Dec 19, 2014

Compaq Evo n610c Windows XP/7 Drivers

Obtaining Windows XP drivers is easy since it is available on the HP download site. So, I decided to remake the driver list for Windows XP by removing unwanted application and I added the instruction on how to upgrade it into Windows 7.

Content:
-Windows XP Drivers
-Windows 7 Drivers and Upgrade
-Product Specification


Windows XP Drivers
 Install accroding to the order given.

Chipset
Intel Chipset Software installation Utility
Version 3.40 A
Download

Audio
ADI Soundmax Audio Driver for Windows 2000/XP
Version 5.12.01.3920, 19.6MB
Download

Graphic
ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 (32MB)
Version 8.143-050607a 020515C, 28MB
Download

Touchpad
Synaptic Touchpad Driver
Version 7.12.2 Rev G3, 5.4MB
Download

Keyboard
Compaq Easy Access Button Software
Version 3.00 Rev D, 4.9MB
Download

Modem 
(Choose one Base on your specification) - 1MB
Conexant 56K AClink Modem Driver : Download
Agere v.92 Modem Driver : Download

Bluetooth
Support Software for Windows XP for Bluetooth MultiPort Module by Compaq (American, International)
Version 3.00B, 20.1MB
Download

Wireless
Compaq Wireless LAN multiport W200 Driver
Version 7.86.19.3708, 7.8MB
Download

LAN/Ethernet
Mobile Intel PRO/100 NIC Drivers
Version 3.02 Rev A, 4.7MB
Download

Windows 7 Drivers and Upgrade
Basically this model does support Windows 7 with Intel Pentium 4 Processor and 1GB maximum RAM. By default this model only shipped with 256MB or 512MB of RAM, so you need to upgrade the RAM first before upgrade, if not you n610c won't be able to run Windows 7.

Now let's move to Windows 7 drivers, what drivers does it need? Normally Windows 7 will try to install the drivers for your hardware base on previous information provided by Windows XP (upgrade form xp to 7). However, if you make a clean windows 7 installation (reformat the drive before windows 7 installation) windows 7 will be unable to get enough information on your specific hardware. So, here is the simple rule to obtain all the driver you need for Windows 7:

1. If your audio, wireless and any other hardware works, it means the driver for those hardware already installed so you doesn't have to install the driver for it. Example, your heard sound when playing music, no need to install the audio driver.

2. Run Windows Automatic update and download and install any updates for your device driver.

3. If there are any driver missing (how to check- read here) - or you need it, just download form the list below:

Chipset
Intel 845 chipset driver
Intel always provide Intel Chipset device Software (INF Update Utility) on thier website, just download and install it, it will detect and install your chipset driver: Download Link

Audio
ADI Soundmax Audio Driver
Since ADI use the AC97 audio architechture, which is similar with Realtek AC97 audio, so we just need to download the realtek AC97 from the realtek Website : Download form Realtek
We can also use windows XP driver for windows 7, we just need to tweak the installation file. You can read the tutorial here: Installing Audio in Windows 7

Graphic
Ati Mobility Radeon 7500
Read Installation Instruction here : http://laptop-driver.blogspot.com/2014/12/ati-mobility-radeon-7500-drivers-for.html

Wireless
We will install the wireless driver using the same method to install the graphic.
Download the windows xp driver.

1. Install the driver , ignore the error (we just want to extract the driver file to C:\swsetup\sp29156)
2. Open device manager, look for network marked with yellow, right click and select update driver.
3. Select browse my computer for driver software.
4. Select browse and point to C:\swsetup\sp29156\Driver\w2kxp
5. Continue with on screen instruction until installation finish.

LAN/Ethernet:
Mobile Intel PRO/100 NIC Drivers
Automatically Installed in Windows 7.

That's all the driver you need for windows 7, if you still wnat to use the modem, install the modem windows xp driver using the same method to install wireless driver.

Main Hardware Specification:

Chipset  : Intel 845 Chipset (82845(MCH) : brookdale
Processor : Mobile Intel Pentium 4 Processor -M (1.6-2.4GHz) 512KB cache
RAM : PC2 1200 DDR SDRAM, Maximum - 1GB (512MBx2)
Hard Disk : 20GB to 60GB SMART HDD
Graphic : ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 4X AGP graphics Controller with 32MB DDR SDRAM
Display : 14.1 Inch Color TFT SXGA+
Resolution: 1400 x 1050 (16.7M Internal Color)
Audio : AC97
Modem : Type III mini PCI 56K
Ethernet : Intel 10/100
Others : USB 2.0, VGA and Infrared

Leave your comment if you have problems with the installation.

ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 Drivers For Windows 7

I got a request from a user asking drivers for ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 for his Compaq Evo Notebook Running Windows 7. Most notebook form 200-2005 (such as compaq Evo Series and Lenovo Thinkpad T42) have this type of graphic card which didn't past the Windows 7 upgrade advisor. So, after windows 7 installation you will notice that it only listed as Standard VGA with limited graphic capability.

Actually you can install the Mobility Radeon 7500 in Windows 7 using the original Windows XP driver. In this tutorial I will show how to install it in EVO N800c.

1. First download the SP27665 (original Windows XP driver for EVO N800c) and run the driver. You will get an error, ignore it, because we just want to extract the driver file.
 (for other model, obtain the windows xp driver from your manufacture download site, if you want to use this driver for different model such as Acer and Toshiba, please contact HP for permission to use their software).

2.Now you will have C:\swsetup\SP27665 folder. We will use it later.

3. A device manager will open, right click on standard VGA and select update driver.

4. Select Browse my computer for driver Software.

5. Select Let me pick from a list of device driver from my computer.

 6. Now select have disk - browse and point to C:\swsetup\SP27665\Driver\2KXP_INF. Select the Inf file. (if you have more than one choice, choose the first one)

Click OK, next and continue with on screen instruction, it will flash a few second while installing the drivers. Reboot after finish.

Models of Compaq Evo that compatible with this intallation:

Compaq Evo n160
Compaq Evo n180
Compaq Evo n410c
Compaq Evo n600c
Compaq Evo n610c
Compaq Evo n620c
Compaq Evo n800c
Compaq Evo n800V
Compaq Evo n1000c
Compaq Evo n1000v
Compaq Evo n1005v
Compaq Evo n1010v
Compaq Evo n1015v
Compaq Evo n1020v
Compaq Evo n1050v


If you have any problems fo let me know in the comment section below.

Dec 17, 2014

HP Compaq 6910p Windows XP/Vista/7 Drivers

Hp Provides Windows Xp, Windows Vista and Windows 7 Drivers for this model. I re-arrange and remake the driver list by removing unnecessary download and arrage them into installation order. Additional information such as installing audio instruction for Windows XP added along the driver list.

Please Install According to the order Given: Windows XP, Vista, 7 32-bit and 64-bit)

Chipset :
Intel Chipset Installation Utility
Windows XP - Windows Vista - Windows 7

Audio patch
ONLY FOR WINDOWS XP - Install before Installing audio driver, Reboot after Installation
Microsoft Universal Audio Architecture (UAA) Bus Driver for High Definition Audio (sp33867)
Download

Audio
ADI SoundMAX High-Definition (HD) Audio Driver for Microsoft Windows
Windows XP - Windows Vista - Windows 7

Graphic - Intel
Intel 965GM Graphic Drivers
Windows XP
Windows Vista32-bit - Windows Vista 64-bit
Windows 7 32-bit - Windows 7 64-bit

Graphic - ATI
ATI Video Driver and Control Panel
Windows XP - Windows Vista 32-bit - Windows Vista 64-bit - Windows 7 (automatically Installed)

Keyboard
HP Quick launch Button
Windows XP/Vista/7 : Download

Touchpad
Synaptic Touchpad Driver
Windows XP/Vista/7 : Download

Fingerprint
Authentec Fingerprint Reader Driver
Windows XP/Vista : Download 
Windows 7 : Automatically Installed

Modem
High Definition Audio (HDA) Modem Driver
Windows XP - Windows Vista - Windows 7

Card Reader
Ricoh Media Card Reader Driver (R5C853)
Windows XP/Vista/7 : Download

LAN - Ethernet
Intel 82566MM Gigabit Ethernet Driver
Windows XP/Vista/7 : Download

Wireless:
There are 2 applicable Wireless Driver, Choose base on your specification.

Intel Pro Wireless Driver : Windows XP - Windows Vista - Windows 7
Broadcom Wireless Driver :  Windows XP - Windows Vista - Windows 7

Bluetooth
Software Support for HP Integrated Bluetooth With Wireless Technology
Windows XP - Windows Vista - Windows 7

SATA
Intel SATA AHCI Controller Driver
(Use this driver if only you need it and know what to do with it)
Windows XP/Vista:  Download

Storage
Intel Matrix Storage Manager
Windows XP/Vista/7 : Download

TPM
Infineon Trusted Paltform module (TPM) Driver
Only for Windows XP/Vista : Download

Security
HP 3D DriveGuard
Windows XP - Windows Vista - Windows 7

AMT
Intel Active Management Technology Driver
Windows XP/Vista/7 : Download

Utility for Fingerprint
-Make sure you already installed the fingerprint driver.

