Aug 20, 2017

HP Pavilion DV6-6xxx Drivers for Windows 7/Windows 8 (64-bit)

These drivers already tested and worked with HP Pavilion dv6 - 6xxx which xxx refer to wild card numbers (example: HP dv6-6159sl).

Notes:
Make sure to uninstall previous installed drivers
I arranged the drivers base on the best installation order.

Chipset:
Intel chipset Installation Utility
From HP : sp55095.exe 
From Intel : INF_allOS_9.3.0.1021_PV.exe

Intel MEI
Intel Management Interface Driver
Windows 7/Windows 8 : sp59050.exe

Storage
Intel rapid Storage technology
Win 7/Win 8: sp55101.exe

AUDIO 
IDT High Definition Audio Codec:
Download win 7/win 8: sp59154.exe

Graphic drivers:
This drivers contains installation for these device (you must install this drivers first before installing latest driver from AMD website:
Intel Display Audio
Intel HD Graphics Family
Radeon HD 7590, 6490M, 6770M, 7470M, 7690M XT
Download Windows 7 32/64-bit: sp55092.exe
Download Windows 8 64-bit: sp59850.exe

Graphic Driver (From AMD)
Make sure to install the driver from HP above first.
AMD Catalyst Display Driver 13.10 (released 25 April 2017)
12.104 (AMD)
7.12.0.7712 (HDMI Audio Win7)
8.0.0.8809 (HDMI Audio Win8)
Download :13-4_mobility_vista_win7_win8_64_dd_ccc_whql.exe 

Card Reader
Realtek card Reader driver (RTS5101/RTS5111/RTS5116/RTS5169) Win 7/Win 8/Win 10
Download from HP : sp55104.exe
Latest from Realtek:  RTS5xxx

USB 
Renesas Electronics USB 3.0 Host Controller
Windows 7 : sp55102.exe
Windows 8 : Automatically Installed (Does not need any drivers)

Wireless:
Broadcom Wireless Driver (4303)
Windows 7 : sp57965.exe 
Windows 8 : sp58848.exe

LAN - Ethernet:
Realtek LAN Driver
Win 7/Win 8 (From HP ): sp55105.exe
Win 8 (From Realtek) : RTL8XXX Card Reder

Fingerprint:
Validity Fingerprint Sensor Driver  
(Originally for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 but works with windows 7)
Win 7/Win 8 : sp58900.exe 

(Software for fingerprint)
HP SimplePass Identity Protection: sp59664.exe [

HP Quicklaunch
HP Quicklaunch Button
Win 7/Win 8:  sp58626.exe

Storage (Software)
HP Protect Smart Hard Drive Protection : sp59213.exe

Other Software (Optional Installation)
-Install this software if you need it, it is not as important as driver installation).
HP Power Manager Utility: sp56215.exe
HP Launch Box : sp56217.exe

HP Software framework: Install Microsoft framework 3.5 SP1 then install the software :sp59202.exe
HP Connection manager : sp58930.exe
HP On Screen Display : sp55152.exe
HP Support Assistant : sp58915.exe

Aug 14, 2017

How to Fix Printer Error code 0x000003eb

This problems does not relate to your printer's brand such as Cannon, Brother or HP but it was the Windows 2. There are 2 known method to solve this issue.

Remove printers driver in Printer Management:
(Notes: Certain Windows Edition does not have this option, ie: Windows 10 Home)

1. Open Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Print Management
2. Click on "ALL PRINTERS" - remove the printer that giving the error.
3. Then click on " ALL DRIVERS" Then delete all drivers listed.
4. Download and reinstall the driver.

Edit Registry Entry
1. Open services (Press and hold Windows key + R then type services.msc and press enter)
2. Look for Print spooler, right click and select stop (we need to start it again once we finished editing the registry.)
3.Open registry editor (Press and hold Windows key + R then type regedit and press enter)
4. Navigate to these following entry and delete it:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Environments\Windows NT x86\Drivers\Version-3

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Environments\Windows x64\Drivers\Version-3

5. Then once again open run command by holding Windows key + R, copy and paste the following

C:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3

Press enter. Rename it to 3.old

6. Restart print Spooler

Leave your comment if you have any questions.

