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

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
karachi9999999Asked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

redhdkat54Commented:
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
souseranCommented:
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

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
System Utilities

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.