Drivers for Windows XP on a HP Pavilion DV6700

I have a HP Pavilion DV6700 laptop (model: DV6704nr) that had Windows Vista factory installed. I recently installed Windows XP on the D drive, which I now realize was a mistake, since I cannot log into Vista right now.  I cannot use VistaBootPro to access the Vista OS because I cannot get online at all since I am missing many of the drivers I need for XP to run correctly.  In checking my problem devices through the system information menu in windows, there are 11 drivers that I need for XP. Where and how can I find these drivers so I can get my laptop back online and properly set-up a dual boot system? Any help[ would be much appreciated. Thank-you
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souseranConnect With a Mentor Commented:
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If you are still missing drivers after you try the links listed above, do this:

Right click on My Computer. Select Manage. Select Device Manager. In the right-hand window, choose a device that shows as Unknown or has a Yellow Exclamation mark. Click on the + next to it to expand on it. Right-click on it. Select Properties. Go to the Details tab. Select Device Instance Id. Click once on the string that looks like this: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1229&SUBSYS_00708086&REV_10\4&25296D99&0&50F0

Press Ctrl-C to copy the string and Ctrl-V to paste it into a message here.

Do this for each device for which you still need drivers.

See these instructions, which include screen shots, if you need more help with the process.

Finding Device Manager Name and Plug'n'Play (PnP) ID
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KechkaConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Skywalker39 sended you a link for 6700 series but with Intel processor. If your model is AMD, you need other drivers. Your DV6704nr is AMD and nvidia graphics?
phototropicConnect With a Mentor Commented:
A quick way is to open System Information.  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:

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:

These hardware diagnostics are free:


Good luck!!!
skywalker39Connect With a Mentor Commented:
That's correct Kechka, the author didn't say Intel or AMD, I gave a Intel like first, if AMD is needed I'll try to provide that.
KechkaConnect With a Mentor Commented:
If it's AMD it's a 630a chipset
(don't use the 630i or you will driver yourself nuts with the ethernet issues)
skywalker39Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Okay, Thanks for letting me know.
nyinncAuthor Commented:
Yes this laptop is AMD processor and nVidia graphics
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