Originally Posted by ags150
Hello. Basically, yes. I disabled SATA native support but have not located drivers so far, as laptop works OK and I find MS website a nightmare to locate anything - often lose the will to live. I used other drivers that I had already, modem, soundcard, etc. However, next time I would try to source a Manufacturer's XP 'downgrade' disc as that presumably would contain all the drivers.
Yep, MS download site can be a bear with so much "stuff" to wade through! However, I would not look there as much of a source for drivers for your notebook anyway! Much better to nab as much as you can from the manufacturer's (HP) site. Anything that you can not find there, then should be gotten through the individual hardware maker's web site.
Unfortunately, as the C500 came pre-installed with Vista only, there are no recovery discs available with the right drivers, for XP.