HP Protect Tools Security Manager Suite
Windows XP/Vista/7 : Download

Credential and Fingerprint manager for HP Protect Tools
Windows XP/Vista : Download

Dec 12, 2014

Dell Alienware M14x Drivers for Windows 7/8

There are almost 40 downloads available for this model on Dell website, actually you doesn't need to download and install all of them. So here I listed what are the important drivers and which you need to download for your M14x. Note that this is a gaming laptop which the most recommended OS was Windows 7 64-bit. however you can also upgrade into Windows 8 which I will explained at the end of the post.

Windows 7 64-bit Drivers : (Install according to the order.)

Chipset:
Intel GS45 (Cantiga) Driver v9.1.1.1020
Download 

Note: Storage - Choose one between Intel rapid storage technology or Intel Matrix storage manager, however I strongly recommend to use Intel Rapid Storage Technology. 

Storage
Intel Matrix Storage Manager - Notebooks, v.8.9.4.1004, A00: Download
Intel Intel Rapid Storage Technology, v.9.6..0.1014, A01 : Download

Graphic - Nvidia
Nvidia Geforce GT335M, v 263.08 WHQL :Download
Nvidia Geforce GT555M 1.5/3.0GB, v 267.21 WHQL :Download

Graphic - Intel
Intel HD Graphic 3000 v15.21.13.64.2342
Download

Audio
Realtek ALC665, v.6.0.1.6083, A02
Download

Touchpad
Synaptics TouchPad, v.15.0.4, A01
Download

Card Reader
JMicron JMB380 - Card Reader and 1394, v.1.00.06.01
Download

Sensor
ST Microelectronics DE351DL Free Fall Sensor, v.1.06.08.47, A01
Download

Bluetooth
Dell Wireless 375 Bluetooth Module, v.6.3.0.6300,
Download

Broadband
Dell Wireless 5620 EVDO-HSPA Mobile Broadband Mini Card
Windows XP/Vista/7 : Download 

Webcam
Dell Alienware Camera Frimware
Download

USB
Nec USB 3.0 Driver
Download

Note: Wireless - Base on your region, the wireless could be different so choose one base on your specification.

Wireless:
Intel® WiFi Link 6150/6250/6300 Driver : Download 
Intel Intel(R) WiFi Link 1000 (V830R/CXW11) : Download
Atheros AR8151 - AW : Download
Bigfoot Networks Killer™ Wireless-N 1103 a/g/n 3x3 MIMO : Download 
(This version fix bugs with McAfee Security Software) 

Windows 8/8.1 64-bit Drivers:
Before Upgrade into Windows 8 and 8.1, please Uninstall USB 3.0 drivers because it will make your USB 3.0 not function properly. Windows 8/8.1 will install in-box driver which compatible for Windows 8 and 8.1. Here is the driver you will need :

Chipset: Download from Intel
Graphic - Nvidia GT335M/GT555M : Download from Nvidia
Graphic : Intel HD 3000 : Download from Intel or Use Windows Automatic Updates
Audio : Download from Realtek

Others : Use windows 7 driver and install in compatibility mode for Windows 7. (Read here)

Dec 4, 2014

Fix Boot Device not Found, Please Install OS on your Hard Disk (3f0)

You can simply fix this problem by enable Legacy support on the BIOS.

1. Go to BIOS, for HP notebook simply press F10 upon power on.
2. Navigate to System Configuration and Look for legacy Support.
3. You should see the Legacy support is Disable, you need to enable it.
4. After that press F10 to save changes and exit BIOS.
5. It will aromatically reboot after saving changes and your notebook will boot normally.

However, this error may cause from Hard Disk Failure (hardware damage) so this method will not work and you will need to replace the HDD.

How to check your Hard Disk status (damage or healthy)
First make sure you already enable legacy support. If you are unable to boot normally to windows,  try to re-install the operating system (Windows 8 recommended). If you are unable to re-install the OS, run system diagnostic by upon power on press F4 to test your HDD.

In case the HDD failure you need to RMA (return Merchandise authorization) for HDD replacement. Normally the process will take less than 2 weeks. If your warranty already expired, you need to buy a new Hard Disk for replacement. You can ask the store for the replacement process if on;t want to do it yourself with a small fee, most of the time the hard disk replacement service is free.

Dec 3, 2014

Fix "This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use" code 12

Most of the time this error cause by chipset driver conflict which cause certain devices fail to function properly. In most cases AMD PCI Express (3GIO) Filter driver was the culprit which causes Intel chipset or Intel graphic driver installation failed. Here is how to fix it :

1. Open your Device Manager.
2. Expand the system device from the list.
3. Right-click on the ATI PCI Express (3GIO) Filter Driver and select ‘Uninstall’.
4. Choose to delete the driver software for this device from your system.

