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HP Pavilion a6440a Series Internet Connections & Sound Issues

Got an HP Pavilion a6440a series Desktop with no back up discs and no vista discs. Basically I got it cheap and there was no operating system on the hard drive. Had a Windows XP full install disc with SP2 so installed it. Windows XP up and running. Problem is I have no drivers and the drivers on HP site want you to have vista so won't install with XP. Therefor I got no internet connection on the new PC and no sound and video in VGA mode. I transferred all my settings from my existing PC. What I see is I am using an Iconnect Modem 622 modem to which I have the install disc. When setting up the modem it fails to detect the yellow ethernet cable which I know works because I am using it on this old computer. The modem itself was supplied to me by Primus not more than 6 months ago so is fairly new. I'd like to be able to get an internet connection on the new computer, can you give me any drivers to help it detect the ethernet cable and the internet. Also I have no sound drivers at all so no codecs are installed in the audio section of the control panel. I am using Logitech R-20 speakers and subwooofer which I know work as I have tested them ( have no disc for that either). Then I have no driver for the new sound card Nvdia because the driver on the HP web site won't work with windows XP. I'm spending to much time trying to get the new computer and operating system up and running. Any help with drivers or quick solutions to get the new computer up and on the net plus with sound and video would be great appreciated.

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  • duncanvr May 27, 2008

    Never really liked Vista, I know people with vista who experience hanging problems etc, heard all bad things about Vista and don't really want to spend a lot on the upgrading of the operating system software. Also I have tried downloading stuff on Vista before and some software it just does not like. I've always liked Windows XP.

  • duncanvr May 27, 2008

    Thanks Guru, I am downloading the driver for the video card now from that link. The specs say Integrated 10/100 BaseT network interface (Broadband Ready)do you know a site where that driver is? I found the driver for the Logitech R-20

  • duncanvr May 27, 2008

    There is a good idea you have and it got me thinking that I could perhaps take the network card out of this Dell Dimension and put it into the HP if all the drivers fail to fix? I am going to have to switch everything off and plug the other HP PC on and try the drivers first, once I find a driver for the
    Integrated 10/100 BaseT network interface (Broadband Ready) first. I just downloaded the video card and logitech speaker drivers from the link by guru, when I find the driver for the 10/100 I am going to try and get the PC connected to the net

  • duncanvr May 27, 2008

    Have you got a link to the belarc advisor? If so I will download it to my external hdd. Some of the specs posted by Guru are here http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/au/en/ho/...

  • duncanvr May 27, 2008

    Hi Irish I will try the belarc advisor suggested by sweet R to determine the motherboard details. I know the chipset is Intel® G31 Express Chipset so should be able to get the intel model #

  • duncanvr May 27, 2008

    Thanks Irish Druid I have found a few chipset files on those links and downloaded them to the external hdd ready to try on the HP. I will collect all the drivers I can before switching off and installing them to the new PC

  • duncanvr May 28, 2008

    Hi guys I was up rather late last night and the good news is I have an internet connection now and this HP is looking good. The Video card has also been fixed, I only need to fix the sound problem now. Still no sound at all so any drivers suggested would be welcome

  • duncanvr May 28, 2008

    Thank you to everyone who helped with the drivers and links and other ideas, this HP is now working like a dream with Windows XP on it and I could not be happier

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I would also like to add to the valuable solutions given by my co-experts.

actually i think ur basic difficulty lies in finding ur proper model numbers of board of ur motherboard.
do one thing
please download belarc advisor
then install it in ur system.

it will tell u all ur make and model numbers correctly.

that will guide you what driver to install and use for ur system.

hope this will guide you to right path.

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This is only a suggestion if every option fails: since is a desktop it should have some expansion slots where u can insert network cads,vga cads,sound cads n so on. what i think u should do is buy a network cad and any other cad whose device driver refuses to be installed by windows then open the case of yr desktop and insert them in the pci slot on the mother board it should work.
NB: NOTE WHEN BUYING A CAD BUY THAT WHICH HAS A SOFTWARE ALONG SIDE UNLESS U R ASSURED THAT WINDOWS WILL DO THE INSTALLATION.
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Please find the model number of the motherboard and the chipset. Once you know this, you can easily find the required chipset drivers by doing a Google. Also, if there are any additional cards, you can google an XP driver for that particular model. If you have difficulty with any particular driver, please post back with the make and model, and i will be happy to find the drivers for you online, if need be.

The easiest option, of course, would be as Ginko suggested, and that is upgrade to Vista, as the system was really designed with Vista in mind..

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What about upgrading to Vista.

Posted on May 27, 2008

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    Ginko May 27, 2008

    Your computer had been designed for Vista, and it should have a Vista license attached. Some device, as the integrated sound do not have drivers for XP.
    If you want to run XP all you can do is looking for drivers for each device.
    Here are computer specs for your Pavillion.

    Video for example is an nVidia GeForce 8400, you can go to each manufacturer download page and download drivers for them.
    If you do not find XP drivers for sound and LAN, all you can do is adding internal pci (or external usb) devices that work on XP for sound and LAN, they are not expensive parts.
    Here you can download drivers for video card.


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    Ginko May 27, 2008

    Download video driver, if audio and ethernet (network) are not working , and you do not find drivers, use following devices.

    External network card (usb).

    External sound card.

    Let us know if any other device is not working.


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  1. Download Belarc Advisor (free) from their website (http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html)
  2. Run it on your Pavilion
  3. Note the device names for which you need drivers for (such as the video card may say 'NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS' - that's the card in my laptop)
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