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Win7 64bit Missing Ethernet/Audio drivers for HP Pavilion Slimline s5503w

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Binkse, Mar 26, 2013.

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  1. Binkse

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    I recently acquired a Pavilion Slimline (s5503w) desktop PC. For whatever reason the hard drive was blanked out when I received it and upon installing Windows 7 64-bit (Ultimate Ed) I've had quite some time locating the proper drivers. Attempting to use the recommended drivers from HP's website resulted in a 9996 error, you don't meet the requirements. Proper recommended installer for that version of windows, but no luck. I've also tried installing the Ethernet and Audio drivers recommended by Nividia's website. A 15.49 package, but though it recognizes the video card it doesn't notice the onboard Ethernet or Audio. Neither of these devices is listed in device manager as far as I can tell either. No typical yellow exclamation mark stating that the driver is missing.

    Any help or a point in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    As I said in the original post the drivers posted above result in a 9996 error. Any other ideas?
     
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    If there are no signs of those devices in Dev. Mgr, can you try checking in the BIOS to verify that they have not been disabled?
    Believe the BIOS key is F10 at the HP logo screen.
     
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    The chipset driver's purpose is to allow the OS to find and identify hardware attached to the machine. If devices are not being found, especially board components, then the chipset drivers (which should always be the first drivers installed) may be missing or the wrong version.
     
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