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March 17, 2009, 12:08 am
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i,ve got an hp pavilion dv5000 laptop (dv5225ca) and i had 2 relace my
drive. when i went ti install win xp onto my new hardrive [320 gig]
install, i read on a forum that i was to disable the Sata
Drv, which i've done.
Now i've got xp on my new HD by disabeling the Sta
Drv but i can't get onto the
internet as well im missing:
Mass storage Controller
PCI device contoller and Video controller, is there any download
drivers i need
that someone could link me with, i've talked to HP and
they want $$$$$, i've
done what HP site tells me and to no avail. Any
help would be appreciated
Re: can anyone help
Well if you still have your old drive, all of the drivers are still on
there. Now all you need to do is to find them and get them transferred.
Many ways to do this.
One way is to use a driver backup program.
Driver Magician ($29.95)
Driver Genius ($29.95)
Another way is to just clone your old drive to your new drive. This
probably requires an USB enclosure for the second drive (under 20
bucks). You can clone it with:
Paragon DriveBackup Express 9 (free)
You can only the drivers from the old drive too. But they are scattered
all over the place in the Windows directory. It is a real PIA this way.
But it can be done. The folders you will likely need are:
And probably many more. Hopefully somebody else can add to this list if
you want to go this route.
Asus EEE PC 701G4 ~ 2GB RAM ~ 16GB-SDHC
Windows XP SP2
Re: can anyone help
Or of course they are all available for download from the HP site as noted
above. Grab them on another PC and drop them onto a thumb drive. You could
also get them off your old drive, just buy one of the cheap 2.5 inch cases
and install your drive in that, plug in the USB cable and away you go.
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