Posted 07 December 2005 - 12:28 AM
There's more to it than just the drivers, I'm afraid. There is software that runs the chipset also; depending on how the Dell image was installed on the system, you may have more problems down the road...
What you should do is contact Compaq and ask them for a complete image of the OS, drivers, and other tools specifically for that model of laptop. If it's still under warranty, tell them you just want to completely reinstall the OS. Save the data you can and wipe the driveto get the Dell image off that machine.
Even though both are XP, there are proprietary files that run on the different models of laptops, even if they are made from the same company. The two just aren't the same...
It is possible to go through the OS file by file and install the correct ones, once you find them but it is tedious.
Basically there is the easy was and the hard way.