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I was recently forced to do a complete new install on this machine, and having only XP, forced to downgrade to XP SP2. Now XP doesn't see my network adaptor, only sees the 1394 adaptor, which is apparently Firewire.

Short of re-installing with Vista, is there anything I can do driver wise etc. to get XP to see the network card? HP don't list a NIC driver for XP.

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Hey, thanks @Diago, good to see you here. – ProfK Sep 10 '09 at 15:37
@ProfKoas Been here for a while actually. I make my rounds. – BinaryMisfit Sep 15 '09 at 10:20
up vote 2 down vote accepted

You can find more information on this HP forum thread. Basically, the drivers for Windows XP are here, but you should read the whole thread for more info.

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Thanks @alex, I wish I could vote you up already. – ProfK Sep 10 '09 at 16:28
Glad to know it helped! If you want, consider marking my answer as the accepted answer. – alex Sep 10 '09 at 19:47
Consider it done :-) – ProfK Sep 10 '09 at 21:43
Thank you!:) – alex Sep 11 '09 at 4:39
Sadly, the link to the forum doesn't exist – aaaidan May 25 '13 at 6:14

Install chipset and other drivers for notebook. Since you can't get to Internet, download corresponding drivers on other PC, copy them to USB or CD and install on Pavilion.

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I kinda figured that part out. ;-) – ProfK Sep 10 '09 at 16:23

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