Jul 31, 2011

HP Pavilion tx1320us Windows 7 Driver

Here is my initial suggestion windows 7 driver for this model, so your feedback are really important to help me get the appropriate drivers.

CHIPSET:
(I'm not sure if this needed but i believe it use nvidia chipset)
NVIDIA nForce 650i Chipset Driver
Download
or  use your original chipset drivers: Download
or vista drivers: 

GRAPHIC:
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 Graphics Driver
NVIDIA GeForce 7150M Graphics Driver
Download

If failed
Try your windows Vista drivers:
ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp38001-38500/sp38221.exe

Install it and if failed ignore it. We just want to extract the driver.
Open device manager (click start and type DEVMGMT.MSC on the search box and press enter)
Under Graphic Adapter it will show Standard VGA - right click and select UPDATE DRIVER - Select BROWSE MY COMPUTER FOR DRIVER SOFTWARE - Then click BROWSE and point to C:\SWsetup\SP38221 and select the inf file - continue with on screen instruction and reboot).

AUDIO:
Realtek High Definition Audio drivers
Automatically installed

You can also try using the original Vista driver and install it using device manager similarly with Graphic installation:
Realtek audio for Vista: ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp35001-35500/sp35314.exe

WIRELESS:
Normally it also installed along windows installation. There are 3 applicable wireless drivers for this model so there are quite a lot to cover. I will not discuss about it here unless someone need help on this one.

LAN:
Nvidia Chipset Network Driver
Normally after installing the chipset driver, it will automatically install LAN driver, however if you need it:
Download this driver: ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp36001-36500/sp36077.exe
This also the vista driver and install it using device manager.

BLUETOOTH:
Support Software for HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth Wireless Technology
Download this driver:ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp34001-34500/sp34496.exe

- right click on the driver and select PROPERTIES
-Select COMPATIBILITY
-select "run this program in compatibility mode for" select windows Vista.
-Right click again on the bluetooth driver and select run as administrator.
-continue with on screen instruction.

WEBCAM:
HP Webcam Driver Software
Download : ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp34501-35000/sp34746.exe
or Download this one: ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp35501-36000/sp35930.exe

The method to install webcam is similar to Bluetooth:
- right click on the driver and select PROPERTIES
-Select COMPATIBILITY
-select "run this program in compatibility mode for" select windows Vista.
-Right click again on the bluetooth driver and select run as administrator.
-continue with on screen instruction.

After installation you'll get the webcam application shortcut (normally by START -PROGRAMS - HP WEBCAM) . if there are problem to run the webcam software or the picture quality are low, right click on the shortcut and change the compatibility to windows vista.


FINGERPRINT:
Authentec fingerprint driver Software:
Download: ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp38501-39000/sp38953.exe
Change the compatibility to windows vista.

CRAD READER:
I dont find any information regarding the card reader. If you need this driver (if you believe this model have it) get me the hardware ID for the devices. Normally HP and COMPAQ model only use Texas or Ricoh card reader. Very rare use realtek card reader.

Jul 30, 2011

Can't find requested string - Solution

This post is a reply to the following comments:


Anonymous said... please help me.....the graphic driver installled but did not work....says can not find requested strings.....windows 7 compaq nc6220.....please update me on what to do

CONTENT:

A : INTRO  :
B : CASE 1: General solution for  "Can't find requested string" INTEL graphic.
C : CASE 2 : "Can't find requested string" happen after using windows Update.
D : CASE 3: "Can't find requested string" after installing newer driver's version.


A : INTRO


Remember that LOG ON to your computer as ADMINISTRATOR. This is because i've been told that the first time a user logs on, the Intel software must attempt to establish what the locale of the system is, and then create an appropriate driver file in system32 for that language. The file to look for is IGFXRES.DLL
When a non administrator is logged in, the system does not create the DLL file. So to be more safe, to reinstall the driver log in as administrator and right click on the driver and select run as administrator.


B : CASE 1: General solution for  "Can't find requested string" INTEL graphic.



This problem commonly happen with computer that use INTEL GRAPHIC.
Intel said in thier website that this happen when:

  • This message can be seen when installing a newer version of the Intel® graphics driver (PV14.13 or later).
  • This error displays in the Intel graphics driver system tray menu (see Figure 1) and the Windows* Control Panel icon.

So INTEL themself has done a great job to solve the problems and this is a repost from INTEL website, to read the original post by intel you can refer to this url:
http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/sb/CS-021334.htm

SOLUTION:


 Error displayed in Intel® Graphics driver Control Panel icon

Solution:

To work-around this issue, follow the steps listed below:
Note For Intel® 915G, 915GM/GMS, 910GL, 910GML, 945G, 945GM/GMS, and 940GML chipset-based products, this issue is resolved in graphics driver version PV14.24 and later. For the latest driver, run the Intel® Driver Update Utility.

Uninstall the Intel® Graphics driver using the following steps:

Open Windows* Control Panel by clicking Start » Settings » Control Panel or clicking Start » Control Panel.
Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
Select and remove the Intel® Extreme Graphics driver or Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator driver.
Follow the prompts to reboot the computer.
After reboot, Windows detects a new device (the graphics controller) and searches for the driver. Select Cancel in the Found New Hardware Wizard windows. The driver is installed in a later step.

