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Ok this is my situation. A corporate of ours purchased a HP Pavilion A1742n computer for their business. Unfortunately, he didnt realize it needed to have XP pro installed on it. Naturally....it has Vista, this cannot be. So Ive already blew away vista and put in XP Pro. Now I have the task of finding all the drivers for this stupid thing. Pretty much I need the chipset and audio (I found and installed LAN already) from what I found out by searching on the internet, the Motherboard is an ASUS A8M2N-LA (NodusM-GL6E). I really appreciate all your guys help.

-Bill
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The ASUS A8M2N-LA is the motherboard used by HP for the new D4500e AMD AM2 PC.

Here are the details:

Motherboard manufacturer's name: ASUS A8M2N-LA

HP/Compaq name: Nodus-GL8E

CPU/Processor  Socket: AM2 Supports AMD Athlon 64, Athlon 64 X2, and Sempron processors

Front-side bus (FSB)  2000 MegaTransfers/second

Chipset  GeForce 6150 LE chipset

BIOS features  Award brand system BIOS Keyboard combination to used to enter BIOS: F1

Form factor  Micro-ATX: 9.6 in X 9.6 in

Memory  Four 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets, Supports PC 4200 (533 MHz) and PC2 5300 (667 MHz) DDR2 DIMMs,  non-ECC memory only, unbuffered Maximum HP/Compaq approved memory is 4 GB*

http://www.sharkyforums.com/showthread.php?t=289273

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WinXP and Server 2003 drivers for HP a6130n

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This same mobo is used in the HP Pavillion a1630n... here are the drivers I found:

NIC - already mentioned the nvidia 430/410 (available at nvidia.com) - btw- comes with a free little firewall that isn't too bad...

Video - GeForce 6150 LE - http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_93.html

Audio - Realtek High Definition WDM driver works - here's a place I found it...
ftp://61.56.86.122/pc/audio/WDM_R157.zip

***There is one device that is listed as Unknown.***

the details of the device are:

ACPI\AWY0001\2&DABA3FF&0

This is the "Away Mode" which is ONLY AVAILABLE IN WindowsXP MEDIA CENTER EDITION 2005!!!
Thus... it will ALWAYS be unknown unless that OS is installed- ignore this device!

further described at:

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa468205.aspx

- hopes this helps anyone looking to alleviate themselves from Media Center to regular XP or even a nice (inexpensive) little SBS 2003/ 2003 server.

*** if you did not blow out your hard drive, the recovery partition has most of the drivers- with some searching (show all hidden and system files) you can find them.
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Also you can try DriverMax. It will find your system drivers for you. It's free. It's helped me find many hard to find drivers. It also can be used to archive you drivers once they are all installed and working.
Here's the link:

http://www.innovative-sol.com/drivermax/
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Try this:

Start-Programs-Accessories-System Tools-System Information. Click on "components" and highlight "problem devices". Any hardware device with a driver problem will be listed here. Make a note of the PNP Device ID line of the entry. It will contain a Vendor number and a Device number (VEN. . . . DEV. . . .)
both four digits long.
Look up those numbers here:

http://www.pcidatabase.com/index.php

This will tell you the manufacturer and the chip number.  First try the manufacturer's website.  If no joy there, try a driver database like Driverguide:

http://www.driverguide.com/


These hardware diagnostics are free:

Belarc:
http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
Siw:
http://www.gtopala.com/siw-download.html


Good luck!!!

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by:bLampert
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JohnGerhardt:THanks for the post, I got my LAN driver from you
DMTechGrooup: As well as you I got more Drivers
Werrock: I got mte most/rest from you.

Thanks all who posted and help!!!
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