Monday, August 17, 2009

HP NC6400 driver for WindowsXP

HP has put a fresh face on its business thin-and-light series with the new HP Compaq nc6400. The laptop succeeds the nc6230, incorporating such new features as Intel Core Duo processors, biometric security, and wireless WAN connectivity. HP has revitalized its thin-and-light design as well, bringing the size and weight in line with competing thin-and-light laptops'. Finally, the portable's battery lasted more than five hours--longer than several competitive systems--and its overall respectable performance will more than suffice for the typical tasks of the average employee.

Measuring 13 inches wide, 9.4 inches deep, and 1.3 inches thick, the nc6400 is about the same size as other portables with 14.1-inch wide screens, such as the Latitude D620 and the Lenovo ThinkPad Z60t. But the nc6400's 5.1-pound weight comes in a few ounces under the 5.4-pound D620 and the 5.5-pound ThinkPad Z60t (configured with a titanium lid and a 7-cell battery). The nc6400's AC adapter weighs a typical 0.8 pound.

The nc6400 includes a clear, 14.1-inch wide-aspect display with a standard 1,280x800 native resolution and a broad, comfortable keyboard that's better than the one on its predecessor. You also get a decent-size touch pad, with vertical scrolling functionality; a pointing stick with a flat, tactile top we prefer to the round, eraser-head design found on other laptops (such as the ThinkPad T60); and rubberized sets of mouse buttons, which we found particularly nice to touch, for each pointing device. The six buttons lined up above the keyboard let you launch applications, control the volume, and turn the wireless connections on and off. The speakers along the front edge emit mediocre sound that's typical for a business laptop. Though the nc6400 lacks the strong steel hinges you'll find on the Latitude D620 and the ThinkPad Z60t, its screen and base are both encased in sturdy magnesium.

Employees will find that they get the ports, the jacks, and the slots that they need--if not all the ones they want--in the nc6400. The case contains S-Video out, VGA, and three USB 2.0 ports; headphone and microphone jacks; plus Type II PC Card, smart card, and flash media card (Secure Digital and MultiMediaCard) slots. Noticeable exclusions from the list include another USB 2.0 port (the Latitude D620 offers four USB 2.0 ports in total) and a four-pin FireWire jack (now found on the majority of laptops). Networking options include a 56Kbps modem, Ethernet, 802.11a/b/g, and Bluetooth--plus an optional integrated WWAN card from Cingular or Verizon that you can swap out later if you decide to switch carriers. The nc6400 also includes a couple of cool security features: a Trusted Platform Module and a biometric fingerprint reader. Keeping with the business laptop norm, the nc6400 comes with little software--its Windows XP Professional operating system, a few disc viewing and burning apps, Absolute Software's Computrace LoJack software, and a handful of HP programs, including security and backup utilities.

Like most business laptops, the HP Compaq nc6400 offers a three-year warranty with toll-free, 24/7 phone support for the length of the term. We wish HP would follow Dell's lead and include onsite support for the system as well (at this price, the nc6400's policy includes return-to-depot service). The company rounds out its service and support with a solid online help site that integrates a user forum and real-time chat with a tech support rep.
Drivers NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet - PCI Express.exe Firmware Updates for the HP 3-in-1 NAS Docking Station.exe Secure Digital (SD) Card Driver.exe Embedded Security for ProtectTools and Infineon TPM Driver.exe hs2300 HSDPA Firmware Update.exe Smart Card Security Module for ProtectTools.exe Chipset Installation Utility for ICH7.exe PROSet for Intel PROWireless Network Connection.exe Hard Drive Firmware Update.exe Instruments Media Card Driver.exe driver audio microsoft.exe HP Backup and Recovery Manager.part1.rar HP Backup and Recovery Manager.part2.rar HP Backup and Recovery Manager.part3.rar

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Installing Microsoft Windows XP from usb device (usb-stick, usb-hdd, SD card) simpler method

