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needing a direct Windows Vista SP1 driver download link for an HP Pavillion dv6000 notebook

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Hi Everyone,

          Tonight, I carried out a fresh Windows Vista install onto an HP Pavillion dv6000 notebook.  Following the installation, I checked out Device Manger for the purpose of determining any possible drivers which were not loaded by Vista.  Unfortunately, there were several entries.  With that point in mind, I am needing a direct Windows Vista driver download for this HP Pavillion dv6000 notebook.  I would use the Windows Update feature to search online for these automatically, but, the onboard NIC of this notebook is also showing as a conflict as well in Device Manager.

            In closing, I will look forward to hearing back from everyone regarding this post.  Thank you in advance for any attention given to this : - )

           George
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by:asidu
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For a fresh reinstall make sure you also get the chipset drivers plus  the other relevant drivers as listed in the above site. Your machine will perform better with the right drivers.
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Hi George,

For some reason, HP doesn't have a link to the Realtek driver for your laptop, but according to the service manual it uses a Realtek RTL8139-810x network adapter.

As you've already noted, once you have the network adapter installed, you can easily download the rest of the drivers you need directly from HP's site ... the link provided above should work for that.

The Vista 32/64 auto-installation download here SHOULD be the correct network adapter driver:
http://218.210.127.131/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=6&PFid=6&Level=5&Conn=4&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false

[Note:  I downloaded it and was going to just attach it, but the .cab files within the .zip archive aren't allowed as EE attachments.    I did, however, scan it with MSE to ensure the download is virus-free.]
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once your lan is working, you can use the free drivereasy to get the rest : www.drivereasy.com
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by:edbedb
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To give you a link to the drivers we need the model number. There are many versions of the dv6000 laptop. The exact model will be on the lower section of the HP label under the laptop. It could be anything from dv60XX to dv69XX.
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Unfortunately NONE of driver downloads for the various models of the DV6000 include the Realtek network adapter driver -- I looked at about a dozen of them before posting the link to Realtek's site.

Once the network driver is installed it's simply to go directly to HP's site and get the rest of the drivers IF needed ==> there's a good chance that Windows Update will automatically find them.
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Hi,

Have you completely erased the disk prior to the installation including the HP recovery partition?

If not, you can re-create your HP recovery disk which includes all of the drivers using the Hp Recovery Manager:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=US&swItem=ob-61280-2&prodTypeId=321957&prodSeriesId=471753

Once installed, this should see the recovery partition and enable you to create your recovery DVD etc from which you can do a complete re-install or at least find and install your missing drivers.

Regards,


RobMobility.

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by:GMartin
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Hi Everyone,

         My apologies for not supplying the exact model number of this laptop.  Upon visual inspection at the bottom of this HP Pavillion laptop, I notice dv6609wm next to the service tag label.  

          I hope this information helps in locating the exact Windows Vista drivers for this laptop.  And, once again, thanks so much for helping.

          George
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Hi Everyone,

           Thanks so much for the great suggestions and resourceful links given to this question.  Using the link given by edbedb, I was able to download all needed drivers.  And, in all fairness, I went ahead and split the points up too with other people who provided valuable insights and germane links to this question as well.

            Many thanks once again for a job so well done : - )

            George
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