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Compaq Presario SR1807UK

Hi there, I'm trying to restore someones Compaq back to it's original OS but it doesn't seem to work when pressing F10 on boot up and there are no Compaq Tools to help restore it as someone has deleted them. Is it still possible to restore it to it's original state ?

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If, like me, you find that someone has already destroyed the original backup or you had to fit a replacement harddrive, then you will have to install a fresh version of Windows XP operating system.
After doing this, when you go to the Device Manager you will find yellow exclamation marks next to these three items:
Multimedia Audio Controller
SM Bus Controller
Video Controller (VGA Compatible)

The motherboard used in the Compaq Presario SR1807UK is actually an ASUS A8AE-LE but I found that ASUS didn't really give much support for it so after much effort I found these drivers and now everything is working perfectly again.

Multimedia Audio Controller
IXP SB400 AC'97 Audio Controller
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-37058-1&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=1818477&os=228&lang=en
After downloading sp31635.exe and double clicking, it will unzip to C:swsetupSP31635 but it's no use trying to install from here as it won't work, it needs to be force installed.
Goto Device Manager and right click on Multimedia Audio Controller and then left click on Update Driver. Pick "No, not this time" then pick "Install from a list or specific location (Advanced). Pick "Don't search etc." and then click on Have Disk and Browse to C:swsetupSP31635 Highlight CPL309Ba.inf and Open. Highlight Conexant AC-Link Audio, click on Next and then press Yes.

Video Controller (VGA Compatible)
Radeon XPRESS 200
Catalyst Software Suite 34.7Mb v8.8 Aug. 20th 2008 which also take's care of the Bus Controller above.
http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_catalyst.aspx?p=xp/integrated-xp
To use the Catalyst software you must install NET Framework v2.0 from Microsoft, I installed NET Framework v3.5 Full Version which install's v2.0, v3.0 and v3.5
http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/0/f/60fc5854-3cb8-4892-b6db-bd4f42510f28/dotnetfx35.exe

Good Luck to all you novices out there and I hope this has helped you.

Also useful to install Adobe programs for easier web surfing http://www.adobe.com/ I usually install Adobe Reader, Flash Player and Shockwave Player.
and Java from here http://www.java.com/en/download/index.jsp

and if you ever need a good Malware/Spyware remover that actually removes for free, I've recently come across this one from Malwarebytes http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

Cheers.
Phil.

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or if the computer is out or warranty (greter than or equals to 5 years old) you can go for the retail version in the market.

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