You will need a special tool to copy the Installationfiles and making the USB-stick/SD card bootable - (
Unpack to any folder. THE PATH TO YOUR FOLDER MUST BE SIMPLE AND WITHOUT SPACES! (ex. c:\usb_multiboot_10)
Insert USBstick / SD card.
ALL DATA ON YOUR STICK WILL BE ERASED! Please back up before running USB_MultiBoot_10.cmd!
Run USB_MultiBoot_10.cmd. follow text description.
Format utility will apear. Choose NTFS for >=4Gb usb flash and FAT16 for other, Start format, Close after finishing to allow the DOS operations to continue.
diamondsw: Using the “HP format” option works fine for any capacity, and you can use FAT32 without problems (I used a 4GB stick). This can be useful as more systems can read FAT32 than NTFS.
NOTE: If you are doing this from a Vista machine, you may need to run PeToUSB.exe as adminstrator in order for this program to recognize the jump drive. (Right click PeToUSB.exe > Properties > Compatibility > “Run this program as an administrator” checked.)
Set options 1 and 2. Set option 0 only if you want to use USB HDD instead of a USB stick/ SD card.
Do not touch other options if you have no idea about it.
Choose 3 after setting all other options. It will create the image and write it to the USB stick as well as making the USBstick / SD card bootable.
Answer Yes to all questions that come up (these vary depending on options selected).
When it finishes copying, remove your usb stick and insert it in the EeePC to install XP.
When you turn on the Eee, hold down “Esc” to choose the boot device and select the USB stick/ SD card. You'll need to do this at each reboot until XP is fully installed and you've logged in.
Choose Text installation at first time and GUI INSTALLATION AFTER REBOOT TWICE! - ( Choose step 1 to start installing, after reboot choose step two, after continued install press step
2 AGAIN to log into XP - As soon as you arrive at the Windows XP Desktop you can safely remove the USBStick / SD card.
If you get hal.dll not found errors, read carefully the last two last bullets!
If you get 'ntldr is missing' or other boot errors after you have ran text installation make sure you have deleted ALL partitions during 'text installation' this includes the BIOS partition.

Method 2 nLited XP install

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR EEEPC 901 MODEL USERS!When you nLite your XP installation MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT REMOVE "Multi Processor Support" in the "Hardware Support" tree AND "Manual install and upgrade" in the "Operating system options" treeREMOVING any of these WILL make you UNABLE to install XPProblems you might get from removing these will be Installation Bluescreens and 'configuration errors'
Make iso image in nLite. (download link / / )
Install Daemon Tools Lite virtual CD software (free/adware) you will need to reboot, or use any other virtualizing CD/DVD software: Alcohol, Nero etc.
Mount your nLite image into system. (Right click on red icon near system clock, choose Mount, find your nLited CD image)
Make 1-5 steps from Method 1 then:
On menu 1: (Choose your XP distributive source) choose your virtual drive with nLite image. Your drive letter can be different)
It will automatically detect nLited version and will make all settings automatically.
Press 3: Make multiboot USB-Drive …
Answer Yes to all questions, start copying.
When it finishes copying, remove your usb stick and insert it in the EeePC to install your nLited XP.
When you turn on the Eee, hold down “Esc” to choose the boot device and select the USB stick/ SD card. You'll need to do this at each reboot until XP is fully installed and you've logged in.
Choose Text installation at first time and GUI INSTALLATION AFTER REBOOT TWICE! - ( Choose step 1 to start installing, after reboot choose step two, after continued install press step 2 AGAIN to log into XP - As soon as you arrive at the Windows XP Desktop you can safely remove the USBStick / SD card.
If you get hal.dll not found errors, read carefully the last two last bullets!
mlehtola: Just installed XP sp3 into 901 (20G Linux) without Daemon Tools, just showed the nLited folder for the “usb_multiboot_10”, so I guess the Daemon Tools are not required…usb stick was Kingston DataTraveler 1 GB
Using the 8/16GB SSD on the Eee 900
If you're installing on an Eee 900 and want to use the larger 8 or 16GB SSD, you'll want to disable the onboard 4GB SSD in the BIOS prior to installing Windows. Otherwise Windows will insist on writing its bootsector and files to the 4GB drive, possibly corrupting what is already there. Most guides on the subject assume you're using a desktop that you can swap master and slave drives on, or remove drives you don't want to affect - not so with the soldered 4GB SSD.
To disable the onboard SSD:
Hold F2 and turn on the Eee.
When the BIOS configuration screen appears, press right to switch to the “Advanced” tab.
Select “IDE Configuration”, and set the IDE Master to “None” instead of onboard SSD.
The 4GB SSD will still appear in the Windows Setup program (text portion), but you can safely ignore it - Windows will not attempt to place its bootsector there, and instead will keep everything self-contained on the 16GB SSD.
Note that when you install onto the 8 or 16GB SSD, you will need to select option “3” for GUI installation, which tells it to continue on the second drive rather than the first.

