Compaq 974 Driver Download

Compaq Drivers

The 974 is a device manufactured by Compaq. You can unlock features and improve performance by updating its driver. This driver - "" - has been downloaded 493 times and is rated 5 out of 5 stars based on 13 reviews. Compatibility for this driver update includes PCs running Windows operating systems such as Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 255.4 KB.

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Supported Models

Presario CDS 954







Supported Operating Systems

Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT4, Windows NT3.51, Windows ME, Windows 98SE, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows 3.1

File Name

Additional Notes

Version 1.00. Released 4/01/95. This is the Quick Restore boot disk. You need to have the Quick restore CD also.

Uploaded By

Majick69 (DG Member) on 7-Mar-2000

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Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
RAMDRIVE.SYS 5.9 KB 30 Sep 1993
CPQIDECD.SYS 15.8 KB 15 Aug 1994
EMM386.EXE 120.9 KB 30 Sep 1993
HIMEM.SYS 29.1 KB 30 Sep 1993
AUTOEXEC.BAT 872 bytes 22 Feb 1995
ASPI2DOS.SYS 19.3 KB 7 Jun 1993
MSCDEX.EXE 25.4 KB 30 Sep 1993
DBLSPACE.BIN 64.2 KB 30 Sep 1993
MODE.COM 23.6 KB 30 Sep 1993
IO.SYS 40.6 KB 30 Sep 1993
IZFS.EXE 78.8 KB 13 Mar 1995
MSDOS.SYS 38.1 KB 30 Sep 1993
SHARE.EXE 10.9 KB 30 Sep 1993
CONFIG.SYS 1.4 KB 16 Mar 1995
COMMAND.COM 54.6 KB 30 Sep 1993
ASPICD.SYS 27.8 KB 23 Aug 1993

How to Update 974 Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the 974 driver, click the green download button above. After you complete your download, move on to Step 2.

If the driver listed is not the right version or operating system, search our driver archive for the correct version. Enter Compaq 974 into the search box above and then submit. In the results, choose the best match for your PC and operating system.

Tech Tip: If you are having trouble deciding which is the right driver, try the Compaq Driver Update Utility. It is a software utility which automatically finds and downloads the right driver.

To find the newest driver, you may need to visit the Compaq website. Most major device manufacturers update their drivers regularly.

Step 2 - Install Your Driver

Once you have downloaded your new driver, you'll need to install it. In Windows, use a built-in utility called Device Manager, which allows you to see all of the devices recognized by your system, and the drivers associated with them.

How to Open Device Manager

  • In Windows 11, Windows 10 & Windows 8.1, right-click the Start menu and select Device Manager

  • In Windows 8, swipe up from the bottom, or right-click anywhere on the desktop and choose "All Apps" -> swipe or scroll right and choose "Control Panel" (under Windows System section) -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

  • In Windows 7, click Start -> Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

  • In Windows Vista, click Start -> Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> Device Manager

  • In Windows XP, click Start -> Control Panel -> Performance and Maintenance -> System -> Hardware tab -> Device Manager button

How to Install a driver from Device Manager

  1. Locate the device and model that is having the issue and double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  2. Select the Driver tab.

  3. Click the Update Driver button and follow the instructions.

In most cases, you will need to reboot your computer in order for the driver update to take effect.

Tech Tip: Driver downloads and updates come in a variety of file formats with different file extensions. For example, you may have downloaded an EXE, INF, ZIP, or SYS file. Each file type has a slighty different installation procedure to follow.

For more help, visit our Driver Support Page for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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