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Compaq Presario C738TU Laptop Drivers for Windows XP

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January 09, 2008 - 21:50

Presario C738TU is a Dual Core based laptop from HP-Compaq. It is a good machine with an Intel Dual core Processor with 1.6GHz, 512 MB DDR2 RAM, 120GB SATA Hard Drive, a SuperMulti DVD burner with Dual Layer, 15.4" Widescreen display, Wi-Fi, LAN, Integrated Webcam and Microphone and the Operating System used is DOS. You need to install an operating system to work on this machine. We have given the list of all drivers required for the same laptop for Windows XP. You can either click on the given links or copy and paste them to a new browser to download the drivers in to your system. It is always good to have Windows XP Service Pack 2 installed in the system. This will help you to avoid many incompatibility errors.

Here are the basic drivers:

Chipset Driver:
http://asia.giga-byte.com/FileList/Driver/motherboard_driver_chipset_int...

Before installing the Audio and modem drivers in your Notebook you have to install the microsoft update(UAA) driver from the given link:
UAA driver:
ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp33501-34000/sp33867.exe

After installing the UAA driver restart the Notebook and then download and install the audio and modem drivers from the following links:

Audio Driver:
ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp34001-34500/sp34200.exe
or try the alternate drivers given below
ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp35501-36000/sp35682.exe
or
ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp34001-34500/sp34386.exe

Download and install the driver, you will get the error while installing.
Perform the below steps to fix the issue.

1. Click on Start and select Run. Now type devmgmt.msc and press enter.

2. Right click on "Audio device on High Definition Audio Bus" and click Update driver.

3. Select "Install from a list or specific location".

4. Click Next. Then select "Don't search, I will choose the driver to install".

5. Click Next and then select "Sound, video and game controller" from the list.

6. Click Next and then click Have Disk.

7. Click Browse C:\swsetup\sp34200 folder and select the .inf (wisxxxx) file and click open and Continue with the onscreen instructions.

Here is the link to download the Modem Driver:
ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp33501-34000/sp33890.exe

Download and install the driver, you will get the error while installing.
Perform the below steps to fix the issue.

1. Click on Start and select Run. Now type devmgmt.msc and press enter.
2.Right click on "Modem device on High Definition Audio Bus" and click Update driver.
3. Select "Install from a list or specific location".
4. Click Next. Then select "Don't search, I will choose the driver to install".
5. Click Next and then select "Modem" from the list.
6. Click Next and then click Have Disk.
7. Click Browse C:\swsetup\sp33890 folder and select the .inf (wis30b2b) file and click open and Continue with the onscreen instructions.

Video Driver:
ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp35501-36000/sp35810.exe

Wireless Driver:
ftp://ftp.work.acer-euro.com/notebook/aspire_4310/driver/Wireless_Athero...
or
http://h30322.www3.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp35501-36000/sp35991.exe

LAN Driver(Realtek RTL8100CL LAN Driver):
ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp30501-31000/sp30580.exe

Synaptic Touchpad Driver:
ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp35001-35500/sp35444.exe

5 in 1 card reader Driver:
ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp33501-34000/sp33604.exe

HP Quick Launch Buttons Driver:
ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp35501-36000/sp35977.exe

Installation Instructions :

1. Download the spXXXXX.EXE file to a directory on your hard drive.
2. Execute the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.
3. Restart the notebook when the installation is complete.

Download these files and save them for back up for future use. Incase you have any queries, feel free to contact us with your queries and suggestions.

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Post your comments / questions

Can i use Windows XP Service Pack 3 to install into this laptop??

Definitely, you can install Service Pack 3 for Windows XP. But even Microsoft recommends not to install it on main system or critical machines as this is a beta release for test purpose. It is better to keep a back up copy of your system, in case something happens then you can restore back.

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Joju Joshua
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Sir
I want to install sound driver but it is a problem. It says that no media file is there. Using the given method I tried to install but it doesn't show the .inf (wisxxxx) file . Please tell me what should I do? I m very much depressed . I bought by laptop 15 days ago from Delhi.

Dear Mr. Pervinder,
I believe your laptop is Presario C738TU which comes in Presario C700 series. Almost all of the drivers are common for C700 series laptops. Please try drivers for audio device of other laptops in the same series, which are given in our website, for eg drivers of C707TU, C702TU, C733TU and so on.
Let us know what happens.

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Joju Joshua
Team Zyxware

sir, i have problem with my wi fi driver.
kindly help me..

What is the error that you see?

Joju Joshua
Team Zyxware

I purchased Compaq laptop C738TU . I have a problem with installing wireless driver.
Please provide wireless driver to me. I installed Intel Proset/wireless. Still this is not working.

