Question about Compaq Presario SR1103WM-B (PC183B#ABA) PC Desktop
I too have a Compaq Presario SR1103WM Tower Destop, and I had the yellow checkbox next to Video Controller. I tried all the "Original" drivers from the HP (Compaq) website as well as the updates, but they didn't help.
I had just done a fresh install of XP Home (SP3) and have a Celeron 3.2 Ghz CPU.
I tried Run>dxdiag (go to: "Run", type: "dxdiag" hit "Enter") but that didn't show any video information other than the standard VGA video drivers were installed.
The display worked fine, and could be adjusted in settings, but the yellow checkmark next to Video (as well as SM Controller) would not go away.
I went back to "dxdiag" and took a closer look. I noticed that under "Sytem Model" it had "SR1803WM" instead of SR1103WM...hmm, could that make adifference?
I assumed that perhaps in later models of the SR1103WM that HP/Compaq may have started using Motherboards from a newer model coming out (the SR1803WM), and maybe they had a different video chipset.
I did a Google search for "SR1803WM Video" and got to the support page at HP. It had drivers for "ATI Radeon Express 200" I downloaded the drivers and associated software.
Here is where I caution you, I recommend you NOT install the ATI COntrol Center software, as it only led to problems (with CLI.exe not loading) and I had to uninstall it (with errors) with multiple attempts. I would suggest installing ONLY the drivers, even if you have to search and find them elsewhere (ATI Radeon Express 200) like the ATI website.
After doing this (getting rid of the ATI programs, leaving only the drivers) it worked, I can only get 1024x768 32 bit, but that is where I set all my machines anyway. It is possible you could do better if you just found the drivers, as it is my opinion based on the machines age that it could do better graphics output than 1024x768 32 bit.
Anyway running "dxdiag" now shows that it hs an ATI video shipset, and best of all NO yellow checkbox for Video or SM Controller. Yeah!
Posted on Aug 01, 2012
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