“Many will call me an adventurer – and that I am, only one of a different sort:  One of those who risks his skin to prove his platitudes.”

This blog is about my experiments with the IBM PC clones…………




112 Responses to About

  1. Pramod says:

    Hello , prasad, can u tell me how to run msoffice in linux

    • Bobby bajaj says:

      i have Compaq Presario CQ40-327TU and i downgrade vista to windows xp pro and i am facing a problem in my sound driver i install a sound driver the sounds is working but when i restart my laptop then sound is gone and then again i installed sound driver and i restart laptop again sound driver is gone pls help me on this issue

    • Mathew says:

      Hello Mr.Prasad,

      I am facing problem on installing windows XP or Win-7 on my Compaq A901-TU-17″ laptop; everything is working fine except when any open folder last ending files will auto select and highlighting then open any other files, then open the highlighted files will open automatically, in that time ESC key will have to be pressed two to three times, some time it will go and some time repeated again. I think some virus attack problem is there. I do licensed kaspersky internet security using fully scanned but not solved, and fully formatted and again reinstall XP-Pack-2 even then I am facing the same issue. Can u help me?? Please give me valued source, if so please send me solution through mail.

  2. Vimal says:

    Thanks Prasad for the drivers. Will this work on C783 compaq laptop too

  3. Raghu says:

    Hello prasad, thanks for C772TU drivers. i have another laptop C765TU. Will drivers of C772TU works in C765TU too? please suggest me what can i do. i have not drivers of C765TU. thanks sir…..

  4. Ganesh says:

    Hi Say which company linux best for server

  5. saysprasad says:

    Hello Ganesh,
    CentOS and Debian are stable. Ubuntu server is also good and fully documented.

    Thank you,

  6. BijuNair says:

    Hallo prasad
    say the Compaq presario SG 3440IL Destop pc’s Graphics driver in Win XP

  7. Sudarshan says:

    Hello Prasad,

    I am extremely thankful and grateful to you for your
    blog on installing XP over CQ50-106AU. I simply couldn’t
    have made it without your help.

    We have managed to get everything working excepting
    for the Webcam & USB 2.0. The webcam launches( white
    LED turns on), but the image is black. THe USB connection is
    running at 1.1 version, since the drivers for EHCI USB
    controller (HP) is not available within any of the packages
    mentioned in your blog. So, it has been a nightmare using
    the USB ports.

    Please help in this regard if possible. I shall keep my hunt
    on for it in parallel, and will let you if at all i come across a
    driver for it.

    Meanwhile , may I ask if everything was okay when you
    tried them on your hardware/laptop?

    Thanks very much.

  8. saysprasad says:

    Hello Mr.Sudarshan,
    If you have installed all the drivers as mentioned; in order the USB and webcam will work fine.

    Thank you,
    Prasad S R

  9. Sachin says:

    hello prasad,

    I’d requested for Compaq Presario C772TU Drivers for Win XP SP2.

    Please help me in this regard.



  10. Manish says:

    Dear Prasad,

    Hi, I wanna know the offers, which compaq is providing with CQ50-107AU.

  11. PRAKASH says:

    dear prasad.,

    thanks very very usefull

  12. Hi,

    I am getting an error in linux [Centos 5]; after giving the user root privileges,
    “User’s $HOME/.dmrc file is being ignored. This prevents the default session and language from being saved. File should be owned by user and have 644 permissions. User’s $HOME directory must be owned by user and not writable by others.”

    Please help.


  13. Vivek says:

    Hi, Prasad
    First of all, thanks a lot for the CQ50-106au drivers guide for XP. I am not sure is this model comes with bluetooth or not because the driver is available on hps drivers site for vista 32 & 64 bit. how can we use bluetooth with XP. can u help me again?

  14. Prashant Srivastava says:

    Prasad Ji,
    I am having a Compaq Presario C 784TU Laptop. It came preinstalled with windows vista. I have downgraded to Windows XP but am not able to find all the drivers.

    Could you please help.


  15. binu says:

    Hi ,Prasad, can you tell me, how to trace the internet phone numbers and originating IP

  16. Mohammed Jalal says:

    Dear Prasad,
    recently i have purchased a lap top, Compaq CQ50-105EE. it is by default loaded with vista home edition. i want to install XP operating system. the problem is i am totally novice with computer jargons. my frnds r saying that drivers for it is not available. is that so? what if i have to install XP OS. please help this novice guy.

    i will be happy if you could reply via email to me.

    Thanking you.

  17. THEJUS says:

    hello …sayasprasad im very thankful to downoad compaq drivers..

  18. mrinal says:

    can u plz tell me were wud i get sp30690 other than that ftp link

  19. ASHWIN says:

    Hi Prasad

    Nice of you to respond to so many folks. I have installed XP pro on my COMPAQ V3749AU. I need drivers for the wireless lan and audio. Request the URLs to download.

    Thanks a ton in advance


  20. ASHWIN says:


    Kindly note it’s AMD chipset based laptop’


  21. Bappa Das says:

    First of all thank you for your suport i have tested all your drivers thoes are working fine i know about yourself can you please tell me who are you and what is your technical skills,

    thanks and regards

  22. ocno says:

    hai Prasad

    i need help
    i had been search every where
    but i didn’t found
    laptop tosibha satelite L-300
    webcam driver not plugins
    so i search but didn’t found
    can u help me
    thx’s before



  23. Avinash says:

    Hi Prasad

    Nice of you to respond to so many folks. I have installed XP pro on my COMPAQ V3749AU. I need drivers for the wireless lan & network controller. it’s AMD chipset based laptop. Request the URLs to download.

    Thanks a ton in advance


  24. Shiju says:

    Dear Friend,
    I need drivers for Compaq CQ60-101AU for WIN XP OS. I shall be very thankfull if you help me out.
    Thanks & Regards,

  25. Pradeep says:

    Hai Prasad, I would like to Know how to Make a USB Pendrive into Windows Bootable? Please Help on this

    Thanks n Best Regards

  26. Bidesi Gauda says:

    hello prasad , i am geting problem on installing
    windows xp on my compaq c061-14tu laptop,,it gives me some security reason about system crash can u help me??
    if so please send te solution through mail….i need it urgent !!

  27. Bidesi Gauda says:

    sorry for mistake -its::cq60-14tu

  28. vikram says:

    hai Prasad,
    i have peoblem in lenovo 3000 g430 audio..i got an error “Driver installation failed:could not find the media device for this driver”.i installed UAA .i install xp sp2…plz help dear…

  29. Deepak says:

    Hi , We have one Desktop Compaq presario SG 3440IL … I need Graphics driver , wireless lan and audio drivers for Win XP & Win Vista….Kindly help.

  30. Rohit says:

    Hi Prasad,

    Please help in getting all HP softwares of laptop for
    Model C 794WU

  31. sureshkumar says:

    how to install windows xp in compaq cq40-144 tu laptop.

  32. Asraf khan says:

    hi prasad…..iam using cq40-108TU…u provided right path to install xp in compaq but the audio installation is not explained brief….it still remaining as a prob…Can u give its installation with fig…

  33. Malay says:

    Hi Prasad,
    I have purchased a Lenovo 3000 G430N 4152ACQ modeled laptop containing CPU(Intel T3400 2.16 G), 2048M memory, 250G HDD,, DVD RW, 14.1″ W display, Fax/Modem, WLan, Camera, Bluetooth, But the driver cd only contains driver for Vista and I could not install the audio, Lan, Bluetooth, WLan driver, Please kindly provide me all the packaged drivers for XP with installation guide.

  34. SUNIL says:

    cns u please help me for the driver for my compaq presario C 702TU Laptop which windows xp is Operating system

  35. suresh says:

    i am not able to change the boot sequencein
    lenovo3000 G430
    plz help me

  36. ashish says:

    one problem is that i have massage to generic host error and pc lap get halted or hang or internet not working
    plz tel me abt

  37. Rajib Mishra says:

    I purchased a CQ40108TU laptop. By following your step i am able to install the Windows XP . First time its running fine but when i shutdown or restart the system its just opening the XP Screen and then its hanged the system and automatic restarting the system and then its shows the message”No boot Device-Insert boot disk and press any key”

    I am waiting for you kind response.

  38. vivek says:

    i hv purchased compaq c785tu laptop but my mic is not working. i think the xp driver is missing. please help

  39. sandeep says:

    Sir sandeep hare i have compacq cq40-144tu modal and i want to install xp on it. So sir please help me out for this.I will waiting for your valuable advice. My e-mail id is sandeep_ju@yahoo.com Thanks.

  40. Ramanan says:

    Hi Prasad, i have bought a HP Pavilion DV4 1240TX laptop which supports only Vista. But i need to install Windows XP in this laptop.Could u plz give me the solution for this issue.

    • Evan says:

      i bought the same laptop. dv4 1241tx.
      i installed xp professional sp2 succesfully by following Mr. Prasad instruction. u should have right SATA driver while preparing the Win xp.
      but icant install the wifi & bluetooth drivers, i dowloaded from hp support, even it does not work.

  41. Ex Back says:

    If you want to see a reader’s feedback 🙂 , I rate this post for four from five. Detailed info, but I have to go to that damn yahoo to find the missed bits. Thanks, anyway!

  42. Evan paul says:

    Hi prashad,

    u r doing fantastic job really.

    i bought hp dv4 1241tx laptop. i need to install winxp.
    i found blue screen. it is different from BODS. IT THIS SCREEN IT SHOWS MY LAPTOP HAS VIRUS.

    PLS help me in this regard.



  43. KATHIRIRAJAN says:

    Hi Prasad,
    i need Compaq Presario A901TU drivers for Windows XP
    Please Provide drivers and other extra software please
    please replay quick

  44. anand awad says:

    i need to install windows xp drivers for compaq laptop c 797 vu, plaese giv eme link or solution , i want to install urgent ,


  45. Shihab says:

    Hi saysprasad . can you Help me . I have Compaq Presario V3500 / V3749AV .Now I Install XP but Driver is Not supporting. So can you send me the Path of Drivers. Mainly LAN and Sound.

  46. Alok says:

    Hi Prasad,

    I have Compaq Presario V3702AUNotebook i had installed Windows XP Pro SP3 i need drivers for LAN,VGA,Webcam

    Please send me link for the drivers

  47. matcargo says:

    This is the best blog resources for laptop and about driver tutorial for newbie, i’m glad that i found this blog and teach me a lot about laptop.. thank again you are the best !!!

  48. shakir says:

    pleassssssssssssssssssssse i want driver for my webcam for compaq presario v3500

  49. pramod arya says:

    hello prasad i hav a acer 3680 notebook with intel 945 family but d card (texas) isnot working after formating and bluetooth is not working ever since i got it.
    if hav any solution thn pls help me..
    bcoz u also help me with compaq cq 108tu

    thnks in advanced………be trustfull……………………….

  50. morfeo says:

    Thanks! I use the tip for enable my SATA Support on a XP installation.

  51. J.Rajbarath says:

    Hai.. Mr. Prasad, I m in need of all drivers for compaq labtop (model number : Compaq presario C700) and my service tag number: C797VU… Please send me to my id (jrajbarath@yahoo.com).. I m waiting for ur favourable reply..


  52. Skywalker says:

    hi Prasad,

    i’m having usb bluetooth connection issue between nokia 2630 h/p with compaq cq40-506tu laptop… every authentication between both side went well but it’s d last point fail … my nokia h/p got d error
    ‘Bluetooth Connection Failed’ …

    btw, i’ve downloaded nokia pc suite on d laptop.

    i’m gonna try to download Silicon Wave bluetooth driver to my laptop .. but i’m not sure if it would work ..

    wat’s d correct steps to get usb bluetooth work in this above scenario ?

    thx ..

  53. jash says:

    i think it’s bad that hp compaq locked their units to vista. the buyers should have a choice. they are creating lots of unsatisfied clients.

  54. ershath says:

    Hai prasad can u help me in giving the web link for Intel SATA drivers for Compaq Presario CQ40-145TU?

  55. gopi says:


    my bluetooth is not working properly though it is turned on.so please help me

  56. Raja says:

    i have an IBM THINKPAD R51 model .i want to the exact drivers for wireless ethernet on my laptop.

  57. Lokesh Royal says:

    Hello Prasad Sir
    I Have Compaq Presario cQ50
    i already installed all drivers from your blog
    but i dont get that wireless_atherns.zip(2.2mb)
    can u help me sir please

  58. narendra kumar says:

    all driver for xp

  59. pracaz says:

    prasad, i cant find the driver for hcl notebook g38 cp,would you kindly assist me to find out the drivers for the notebook,

  60. Subramanya says:

    first of all i wud like to thank u for driver installation tips u gave for c785tu laptop. now i have question to ask u.
    mine is c785tu laptop n i wud like to use MOBILE OFFICE appln.(browsing net in system via mobile, airtel is giving the offer on per day basis) in my laptop. I need to know the settings to be saved in the system to use that. And i use windows xp os. I wud be glad if solve my problem.

  61. Anil Gupta says:


    I have Lennevo 3000 G430 laptop..I had Fedora installed in this laptop later I installed Windows XP SP-2 and after installation my Audio and Wireless drivers are not working. Please advise.

    Thanks in advance,
    Anil Gupta

  62. venkat says:

    hi i cannot download drivers from link u have provided it show in chineese i cant undestad chinesses can u tell me how to download ……….for cq40 108tu……….

    thnaks for u r help…………

  63. Pratik says:

    Hi Prasad,
    i saw some of links in ur web and i think u can help me to solve my problem, i have compaq presario c797vu laptop, but there is one problem that its internal mic is not working in Xp, so please help me for that.

  64. Mathes says:

    Dear friend,

    i am using CQ40-144TU laptop by installing Vista, but i would like to work with Win Xp Sp2, please kindly send me the link for the drivers , it will help a lot to me …

    Advance thanks so…

    with regards

  65. I do have a problem in L300 Laptop toshiba ‘power saver’

  66. SherinRaj says:


    I want to buy one new laptop. Price upto 37000/-
    please help me..

    Thanks/ regards,


  67. Saurabh says:

    I have C 506 TU
    I don’t know how to install Audio driver in it.
    Plz help me.
    I have driver setup sp35940

  68. ashok says:

    i have ho pavilion dv4-1114nr i have problem with audio driver when i install driver n restart so audio driver not working.
    please help me.

  69. narendra says:

    compaq cq60-101au driver for xp
    all compaq cq & hp driver xp
    link send my email pls

  70. Suwaid says:

    hey sandeep, i have got compaq cq40 108tu….and i hvae installed XP on it…the problem is that i have got no drivers that could match the XP……i tried the links u gave but no success……i have got it running on “intel”

    could u please help me with the drivers…thank u in advance

  71. Suwaid says:

    i badly need the drivers dude

  72. SK says:


    can u give me link of cd/DVD where i can get all common model laptop drivers for xp dell,compaq,lenova make laptops in same place some torrent or any other link

  73. Arun says:

    Hello Prasad

    I need the drivers for Compaq C770TU.
    I have downloaded from this website http://www.zyxware.com/articles/584/drivers-for-compaq-presario-c770tu-laptop-for-windows-xp
    but all the drivers are not working.
    It is showing no compatible hardware found

    Please help
    I need it badly.
    At least the Audio, Video and Wireless

  74. Suwaid says:

    Hey dude….i have an issue with my hp cq40 108tu

    The screen keeps flickering all the time…its like the screen turns off and comes back up in like a second all the time….all the drivers are installed properly….i m running win7…..

    please help dude

  75. manjunath says:

    how to bundle multiple drivers in a single xp bootable cd for sony vaio cs24gh

  76. vimal says:

    compaq cq60-101au driver for windows 7
    all compaq cq & hp driver windows 7
    link send my email pls

  77. abhishek says:

    respected sir,
    i have recently downgrade vista to xp in my leptop,but i want to all drivers for my pc.please help me..

  78. madi says:

    pls help me sir…
    how to download driver hp compaq f731au for window xp..

  79. sai krishna says:

    hi prasad i cant down load lenovo g430 drivers as u specified in u r site so please say any other way to download

  80. Avimanyu says:

    Hi prasad,

    I want install win xp with my compaq presario cq41 216tu notebook along with satta drivers. If you have the proper satta driver for win xp, plz mail me on my below id.