Aug 12, 2017

Solution for Unknown Device ACPI\INT33A0


ACPI\INT33A0 is referring to ACPI\INT33A0 Intel Smart Connect Technology and intel does provides the drivers for Windows 8 and Windows 10 here: Support for Intel Smart Connect Technology

What does this driver do?
The Intel Smart Connect Technology driver enables the system to resume from sleep mode and update supported web applications such as email.

Here is the quick download if you own a HP Notebook:
Version   1.0.7.0 REV: B (Windows 8 64-bit)
Download

Version 4.2.41.2499 REV: A (Windows 7/Windows 8 32/64-bit)
Download   

Installing HP drivers for other model will work however it is not recommended and I think you need to get the permission from HP before using it with other brand.

2 Ways to Fix brightness not working windows 8.1

Brightness problem commonly related with your graphic driver or in some cases Monitor driver. Windows updates and Windows default driver (Installed automatically during Windows installation) most likely to be the culprit.

Before we start:
1. The graphic driver provides by your manufacturer is the most stable driver of all. So if you know how to download it from the support site, try to install them first.

2. If the problem occurs after windows update. You can easily revert back to the older driver by using system restore. Now change the windows update setting so that you can choose which updates you want to install and exclude graphic drivers update from the list.

Solution 1: Remove Drivers by Windows Updates
Windows updates could mess your graphic driver by installing latest driver version. For example version 10.18.10.3368 which remove the brightness functionality. So we need to revert back to previous stable version.

  1. Open device manager (Use Windows+R hotkeys to open Run dialog box, type the command of devmgmt.msc and click OK.)
  2. Look for Display Adapter, expand the list and right click on it and select update driver software. In my case it is Intel HD Graphic.
  3. Select browse my computer for driver software.
  4. Let me pick from a list of driver from my computer.
  5.  Select the previous driver version listed, example: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 Version: 9.17.10.2963 
Notes:
In case step 5 does not work, you can repeat the step above and in step 5 choose Microsoft Basic Display Adapter from the list.  In theory - By using basic display adapter, it could reduce the overall graphic performance (However I does not know neither the overall performance change is noticeable nor if there are changes in performance at all).
    Solution 2: Fix Monitor Driver
    In some cases Monitor driver is the problem, windows could select the wrong driver (because it is automatically installed), so we need to fix that.

    1. Open device manager (Use Windows+R hotkeys to open Run dialog box, type the command of devmgmt.msc and click OK.)
    2. Look for Monitors, expand the list and right click on it and select update driver software. (As you see in the picture above it shows Generic PnP Monitor, normally it would show other name such as Generic PnP Monitor (Standard) or a certain Brand name).
    3. Select Browse mu computer for driver software.
    4. Select Let me pick from a list of driver from my computer.
    5.  
    6. Then select Generic PnP Monitor from the list. Click next and restart after the installation finish.
    Let me know if you have any questions.

    Aug 5, 2017

    HP All-in-One 23 Windows 7 Drivers

    All drivers are automatically installed in Windows 7 except the Ethernet, Graphic and USB drivers. You will see 2 drivers missing on device manager.

    Lan - Ethernet Driver
    Realtek Ethernet Controller Drivers (DTO) - win7 32/64-bit
    PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8168&SUBSYS_2B3B103C&REV_10
    (This drivers also available on Microsoft update catalog)
    http://whp-aus2.cold.extweb.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp72501-73000/sp72720.exe


    USB Driver
    AMD USB 3.0 Driver - win 7 32/64-bit
    PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_7814&SUBSYS_2B3B103C&REV_11
    ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp78501-79000/sp78792.exe

    Graphic:
    AMD A6-6310 APU with AMD Radeon R4 Graphic
    File name: amd-catalyst-14.7-rc3-windows-aug12
    (file size: 300MB ++)
    Download link: http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/GRA...147-RC-3.shtml Other drivers:
    In case you need other drivers: (Normally Windows update will install all of these drivers except 2 drivers I mentioned above).

