Laptops (specifically a Compaq Presario C508US Notebook PC) cannot use generic drivers. They must use specific drivers from the laptop maker (or special "hacked for laptops" drivers). HP never shipped this laptop with Windows XP installed .... that accounts for why there are very few drivers posted on their website for this model and Windows XP OS. Drivers are abundant for Windows Vista for this laptop but HP just doesn't want to provide backwards support for this model...
Available drivers for Windows XP:
Available drivers for Windows Vista 32-bit:
It helps to know what hardware is installed in your laptop too....
» Intel 940/943/945 Video
» Broadcom Wireless LAN Driver
» Intel PRO/Wireless Driver
» Realtek Network Driver
» HP Wireless Assistant
For the C508US the XP drivers for C300 CTO work well. So just visit hp.com and do a search for this model.
And if you have acpiHPQ0006 or ACPI\HPQ0006\2&DABA3FF&0 yellow flag in Device Manager, this link should help:
Or just visit www.hp.com
and then look for the live chat support and then ask the technician on duty via chat. Please be polite when asking? They will attempt to help you! This link might get you started:
These sites may also be useful in your hunt for XP drivers: