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Nov 20, 2013

Compaq Presario R3000 Windows 7 Drivers

Introduction
This post is a guide for upgrading compaq Presario R3000 to windows 7. As we know R3000 is Windows XP base model, means no windows 7 drivers and support release for this product. Here i listed the drivers and installation guide after installing windows 7 in R3000 model.

Something you need to know.
Compaq Presario R3000 can be divided into 2 type, first R3000 with intel processor and 2nd R3000 with AMD processor. The difference is AMD driver use Nvidia chipset drivers and ATI Graphic Drivers While the Intel

Something you need to do:
Please run automatic update first, it will install the most latest drivers available for your system.


Chipset Drivers


This chipset driver only for R3000 with amd processor, it will failed for model with Intel cpu.
Nvidia nForce Chipset Driver:
Version 15.49 WHQL - nForce 430i
Download (32-bit)
Download (64-bit)


Audio Drivers

Normally default hig definition audio istalled automatically either from windows 7 installation or windows update. If not:

Download this drivers:

ADI 1981B Audio Driver for AMD
Version:5.12.1.4010 A, 19.97M
Download 

ADI 1981B Audio Driver for Intel
Version:1.00 A, 19.94M
Download 

Install and it will result in error, ignore the error and proceed with:
  1. Open device manager by click START and type DEVMGMT.MSC in the search box and press enter.
  2. Look for "High Definition Audio...." or similar, it marked with yellow mark. 
  3. Right click on it and select UPDATE DRIVERS.
  4. Select "Browse My computer for Driver Software".
  5. Select "Let me pick from a list of  device driver on my computer".
  6. Click on HAVE DISK and click on Browse.
  7. Point to C:\swsetup\SP27325\SMAXWDM\Win2k_xp then select smwdmNV8.inf. for AMD point to C:\swsetup\SP25795\SMAXWDM\Win2k_xp then select smwdmNV8.inf.
  8. Continue with on screen instruction until installation finish. Ignore if it complaint not digitally sign driver.

Graphic Drivers (ATI )

ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 / 9000 series Graphic Drivers.
(for future reference, other supported vga: RS300M, RS200M, 900 series)

We need to Install this driver using the same method to install Audio drivers:

ATI M9/M10/RC300M VGA Driver
Version:8.003.3 C, 39.0M
Graphic Driver Version:  6.14.10.6436
Download 

Install and it will result in error, ignore the error and proceed with:
  1. Open device manager by click START and type DEVMGMT.MSC in the search box and press enter.
  2. Look for "Standard VGA" Under Graphic Adapter.
  3. Right click on it and select UPDATE DRIVERS.
  4. Select "Browse My computer for Driver Software".
  5. Select "Let me pick from a list of  device driver on my computer".
  6. Click on HAVE DISK and click on Browse.
  7. Point to C:\swsetup\SP30791\Driver\2KXP_INF then select CX_24159.inf or C2_24159.inf.
  8. Continue with on screen instruction until installation finish. Ignore if it complaint not digitally sign driver. 

Graphic (Nvidia)


NVIDIA Graphics Driver 
Version:7.2.3.0 B, 26.87M 
Support Nvidia GeForce4 440 Go/GeForce4 420 go
Download 

Note: If you try to look for the driver in nvidia download site, you won;t  find it because both Geforce 440 go and Geforce 420 Go drivers only provided by Manufacture, the most popular manufacture with this graphic is Toshiba. The best alternative drivers (mod drivers) is Version 53.03WHQL.

Of course Direct Install will fail but install it first, we need to extract the drivers. Proceed with:
  1. Open device manager by click START and type DEVMGMT.MSC in the search box and press enter.
  2. Look for "Standard VGA" Under Graphic Adapter.
  3. Right click on it and select UPDATE DRIVERS.
  4. Select "Browse My computer for Driver Software".
  5. Select "Let me pick from a list of  device driver on my computer".
  6. Click on HAVE DISK and click on Browse.
  7. Point to C:\swsetup\SP30132 then select NVCP.inf.
  8. Continue with on screen instruction until installation finish. Ignore if it complaint not digitally sign driver. 