From
Arunkumar

Have you tried installing the manual way by clicking "have disk" in device properties?
If you have tried installing Intel Pro Wireless and if it is not working, uninstall it and try the given link. This is for BroadCom Wireless. Please try this. This should work
ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp32001-32500/sp32156.exe

Joju Joshua
Team Zyxware

the wireless driver for C738TU is actually from atheros

get the driver from acer website :

ftp://ftp.work.acer-euro.com/notebook/aspire_4310/driver/Wireless_Athero...

Dear Mr. Wahid,

Thank you for your co-operation. We appreciate your efforts towards the same.

cheers
Joju Joshua
Team Zyxware

Hello,
Please help me. I can't control my sound with volume control at task bar but I just can control the wave controller. I am also not able to use my keyboard sound control.

May be you should try re-installing the drivers for audio device.

Joju Joshua
Team Zyxware

Hey, I had the same problem!

This is one of the few bits of the many audio problems with this laptop I've been able to find a fix for. Download the updated audio driver from the link below, this version fixes your problem:

(Audio driver) ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp35501-36000/sp35682.exe

Make sure you have the UAA installed first of course:

(UAA driver) ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp33501-34000/sp33566.exe

To install the SP35682 audio driver in XP, you'll probably end up with an error message with the installation aborting, but follow the following instructions to get in in properly:

1. Click on Start and select Run. Now type devmgmt.msc and press enter.

2. Right click on "Audio device on High Definition Audio Bus" and click Update driver.

3. Select "Install from a list or specific location".

4. Click Next. Then select "Don't search, I will choose the driver to install" .

5. Click Next and then select "Sound, video and game controller" from the list.

6. Click Next and then click Have Disk.

7. Click Browse C:\swsetup\sp35682 folder and select the .inf (wis30b2a) file and click open.

Continue with the onscreen instructions.

This one is the fix for the keyboard button control of the audio and makes the main audio controller the controller for the sound output - but it doesn't fix the microphone problem, or the problem with the headphone audio jack not muting the onboard speakers ... but it's a step towards getting some of the problems solved I guess.

Hope that helps.

Hello,

Thank you for supporting us. We appreciate your effort.
Keep commenting...

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Joju Joshua
Team Zyxware

the problem I am facing is that even after connecting my earphones, I can hear the sound from the speakers and on the headphones both. I want the speaker sound to be muted automatically while I listen on the headphones. What do I do?

Primae facie, it seems like a simple hardware issue. The earphone jack on the side is actually a switch too. When an earphone pin is inserted, it disconnects the link to speakers and sound comes only through the headphone/earphone. I suggest you should contact the nearest service center and inform this problem. If you laptop is under warranty, you might get it done at no cost.

Joju Joshua
Team Zyxware

Hey. No it's not a hardware problem, It is related to the audio drivers for XP because for everyone else I know who has this laptop are having the same problem (and I don't think every laptop will be having this problem as a hardware fault). Apparently HP is saying they are unlikely to be doing anything about the XP drivers as they had not designed this laptop to be used with Vista - which I think is a quite unfair.

Maybe someone else has found a fix?

Hi,

HP-Compaq does not guarantee that the given drivers will work properly in your machine. These drivers are not tested for Windows XP. They provide drivers and support for Vista which can be downloaded from their website. We are really sorry for the inconveniences caused.
The only option that you have is try out different available drivers.

Team Zyxware

How about changing the OS to Vista? Wouldn't that be an option too?

This is one of the option that you can do. Please make sure that you have a legal and licensed version of Windows Vista with you so that you do not get into trouble later.
Another alternative that we would suggest is to try installing Ubuntu any version. The latest one is Ubuntu 7.10 (the Gutsy Gibbon) which is available for download free of cost from its website. We have installed Ubuntu 7.10 on this laptop and have found that everything is working smoothly out of the box in Ubuntu. Click here to Download Ubuntu for more details. There are different flavors of Linux that are available for free. Latest ones are very easy to use and configure. You can get more details about GNU/Linux from our site also.

cheers
Joju Joshua
Team Zyxware

audio device not installed in my laptop

What is the error that you get?

I have problem with this model microphone. Built-in microphone and external microphone cannot work. I already tried all C700 series audio driver but none is working for microphone. Audio driver from link above is correct but i can't use the microphone. Does anyone have the same problem ? I'm using windows xp.

Are you able to hear audio from your laptop?

Yes. I am able to hear the audio. I had already contacted Compaq online support. They gave me SP36090 driver. After installing that, I could not start and I could not hear any audio. Then they asked me to update bios from F.21 to F.22. After upgrading bios, the same problem was still there. Now I changed driver to SP34200 back. I able am to hear sound but still can't use microphone.