Known Problems
If you get the hal.dll not found error message, start again from your USB-Drive and choose option 2 “Gui-Installation” which should work now. (If option 2 doesn't work choose option 4 and “Windows XP from HD” on the next screen.) Follow the installation process until you reach a usable windows desktop. The error message is misleading, it's nothing wrong with your hal.dll - your boot.ini has a corrupted entry which is easy to fix:
Search for boot.ini (normally it's located on C:\)
Open the boot.ini
Delete the line that referres to “Windows-USB-Boot” - it should be the last line
Save & Exit
Your Eee should now boot Windows normally without the pen drive.
* Note for anyone with an error relating to “dsfo.exe not found” - copy the file USB_MultiBoot_9/makebt/dsfo.exe to USB_MultiBoot_9/dsfo.exe
Verified on an Asus Eee 701 4G and Asus Eee 900 20G

Faster installs using an SD card

The above method using a USB flash drive will do it's job. However it is a very slow procedure. The reason is that Windows XP setup doesn't load USB2 drivers. Instead, it uses the motherboard's legacy USB1 driver. However, we can get USB2 speed by performing all of the above operation on a fast SD card. The SD card reader on the eeePC is USB2 (you can prove it by booting into the BIOS with a card in the slot and checking the list of drives).
1. Perform all of the above procedure, except pointing the target to an SD card in a USB card reader. You will end up with a bootable SD card. It's preferable to use a fast reading SD card, but you will get good speed even with a normal speed card.
2. Put the SD card in the card reader of the eeePC. Boot into the BIOS (F2), change the boot order so that the card is booted from. That's it. It's as fast as using an internal DVD drive.

Saturday, August 8, 2009



Utra-portable (less than 1.4" thick, starting at 4.1lbs.) meets ultra-durable in the new Satellite® U200 Series! Advanced protection begins with a lightweight, ultra-strong, magnesium alloy chassis. Now add a special shock-absorbing design with airpocket cushioning and padding materials to protect key components (HDD, LCD, inverter) and the chassis against excessive vibration. To complete the package, a spill resistant keyboard allows time to save and close your open files and turn off the machine.

Quick Specs
Screen Size: 12.1-inches
Graphics: Integrated
Windows XP
Windows Vista

TOSHIBA A300-1G5 WindowsXP drivers


Toshiba's Satellite A300 is a visually striking system, especially in the age of netbooks, when vendors are striving for notebooks that are ever smaller and less noticeable. The A300 stands out, at least partially because it's pretty big; 362x267x38.5mm and 2.69kg isn't small in anybody's language, and the widescreen 15.4-inch display is counterpointed by the large quantity of space that Toshiba gives the generous keyboard. The A300 also stands out for the semi-business-like tone that the mixed black and "mercury silver" casing with stripes gives it, as well as the Harman/Kardon speakers that sit above the keyboard.
The Satellite A300 uses a latch-free system for the lid. After a certain point the lid just "snaps" down into place. We're always wary of laptop screens flying open in bags and inviting scratches and breaks, but Toshiba's take on this was mostly rugged in our minor tests. It's still not a toughbook, mind you.


