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Compaq Presario - Driver for graphics card


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I installed a fresh copy of XP SP3 on a Compaq Presario CQ50 115NR. I believe the graphics card is an Nvidia GeForce 8200M G. I've tried installing the following drivers: http://www.nvidia.co...inxp_18.11.html, and http://forums.laptop...2bit-nvidiaoem/

I followed the steps outlined at this forum: http://forums11.itrc...hreadId=1257825

The first driver installed the driver for my Ethernet adapter correctly but when I tried to installed the driver for my video adapter it informed me that I didn't have the appropriate hardware. (Note: I had to attempt the driver installation manually)

For the second driver, after I installed it according to the guide I received the following: "The system has not been modified. To install the program at a later time, run installation again." In "Display," my device manager showed "Video Controller (VGA Compatible)." My laptop still stutters and lags.

Also, I believe this model is not meant to be compatible with XP. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Edited by Litmatch21, 24 August 2009 - 06:13 PM.

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Did you install chipset driver yet?
That always goes first after Windows installation.
Why are you not looking for video driver at HP site?
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There isn't a video driver for XP at the HP site. I did install the chipset.

http://tinyurl.com/CQ50-115NR-chipset, This includes the driver for the chipset, video, and ethernet. However, during the video driver installation it tells me the software doesn't exist for my hardware.
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Did the laptop originally come with Vista?
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Yes. I went back the HP website and noticed there's a "HP Software Update" download, which "is a proactive tool that automatically determines if software and driver updates are available, and downloads and installs updates automatically." I will try that and see if the video driver issue is resolved. Will post results.
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In that case, I'm of no help.
It simply bad idea to downgrade OS without checking, if available drivers are out there.
You're not expecting anyone to spend some time looking for (maybe) non-existing drivers, are you?
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Not at all. I was hoping for some advice. I appreciate your kind input.
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No problem :)
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