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I got laptop compaq cq40-330tu i cant install windows xp on in please help me

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  • imroot Apr 06, 2009

    i've already installed xp, but now after an hour or so the sound stops coming. is it because of the incorrect driver?? can anyone please let me know which audio driver should be installed for compaq cq40-330tu??

    i too called up hp customer care and got the answer stating "we don't support xp, it's written in the document. Please install vista and you'll have no problems".

  • sumitroy1987 May 04, 2009

    can anyone tell me....the address for compaq cq40-3430tu xp driverrs free download???plzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • cnvekaria May 26, 2009

    i am unable to install win xp on 330 tu model



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Hi, i also have cq40-330tu laptop. like u i also faced same proble. from customer care it is told that d model is incompatiable for any version of xp. but i succesfully managed load xp on this model. here follow this:

download this and carefully the html file.

2. in the html file u will find the download link of "nLite" n install it.

3. now, sata raid controller driver is required, which is bit too tough to find in internet. however, i got it and given here..the aforesaid driver is in the "sata contr" folder.

4.ok, now just follow the instruction in that html file..keep ready a blank cd to make bootable cd.

5. b careful, the bootable cd u will b d only cd from you can format and boot your laptop, so make as many as copy of it.

p.s:- trust posting this solution from my laptop which running on winxp rather than vista. if u find any difficulties then contact me.thank you.

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If the problem is that the CD doesn't start (or show the press key to continue thing) you will have to change the boot order in the BIOS setup..
A guide to change the boot order:

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You need SATA controller drivers (ich9). Look at the intel site for the sata drivers and find the f6 drivers package. read the readme.txt with that driver pack to choose the right one for your laptop. these can be loaded during Windows XP install start using the F6 option. (you will need a usb floppy drive). If you don't have access to a floppy drive you should try to slipstream the sata drivers to your windows XP installation disk. look at for free softare that makes this easy.

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