Drivers for Compaq Presario CQ40-305LA Laptop for Windows XP

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Compaq Presario CQ40-305LA is powered by Intel Dual Core 2.0 GHZ  processor. It comes with 160GB ( 5400RPM ) HDD, 2 GB 800MHZ DDR2 RAM, 14.1plg.Diagonal WXGA High-Definition, HP BrightView Widescreen Display (1280 x 800), DVD with dual layer support and so on. It comes pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Basic System. But if you have downgraded your laptop from Vista to XP, then you will probably face a lot of issues especially regarding drivers. This is because HP Compaq does not support Windows XP anymore. But all is not last. We have compiled the different steps required for the installation of drivers for Windows XP. 

Kindly check the link to know more about Issues regarding downgrading to or installing Windows XP in HP-Compaq systems

Neither Zyxware Technologies, nor HP-Compaq can give you a guarantee that these drivers will work perfectly in your system. How ever, you may try installing these.

You can either click or copy the given link and paste them onto a new driver to download them.  

This model of Presario has an audio controller that supports the high definition audio. You need to have Microsoft Universal Audio Architecture (UAA) Bus Driver for High Definition Audio installed on the computer before installing the audio driver.

Here is the link for the Microsoft Universal Audio Architecture driver that need to be installed before installing the audio driver:

Microsoft UAA driver:

After installing the UAA driver reboot the notebook nad install the audio driver from the following link:
Audio driver:

ADI SoundMAX AD1984A Audio Driver:

Installing this driver may result in an error. But continue with the following steps to get the audio driver installed correctly.

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Video driver for XP:

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High-Definition Audio (HDA) Modem Installer and Driver:

Intel PRO/Wireless Drivers :

Synaptics Touchpad Driver:

Marvell Yukon Gigabit Ethernet Controller Driver:

HP WWAN Connection Manager:

Chicony Camera Driver:

If the issue persists, please contact us by visiting the following Web site. We will be glad to assist you further.

Video driver :

Audio driver :

Ethernet(LAN) driver :




Installation Instructions:

1. Download the Softpaq .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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