    Chipset:  
    Intel chipset installation utility
    https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/1145/Intel-Chipset-Software-Installation-Utility 

    Audio: 
    Realtek High Definition Audio Driver:
    http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp56501-57000/sp56679.exe


    Graphic:
    Intel Graphic Driver/ Intel Graphic driver (Braswell)
    Use Intel Update Utility here: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/detect.html

    Sony VGN-NR51B Windows vista/xp driver

    Drivers originally from SONY Japan: (Link to Original Page) - Vista and XP

    Storage/AHCI
    Intel Matrix Storage Manager:
    http://dlv.update.sony.net/pub/vaio/download/EP0000165352/EP0000165352.exe

    Graphic:
    VGP-UPR1 Graphics Driver Ver.4.5.13507.0 :
    http://dlv.update.sony.net/pub/vaio/download/EP0000164453/EP0000164453.exe

    Wireless
    Atheros 5xxx Wireless Network Adapater Version 7.4.2.15
    http://dlv.update.sony.net/pub/vaio/download/EP0000144314/EP0000144314.exe 

    Additional driver which not on Sony Japan website but taken from Sony English website. -Only XP

    Touchpad
    Alps pointing device (XP Only)
    http://dlv.update.sony.net/US/pc/ALDOTH-00199338-XP.EXE

    Card Reader
    Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Integrated FlashMedia Controller
    http://dlv.update.sony.net/US/pc/TIDFMC-00967112-XP.EXE 

    Audio
    Audio Realtek High Definition Audio Driver
    http://s02.download.sony.com/US/pc/REDAUD-13418600-XP.EXE

    LAN - Ethernet
    Marvell Yukon 88E8055 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Driver
    Version 8.61.2.3, 0.8MB
    http://s02.download.sony.com/US/pc/MRDETH-12335500-US.EXE 

    Modem
    Conexant® HDAUDIO SoftV92 Data Fax Modem with SmartCP
    http://s02.download.sony.com/US/pc/CODMOD-12767900-US.EXE

    Chipset
    Intel Chipset Installation Utility
    http://s02.download.sony.com/US/pc/INDOTH-12620500-US.EXE 

    Aug 4, 2017

    HP Notebook 15-ba009dx Drivers for Windows 7 64-bit

    HP Notebook 15-ba009dx originally comes with Windows 10. If you plan to downgrade to windows 7 here is a list of drivers you will need:

    Basically we Identify the missing drivers from the Device Manager and locate the proper drivers base on the hardware ID. (all drivers here tested and the download link directly from HP unless mentioned).

    Chipset:
    AMD Legacy Chipset driver:
    Go to the AMD webiste for Legacy chipset driver (link below) and select the first from the list.
    http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop/legacy?product=legacy4&os=Windows%207%20-%2064

    Graphic:
    If you don't have graphic driver: (select full or minimal)
    http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/apu?os=Windows%207%20-%2064

    Network: LAN-Ethernet
    Realtek RTL8723BE/RTL8188EE wireless LAN Controller
    http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp79001-79500/sp79095.exe 

    Touchpad
    Synaptic Touchpad Drivers

    TPM
    Intel trusted platform manager:
    https://h30434.www3.hp.com/psg/attachments/psg/OS/485225/1/TPM%202.0%20W7%20Hotfix.zip
    (Hotfix by paul tikkanen)

    AMD PSP Driver
    ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp74501-75000/sp74653.exe

    Download and install the AMD PSP Driver (SP74653).
    If the installation is unsuccessful, install manually using this steps:

    1. Open device manager and look for PCI Encryption/Decryption Controller (that is the AMD PSP device in need of the driver).
    2. Right click on PCI Encryption/Decryption Controller device.and select Update Driver.
    3.Select the Browse my computer for driver software option, and browse to the driver folder that was created when you ran the file. That folder will be located in C:\SWSetup\sp74653. Make sure the Include Subfolders box is checked and the driver should install.Then restart the PC.

