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#1 tpm

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 10:45 AM

Hello
I just installed XP home on a Gateway Laptop model MX6426. I cannot get a driver to give me internet access. Only xp home is installed and I do not have any other drivers, software , etc. I did try going onto the Gateway support page to get a driver but do not know just what I need
Under Other Devices in Device Manager I have yellow question marks on

Ethernet Controller
Ethernet Controller
Mass storage Controller
Multimedia Audio Controller
PCI Device
PCI Modem
SM Bus Controller
Video Controller

Thank you for the anticipated help !!

Tom
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Posted 12 February 2011 - 10:47 AM

You need to download and install the chipset driver

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 10:49 AM

You need to download and install the chipset driver



Among others. :wink:

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 10:49 AM

Well, yeah :)

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 10:56 AM

Ok and can someone point out where I can get it please??
same as CPU driver?

Edited by tpm, 12 February 2011 - 11:01 AM.

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 10:58 AM

http://support.gateway.com/product/default.aspx?partNumber=1014029R

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 10:58 AM

http://support.gateway.com/product/default.aspx?partNumber=1014029R

LAN driver is your network driver package.

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 11:14 AM

Thanks for replying. Still can't get what I need. Just updated the CPU and will reboot and see
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Posted 12 February 2011 - 11:20 AM

Still can't get what I need.


What does that mean?

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 11:30 AM

I was trying to get the driver and extract it from my thumb drive. I moved the files to my documents and also went to the second "Ethernet Controller" in device manager because the first one wasn't working. I am on the internet now and will continue trying to update it

Thank you
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Posted 12 February 2011 - 11:35 AM

You need to download and install the chipset driver



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Posted 12 February 2011 - 11:37 AM

You should not have 2 ethernet controllers reflected in Device Manager...unless you have two installed. This is a laptop and you don't have two network ethernet controllers installed.

I suggest deleting both reflected in Device Manager...rebooting XP, then trying to install the driver.

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 11:39 AM

Ok will try it Thanks
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Posted 12 February 2011 - 12:51 PM

I have everything EXCEPT the SM Bus controller (can't find it) and the Video Controller (VGA Compatible) Trying to install the VGA driver it says the path is over 88 characters ??
So I am stuck on these two issues. Any help would be greatly appreciated

Thanks
Tom

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 12:57 PM

Did you install the "cpu driver"?
And the VGA driver?

They are both there.

Edited by Allan, 12 February 2011 - 12:58 PM.





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