Since you can hear audio, I believe the driver that you have now is the right one for your hardware. May be there is some settings that need to be changed so as to use the microphone. Try changing 'sound and audio devices' settings in control panel. Also, in 'Sound and Audio Devices', what is the entry that you can see below 'default device' in 'recording device' option under 'audio' properties?

Joju Joshua
Team Zyxware

it show conexant audio input. i tried check everything but cannot work also

Please try the drivers at the given location. Make sure that you have UAA drivers installed before you install audio drivers. Any of these given links should work.
ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp36001-36500/sp36408.exe
ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp36001-36500/sp36090.exe
http://asia.giga-byte.com/FileList/Driver/motherboard_driver_audio_realt...
ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp33501-34000/sp33867.exe
ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp32501-33000/sp32646.exe
Let us know what happens.

cheers
Joju Joshua
Team Zyxware

m also havin... sam prob...
have u solv ... u mic... problem ?

i cant ricord voice ......
mean i cant use microphone .....

lovelylove4u08@yahoo.com

i hv also the same problem of microphone...i m nt getting the right driver.....if anyone has the solution ....plz help

I had bought a Windows XP SP2. However i couldnt install XP into this laptop. The problem occur when i press F8- I Agree then it will show unknown device at the disk drive. After i pressed ENTER the blue screen occur.

Dear Max,

Have you disabled SATA option in Bios Setup. You can enter Bios by pressing 'Del' or F2 when the laptop boots.

Joju Joshua
Team Zyxware

i have windows xp installed got few problems in the c738tu..

1. wireless problem.. i installed the wireless problem but it says no wirless hardware detected,.. wat does it mean.. the laptop has an inbuilt wirless card.

2. microphone cannot be operated.. i did all the possible things from control panel but its not working.. ne solutions..

3.cant operate the sound keys from the motherboard..

4. in the device manger
a. ethernet controller
b. other devices
shows they are not installed ne solutions.. nebody got ne drivers for these issues,,.

microphone cannot be operated.. i did all the possible things from control panel but its not working.. ne solutions

Thank you very much for this site and the links

Dear Chinmaya,
You are always welcome.
Just curious to know, were you able to install all the given links in your laptop?

I am not able to use my microphone. And everything in the notebook seems to be allright. Can u suggest something?

What is the error that you get / face?

Team Zyxware

I already installed wireless adapter but it still prompts a troubleshooter at the toolbar. It shows that driver is not installed. Please help me

Please check our post on Driver for Presario C733TU laptops and try the links given there for wireless network. I believe you must have installed a wrong driver.

cheers
Joju Joshua
Team Zyxware

hye there...
I need to know "HP Quick Launch Buttons Driver" ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp35501-36000/sp35977.exe seems kinda dead...is there anyways i can get that driver?

Please try the given link for Alternate driver for HP Quick Launch Drivers.
Let us know if this works.

cheers,
Team Zyxware

Sir,
Please send sound driver for my laptop,my laptop sound not working properly i have tried all drivers given ther but i have problem in my laptop when i connect headphone that time speaker also working and speaker main volume not fuctioning.sound not decrease by volume.
thanks
reply soon

I have problem with this model microphone. Built-in microphone and external microphone cannot work. I already tried all C700 series audio driver but none is working for microphone. Audio driver from link above is correct but i can't use the microphone. Does anyone have the same problem ? I'm using windows xp.
also iam unable to install mixer .. when trying to install mixer i am getting error .. that mixer download from hp webside

thank u

i also have the same problem, microphone (both built-in and external) doesn't work...please help

i'm also having a problem with the microphone (both built-in and external), sound from the mic is not recognized. i tried installing the other audio drivers listed but it's returning a "Could not find MEDIA device..." error. windows xp service pack 2 is the os installed on my laptop. please help...

does this machine runs good with vista. i have upgraded to i gb ram... does this machine with vista have the microphone and wlan problem...

Dear Shashank,

I do not see any reason for Vista not to work on this machine. All required drivers for Windows Vista are provided in HP's website.

If you check the website of HP-Compaq, you will see that drivers for Windows Vista are provided there. And as you have upgraded to 1GB RAM, Vista should work quite smooth on it.
You can find the drivers in their 'support and downloads" page.

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Joju Joshua
Team Zyxware

i want to know that if i install vista in the laptop the sound driver can be rectified...???? i mean the microphone problem

I cannot say that for sure. You will have to try installing. All the drivers are given in Compaq's site itself and they claim that those are tested for Vista. Try installing it and let us know.
Else try Linux..