    Jul 30, 2017

    Compaq Presario CQ60-208CA Windows XP/Vista/7 Drivers

    Chipset
    Nvidia Nforce Chipset Driver MCP77MV 15.26 WHQL
    Windows XP: Download
    Windows Vista (32/64-bit) : Download 
    Windows 7 (32-bit): Download
    Windows 7 (64-bit): Download 

    Audio Patch (Only for Windows XP)
    Microsoft Universal Audio Architecture Bus (KB888111)
    Must be Installed Before Audio Drivers! - If not the audio installation will fail.
    Download (HP Server) | Mirror (Microsoft Website)

    Audio
    Conexant High-Definition Smart Audio 221
    Windows XP: Have disk method is required, read the instruction here: Download Page
    Windows Vista (32/64-bit) : Download
    Windows 7 (32/64-bit) : Download

    Graphic
    Nvidia GeForce 8200M G Graphic Driver
    Windows XP: Download - If direct install failed follow guide here
    Windows Vista (32/64-bit) : Download
    Windows 7 (32/64-bit) : Download

    Note: Windows XP - Please Install .netframework 2.0 and windows Installer 3.1 or later before installing Quicklaunch Button.

    Mouse and Keyboard
    HP Quicklaunch Button
    Windows XP, Vista, 7 (32/64-bit) : Download 

    Touchpad
    Synaptic Touchpad Button
    Windows XP, Vista (32/64-bit) : Download 
    Windows 7 (32/64-bit): Download

    Modem
    HDAudio Soft Data Fax Modem With Smart CP :
    Windows XP: Packed with audio Installation.
    Windows Vista (32/64-bit) : Download 
    Windows 7 (32/64-bit): Download

    Card Reader
    Realtek USB 2.0 Card Reader Driver
    Windows XP: Download
    Windows Vista (32/64-bit) : Download 
    Windows 7 (32/64-bit): Download

    Webcam
    Cyberlink Youcam Software
    Windows XP: Download
    Windows Vista (32/64-bit) : Download 
    Windows 7 (32/64-bit): Download

    Bluetooth
    HP Integrated Module with Wireless Bluetooth technology
    Windows XP: Download
    Windows Vista (32/64-bit) : Download 
    Windows 7 (32/64-bit): Download

    Wireless
    Broadcom Wireless LAN Driver (4321AG, 4322AG)
    Windows XP: Download
    Windows Vista (32/64-bit) : Download 
    Windows 7 (32/64-bit): Download

    You may have different wireless drivers which is atheros and Intel. In windows 7 both wireless automatically installed. Fo windows XP and Vista:
    Intel Wireless : Windows XP | Windows Vista
    Atheros Wireless : Windows XP | Windows Vista

    LAN - Ethernet
    Realtek RT8101E Family Ethernet Controller
    Windows XP: Download
    Windows Vista, 7 (32/64-bit) : Download 

    How to Identify and download sony vaio drivers

    One of the common problem for Sony VAIO users is downloading drivers for Sony website. The reason is their model is not listed on Sony Support site. Actually if this  happen to you it means you need to know how to get the RIGHT model number and sony call it Product name.

    You can find this product name on the back of your VAIO.

    For model released 2009

    For model released 2010 or later.

    In case you don't have the sticker:
    1. Click the Start button,then click (My) Computer. 
    2. Click Local Disc C:. 
    3. Next click Windows. Click the file named Model or Model.txt*. 
    4. The file will show the model number. (e.g., VGN-FW550F)
    Now you have the right model number and your task to get the proper driver would be easier.

    Mar 6, 2017

    ACPI\HPQ0004 Drivers and Fix

    If you have ACPI\HPQ0004 device, it is referring to Protect Smart Hard Drive Protection.

    Solution:
    1. Download this Drivers: Download
    2. Install and restart.

    Driver Information:
    Size: 3.9MB
    Version: 4.0.5.1 REV: A 
    Supported Operating system: Windows XP,Vista and Windows 7 (32/64-bit) all edition.

     

    How To Fix Wireless Module Not Found (701)

    It is a 3 step process to drain power from your notebook:

    1. Disconnect AC adapter. Remove the battery.
    2. Press and hold the power button for few second. (15 secs would be more than enough).
    3. Restart your notebook.

