July 29, 2010

HP Notebook PC Drivers windows XP compatibility for CQ41-110AU

If you have already instal the Windows 7 Operation System into your HP Notebook PC CQ41-110AU or CQ41-110AX and you want to change it into Windows XP You will need this link for compatibility drivers for Windows XP.

This case is happened to Digfutech's friend that wanted to change his Notebook Operation System from Windows 7 into Windows XP.

Okay, here goes the glance of Notebook PC HP CQ41-110AU

Product NameCQ41-110AU
Product NumberVZ542PA
Microprocessor2.20 GHz AMD Turion II Dual-Core Processor for Notebook PCs M500
Microprocessor Cache1 MB L2 Cache
Memory2 GB
Memory MaxSupports up to 4 GB DDR2 memory
Video GraphicsATI Radeon HD 4200 Graphics with 128MB Display Cache Memory
Display14.1” Diagonal WXGA High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Display (1280 x 800)
Hard Drive250 GB (7200 rpm)
Multimedia DriveLightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD±RW with Double Layer Support
Fax/ModemHigh speed 56K modem
Network CardIntegrated 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN
Wireless ConnectivityWireless LAN 802.11b/g
SoundAltec Lansing speakers
Keyboard101 key compatible
Pointing DeviceTouch Pad with On/Off button and dedicated vertical Scroll Up/Down pad
External Ports
  • 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards
  • 3 USB 2.0
  • 1 HDMI
  • 1 VGA
  • 1 RJ-11
  • 1 RJ-45
  • 1 Stereo headphone-out
  • 1 Microphone in
Dimensions33.4 cm (L) x 23.7 cm (W) x 3.3 cm (min H) / 4.0 cm (max H)
Weight2.29 kg
  • 65 W AC Power Adapter
  • 6-cell Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery
What's In The BoxCompaq Webcam with Integrated Microphone

Lets continue to install the Windows XP
First thing you need is Nlite Software, you can Download Here.
Install it and follow the steps below:


1. create a new folder and name it as "WINXP" or any name you like, copy all the content in your xp installation disk (explore cd and press ctrl+A) and paste it in the new folder you just created.

2.Etraxt the sata driver you downloaded.
For Intel please follow this guide to extract it.
for amd extarct sp40046 to a folder and use files in RAID7xx folder

3. Intsall Nlite and run it. On the first screen just click next.

4. Now locate/browse to the folder "WINXP" you created.

5.Next and you will come to "Presets", ignore this and click "Next".

6. In "Task Selection", choose "Drivers" and "Bootable ISO" by high-lighting them.

7. For intel select single driver
For amd select multiple driver

8. For intel Browse to the SATA driver folder which you extracted earlier(I named it "Floppy32Bit") and select either one of the .INF file, i suggest "iaahci.inf".

-for amd browse to raid 7xx, slect x86 and select the inf files.

9) A screen like below will pop-up, make sure it's "Textmode driver" and select all of them by holding CTRL+A key and choose "OK", the pictures below for intel installation.

If you arrive at this step for installation its similar for both amd and intel.

10) You shall see something like this. Choose "Next" and you will be prompted.

11) Choose "Yes" to start the process.

12) Let it finish and choose "Next".

13) Finally, you can create your project as ISO image or burn it directly to CD-R under "Mode". choose "Direct Burn". You can put anything for "Label" but not too long. Choose "Burn" and you will be prompted again. You can also choose to create iso to burn using software such as nero.

14) Choose "Yes" to burn it to CD-R. Wait for it to finish and choose "Next"

15) Choose "Finish" to exit nLite.

Here goes the Drivers you need for Windows XP:
(netframework installed first)
South Bridge Driver:
Download (AMD SITE)
Download (mediafire)

Install MS-UAA first:
both ms-uaa sp33867 and kb888111 are similar files.
Windows XP SP2: Download  (SP33867.exe)
Download (KB888111)
Windows XP SP3: Download (KB835221)

Then restart, and install AUDIO Drivers:

IDT - High Definition Audio Codecs (SP39671)
Download (ftp)
Download (mediafire)
or try this drivers reported work in xp
SP41500 Download (ftp)
Download (mediaifre)

SP41616  Download(ftp)
Download (mediaifre)
First install your audio.
Installing the Audio normally resulting in error, ignore it and proceed by manually install the drivers, read the guide here;
Manually install Audio Drivers.
or follow this guide work for most AMD model

After that install
HDMI Driver

ATI dedicated HD 3250, 3450, 3750 etc
Installation Guide ATI RADEON

Choose one of the wireless driver base on your specs, if you dont know, just try each driver (there are no risk and will not harm your system)
Broadcom: Download

Intel: Download
(requires windows installer 3.0 installed first)

Atheros: Download (direct)
or here (atheros site)

If you have bluetooth.

HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth Wireless Technology

HP Wireless Assitant:

Realtek RTL8101 Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC

JMB38X Card Reader Host Controller

ALPS Touchpad

Lightscribe system software

Cyberlink youcam software 2.0

HP Quick Launch Buttons

ENE-CIR Reciever:

If you have 7 unknown device:
Unknown devices:
For more information please visit digfutech's source here