Team Zyxware

I am also having problems with not picking uo the mic on the presario c731tu. is it possible to use a driver from an older laptop? pls help!

This is a problem faced by many customers. HP does not provide any guarantee that these drivers will work for Windows XP

install the above mentioned audio driver conexant HD 221 driver, mic works fine (if connected through port) and not the inbuilt mic. there is no driver to make the inbuilt mic work in XP. Installation has to be done only by above said procedure and not by regular installation procedure.

i ve purchased COMPAQ PRESARIO 738TU. i ve problem with microphone, i did all possible things but its not working......... any solution??

I have problems with installing XP on the newly purchased Presario C738TU. After checking the basic configuration and when it is ready to install the XP the Xp installer gives the message no hard disk found on your computer. I have partitioned and formated the hard disk in dos without any problem. An suggestions?

Dear Mr. Tom,

I guess this is just a SATA settings problem. Please visit the post on How to rectify a 'no hard disk present' error and try the same.
Let us know what happens.

cheers
Joju Joshua
Team Zyxware

I did not get your reply in time. But I went to the bios set up and disabled one option for the hard disk. ( I do not remeber exactly the option. Now the computer is not with me as to see the option) But you are right, it has got something to do with SATA settings. I could very well install all the drivers - all that I needed.
Thanks

i have bought C738TU. Loaded XP on it. Everything is fine except 2-3 things. One microphone is not working. Two whenever I put headphones in the socket still the sound comes out of external speakers as well. Please help. The drivers which I used are from your website

Pankaj

Dear Mr. Pankaj,

Many are facing the same problem. We are also trying our best to obtain a suitable driver that can meet your needs.
Just for your information, these drivers were provided by HP-Compaq and they had informed that they do not give any guarantee regarding these drivers, as they are not tested for Windows XP.

cheers
Joju Joshua
Team Zyxware

help..!! when i install touchpad...the setup was not complete.i'm kinda stuck with this prob only...
the setup was not comply with operating system (window xp)

problem with touchpad the pointer is not moving smoothly any touchpad driver is not working such as synaptic or Alps.

sir
i am pleased by your this site but i would like to know that r there any complaints about the laptop COMPAQ A901TU??PLEASE GIVE THE INFORMATION REGARDING THIS AND I WOULD BE VERY GRATEFUL TO U.......
OJAS
LUCKNOW
INDIA

Dear Mr. Ojas
Presario A901TU is a pretty good model from Compaq. It is equipped with an Intel Core2 Duo Processor 1.66 GHz, 1GB RAM, 160GB Hard Disk, 17” Widescreen, Integrated Web Camera & Microphone, an 8X Dual Layer DVD Writer, Wifi, LAN, Modem, Card reader and it comes pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Basic (32-bit). As it is already pre-installed and also as it has got 1GB RAM, you might not face much trouble running on Windows Vista.
I believe this is what you wanted to know.

cheers
Joju Joshua
Team Zyxware

hi i tried to follow ur instruction but end up no sound...the the driver look ok..
dont know what the problem

What can be done to rectify the microphone n headphone problem??

Dear Shankar,
Kindly visit the following post on How to rectify Microphone and Headphone problem in Presario C733TU and follow the procedures given there. The steps are the same, but try with the driver given for you. If that does not work, please try using the driver link given there. Most of the drivers are common for all C700 series laptops. Also make sure that you have Service Pack 2 installed for Windows XP
Joju Joshua
Team Zyxware

hi,
i have installed the conexant audio driver in my c738 from ur site which works fine... its only the mic which doesn't work.. Also i'm not able to find the multimedia option on double clicking accessories in add/remove new programs... i changed the setting in the sysoc.inf file. the video controller given in ur site didnt get installed on my laptop. it gives the msg tht system doesn't meet minimum requirements... kindly help.

May be you should try installing other drivers for audio from other laptops in the same C700 series. That is one option that I can suggest to you. Did you try the link given in that post which I had given you? Generally most hardwares are common in all Presario C700 series laptops,
Another alternative is to switch to Linux. Various flavors of Linux are available. We would suggest Ubuntu Linux, which is more user friendly as far as a common computer user is concerned. There are various other flavors available and they are available for free and you can download them from the internet.
These drivers in our site were provided by HP-Compaq and they do not give any guarantee that these would work in the system as they are not tested for Windows XP. The company provides drivers for Windows Vista, which is available in their website.

cheers,
Team Zyxware

will trying out different drivers from c700 series sort out the mic n headphone problem??