  81. m.kiran says:

    hai brother ihave one problem in xp d,e,f, drivers are showing error i.e (do you want to format it)
    what is the solution please answer me

  82. ritesh says:

    i installed a win 7 os in a new compaq cq40-601tu n now i want to install a win xp but it shows some error while installing xp, it works when i use win 7..
    plz suggest some solution……..

  83. vipin pal says:

    I have both windows xp and fedora 6.0. Now when i am booting windows xp cd, system is not booting the cd. i got first message

    press any key to boot from cd…..

    then when i press any key, i got second message

    system configuration checking ( like that)

    after that i got a blank screen. i waited a long time, but no further movement.

    please help

  84. Aditya says:

    Hi prasad,
    thankyou very much for the info you provided on how to install xp on cq40 and also its drives.
    i have a question, i am sometimes facing a problem of unwanted relocation of blinking cursor while typing in ms word or some where in xp. i did not faced this problem in vista or window 7,
    can you please help me

  85. T.Srikanth says:

    hi prasad,
    im using hp pavilion dv5-1002au laptop .in this system i’ve vista but it is very slow os.now i want to change my os to windows xp .please tell me the entire procedure.

  86. balu says:

    hi…prasad dis is balu from hyd i want small information from u….i forget my compaq laptop ……so pls tell me how can i find out pls tell me ……

  87. Heramb says:

    hi, prasad i want compaq40-327tu drivers for xp. current link is not working.pls send me the link on my email id if possible.thanx.

  88. praveen says:

    hi, prasad i want canopus procoder 3 version

  89. vamshi says:

    I need support for the audio driver for the model c794wu


  90. neeraj says:

    thanx bro u really helped me…….. 🙂 thnx alot

  91. swarup says:

    i have a COMPAQ PRESARIO. i am already download the sound driver but laptop play sound but mic is not working so, pl suggest the solution

  92. Madhu says:


    I have a compaq 50-105NR. It has this laptop, since 2 years but since 6 months the screen flickers very often. If I bend it in a particular angle the flickering stops and again it repeats.

    Pls help

  93. vallinath says:

    i m using compaq 773tu laptop while i try to download the patches the down loading website say files removed please up date the patches


  94. Angling says:

    next question would be: after we install XP, how to update our drivers? Because the drivers listed on compaq’s official web are only for win7. Can we use them on XP?

  95. archana says:

    Hi Prasad,
    I am having Presario C772TU laptop, please halp me to get Sound driver.


  96. adnansheikh says:

    dear tel me how to install window xp in cq40-108tu. wait your kind response.

  97. kamarul says:

    hello sir, i need ur help
    i want to install win xp on my compaq cq41-205tu,
    i have tried what u have wrote on ur blog,
    but i the blue screen still appear.
    i also have installed win xp deluxe edition with no problem before this without have to slipstreaming the installer but when i tried to multiboot with win 7, the xp gone.
    can u help me?

  98. aman says:

    Hello sir i m unable to install sound driver in Compaq c773tu,which link u provide that show error pls help

  99. Pradeep B T says:

    hi prasad i want pavillion dv4-1216tu audio driver for xp pls help me
    e mail-prdeepbt_bltp@yahoo.co.in

  100. mahendra says:

    Hi.. This is Mahendra. I have installed windows server 2003 on Compaq Presario A901TU laptop. I dint get Audio and video driver. Could You plz help me regarding that

  101. Mayur says:

    Hi Prasad,

    I have compaq presario C773TU laptop.
    I need to install ubuntu. I tried version 8.04.4 and 10.04.4.
    The installation get stuck at 5%.
    I tried defining manually the FS (with ext2/ext3) and then try to use it for mount “/”, but it seems some issue and It doesn’t proceed beyond 5%. I tried to change disk settings to enable/disable SATA support in BIOS, but with both type of settings, it is getting stuck at same 5%.
    I was having XP on this, but that is not there now, disk already formated.
    Can someone guide me to get ubuntu installed on this laptop.
    Mayur Dahiya

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