Message 6 of 7. However, I did find a way to adjust the volume, one of the weirdest things I’ve ever run into in years of messing with computers – if you open the main volume properties, the Wave file slider adjusts the Windows event sounds despite the main volume slider being non-functional! Cluster headaches forced retirement of Tom in , and the site was renamed “What the Tech”. I have read that this could automatically install the necessary SATA drivers during install, as well. You will find this guide helpful for installing W7 as well I give help here as I done this to many laptops. Consistently helpful members may be invited to become staff.

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Here’s the hardware I still need drivers for: Discussion in ‘ Software ‘ started by ancientdadSep 11, Alienware 17 and M17x.

You can like posts to share the love. I tried just plugging in the jump drive before setup and pressing F6 at the appropriate time to try installing the drivers I placed on the jump drive, but that did not work. When you run it, click “List” at the top and one of the choices will be to “Save list to file”. XP just showed the jump drive as a partition.

You could try install a Linux ddv9700 instead of XP, and see if it will get you going. Do you already have an account?


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Wish you luck, Karthik –Say “Thanks” by clicking the Kudos purple thumbs up icon in the lower right corner of a post –Please mark the post that solves your problem as “Accepted Solution”. It gives me no options for the hard drive whatsoever. Now the Quick Launch buttons make sounds and seem operative, but the volume is still fixed and non-adjustable. I have gone through the link given by you.

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This topic xpp been archived. There are different versions of HP Pavilion dv Both programs are free downloads, and are available here at Major Geeks. From what I read, your Wifi is either a Broadcom or Atheros.

Yes, I understand that I will void any warranty. But i want to install XP Professional in it. Reply me on malhotrasoftATgmail.

Here’s the info for Everest: Thanks for the drivers you’ve added, I’ll try them this morning. Like dv i dont have option to disable native SATA support in my system. From the results so far, it looks like this HP laptop is one that likely won’t ever be completely correct, but it runs really well with XP on it so the minor flaws aren’t that big a deal.


So don’t believe these links really help in that regard unless I am missing something??? You can remove an access panel on the bottom of the notebook should be one or two really small philips screws and look at the card, which will say. I was however able to load XP by placing the SATA drivers on a floppy and attaching an external floppy drive, using the f6 option on cd loading I contacted Gateway about XP drivers for my laptop and they basically don’t me not to hold my breath.

Another possibility, would be to have HP ship a recovery CD. When you create an account, we rv9700 exactly what you’ve read, so you always come right back where you left off.

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Your name or email address: I decided to download Ubuntu Jaunty a few days early, and so far that’s been working great. I have bought the same laptop and want to install XP on that. You must log in or sign up to reply here. Please log in to reply.