Toshiba sells a huge number of configurations under the A300 branding, so it's important to check that what you're getting matches what you expect. The PSAGCA-09Y01N model we tested came with an Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 2.4GHz processor, a hefty 4GB of RAM, 400GB 5400rpm SATA hard drive and Windows Vista Home Premium. Fans of 64-bit Vista, with its admitted edge in stability will be pleased to note that it's an option within the A300's recovery partition.
The A300 15.4-inch WXGA display is run from an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 with 512MB of RAM and the ability to grab up to 2302MB of memory in total from the unit's 4GB of on-board RAM. Optical duties are handled by a DVD SuperMulti double/dual-Layer drive. The A300's also not lacking in ports, from a single ExpressCard slot, HDMI, VGA, S-Video, three USB 2.0 ports, one shared USB/eSATA port, one FireWire port, gigabit Ethernet and a five-in-one card reader. Wireless networking is covered by both Bluetooth 2.1 and 802.11a/g/n WiFi.


One feature that we've long liked in Toshiba's laptops have been the keyboards, which are usually roomy and with great travel — well, for a laptop keyboard, anyway. The A300 doesn't disappoint, with a slick feeling keyboard that responds well to even quite quick typing speeds. Likewise, almost all of the A300's physical features, from the screen to the speakers offered up good clarity for most multimedia tasks. About our only physical issue with the A300 is that, like so many big and hefty laptops, it's something of a groin cooking machine when placed on the lap for any period of time.
The A300 did well in our basic performance tests, with a PCMark05 score of 5613 and 3DMark score of 3925. That's not right up there with the best gaming laptops you can get, but it's sufficient for most mid-range gaming titles to run.
You're going to want to keep it tethered to a power supply, however. Running our DVD playback benchmark with power-saving measures disabled and screen brightness set to maximum, the A300 lasted a scant one hour and 20 minutes. It's not really a portable laptop to begin with, but the battery life issue pretty much seals its fate as a desktop replacement unit.

TOSHIBA A200-psae3 WindowsXP drivers

As you can realize, this Toshiba boasts a hull black shiny which is currently very fashionable. From a design effect is actually very successful but unfortunately daily, the fingerprints are visible as soon as you touch the hull. Ditto for dust as you are no doubt reflected on pictures of this test, that color acts as a magnet on all suspended particles in the air.The left side:Connection is complete with a VGA, S-Video, but also to enjoy HDMI easily HD drive on the screen of the show, for example. On the side are also two USB ports as well as taking firewire and the Ethernet port.The right side:There are on this side, the DVD player, two USB ports as well as additional sheet for the AC adapter. Small detail, the DVD player seems a bit fragile. We must therefore be very careful.The Toshiba A200 gets a funny look, it is unlikely to indicate on your desk or in your living room. However, its design could have been a little more successful if the thickness was reduced.Here is a picture accompanied by a AAA battery in order to better inform you of the thickness:
Interior DesignThe ScreenThis is a wide slab format of a diagonal of 15.4 inches. The treatment Truebrite reproduces colors frame uses, ideal for videos and games. The maximum brightness is sufficient but some people may have to turn up the brightness a few places. Finally, the reflections are not too present even with a window nearby.WebcamOn top of the screen accommodates a webcam to a maximum resolution of 1280 × 1024, as is now the case on most laptops.Toshiba A200-1SV - Webcam: Very handy for instant messaging, the display is correct even in difficult light conditions.Mouse and KeyboardThe mouse pad and keyboard are generally good on this computer and there are useful shortcuts right above the keyboard.PerformanceThis Toshiba has honorable performance in relation to its price.The graphics card is used to play a majority of current hits even if that sometimes lower resolution (and possibly disable certain options) are required. We got a total score of 5730 points in 3dmark 06.ConclusionIt is a fairly powerful machine for the price, well equipped with HD DVD drive and it is HDMI.The design is fairly successful, but it would have been more with a few millimeters in thickness less.

TOSHIBA SATELLITE A100 WindowsXP drivers

The Satellite A100 platform balances state-of-the-art features with affordability in a sleek notebook design. Perfect for basic computing on the go, the Series includes an Intel Celeron M processor and wireless LAN capability to keep you connected to the Internet or network. The 15.4" Diagonal Widescreen XGA display permits side-by-side viewing of documents for increased productivity, while its CD burner provides unlimited storage.

Quick Specs
Screen Size: 15.4-inches
Processor: Intel Celeron
Graphics: Integrated