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Presario V2000 Driver trouble.

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posted on Feb, 16 2007 @ 05:53 PM
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Wow, BTS doesn't like me I guess. I couldn't open a thread in the main page but while looking at someone elses, it lets me. Anyways, My sisters laptop is a presario V2000 and she got it from a crappy third party website distributor. I would never buy compaq but she didn't consult me before hand. Anyways, the laptop came preloaded with all sorts of crap and no OS recovery cd or anything of the like. I used my old XP cd to reinstall the OS but the drivers for her laptop just aren't working right.(it didn't come with a driver disc) Graphics, Audio, SM Bus, wireless network, etc just aren't recognized. I went to the manufacturers website and downloaded all the drivers from the official source but that hasn't helped. When installing the chipset software, it says it's not supported. I tried the other versions of the V2000 (the laptop only has V2000 with no letters afterwords) and the chipset software for the V2000T didn't give any error message and said plug and play was installed... But none of the other drivers seemed to have any effect. Then I moved on to the V2000Z and it had the same effect as the vanilla V2000. it kept complaining it wasn't the right version. For the audio, all the drivers give error code 10 device could not be started. For the rest, it just said that they couldn't be installed because they didn't have any drivers. So... What can cause drivers to not work from the manufacturer? If it was a V2000T, wouldn't it say on the logo? (it's on the top right hand side of the screen) Is she just all around screwed? Any help is greatly appreciated.




posted on Feb, 22 2007 @ 08:26 AM
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Right ok you can try this, It might work and it might not, but it's worth a go.

Go to the following site and down load the program, install it and run it. ( Do this obviously from the laptop)

It will open a page up and should list all the hardware that is on your laptop.

From the list you will see, Graphics adapter, etc. etc. note down what they are then type them into google and search for the drivers that way

www.download.com... ml?tag=featured.free

Good Luck



posted on Mar, 6 2007 @ 03:42 PM
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I figured I'd end this thread (even though it's already dead) I figured out the problem. Everything about the laptop was labeled V2000. Even the box said V2000. All the paper work said V2000. I checked the bios and got a product ID and surprise surprise, V2555US. I got the appropriate drivers and viola, all done. Everything works like a Charm. It's amazing how they expect anyone to to tell what model number it is if they don't put it anywhere. Hell, even pictures online for the V2555US say V2000. They shouldn't be so lazy and put the correct model number, not the series number. I didn't try the belarc advisor but thanks for the advice dodgeG1. I found the solution a few days after I posted and didn't say anything since I figured this thread would fade into obscurity. So, as a note. I can comfortably say I'll never buy Compaq. I just wish it was possible to build your own Laptops like Desktops. (with the open space and easy to find parts)



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