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by Jasso20 / February 20, 2008 3:20 AM PST

I have a Compaq Presario 8000, and it crashed the other day so I rebooted it with a DELL reinstallation CD. Now I cannot connect to the internet and I need to install a driver or something to get it going but I dont know which one. Can anyone help in anyway???

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several things to do
by jconner / February 20, 2008 3:27 AM PST

You need to go to the Compaq/HP website support and download the chipset drivers and probably the network adapter driver and maybe a couple of others as well (USB being one). These will not be on that Dell recovery CD. Maybe you got a Drivers CD with the Compaq and you can use that.

Once these have been download and moved over to your Compaq, you install them and then you go through the network setup. You will probably need to copy them to a CD to get them to the Compaq.

To see what you need start/right click on My Computer/properties/hardware/device drivers

All the ones that are flagged will need drivers.

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by Jasso20 / February 20, 2008 3:33 AM PST
In reply to: several things to do

Ok, well I called HP and they had me download a network driver and I installed it and nothing happened. Do you mind going to the HP website and telling me which ones to download. I can put them on my flashdrive to transfer them to my Compaq. you can find the drivers at - software & driver downloads - download drivers and sofware option - Product = 8017us - windows XP - and some of them are listed there I just need to know which ones to get now if you could help thanks.

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There are dozens of models in the 8000 line. Which one?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 20, 2008 3:39 AM PST
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by Jasso20 / February 20, 2008 3:43 AM PST


I also have question marks by the Ethernet Controller, Multimedia Audio Controller, SM Bus Controller, and the USB IMAGING DEVICE. do I also need to download these to get going?

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by Jasso20 / February 20, 2008 6:07 AM PST
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it the desktop 8017US

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Ahh, this link.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 20, 2008 6:16 AM PST
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by Jasso20 / February 20, 2008 6:20 AM PST
In reply to: Ahh, this link.

so do i need to download from these links? I have a lap top im working on so i can put them on my usb and then put it on my desktop. I believe I downloaded that networking one and it didnt work I will try again.

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The networking won't work until
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 20, 2008 6:30 AM PST
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You figure out which NFORCE chipset they used and install that drive first.

I can't determine that for you. You have the desktop and somewhere there's a clue there.

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computer prob
by Jasso20 / February 20, 2008 6:33 AM PST

to be honest i wouldnt even know where to begin to look. Im not really the best with computers sorry.

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That's why you use software to find out.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 20, 2008 6:36 AM PST
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Everest ->

Belarc Advisor (use

I'm going to stop giving links since it's too much work. You can do some of your own work from now on.


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by Jasso20 / February 20, 2008 6:42 AM PST

just dont get it. im not a geek

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This is self help.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 20, 2008 6:44 AM PST
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If you don't want to dive it, consider calling in a service person or take it to a shop. The members here will help to a point but you may find them stop short of making a house call.

You have the machine so you have the details there. Just a little more work to do (that Everest program and it's report.)


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by Jasso20 / February 20, 2008 6:47 AM PST
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I downloaded that program and it brought up all my computer information in my browser.

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(NT) Neat. Now share which NFORCE chip they used.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 20, 2008 7:08 AM PST
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The DELL CD Won't Work Correctly With a Compaq...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 20, 2008 9:35 AM PST

You mentioned in your post using a DELL reinstallation CD?? Despite all the other discussion, why haven't you tried using the standard HP/Compaq Recovery options? There should be a Recovery partiton which will reinstall the full operating system and all software and the correct drivers.. See the link below for those procedures:

HP and Compaq Desktop PCs - Performing an HP System Recovery in Windows XP

Either using the "F10 key during startup method" or the standard "Recovering from Windows XP" should get it done for you.

Hope this helps.


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by Jasso20 / February 20, 2008 9:41 AM PST

thanks ill try these options

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compaq 8017us
by Durango84 / March 17, 2008 5:45 AM PDT
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I have one of these older machines. Mine came with restore CD's.
chipset- Nvidia Nforce 220
Display adapter- Nvidia Geforce 2
network- Nvidia Nforce MCP networking adapter
Audio- Nvidia Nforce Audio and Soundmax Audio [uses both]

If your PC is like this mine, then it is one before HP was in the mix. Meaning a strait compaq.
If you need more then just ask.

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