drivers.

(see below also before continuing with other drivers):
 

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?os=228&lc=en&cc=us&lang=en&dlc=en&product=3651452


Don't use Mobile Intel 965 Graphics_you have Nvidia Graphics:


http://download.softpedia.ro/dl/89d7ea7e857481838fcaf6fd0af4cc68/4a629071/300040288/drivers/VIDEO/15...

 

Some of the drivers above require .Net,MS UAA and Windows Installer 3.1 first.


MS UAA(required with a reboot before Realtek audio):


http://www.mediafire.com/?4ben9zlesng


OR>>MS UAA for XP SP3:


http://couponmeister.com/blog/HD_Audio/KB835221.exe

 

.Net Framework(before Quick Launch):


http://tinyurl.com/758p8

 

Windows Installer 3.1(before Intel wireless):


http://tinyurl.com/9cg2y

 


(Get Bluetooth from General Guide)

 

 

 

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Re: Help finding proper WinXP modem drivers for dv6974ca

Thanks again for your timely response! I'll see if I can't this thing downgraded.

 

-alan

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