No audio, wireless, or any drivers

February 11, 2009 at 17:54:16
Specs: XP
i'm helping my friend fix his computer because it would only go to the windows loading screen.
so i used his dell xp recovery disks but its an HP pavilion dv2000 i tried using my hp recovery diks but they would not work.

anyways used his disks and recovered xp but i have no drivers to get onto the internet,no mixer drivers for audio or anything. i have no icons on the desktop, so i used a boot and kill CD, after that reinstalled XP from same disks and same thing.


anyone have any ideas?


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#1
February 12, 2009 at 04:44:31
Restoring from a Dell Reinstallation CD isn't the best way to do this, as the hardware would be almost certainly completely different.

You have two different issues. Make sure that the "Show Desktop icons" is set. As for the other issues, go to HP's website and see if you can download the drivers you need.

I'd recommend checking into obtaining a Restore/Reinstallation CD from them as well. Is it possible there is a Hidden Recovery Partition on this machine?

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#2
February 12, 2009 at 05:40:05
no i check out the partitions and there is no hidden recovery. but i would be able to install the drivers but i cant access the internet from that computer. i'm on my computer here so is there anyway to install the drivers to a hard drive and load them to the dv2000?

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#3
February 12, 2009 at 11:42:04
Of course. Or, you can use a CD/DVD/Flash drive.

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#4
February 12, 2009 at 14:38:34
Cool thanks i will try it out

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#5
February 13, 2009 at 08:42:55
If you can't find the drivers, use Everest Home which tells you everything you need to know about your computer.

http://majorgeeks.com/download4181....

Hope this helps


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#6
February 13, 2009 at 08:43:41
If you can't find the drivers, use Everest Home which tells you everything you need to know about your computer. Save the installation file to a flash drive.

http://majorgeeks.com/download4181....

Hope this helps


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