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Bmatlock - Feb 4, 2010 at 01:48 PM
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- Feb 4, 2010 at 03:49 PM
Hello,

im trying to fix a co-workers hp pavillion dv6000 but the hdd was bad. so i took the hdd out of an old acer computer of mine and placed it in the hp, starts up fine but i dont have any drivers for the hp now...

my question is what do i need to do to fix this issue? just use the cd's that came with the hp?

its running vista home 32bit

when i start it up it asks for drivers for a sm bus controller and a base system device

thanks in advance, let me know if you need any more info than this

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Feb 4, 2010 at 01:58 PM
If you have a windows install disk - you should use that to install a fresh copy. You might also have a driver CD from HP that you will need to install. If you don't have the drivers download them from www.hp.com "support" tab. using your computer and then burn them to a CD or copy them on to a Flash drive.

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Feb 4, 2010 at 02:14 PM
i sadly do not have a windows install disc =(

where can i get one?
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Feb 4, 2010 at 03:34 PM
You can copy one from a friend?
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Feb 4, 2010 at 03:36 PM
not an option i just moved here. is there a place i can just download an image of the original disc? i have the cd key so thats all i need really i suppose
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Feb 4, 2010 at 03:43 PM
You can download an illegal copy from a number of torrents - but, it might be full of malware. Also when replacing an OEM copy of Windows you sometimes have a problem using a retail copy. The OEM Windows key will not validate on the retail copy. It might be best to have a repair shop do the install (except that they want over $100 to do the job).

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Feb 4, 2010 at 03:49 PM
exactly, and i dont have that kind of money sadly. ill have a look see around the internet for a iso of vista hopefully i can find one.
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