    If the problem persist try the following:
    1. Re-install your wireless drivers.
    2. Clean your wireless card (similar process to clean RAM)
    -open the back of the computer and take out the wireless card.
    -Clean the gold part(discharge) using eraser.

    Other options:
    It could be expansive to replace the wireless card if turn out the card is faulty. So you can get a USB wireless stick which cost about $6.00 .


    Mar 5, 2017

    Dell Inspiron 5520 (15R) Windows 10 Drivers

    Dell stated that they did not test this machine for Windows 10 and you will not be able to get the right drivers form Dell website. Actually the drivers is available on dell website but they did not test it for 5520, and the compatible driver is available and listed for other model. Furthermore, there are lots of users tested Windows 10 on this notebook and here is the driver that worked:

    Chipset:
    Intel HM77 Chipset Driver (direct from dell)
    Download  (32/64-bit)

    Audio:
    (The original Windows 8.1 drivers form dell website).
    Conexant CX20672-21Z Driver : Download(32/64-bit)
    (filename: Audio_Driver_Y1116_WN_8.54.40.0_A00.EXE )

    If failed:
    1. This driver package contain the drivers for Windows 7,8 and 8.1. Sometimes it installs the wrong drivers.
    2. So first download and install uniextract software.
    3. Extract the driver we've downloaded earlier, and we will have all the folders : win7 x86, win7 x64m win8 x86 and win8.1 x64.

    For windows 10 64-bit, open win8.1 x64 folder and run setup64.exe
    For Windows 10 32-bit open win8.1 x86 folder and run setup.exe

    Graphic - Intel:
    Intel HD Graphic 4000 drivers
    You can also get the latest drivers form Intel download center website.
    Version :10.18.10.4276, A02    Download

    Graphic - AMD:
    AMD Radeon HD 7670M/8730M
     Download(32/64-bit)

    Other drivers should be installed using Windows automatic updates. If you have problems leave your comments below.

    Mar 1, 2017

    Adaptec SCSI drivers for Windows 7 and Windows 8

    Download this drivers (compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit). Download
    Extract the driver file, we will need it later.

    1. Open device manager. (guide to open device manager with pictures here).
    2. Right click on SCSI Controller and select update driver. (The SCSI is listed under other devices and should be visible once you open device manager).

    3. Click Browse and point to the driver folder we extracted earlier.

    (During installation, a warning will pop-up, ignore it and continue anyway).

    4. Continue installation until finish.

    If the driver above does not work, use this MOD driver which support most of the adaptec SCSI adapter:

    Download (SCSI MOD)

    Install using the same method above.
    Note : If you have the VISTA drivers, it worth to try and install it in compatibility mode for windows Vista.

    Recovering drivers from old Windows (previous Windows Installation)

    After installing a new windows, you will have a Windows.old folder inside C drive and it does have all the drivers you need for your new operating system. Windows.old folder only available to new installation without formatting the old windows partition.

    1. Open device manager (Click start - on the search box type devmgmt.msc and press enter).
    2. Right click on any devices you need to install and select update driver.
    3. click browse my computer for driver software.
    4. Click browse button and poit to C:\windows.old.

    If there are few drivers still missing and cannot be found repeat STEP 1 to 3.

    On step 4 try with the following location:

    c:\Windows.old\Windows\inf


    C:\Windows.old\Windows\System32\drivers

    C:\Windows.old\Windows\System32\driverstore




    Feb 10, 2017

    2 Steps to Fix USB Composite Device Driver

     If you get an error after plug in a USB device into your computer such as USB mouse, you can fix it without easily without need to install any drivers.


     The error is due to missing USB.inf file in your system. The USB.inf and USB.pnf located at C:\Windows\inf folder.

    What what we need to do now is:

    1. Copy the USB.inf and USB.pnf from other computer. It is located a t C:\Windows\inf folder.
    2. Now paste on your C:\Windows\inf folder.

    alternatively you can copy the USB.inf from your own computer located at C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\usb.inf

    However the file name could be different such as

    C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\usb.inf_amd64_neutral_42d7284868af1f40