As I had told, drivers are generally common across Presario C700 series.
If it does not work, then you can also try contacting the manufacturer. Through the website, there is another option to talk to the executive directly using an online chat system. If your problem has been rectified, it would be good of you if you could post a comment as to how did you get your problem solved.
cheers
Team Zyxware

Has any fix been found for the microphone and headphone problem?? kindly suggest something. The services provided by your site have been really good.... kindly provide a fix for this problem.

Kindly visit the following link to the post on Audio and microphone problem solution for Presario C733TU laptop and follow the given procedures, but for the drivers that you have in your hand.
Let us know what happens.

cheers
Joju Joshua
Team Zyxware

hi,

Someone seems to have got the microphone working with sp3415a driver.... can u tell me from where i can get this driver?? Kindly help.

hi..

can i install both win xp n linux ubuntu on the laptop(dual boot option)??? is it possible? will the webcam work in ubuntu??

Yes, it is possible to have the laptop in dual boot mode with Windows and Ubuntu. We would suggest you to have Windows installed first and then install Ubuntu which would be fuss-free.

cheers
Joju Joshua
Team Zyxware

ok... thank u

Hi ,
I m Pavani, Recently i bought Compaq Presario C739TU.i installed Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.i want to use this laptop for oracle applications.thats y i installed windows server 2003 and XP.
every thing is fine.but there are no sound drivers.i want sound drivers for windows XP.kindly please help me in this matter.i want sound drivers for windows XP (C739TU).

thanx n regards,
Pavani.

Hi,

Most of the drivers are common for all C700 series laptops. Please try the driver given above or of any other laptops of the same series given in our website and let us know what happens.

Team Zyxware

Hi
I m Pavani.my laptop model is C739TU.i want to know one thing that my hard disk configuration is 160gb.
i want to keep windows vista and windows server 2003 as partitions.is it possible to make partitions with those Opeartings systems.can you give me clarifications about this.

Thanking you,
Pavani

Hi,

You had already informed us in your previous mail that Windows XP and Server 2003 are already installed in the machine. It is definitely possible to have more than one Operating System on a single machine. But we would suggest that it would be better if you have one OS in one partition (eg: C drive) and other OS in another partition. You can install a number of OSs in the system provided you have enough hard disk space and enough RAM and processor speed for these to function. Generally, the only limiting factor in your machine would be the size of the hard disk. Since you have 160GB which is like a soccer ground, space would not be a big constraint.

Team Zyxware

Presario C738TU laptop audio drivers
i have bought C738TU. Loaded XP on it. Everything is fine except 2-3 things. One microphone is not working. Two whenever I put headphones in the socket still the sound comes out of external speakers as well. Please help. The drivers which I used are from your website

thanks

Dear Naseema
Please visit the following post on Microphone and Headphone problem in Presario C733TU and follow the procedures there. The steps given are the same, but you should try with the driver that was given to you. If it doesn't work, please try using the driver link given there. Most of the drivers are common for all C700 series laptops. Also make sure that you have Service Pack 2 installed for Windows XP

Joju Joshua
Team Zyxware

the same problem here

HEllo,

I have bought the laptop last week i have problem with the audio drivers and headphone. when i put the headphone in the socket of laptop still sound is coming from laptop speakers and microphone is also not working and touch pad drivers also not supported which i have download from this page and video capturing is also not working properly. Please guide me and send me the prpper link from which i sort my problems,

Thanks

Jimmy

it is very nice to get support from ur side rather than http://hp.com , particularly for us type of small resellers as we used to waste our time by linking pages
realy great and thanks a lot
hope to receive all the drivers of all the models in future also
can u also provide link for software of web cam in-built in this model
regards
brajesh mohta

hey guys i have the same problem with c738tu compaq presario and guess what i have got the microphone working but recording is very fast and volume is very low . the drivers i got it working is sp3415a

hi ayush....
From where did u get this driver?? did it solve the headphone problem??? Do let me know.

very good site for drivers support of c700 ******************* thanks

I recently bought C738TU LTP and installed XP SP2 in it. I have installed all drivers from your Website.
I want Video Capturing S/W for my Integrated Webcam. kindly suggest One.
Thank you

Hello,
I hope all the drivers are working perfect for you.
There are many applications available online for download.
Kindly check the following link. http://downloads.sourceforge.net/fwink/fwink-1.0.96.zip
This is a free and open source application which is available for download on internet.

