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Exclamation DRIVER NEEDED: Compaq c508us (Windows XP Professional) [IDE]

I am in need of a wireless and video/graphics driver. I looked on the compaq site and all i found was the wireless assistant NOT the driver. and the Video driver is not on their site for download

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Device Type: Graphics / Video Adapter
Manufacturer: Compaq
Model: c508us
Interface: IDE
Operating System: Windows XP Professional
Age of Device: < 2 years old
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idea Re: DRIVER NEEDED: Compaq c508us (Windows XP Professional) [IDE]

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:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/s...t=3337792#N629

Available drivers for Windows Vista 32-bit:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/s...=3337792#N1860

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:

ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp38001-38500/sp38171.exe

Details:
ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp38001-38500/sp38171.html

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:

http://h30499.www3.hp.com/hpeb/?cate...siness-support

These sites may also be useful in your hunt for XP drivers:

http://www.driver7.com/
http://www.omegadrivers.net
http://www.laptopvideo2go.com
http://www.notebookdriverdownload.com
http://www.laptops-drivers.com
http://notebook.free-driver-download.com/
http://www.notebook-center.ru/
http://www.croftophile.fr/
http://laptop-driver.blogspot.com/
http://www.driversdown.com/
http://freeacerdriver.blogspot.com/
http://www.notebookforums.com/
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Old 07-05-2010
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Default Re: DRIVER NEEDED: Compaq c508us (Windows XP Professional) [IDE]

thank you for the help. I was able to find the Video Driver no all I have to find is the driver for the Wireless. I Downgraded to xp cause I was having problems with compatibility in various programs. I am beginning to think that this headache of finding the drivers is worse than the Compatibility issues that i previously had. when I go to the compaq page what is available is only the wireless assistant not the driver.
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idea Re: DRIVER NEEDED: Compaq c508us (Windows XP Professional) [IDE]

Go here first: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/s...=3213867#N2899

then click on the + button next to Driver-Network (5). You will now see the Broadcom and Intel drivers. Choose the driver that matches your hardware.
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Default Re: DRIVER NEEDED: Compaq c508us (Windows XP Professional) [IDE]

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jerry K
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:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/s...t=3337792#N629

Available drivers for Windows Vista 32-bit:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/s...=3337792#N1860

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:

ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp38001-38500/sp38171.exe

Details:
ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp38001-38500/sp38171.html

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:

http://h30499.www3.hp.com/hpeb/?cate...siness-support

These sites may also be useful in your hunt for XP drivers:

http://www.driver7.com/
http://www.omegadrivers.net
http://www.laptopvideo2go.com
http://www.notebookdriverdownload.com
http://www.laptops-drivers.com
http://notebook.free-driver-download.com/
http://www.notebook-center.ru/
http://www.croftophile.fr/
http://laptop-driver.blogspot.com/
http://www.driversdown.com/
http://freeacerdriver.blogspot.com/
http://www.notebookforums.com/

ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp38001-38500/sp38171.exe is work on my device with id : ACPI\HPQ0006

THANKS AGAIN
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