Saturday, February 4, 2012

Drivers for Compaq Presario C700 Drivers for Windows XP

Guides on how to properly install the drivers for Compaq Presario C700 series Laptop to your fresh installed windows XP service pack 3. I have been searching for this drivers that really matches those in my laptop specifications.

Compaq Presario C700 Specifications:

15.4 WXGA High-Definition HP BrightView (glossy) Widescreen Display (1280 x 800)
Intel(R) Pentium(R) dual core processor T2310 (1.46 GHz, 1MB L2 Cache, 533MHz FSB)
1GB DDR2 System Memory (2x 512MB)
Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
Broadcom(R) 802.11b/g WLAN
Fujitsu MHY2120BH 120GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7560A 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support
6-cell, 44 watt-hour Lithium Ion Battery
Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit)
14.1 (L) x 10.11 (W) x 1.29 (min H)/1.58″ (max H)
6.4 lbs

Drivers and Steps for installing Compaq Presario C700 to Windows XP Service pack 3

Download first all the drivers you need for your Compaq Presario C700 for Windows XP.

1. Freshly Installed Windows XP Service Pack 3
2. Install first the Compaq Presario C700 Chipset for Windows XP.
3. Download link for Chipset Compaq Presario C700 Chipset Driver for Windows XP.
4. Restart your Laptop.
5. Install this HPupdate plus bus driver controller in order for the next modem and sound drivers will be installed correctly.
6. Download link for HPupdate Compaq Presario C700 Series HPUpdate and Bus Controller for Windows XP..
7. Restart your Laptop.
8. Install now your Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator Driver (GMA).
9. Download link for GMA Compaq Presario C700 Grapchics Media Accelerator.
10. Restart your laptop if necessary so the graphics will take effect after the reboot.

note: installed this Universal Audio Architecture (UAA) before installing the sound driver.

11. Install now the HDAudio Sound Driver Windows XP for your Compaq Presario C700 laptop.
12. Download link for HDAudio HDAudio Sound Driver for Compaq Presario C700 for Windows XP.
13. Restart your Laptop if necessary to take effect your sound driver.
14. Install now the HDAudio Modem and Fax Driver for your Compaq Presario C700 for Windows XP.
15. Download link for Modem and Fax Driver HDAudio Modem and Fax Driver for Windows XP.
16. Restart your Laptop.
17. Here are now the drivers for Wireless Broadcom and Local Area Network (LAN).
18. Broadcom(R) 802.11b/g WLAN.
19. LAN Realtek for PCI Windows XP.
20. LAN Realtek RTS5101 for Windows XP.
21. Incase you need the drivers for the TouchPad which is already detected by Windows XP SP3.
22. Download link for TouchPad Compaq Presario C700 TouchPad Driver for Windows XP.
23. Restart your Laptop to take effect the drivers after the reboot.
24. That's it you have now completed all the necessary drivers for your Compaq Presario C700 for Windows XP Service pack 3.

You can check your system information by clicking start menu then right click my computer and click properties then select hardware and click device manager to view all your drivers that are installed from your laptop.


  1. my web cam is not working after all those drivers installed u mentioned...

  2. can you please provide graphic drivers for windows 8 for compaq c700..

    1. go to
      and click on automatic drivers update
      then it will take sometime to install and finally it works

  3. "Broadcom(R) 802.11b/g WLAN " missing file setup
    please check again

    1. Done!

      I have resolved my problem with this one:

  4. thank you very much for your efforts

  5. all working well except WLAN not working can someone guide thank :)

  6. Thank you for the info. It sounds pretty user friendly. I guess I’ll pick one up for fun. thank u.

    Compaq Laptop Service in Anna Nagar

  7. my sounds is not working please help

    1. Hi Gaurav,
      I have a Compaq Presario C701EA & this fix has worked for me, Link:

      I followed the 1st solution, download the 1st link, & extract, the laptop should then find new hardware, then download the 2nd link, & extract, then go to the found new hardware window, & follow the rest of the instructions on the link.
      remember to browse your documents, downloads, XP32 Folder, & the "WiSVHe5.inf" file should be in there.

      I hope this helps you buddy, I have been on this problem for about 12 hours, very frustrating after a while.

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  9. This intel video driver worked much better for me. It actually gave me a proper control panel for video settings.


  10. Hi... the links seem to be broken... Gives a 404 error!!