how do i find out what model HP Pavillion I have?

Discussion in 'HP' started by Support, Jun 26, 2003.

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    Support Guest

    I am rebuilding a HP Pavillion 6500 series for a mate but dont know what
    drivers to use for the motherboard. How do I find out what model computer I
    actually have. My friend does not have the original disks or manuals other
    than the printer drivers and the scanner drivers. I have got to the point
    where the machine will boot but there are problems with the board sound.

    I have been to the HP site and tried their suggestions but to no avail.

    Thanks in advance

    Fred Roberts

    PS: Where is the FAQ for this Newsgroup Held
    Support, Jun 26, 2003
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    Temor Guest

    Look for the product number on a sticker on the back of the PC, e.g. D5869A
    etc. then go search with that prod. #
    Temor, Jun 27, 2003
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    spot Guest

    Use the dos debug utility to examine the bios. If you have windows
    installed, debug can be run from start>run or a dos window, or run it from a
    startup floppy. If you're unfamiliar with debug, a simple script to get
    started might go like this:


    The 0's are zeros. Thereafter, keep entering d until the info you're looking
    for comes up. Q quits debug. Each bios is different, but on an 8480z for
    example the following debug command will bring up the bios version, bios
    maker, hardware and software boms, model, serial, product, and support id
    numbers, as well as the board maker and board name.

    df000:4552 45ff
    spot, Jun 27, 2003
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