Compaq Presario CQ40-601TU drivers for Windows XP

If you are not able to install Windows XP on this laptop please see this post on how to install windows xp in CQ40-601TU

To successfully install the drivers in Compaq Presario CQ40-601TU Laptop with Windows XP operating System.

I. Get the following drivers and install in the given order.

01. Intel Chipset drivers – Intel INF driver (2MB)

02. Intel Matrix Storage Manager – Intel MSM (21 MB)

03. Intel SATA driver – driver for SATA (3.3MB)

04. VGA/Display – video driver (19 MB)

05. Intel LAN Driver  –Ethernet driver (4.5 MB)

06. Audio/Sound –  (see the install instruction below)

07. Modem – sp33839_Modem with SmartCP.exe(6MB)

08. Wireless – Wireless_driver (29.4 MB)

09. Webcam – sp35414_HP 1.3MP Webcam Software Drivers.exe (5MB)

10. Dotnetfx2.0 – dotnetfx_2.0.exe (22MB)

11. Touchpad – Synaptics Touchpad.exe (6MB)

12. Quick launch – Quick launch buttons.exe (14MB)

13. Card Reader – driver for card-reader (3.3 MB)

14. Bluetooth – driver for bluetooth (98 MB)

15.HDMI Audio – HDMI-R203.exe (15 MB)

I. To install Audio driver on CQ40-425TU please follow these steps


1. download CQ40-601TU audio driver (18 MB)  OR SP39671_IDT High Definition Audio CODEC (19MB)

2. Unzip the file to a folder then install Hotfix – kb888111 first ” \SP39671\HDAQFE\xpsp2\us\kb888111xpsp2.exe “

3. Now install the audio driver ” \SP39671\ setup.exe “

4. Do not reboot. Now you should be able to hear the audio. If not goto ” Device manager>System Devices>Microsoft    UAA Bus Driver… > Right Click – Disable ” then Enable it again and follow steps 2 and 3.

5. After you hear the audio output proceed to next step, don’t reboot.


6. download “devcon” utility from microsoft.  (78KB)

7. Unzip ‘devcon.exe’ and copy the ‘ I386\DevCon.exe ‘ file to ‘ C:\Windows\system32 ‘

8. Start > RUN > cmd

9. In the prompt type (without quotes) ” devcon find pci*

10. Scroll up and look for a line before ” Microsoft UAA Bus driver for High Defenision Audio” some thing like this “PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_055C&SUBSYS_30EA103C&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&0&38: Microsoft UAA Bus
Driver for High Definition Audio”


11. Now copy the under lined part from your command prompt by “right clicking on the Title bar>Edit>Mark” and mark the line u need to copy (till the under lined part only) hit “Enter” to copy.

12. In the desktop create a text file called ‘ audio.txt ‘and paste it replacing the underlined characters as shown below with qoutes.


14. Save the file and rename it to ” audio.bat ” now copy it to ” C:\Documents and Settings\User\Start Menu\Programs\Startup “

15. Thats all now you will be able to hear audio every time you reboot.


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38 Responses to Compaq Presario CQ40-601TU drivers for Windows XP

  1. Jayant says:

    All links other than the sound drivers are dead. Can u please uploadthe other drivers at rapidshare or some other place?


  2. pritam says:

    download links are not working.

    please provide valid links.

  3. shib says:

    none of the links are working. please check. anybody there to help. thanks in advance.

  4. kamlesh says:

    the driver for touchpad is alps, not synaptics

  5. ajay kumar says:

    all the links of drivers must be re-open

  6. nick says:

    All the links are dead please reload the files.

  7. these is the best site for downloading any laptop and pc driver

  8. Giri says:

    all the above liks are not working properly. please if there is any other links please send me. thanks in advance.

  9. Dawa Chhiring Lama says:

    but i did not found my laptops sata driver

  10. Thete Paresh says:

    Links are not working , but i found Drivers on another Blog .

    Downloaded the drivers & all are working



  11. chirjivendra says:

    i have compaq cq 40 616tu laptop . i want to install xp operating system but i am unble to configure its hardware .
    i have been use lot of driver but sound driver is not suppoted in my system . kindly guide me .

  12. Deepika says:

    sir i am not getting Compaq PresarioCQ40 601tu webcam driver urgently plz send me as soo as possible

  13. naresh says:

    give a valid link. 601TU

  14. rasheed says:

    sir please send c754tu compaq audio driver

  15. TAJ says:

    plz send driver sit

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  17. theteparesh says:

    below given link is having all drivers , all are working

    for wifi card need to search for sp44815.exe & download

  18. rohit says:

    hi sir i am having proble because my bluetooth and webcam not working after install windows 7 what should i do for work that please quik reply me why it happen alway’s so as soon as help me

  19. if some body have xp or windows7 driver or driverdisc for compaq presario cq40-601tu please reply me on pls i will pay for it

  20. Guy says:

    I’m glad there are people like you in the world who can put this type of information together in an easy to read format for people like me when the need arises to use this information. Ordering the process by points is extremely and valuably helpful. Thank you.

  21. Lalit Kumar says:

    Dear Sir mere laptop compaq presario cq 40 601tu ke koi bhi driver win xp ke download nahi ho rahe hai sir pleae help me

  22. Lal Bahadur Singh says:

    Dear Prasad,
    All links for drivers are dead. Can u please upload the drivers in my Mail or some other place? and please confirm me.


  23. Ananya says:

    The links aren’t working. Please see to it

  24. sbN says:

    Dear Friend
    windows X p is not possible to Install in Compaq C Q40.above Vista u can install

  25. amit pradhan says:

    hi, i am amit. i hava a problem in my laptop(compaq presario cq40 601tu) that i am unable to install win xp in my laptop. while installing windows xp blue screen appearing. i think sata driver is needed to install. so how can i get the sata driver from internet??

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