Solved

How to update missing driver in HP Pavilion DV7-1245 DX

Posted on 2009-06-30
2
1,797 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-01
Originally I got this laptop with VISTA 64 bit installed having all drivers working as expected.

I then attempted to get Windows XP home on same laptop. In brief, I partitioned hard drive using VISTA computer management tool. I made a new partition for XP on drive F keeping with C: Vista, D:HP recovery and E: CDROM. So windows XP was successfully installed. I used Windowsbootpro tool to fix the MBR problems. Now I am able to select either of OS to boot.

After getting XP, I saw that the device manager was showing all drivers red. Now please note that HP support will not be usefull to fix it. AS far as I see, HP unfortunately do not make any drivers for DV7-1245 DX. They only provide for VISTA. However they do for DV6-1245 DX. I tried these but no success.

Then I looked individual drivers. My main driver was to get Networking card, so that I can connect to internet. I was able to get Realtek network driver. Then after connecting to internet, I was then able to go update.microsoft.com and successfully got Windows service pack 3, which installed few drivers. Now I have taken every latest update from Microsoft, all custom HW and SW updates, but I still see "Base Controller", Ethernet Controller, Video and some USB interface red.

Where can I get the rest of drivers?

Thanks

Ned
0
Comment
Question by:karachi9999999
2 Comments
 

Expert Comment

by:redhdkat54
ID: 24755848
First, I would go to manufacturer and get the chipset driver. Then in device manager, right click on the device that has a red or yellow mark on it, select properties, Details tab, write down the VEN_xxxx&DEV_xxxx code for the device. The VEN_xxxx number represents the vendor of the hardware, for example 8086 is Intel and the DEV_xxxx number is for the specific device. Then you will be able to search Internet for a driver. Some websites to check are <http://www.pcidatabase.com/vendor_details.php?id=606> <http://www.pcidatabase.com/reports.php?type=tab-delimeted> <www.drivershq.com/> <http://www.driversupdate.org/>
0
 
LVL 26

Accepted Solution

by:
souseran earned 500 total points
ID: 24757710
See this thread with detailed instructions and download links:

XP Drivers for HP Pavilion dv7-1245dx

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/psg/board/message?board.id=OS&thread.id=11011
0

Featured Post

How to run any project with ease

Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
- Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
- View and edit from mobile/offline
- Cut down on emails

Join & Write a Comment

The way I use Experts Exchange to assist me in analyzing and diagnosing a problem is I first enter a Verbose Question at Experts Exchange like: Office 2007 will hang when opening and saving files I then launch WordPad (any text editor will do) an…
A while back when OPSMGR 2012 was released we were very excited about getting it into our environment and upgrading our 2007 implementation,  we started our planning and we then proceeded with our implementation. All went as planned & our system …
This video Micro Tutorial explains how to clone a hard drive using a commercial software product for Windows systems called Casper from Future Systems Solutions (FSS). Cloning makes an exact, complete copy of one hard disk drive (HDD) onto another d…
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…

759 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

23 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now