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#1 xirtamehtsitahw

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 10:02 AM

I had to downgrade my laptop to Windows XP (Windows 7 crashed :angry:), and, I am having an infinite amount of trouble trying to find a working audio driver.  FYI, my laptop is a Compaq Presario CQ50-103NR.  Yes, it was initially built with Vista on it, and was later upgraded to 7 (before I bought it used), then 7 crashed, so I had to reboot via CD-ROM to XP.  My laptop has literally been giving me fits, seeming to find it funny to throw a loud, rude "BEEP!" every time I do something even slightly "wrong".

 

Does anyone know of a place where I can find an actual WORKING generic audio driver for my laptop (so I don't have to keep hearing that irritating "BEEP!" over and over again)?

 

PLEASE respond ASAP!



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 10:09 AM

32 or 64 bit? I found lots of places, now whether they are safe/valid/working is another question.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 10:24 AM

Check your Microsoft updates to see if a generic Windows driver is listed for your sound device.

 

It should be under Optional Updates. If you see it, install it.



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 10:27 AM

Drivers:

 

windows 7 32bit & 64bit  / Windows Vista  and Windows vista 64bit   (no drivers for Windows XP)

 

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?os=4062&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&sw_lang=&product=3755785



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 11:43 AM

I had to downgrade my laptop to Windows XP (Windows 7 crashed :angry:), and, I am having an infinite amount of trouble trying to find a working audio driver.  FYI, my laptop is a Compaq Presario CQ50-103NR.  Yes, it was initially built with Vista on it, and was later upgraded to 7 (before I bought it used), then 7 crashed, so I had to reboot via CD-ROM to XP.  My laptop has literally been giving me fits, seeming to find it funny to throw a loud, rude "BEEP!" every time I do something even slightly "wrong".

 

 

 

Why did you install XP instead of Vista, which was the original operating system?

 

Because you downgraded you may not be able to find drivers compatible with XP.

 

If it was because you did not have a Vista disk, did you look to see if the recovery partition is still on the laptop? Manufacturers now put recovery on a separate partition instead of including disks. Using the partition will reinstall or repair the operating system. Drivers will be included in the install.

 

If you are unsure if there is a recovery partition you *might* see it listed in My Computer. If it isn't there you can find out by following the instructions here

http://www.ehow.com/how_8463155_restore-compaq-presario-cq50-disk.html

 

You will need to start pressing F11 as soon as the computer starts. If it doesn't take you to recovery, try again.



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 12:09 PM

ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp39501-40000/sp39539.exe



hope it works...




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