I downgraded from windows xp x64 , regular windows xp pro, but i cant find where to get the driver for sound, i have a Compaq Presario SR1903WM i found everything else but that, ....... if u have time , thanks anyway in both cases
No network driver and sound driver for my Hp pavilion dv9000nr on xp operating system
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Depends on the usage you give it. If you don't use very heavy and CPU dependent programs and don't want to spend your money you should downgrade back to XP. But if you feel like you need more power for the software you use and can spare a few bucks you should definitely invest in a new PC. That PC is quite old and will start limiting you a lot if you need it on a regular basis.
That happens because the BIOS uses a SATA controller that is not included in Windows XP install disk.
Usually you can solve the problem going to BIOS settings and changing SATA/RAID settings.Check your BIOS settings, and disable SATA RAID mode.This is done in different ways depending on the BIOS.
On HP/Compaq computers for example you press F2 on startup to enter BIOS, then disable SATA mode on bios settings.
On other makes the procedure can be slightly different.
Another way to fix the problem, is by creating your own XP setup disk with SATA drivers included, see: Resolving "Setup did not find any hard disk drives" during Windows .
Actually this notebook is not officially designed to work on Windows XP, however there are some unofficial drivers available for windows XP, you may try downloading the sound drivers from: http://sites.google.com/site/sriksang/software/drivers
I'd recommend to install all the drivers from this page. In case the drivers on this site do not work, let me know I shall provide you other links to the drivers.
If you have Windows XP you must have the proper driver for the sound card. If you have Windows Vista it will usually find the right one for you, if you have Windows 7 it will either have the driver or reject the sound card's driver if it doesn't meet Windows 7 standards. You would then have to downgrade to Windows Vista or XP.
Make sure it's the right driver for the sound card. Good luck!
If you have a Windows XP Pro installation disk, put it in the optical drive, restart your computer, on startup, go to BIOS settings (usually press [Delete] and set the optical drive as first boot device. Save changes and exit. When the computer starts it usually says to press any key to start from CD. Press any key and the windows installation will start. Make sure you format C: and you will downgrade to Windows XP Pro. If you want to upgrade to Vista again, you will need to know the keyboard sequence to start Vista from Its partition or have Vista install disk.