Card Reader

This model use TI PCI1520 and PCI1620 Driver (TI refer to texas instrument).

Card Reader
TI PCI1520 and PCI1620 Driver for Windows 2000/XP 
Version:1.00 B 4, 4.02M
Download 
Install the drivers, Direct Install will fail ignore it. Proceed with:
  1. Open device manager by click START and type DEVMGMT.MSC in the search box and press enter.
  2. Look for "PCI simple communication" and "Mass Controller" Under Others.
  3. Right click on it and select UPDATE DRIVERS.
  4. Select "Browse My computer for Driver Software".
  5. Click Browse and Point to c:\swsetup\sp29788\base\Windows\tiinst and click open.
  6. Click next and continue with on-screen installation until finish.

Others


Realtek RTL8101E Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC Driver
Version 7.3.522.2009 A, 5MB
Download

Input
HP Quick Launch Buttons
Version:6.50.15.1, 25.42M
Download

Touchpad
Synaptics TouchPad Driver 
Version:13.2.4.12 A, 34.76M
Download 

Wireless - Atheros
HP W400-W500 Wireless LAN Drivers
Go to this link : LaptopVideo2Go
Select Version : 8.0.0.255, download, unzip and install.

Wireless - Broadcom
Broadcom Wireless LAN Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 
Version:5.60.48.35, 20.7M
Download 

Notes:
1. There are 2 wireless drivers, one is atheros and the other is bluetooth. If you have proble to identify your wireless driver and both drivers above didn;t work. Get the hardware ID for the wireless and post it here.

2. Use the hardware ID to get any drivers you can't install. I expect co-processor drivers will be one of the missing drivers in certain model because most of the R3000 series use Intel processor. Only few use ADM processor. 

3. Need Instruction with pictures? Do let me know because i didn't put any image to reduce page load speed. 

4. Your feedback is important for me. Do let me know which work and which didn't, spend a whole day for this one.

Compaq Presario R3000 (Intel) Windows XP Drivers

Model: Compaq Presario R3000
Applies to: Compaq Presario R3000 with INTEL Processor
Compatibility: Windows XP, Windows XP 32-bit, Windows XP 63-bit

Installation:
1. Download and Install all drivers.
2. There are 2 wireless driver which is Atheros and Broadcom, choose 1 base on your specification.

Audio
ADI 1981B Audio Driver for Windows 2000/XP 
Version:1.00 A, 19.94M
Download  

Graphic
ATI M9/M10/RC300M VGA Driver for Windows 2000/XP 
Version:8.003.3 C, 39.0M
Download  

Input
Quick Launch Buttons 
Version:5.10 B, 5.63M
Download 

Touchpad
ALPS Touchpad Driver for Windows 2000/XP 
Version:1.00 A, 3.37M 
Download

Modem
Agere Systems AC'97 Modem Driver (AMD) 
Version:2.1.36.0, 1.66M
Download 

Card Reader
TI PCI1520 and PCI1620 Driver for Windows 2000/XP 
Version:1.00 B 4, 4.02M
Download 

LAN/Ethernet
Realtek RTL8101L NIC Driver for Windows 2000/XP 
Version:5.505.1004.2002 A, 2.33M
Download

Bluetooth
Support Software for Bluetooth by HP 
Version:1.00 E, 19.78M
Download
  



Wireless
2 Drivers atheros and broadcom, choose 1 base on your specification. If you need utilities to connect and disconnect to a wireless access point, it is available in the tools and utilities section.
 
HP WLAN W400-W500 (Atheros) Driver for Windows 2000/XP 
Version:4.00 B, 2.13M
Download

Broadcom Wireless LAN Driver 
Version:4.00 C, 3.32M
Download


Tools and Utilities

Optional installation, install if you prefer to use this software. This utilities provide by HP as a software to utilize your hardware and as a support software/update/patch.

Help and Support Center 
Version:4.2 H, 7.11M
Download 

WLAN Utility Installer (Atheros, Broadcom) 
Version:3.00 E, 23.9M
Download