Now you can re-install your chipset, or Graphic driver, remember to reboot before re-installing those drivers.



HP Compaq nc6400 Windows 7 Drivers

HP Compaq nc6400 originally released for Windows Vista. If you want to upgrade into Windows 7, do consider to use Windows 7 SP1 instead of Windows 7 and run automatic updates to get the latest update for your hardware and drivers. So, a user reported he installed Windows 7 64-bit enterprise and there are 2 drivers missing.

1. Mass Storage Controller
Hardware ID : PCI\VEN_104C&DEV_803B&SUBSYS_30AD103C&REV_00

2. PCI Simple Communication Controller
Hardware ID : PCI\VEN_104C&DEV_803D&SUBSYS_30AD103C&REV_00

Both ID's refer to Texas Instrument Card Reader Driver. You just need to install the original Vista drivers below and it will install both mass storage and PCI comm as mentioned above.

Texas Instrument Media Card Reader Driver
Version 2.0.0.9, 6.4MB
Download

So now you are all set. Windows 7 and Windows automatic updates will automatically installed all of the other drivers your nc6400 need. In case there are drivers you need for Windows 7 here is the description with the download link.

Intel Chipset
Intel chipset Installation Utility for 900 Series
Just Download and install the latest chipset from Intel Website. It will determine if you need to install any chipset driver updates.
Windows 7/8 (32/64-bit): Download

Audio
Automatically installed or use Windows Update. If not Install this driver:
ADI AD1981HD Audio Driver for Windows 7
Version 6.10.1.5240
Windows 7 (32/64-bit):  Download

There are 2 applicable graphic drivers so choose base on your specification.

Graphic - Intel
Intel Graphic Media Accelerator (Intel 945GM/950/965) Codename : CrestLine
Hp does have the driver for windows 7 both 32 and 64 bit.
Download from HP
Download from Intel : Win 7 x86 - Win 7 x64

Graphic - ATI
ATI M64S ( Radeon X2300)
Windows 7 (32/64-bit) : Download

Touchpad
Synaptic Touchpad Driver
Windows 7 (32/64-bit) : Download

Quicklaunch
HP Quick Launch Button
Windows 7 (32/64-bit) : Download

Wireless
Intel Pro Wireless Drivers : Download
Broadcom Wireless LAN Driver : Download

LAN/Ethernet 
Intel 82566M Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Windows 7 (32/64-bit) : Download

Others
Fingerprint: Download
Modem : Download
Bluetooth : Download

HP 15-r036tu Windows 7/8/8.1 Drivers

Hp only provides Windows 7 64-bit and Windows 8.1 64-bit drivers support for this model on their website. The main reason for 64-bit is HP 15-r036TU comes with 4GB of which is optimized for 64-bit operating system. I re-make the list here are the changes I've made to the driver list:
1. Removed repeated driver list and ony list the latest driver version.
2. Added Driver for Windows 7 (Since not all drivers for Windows 7 is available)
3. Added link for 32-bit Windows 8 and Windows 7.
4. Please check the read file or Softpaq read-me file for the driver version and other information.
5. Your browser will tell you the file size before the download start so I will not list the file size.
6. Additional and optional Utilities removed from the list since you won't need them.
7. For Wireless and Bluetooth, Windows will automatically Install the driver for it. If not choose one from the list base on your specification.

Audio:
Realtek  High Definition (HD) Audio Driver
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (32-bit) : Download
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit) : Download

Chipset : 
Intel Chipset Installation Utility and Driver
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (32-bit) : Download
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit) : Download

Intel TXE
Intel Trusted Execution Engine Interface
Windows 7(64-bit) : Download
Windows 7/8/8.1 (32/64-bit) : Download

MEI
Intel Management Interface Driver
Windows 7 (32-bit) : Download
Windows 8/8.1 (32-bit) : Download
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit) : Download

USB
Intel USB 3.0 Host Controller
Windows 7 (32-bit): Download
Windows 7(64-bit) : Download
Windows 8/8.1 (32/64-bit) :Automatically installed

Note: If you upgrade (not a clean install) from windows 7 to windows 8/8.1, please uninstall USB 3.0 first before the upgrade process.

