status of your drivers. My tx2000z
HP latop is missing eight.
some research, I know that the ts2000z
is an upgrade from the older tx1000
laptop. Many of the hardware items on
the website are the same. A search for
”tx1000 drivers” yielded a few more
drivers, including the Broadcom
wireless network driver.
I also found out that my laptop
motherboard uses an Nvidia Chip set.
Nvidia has an option where they can
detect your hardware. This enabled
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Where Do I Start?
The first place to look is your
system’s manufacturer’s website. In my
case, this is HP, so I went to
www.hp.com and typed ”tx2000z
drivers” in the search field on the main
page. Unfortunately, only a couple
drivers were located there. After doing
me to download and install the
motherboard chipset drivers. This
included the wired network driver. I
also downloaded the Nvidia 6150
display driver. I found that this driver
must be installed by manually selecting
the Display Driver from the list and
clicking the Have Disk button. I then
pointed to the location where I
unloaded the display drivers I
downloaded from Nvida.
If your PC is using an AMD
processor, you will need to download
the AMDCPU driver that is located on
the AMD website (
us-en/). Make sure you get the 32-bit or
64-bit version to match the OS you are
running. For normal XP, this will be the
32-bit version. This driver will allow
various utilities to control the processor
speed. This is a must for a laptop. It
also allows the processor to enter.
Now, unless you are installing XP
on a tx2000z laptop you are probably
going to have different driver issues.
You have to do a little research. Look
for other models that are similar to your
own. In many cases, a trip to the
manufacturer’s website of the device
you are trying to find a driver for will
be all that is needed.
By all means, save and document
all your drivers. As I mentioned at the
beginning, a Flash drive makes a good
temporary storage medium. If you
place the drivers on your hard drive,