jeffvan Posted September 21, 2007 Report Share Posted September 21, 2007 I have a new HP Pavilion dv6500z. It has the AMD processors and came with Vista. I reinstalled the laptop with Windows XP but have a hard time getting the system to work. The chipset drivers provided by HP don't work and is for a different machine. They pointed me to ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp33001-33500/sp33411.exe The machine has the nForce 630M chipset with the GeForce 8400M GS graphics card. I can install the drivers for the graphics card but the chipset drivers are a problem. I was finally able to get everything to work except the network card by using the Vista drivers. I downloaded the vista drivers at ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp36001-36500/sp36213.exe It fails if you install it from the file but if you extract it and go to the 32bit driver folder for vista and run the setup it installs all the drivers including the Network Ethernet controller. All the other components work fine except the Network card and it has a yellow exclamation next to it in the Device Manager. I would greatly appreciate any help from someone who has experienced this issue. I have been told by HP that I might have to update the BIOS but none of their BIOS updates work on the machine. I contacted nVidia but they don?t provide drivers for the 630M chipset running on Windows XP. This new purchase is becoming a mess, could someone assist me in this problem? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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