Joju Joshua
Team Zyxware

dear friend i bought a new c738tu and ive installed hp version1. it seems that i cant use my web cam. iits giving message that its not installed in my system. second problem is that micropphone and headset. when i put my haed phone in the socket music still hears from the system. i cannot access my wireless connection. is this the problem with the operating system that i am using. can u suggest the best operating system for my lap.
thank you

Hi,
This problem is faced by a lot of people who own the same model of laptop. So far, there is no solution for this. Presario C738TU is designed for Windows Vista even though it comes without an OS. Drivers for XP are not tested on this laptop. HP also would not give you any guarantee regarding performance of drivers in Windows XP. However, HP has provided all required drivers for Vista, in their website.
One suggestion that we would like to give you is to install GNU/Linux in it. We had installed Ubuntu flavor of GNU/Linux on same model for one of our client. And everything is working good and smooth.

cheers
Joju Joshua
Team Zyxware

Hey
This is Nagaraj . I purchased this laptop C739TU model of Compaq. I want to install Window XP and I want drivers. Please send me the drivers.

Dear Nagaraj,
Please send me both the serial number and product number which you will find on the underside of your laptop. We shall try to find out the list of drivers for you. But let me tell you that these laptop is designed for working with Windows Vista. HP has provided all the necessary drivers in their website. HP-Compaq will not give you any guarantee that the driver for XP will perform well.

Cheers
Team Zyxware

There are not too many websites which speak about the drivers for this laptop.
seems like the online HP website has most of the drivers for Vista but nothing for XP. There have to be some drivers for the webcam and internal microphone as well.

Did someone figure this out yet ?
I would like to see some positive replies.

Regards,
Gary

Dear Gary,
HP-Compaq designs all the latest laptops for Windows Vista. They even provide all the necessary drivers in their website. They do not give any guarantee that the drivers for Windows XP. These problem is faced by a lot of people who own the same model.
One good suggestion we would like to give you is to install GNU/Linux. All the latest available flavors are easy to install, configure and use. The best option would be to install Ubuntu flavor, which is one of the simplest develop.

cheers
Team Zyxware

i want webcam driver plz send me

I want web cam software & drivers of model C738TU for window vista

Dear Vishal,
Kindly visit website of HP-Compaq where they have given all drivers for Vista for all models of laptops.

cheers
Joju Joshua
Team Zyxware

HP-Compaq does not provide drivers for Windows XP for Presario C738TU. This laptop is not pre-installed with any operating system. If you are planning to install Windows Vista, all the drivers are given in HP's site. But if you are planning to install Windows XP, they have not provided any drivers in their website. However, we had managed to put all the links for drivers in this page. HP does not give you any guarantee that drivers will work properly with Windows XP, as these are not properly tested. We also cannot give you any guarantee regarding the same. So far we also were not able to find another driver that would install properly in it.

One alternative is to use Vista in the machine, where probably have things working properly. Another alternative that we would like to suggest is to install GNU/Linux. All the latest flavors of GNU/Linux are easy to install. What we would like to suggest are - latest version of Ubuntu, which is 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) or Open Suse or Mandriva Linux. These are really easy to install and use.

cheers
Team Zyxware

Can we install the latest version of Fedora?

Yes, it is definitely possible to install Fedora 8 which is the latest version.

Team Zyxware

Tried installing Fedora on the notebook with Win Xp-Sp2 loaded. The HD has three partitions with ample space in each. However, it kept stopped at the linux partition level page.

Was unable to understand the different option concerning partitions. Either it gave low disk space error or the partition error. Did not proceed further as the HD contained Win XP

Kindly guide

I think the best option would be to boot into windows, empty one of the partitions(preferably the last partition) by moving contents to another partition and then deleting the partition. You can delete the partition by right clicking on "My Computer" and then clicking on the manage option and from there you can get to the "Disk Management" and then clicking on the partition to be deleted and then deleting it. Once this is done you can boot using the Fedora CD/DVD and then try to install on to the free space. I think the default installation option should automatically be to use this free space. Do let us know if you have problems.

Anoop John
Team Zyxware

Yes, I can delete the partition. Its empty in any case. But before I try, one question, if this exercise fails, can I recover this partition again?

This partition size is 58 GB.

One you delete the partition and create a drive with Ext3 File System, it will have to be formatted. You can definitely recover this partition back to NTFS of FAT32 incase GNU/Linux Installation fails.

cheers
Joju Joshua
Team Zyxware

The link u posted seems dead. Is there anyway I can load them because at hp website is a bit slow here and i dont know why. Other websites seem ok while browsing.
And the display driver you had provided is not compatible. It says your system does not meet the minimum requirement to install this. how? can it be repaired?
i'm using Presario C738TU.

Hello,
The link: ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp33501-34000/sp33867.exe for UAA driver is working perfect at our end. I had just checked and everything seems normal and I am able to download sp33867.exe file, which is the UAA driver for this machine. One of our customer had recently used this same driver and everything works normal in his system.
Even the display driver is also working perfectly in the same laptop. After extracting this file to C:/swsetup, do not try installing it using the automatic method - ie; do not click the .exe file in the folder and install.
Installing this driver may result in an error. But continue with the following steps to get the audio driver installed correctly.
1. Click on Start and select Run. Now type devmgmt.msc and press enter.
2. Right click on your display adapter name which will be displayed when you click '+' sign near 'Display Adapters' and click Update driver.
3. Select "Install from a list or specific location"
4. Click Next. Then select "Don't search, I will choose the driver to install".
5. Click Next and then select "Display Adapters" from the list.
6. Click Next and then click Have Disk.
7. Click Browse C:\swsetup\sp35810 folder and select the .inf file and click open and Continue with the on-screen instructions.

cheers
Joju Joshua
Team Zyxware

Will installing these new audio drivers solve the mic n headphone problem??

Hello,
Kindly try the given links for a couple of alternate driver for the audio device for Presario C738TU laptop

Links 1:
UAA Driver
ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp33501-34000/sp33566.exe
Audio Driver
ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp35501-36000/sp35682.exe

Links 2:
UAA Driver
ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp32501-33000/sp32646.exe
Audio Driver
ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp34001-34500/sp34386.exe

Hope this will work for you all.
cheers
Joju Joshua

Hi
I purchased a Compaq Presario laptop model No. A901TU. Windows Vista Home edition was installed in the laptop. I want to install Windows XP. Kindly suggest me the links where i will get all the drivers supportd by Windows XP.

Dear Mr. Debasis,
Kindly send us the serial number and product number of the same laptop which you can find on the underside of your laptop. We shall try to get the links for all the drivers for you.

cheers
Team Zyxware

Dear sir i want wireless network driver of Compaq- Presario A901TU notebook for windows XP.

Dear Pankaj,

Please provide us with the serial number and product number of your laptop. You can locate there on the underside of your machine. We will try to find out links for the same. We may have to produce these numbers in case the company asks for it.

Joju Joshua
Team Zyxware

I want, audio Drivers for Compaq Presario A901TU.

s/n:CND8050SXW
p/n: KB162PA#ACJ

I purchased a HP Compaq Presario C738TU last week and uploaded all the updates for Windows, etc. Working great. Then, I downloaded and installed IE 7. After clicking on Start... Restart, the computer turned off. Then, I pressed the ON switch until I heard the HDD running, and the screen was black.

When I looked really really close & hard at the screen, I could see the Compaq and Windows splash screen, and I heard the Windows Startup chime. I was asked, by the tech support from the store I bought it from last week, to remove the battery and turn it on. And the display worked fine, and also fine when I restarted with the battery. That was 4 hours ago. Now, when I restarted the computer, it went blank again, and I can only see without the battery installed.

I am under specific instructions by the store technie not to download any drivers :( ... what should I do? (I'm thinking about returning - what I thought was - this lovely machine...)

Hai,

I bought a new laptop compaq - C73TU and i have installed windows XP as OS ..... i bought it without OS and i found all the drivers but iam getting Grahics driver for this particular model and iam not getting clear view on my laptop bcoz of this.....
kindly do the needfull help link

Regards,

Zaheer.

my driver sukhwinder singh is not working. i downloaded the latest drivers from this site but it still shows problems. please help me

Most of the drivers listed should work. The only one that is confirmed to be not working is for the Mic. Try reinstalling everything in the order specified.
Anoop John
Team Zyxware

Im using SP3 and cant unpacked the UAA file. Is there any ways to install it?

I want to start my camera of Compaq presario C734tu Laptop, No Drivers or software found in this website please give me solution for this.

Please send us the serial number and product number of your laptop. We will try and get all the required links for you.

Team Zyxware

how to install video controller driver

i m not able to load software of catia in my system, whenever i tried it is showing a message can not launch file not found c:\ANAND\Locals~1\Temp\tempos unload\CXINST.exe............
kindly suggest me what i have to do

model compaq sy presario c700, semua ok just nak masuk kan mic dia tak detect laa knp yer? dan masa play lagu kat specker kuar lagu sedangkan sy dah pasang headfon

Kindly write in english please

Joju Joshua
Team Zyxware

i am prashant .I purchased this laptop C738TU model of Compaq. I want to install Window XP and I want drivers. Please send me the drivers.

