ethernet controller driver for compaq presario c700

just downgraded the above model from vista to xp pro.. no luck in finding the driver for the ethernet controller. and the other drivers for wireless, video, audio... had tried those suggested solutions posted on the internet but somehow doesn't work for me... it is a C794TU, product no. FF393PA#AB4...
grnowAsked:
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SCCMCanuckOwnerCommented:
Apparently this is a common problem, try the drivers posted here:

http://forums.techarena.in/operating-systems/1234161.htm

Just as an aside...i would go with windows 7

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thstephCommented:
since hp does NOT provide any drivers for XP for this model, I would suggest the same as Binarymime. Install 7.
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edbedbCommented:
In the device manager, right click on the ethernet controller and select properties.
Then select the "Details" tab
Use Ctrl+c to copy the device instance ID string.
Then paste it (Ctrl+v) in your reply.
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nobusCommented:
try this to identify the devices :

Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Information.
Now select  "Components" and highlight "Problem Devices".
All hardware devices with a driver problem will be listed here.
Make a note of the first line of the PNP Device ID line of the entry. It will show a Vendor number and a Device number (VENxxxxDEVxxxx) 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.  Check the manufacturer's website first or google them
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crzyivan0000Commented:
Download Everest Home Edition
http://majorgeeks.com/download4181.html
More than not it can tell you about the hardware in your computer without having the hardware drivers installed, making the drivers easy to find.
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grnowAuthor Commented:
thanks for all the suggestions.. if i install windows 7 pro, is it easy to get the drivers for this laptop model? if yes, can pls guide? thanks!
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edbedbCommented:
This thread in the Compaq forum has the drivers you need for XP
http://forums13.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/bizsupport/questionanswer.do?admit=109447627+1271151562203+28353475&threadId=1246789 
Unless Windows 7 has the needed drivers built in, it won't be any easier. Compaq only has support for Vista for that model laptop.
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grnowAuthor Commented:
thanks for all the suggestions. hyperbpp posted link contains most of the drivers, but the intel chipset driver is outdated.  i also users drivershq to download the latest drivers for chipset, and everything works as needed. would accept hyperapp as the solution.  
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