Intel ISFD
Intel Sideband Fabric Device Driver
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (32-bit) : Not available, please let me know if you need it.
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit) : Download

Storage
Intel rapid Storage Technology Driver
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (32-bit) : Download
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit) : Download

NOTE :  There are 2 available graphic driver, choose base on your specification. If you graphic use Switchable graphic (you have  both Intel and Nvidia graphic) , Do not install the Intel Graphic driver below because the Nvidia driver already design to install both switchable graphic driver. If you are using Windows 7 32-bit or Windows 8/8.1 32-bit check Windows automatic update to install your secondary Intel switchable graphic driver.

Graphic - Intel
Intel High Definition (HD) Graphic Driver
Windows 7(32-bit) : Use Windows Automatic Update or Get it from Intel
Windows 7 (64-bit) : Download
Windows 8/8.1 (32-bit) : Use Windows Automatic Update or Get it from Intel
Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit) : Download

More Information for your HD graphic and Windows 8

Graphic - Nvidia
Nvidia GeForce GT 820M
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (32-bit) : Download
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit) : Download
 
Touchpad
Synaptic Touchpad Driver
Windows 7 32-bit :Download
Windows 8 (32/64-bit) : Download
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit) : Download

LAN/Ethernet
Realtek Local Area Network Driver
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (32-bit) : Download
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit) : Download

Card Reader
Realtek Card Reader Driver
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (32-bit) : Download
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit) : Download

Webcam
Cyberlink Youcam Software
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (32-bit) : Download
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit) : Download

Button
HP Wireless Button Driver
Automatically installed in windows 7 (or install win 8 driver on win 7 system)
Version 1.1.2.1  2.82MB Windows 8 32/64-bit
Having scroll problem in windows 8? Download and Install this driver

Wireless
Mediatek 802.11 Wireless LAN Adapter Driver
Version 5.0.25.0 34.32MB Windows 7/8 32 and 64-bit
Version 5.0.37.0 39MB Windows 8 32/64-bit

Wireless
Realtek RTL8188EE 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Driver
Version 2010.1.0506.2013 28MB Windows 7/8 32/64-bit
Version 2012.3.913.2013 21MB  Windows 8 32/64-bit

Bluetooth
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9000 Series Bluetooth 4.0+HS Driver
Version 1.00 381.01MB Windows 7/8 32/64-bit
Version 1.00 6.57MB Windows 8 32/64-bit 

Bluetooth
Mediatek (Ralink) Bluetooth Software Driver
Windows 7/8/8.1 (32/64-bit) : Download

GPIO
Intel General-Purpose Input/Output host Controller Driver
(Only for Windows 8.1) : Download

Dec 2, 2014

Lenovo B460e Windows 8 and Original Drivers

Below are the original drivers for Lenovo B460e which also can be found on the official Lenovo Website, I arrange all the driver file base on the installation order.

Original Driver Windows XP and 7

Chipset
Intel Chipset Installation Utility (HM55 Chipset)
Windows XP - Windows 7 32/64-bit

SATA
Intel AHCI Driver
Windows XP - Windows 7 32/64-bit

Audio
Conexant High Definition Audio Driver
Windows XP - Windows 7 32/64-bit

Webcam/Camera
Camera Driver for Microsoft Windows
Windows XP - Windows 7 32/64-bit

Graphic - On-board (Intel)
Intel Mobile 4 Series graphic Driver (GM45)
Windows XP - Windows 7 32-bit - Windows 7 64-bit 

Graphic - Nvidia 
Nvidia Display Drivers
Windows XP - Windows 7 32-bit - Windows 7 64-bit

TouchPad
Elan Tech Touchpad Driver
Windows XP - Windows 7 32/64-bit

LAN
Realtek Local Area Network Driver
Windows XP - Windows 7 32/64-bit

Wireless
Broadcom Wireless LAN Driver
Windows XP - Windows 7 32/64-bit

Camera/Website
Camera Driver for Windows
Windows XP - Windows 7 32/64-bit

Software
Lenovo Energy Management
Windows XP - Windows 7 32/64-bit

Windows 8 Upgrade
You will need to download the drivers from the devices manufacture website for the latest drivers becuase lenovo does not provide updates for Windows 8 or 8.1

Chipset:
Intel Chipset Device Software (INF Update Utility)
This software will install the latest chipset driver for Windows 8.
Download from Intel Website : Download Link 

LAN/Ethernet
Realtek 8138/8169/8168 Ethernet Controller
Download from Realtek : Download Link

Graphic
Intel GM45 : read installation Instruction Here.

Graphic 
Nvidia - Let Nvidia detect and determine Windows 8 driver for you : Link

Audio: Automatically Installed
Webcam : use Windows 7 Driver
Touchpad : use Windows 7 Driver
Wireless : Automatically Installed or Use Windows 7 Driver

Lenovo Energy Management
Windows 8

Thinkvantage Technology
Windows 7 and Windows 8