Frankly I find laptops to be very timeconsuming to collect the drivers and sometimes like Sony laptops where they don't provide the drivers you have to just hand it back and ask the owner to order (and pay) for the restore CDs.
HP will sell you the restore CDs for less money than any shop will charge you to install your Retail Version of XP Pro. So that 35 bucks is money well spent compared to the 200 buck fee I saw last time someone insisted.
I'd pitch in but you only provided the laptop's series number and not the actual model number. Sorry but I can't guess which drivers I'd use.
My girlfriend has a Compaq Presario v2000. It's an OK system, I guess.
Her laptop was totally overwrought with malware, and she does not have the original CDs anymore. I bought Windows XP Pro SP2 and installed it without any problems. I'm on the HP/Compaq website looking for the myriad of drivers, and none of them will work. I download them, and try to install, but they all fail upon installation and quit out of the installer.
I install stuff like this all the time on my home-built PC, I don;t know what the problem is here.
I'd like to go to the ATI website to download the video drivers manually, but I cannot find the specs for the video on this PC ANYWHERE. Not at the HP site, not at Cnet, not anywhere. In fact, some sites list it as having ATI, some as having onboard Intel video hardware.
What can I do here? I feel totally screwed!