Change the Windows* Regional and Language Options settings by following these steps:

Open Windows Control Panel.
Double-click Regional and Language Options


Figure 3 - Regional and Language Options
On the Regional Options tab, and note the currently selected language.
Change the language as follows:
If English (United Kingdom) is currently selected, choose a different English language listed.
If French (Canada) is currently selected, choose a different French language listed.
If Arabic (Lebanon) is currently selected, choose a different Arabic language listed.
Click Advanced and note the currently selected language.
Change the language as follows:
If English (United Kingdom) is currently selected, choose a different English language listed.
If French (Canada) is currently selected, choose a different French language listed.
If Arabic (Lebanon) is currently selected, choose a different Arabic language listed.
Click OK to accept these changes.
Click Yes when prompted to skip file copying and use existing files.
Click Yes to restart the computer.
After reboot, install the latest Intel® graphics driver using the Intel® Driver Utility Graphics tool.
After reboot, change the Regional and Language Options back to the original language settings noted in Steps 2c and 2e.

This applies to:
Intel® 82852/82855 Graphics Controller Family
Intel® 82865G Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH)
Intel® 82915G/82910GL Express Chipset Family
Intel® 82945G Express Chipset
Mobile Intel® 915GM/GMS, 910GML Express Chipset Family
Mobile Intel® 945GM Express Chipset Family

So Compaq NC6220 use Intel 915GM Graphics  and this step may solve the problem.


C : CASE 2 : "Can't find requested string" happen after using windows Update.



Normally when we installed updates and after that i cause problems, we just need to remove the updates in control panel.
-start - all program - control panel - add/remove program(xp)/uninstall programs(win 7)
-select show updates/view installed updates and remove the necessary updates. (the updates which after installed, it cause the error)
-after that reboot, and if the error still there, try to reintsall the driver and reboot (remember to log again as admin)


D : CASE 3: "Can't find requested string" after installing newer driver's version.



There are to way to solve this.

First is my favourite is by using SYSTEM RESTORE. To do this:


I - win XP
a) click start - all programs - accessories - system tools -system restore
b) Select "restore my computer ...." and select the date before the error happen.
c) wait it finish and it will reboot if it goes well your problems solved.

II - Win 7
a) Click start and on the search box type SYSTEM RESTORE - select the top result.
b) it will take few secs for system restore to open. Select next and select SHOW MORE REStORE POINT.
c) Select the date before you install the new graphic and wait till it finish. it will reboot if it goes well your problems will be solved.

UNISTALL and REINSTALL DRIVER

1. Unistall current driver - reboot - install original/ older version of the driver.
I -to uninstall the current graphic driver you can go to control panel and remove it,
II- you can also go to device manager (win xp - click star and select run -type DEVMGMT.MSC and press enter) (win 7 - click start and on search box type DEVICE MANAGER and select the top result).
expand the display adapter - on the graphic select UNISTALL - reboot

I strongly recommend use device manager to unistall the driver unless it does not appear in device manager so use method II.

Then reinstall the original/older version of the graphic driver.




For those who try this method and have something to share, please post it in the comments section below and i hope this post can start a good discussion regarding the problems.

Jul 4, 2011

Compaq Presario C734TU Windows XP Driver

PATCH

First Install  Netframework: (require for Quick Launch Installation).
Net framework 2.0
Download

Netframework 3.5
Download


Drivers


Chipset Driver
Intel Chipset Installation Utility for ICH8
Version 8.3.1.1009  1.8MB
Download

Graphic-Intel
Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family Driver
Version 1.00A 17.43MB Download
4796 WHQL2 16.00MB Download


Audio
1. Install MS-UAA and restart:
Microsoft Universal Audio Architecture (UAA) Bus Driver for High Definition Audio (sp33867)
Download

Then Install audio Driver

Conextant High Definition Audio Driver
Version: 3.26.0.0 A  1.38MB
Download

(Installing Audio drivers may result in an error. But continue with the following steps to get the audio driver installed correctly.)

a. Click on Start and select Run. Now type devmgmt.msc and press enter.
b. Right click on “Audio device on High Definition Audio Bus” and click Update driver.
c. Select “Install from a list or specific location”.
d. Click Next. Then select “Don’t search, I will choose the driver to install”.
e. Click Next and then select “Sound, video and game controller” from the list.
f. Click Next and then click Have Disk.
g. Click Browse C:\swsetup\sp34200 folder and select the At8VEN5a.inf  file and click open and continue with the onscreen instructions.

Modem
Conexant HDAUDIO Soft Data Fax Modem with SmartCP 
Version 7.56.0.0 A 6MB
Download

 If direct installation for modem failed, install it using the same method to install audio.


Wireless - Intel
Intel PRO/Wireless Drivers 
Version:6.00 E, 5.86M 
Download

Wireless - Atheros
Atheros Wireless LAN Driver:
Version 2.00B 20.64MB
Download 

Touchpad:
Synaptics Touchpad Driver 
Version:9.1.11 Q, 16.93M
Download

Card Reader
Ricoh 5-in-1 Card Reader Driver
Version 1.01.10 A 2.15MB
Download

Button: 
(Install netframework 2.0 first)

HP Quick-launch Button
Version 6.40B 19MB
Download

LAN/Ethernet
Realtek RTL8100CL/RTL8110Sb NIC Driver
Version 5.611.1231.2003 A 2.14MB
Download


Resources:

1. If your Atheros wireless LAN Driver failed, use this drivers which compatible with xp, vista and 7 and support more Atheros AR9xxx series
Wireless Atheros 2011 Driver Download

2. For audio if you have problem installing the drivers, or after installation it didn't work we have to locate different version for your audio drivers. This case is rarely happen but in case it happen to you first thing to do is to get the hardware ID and post it here. Do mention your windows XP version (sp1, sp2 or sp3).