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HP Notebook PCs - Resolving Coprocessor Error Message
Understanding the coprocessor error message
Some computers are designed to use a dual core processor or a coprocessor to improve performance. A coprocessor is an additional chip designed to supplement the central processing unit (CPU) of the computer. Essentially, coprocessors give added speed and efficiency in the way the computer handles information.
On some occasions, non-standard video drivers loaded onto a computer can cause conflicts with the coprocessor, resulting in an error message. One visual indication of a problem with a corrupted driver, or a conflict between the BIOS and a driver, is the display of a yellow exclamation point next to a driver in Device Manager window. These conflicts can occur if you:
Resolving the coprocessor error message in Windows XP Professional
NOTE: The default location for the required drive is C:\swsetup\sp33031. The file is smuc.inf. If the file is not in this folder, download and install a driver update (SP33031 or later). You may do so by going to the HP Drivers and Downloads site.
Resolving the coprocessor error message in Vista
The best way to resolve a coprocessor error message caused by a missing or invalid video driver is to install the valid HP drivers for the specific computer model. Use one of the following methods.
Obtaining and installing HP-tested video drivers should resolve the coprocessor error messages and prevent them from reoccurring.