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HP Pavilion Help

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Zxero, Aug 6, 2004.

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  1. Zxero

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    Video-
    I tried installing Direct X 9. It seemed to install fine, I restarted
    like it asked me to and I tried installing and playing Halo. It game me
    a error about hardware acceleration, it did the same with Battlefield
    1942 (giving a slighty diffrent error, but basicly the same), and also
    with a N64 Emulator. They all gave me Direct X related errors. I went
    into several places (can't really remember were" to check what video
    card I had, and they all said "unkown".

    Audio:
    The audio doesn't work, I didn't really try anything to fix it other
    then making sure everything was connected-which is it.

    Also, I don't know if this is important or not (it shouldn't be), but I
    uninstalled the defualt version of windows the PC came with, mainly
    becuase of all the worthless **** it came with, I figured it was just
    easier to re-install windows thne delete it all.

    CD Burner:
    I can't get the thing to work, I tried Nero and CDRWIN and neither of them would burn a cd, it just said no CD writer installed

    I was thinking maby it was a drivers problem, I tried reinstalling them
    through the device manager section but it just said their was no drivers
    found.
     
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  3. Skivvywaver

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    What model HP? You most likely need motherboard drivers.
     
  4. Zxero

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    Ooops, thought I had mentioned that. I have the model Pavillion a600n.

    Thats what I was thinking too, but were would I get the drivers? I tried the HP website but their nowhere to be found.
     
  5. Skivvywaver

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    Go to www.viaarena.com and download and install the latest 4 in 1 drivers install them and then check back on this thread. There is going to be more. I am finding the stuff 1 at a time.
     
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    Wow, been awhile since I was there. Download all the xp drivers. It doesn't seem like they have 4 in 1's anymore. Thank God for Nforce. Much easier.
     
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    Im a bid confused.

    What exactly do I download, I went to download the audio driver, but theirs a bunch of tables, I'm not sure which I'm supposed to download.
     
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    http://www.asus.com/support/download/item.aspx?ModelName=A7V8X&Type=All
    Here are all the motherboard drivers for your machine. Download them and install them. DO NOT try to flash your bios with any on this site. Your board is the same, but it is carrying an HP bios. These bios files WILL NOT work on your machine. You can not flash the bios by accident so don't worry about that, it is a very detailed and deliberate proceedure.
     
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    forget the via arena. Just go to the second post and download your drivers from asus. The 4 in 1 drivers are there also. Download and install everything but the bios files. It will fix your machine.:)
     
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    Also, just to make sure im downloading the right thing, this is a qoute from HP Support, "After checking the specifications of your product, I found that the
    computer was shipped with a VIA KM400a chip set integrated AC 97 audio
    and integrated video."

    So this is what I need to download?:

    FileName 4in1_449.zip Version 4.49 Date 2003/09/10
    Description
    VIA 4 in 1 driver Package Service v4.49
    More...
    File Size 1.32
    (MBytes)
    OS Win9x / Win98SE / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP

    Sorry for being such a ***** about this, but I just want to make sure I don't **** up my computer.
     
  11. Skivvywaver

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    Where do you think I went to find out about what board you have?:) I hacked an HP to pieces, I did the same thing you did. I hated all the preinstalled crap that came on it so I ditched them. You are in good hands, go get the drivers. please. The ac 97 audio driver is there.
     
  12. Zxero

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    Alright thanks for the help man, I really appreciate it.
     
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    ugh, bad news, it didn't work. I downloaded and installed the 4 in 1. It asked me to restart the computer so I did. When it came back on, everything was the same, that being the audio still doesn't work, and the stuff is still giving me errors about direct X.

    Know of anything else that might be wrong?
     
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    Yeah, the CDROMs work, however I still can't burn any CD (it's a CD/CD Writer/DVD reader combo).
     
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    Don't delete any of the driver downloads you get. If we get that burner working, you can burn them.
     
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