Kindly refer the links given the post above. They are for Windows XP

Joju Joshua
Team Zyxware

please send quickly all driver thanku

All drivers for Vista are available in the site of HP-Compaq. Kindly visit the site and select the model number of your laptop. Then you will be able to download all the drivers for Vista

cheers
Joju Joshua
Team Zyxware

Respected sir/madam,
please send all drivers for my laptop compaq c738 driver for windows xp and windows vista
chipset, vga, sound, webcam, cardreader, lan, wan etc.. please send my mail address
thank u

Dear Mr. Kumar,

All the drivers given above are for Compaq Presario C738TU with Windows XP. You can use the links given here to download the drivers. For drivers for Windows Vista, kindly check the website of HP-Compaq, where they have provided the entire list.

cheers
Joju Joshua
Team Zyxware

Hi,

Three days back i purchased Compaq Presario C738TU Laptop, i have installed Windows XP operating system in my machine, i have downloaded all the driver which given above links i have successfully installed sound, motherboard, modem and UAA drivers, when i am trying to install video driver it is saying that "there is no minimum requirement in your system to install this package" and i am unable to install wireless drivers also it is giving error.

How can i switch off my monitor when i am listing some music and if i am setting Volume Control as mute then also i am getting sound can you suggest me on this.

Please do the needful ASAP.

Thanks & Regards
Ramakrishna

Three days back i purchased Compaq Presario C738TU Laptop, i have installed Windows XP operating system in my machine, i have downloaded all the driver which given above links i have successfully installed sound, motherboard, modem and UAA drivers, when i am trying to install video driver it is saying that "there is no minimum requirement in your system to install this package" and i am unable to install wireless drivers also it is giving error.

How can i switch off my monitor when i am listing some music and if i am setting Volume Control as mute then also i am getting sound can you suggest me on this.

We had used the above links to download and install them to one of our customer. All the links were working perfectly. Please try installing the video driver using manual installation method.
Regarding audio, as of now, we do not have any alternate best driver. The sound from speaker and headphone is an issue faced by many customers. The only option is to try different alternate drivers.

cheers
Joju Joshua
Team Zyxware

Even i am also facing same problem. i tried the drivers which hp support provided,
sp33761 and sp34152 still i am unable to install video drivers in my C738TU note book pc
can you please tell me how to install in manual,
If you provide steps it will be great for us.

Thanks
Ramakrishna

Perform the below steps to fix the issue.
1. Click on Start and select Run. Now type devmgmt.msc and press enter.
2. Expand the "Display Adapter" and check for the display adapter of the laptop. Right click on the display adapter and click Update driver.
3. Select "Install from a list or specific location".
4. Click Next. Then select "Don't search, I will choose the driver to install".
5. Click Next and then select "Sound, video and game controller" from the list.
6. Click Next and then click Have Disk.
7. Click Browse C:\swsetup\sp35810 folder and select the .inf (wisxxxx) file and click open and Continue with the onscreen instructions.

Let us know what happens.

Cheers
Joju Joshua
Team Zyxware

is it necessary to install modem drivers for mic to be working.
please reply soon.

It is not necessary to install modem drivers for the mic. You need to install the audio drivers, which apparently has got some issues with this laptop that the drivers are not compatible with Windows XP

Joju Joshua
Zyxware Technologies

i have bought C738TU. Loaded XP on it. Everything is fine except 2-3 things. One microphone is not working. Two whenever I put headphones in the socket still the sound comes out of external speakers as well. Please help. The drivers which I used are from your website

thanks

Please visit the following post on Microphone and Headphone problem in Presario C733TU and follow the procedures there. The steps given are the same, but you should try with the driver that was given to you. If it doesn't work, please try using the driver link given there. Most of the drivers are common for all C700 series laptops. Also make sure that you have Service Pack 2 installed for Windows XP

Joju Joshua

can you please help me on this sound is coming from both external and head phones also.

Thanks
Ramakrishna

i am also facing the same problem.if any one could help me in any way i ll be grateful to u.

what is the unknown device shows in hadware manager.... with question mark...?

dear sir,
i have installed wireless driver in note book compaq c738tu, but the error message is coming driver adaptor is not installed, hence i am not able to connect via wi-fi.
kindly guide me.
thanks

hi
i have problem to istalled the wi fi driver in my notebook pc compaq 738tu. the driver is not istalled from disk

HI,
its been just three days since i brought c738 compaq model.the thing is that my net is getting disconnected after 10 mins of getting connected along with an error message saying `generic host win 32 error`. and i cant get it connected until and unless i restart the system.kindly advice what can b the problem and also the solution for this.

Please check the given link.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894391
Let us know if this works out.

Joju Joshua
Team Zyxware

i have installed modem driver from your site, but still facing problem with modem & sound drivers.
plz help me.

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