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Need Drivers for H.P. Pavilion a6407c

By bds_1959 ·
I am helping a friend rebuild an H.P. Pavilion a6407c. I need drivers, and H.P. doesn't have what I need on their web site, or, from what they told me, more correctly, I can't find what I need. All I need is a driver for the ethernet adapter - I called, and was told that I need to spend $49.95 for this guy to tell me where it's at on the site! GEEZ!!! WTF!!!??? On principal, I don't want to do that. However, her PC is useless w/o this driver; I can't get the the Internet! This is something that SHOULD be EASY, yet I've literally spent several hours looking for the driver and have had NO LUCK! What am I missing!!!??? HELP!!! At the risk of sounding like a jerk, please don't waste your time telling me I need to put in the model #, etc., on H.P.'s site. I've been through all that, and no ethernet adapter driver is listed for ANY O/S. I also need a sound driver - again, no luck. The original O/S was Vista Home Premium - I rebuilt it with XP - but can't even find Vista drivers.

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HP

by shhite In reply to Need Drivers for H.P. Pav ...

Hp does not post all their drivers online for some models you have to have the restore disk to redo the operation system. I have used this site before to obtian the disks needed but it is not free.

http://www.restoredisks.com/

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You're right - no NIC driver.

by seanferd In reply to Need Drivers for H.P. Pav ...

Unless the Nvidia LAN driver is what you need.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?os=2093&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&sw_lang=&product=3723209#N723

There may be no drivers for XP at all. But does either OS already have the driver? You may not need to download one at all.

The only way to get a driver for XP would be to get the exact Nvidia chipset name and try to find a driver at the Nvidia site, if it even exists. See the documentation or use this Unknown Device Identifier: http://www.zhangduo.com/udi.html

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is this the Unit?

by Who Am I Really In reply to Need Drivers for H.P. Pav ...

if it is
it only has a 10/100 NIC
(10/100 sucks)

according to this page:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01421655&lang=en&cc=us&taskId=135&contentType=SupportFAQ&prodSeriesId=3677047&prodTypeId=12454

it's using a : Realtek RTL8201N

if you can't find the drivers either from HP or Realtek

a $25 10/100/1000 Gigabit add-on card will completely solve the NIC problem

one problem with OS downgrades is that only certain models are supported for this option

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Thanks to all responses

by bds_1959 In reply to Need Drivers for H.P. Pav ...

Thanks - I think I'll just go out and buy another card!

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