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~~Sound driver for Gateway Laptop M460~~


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#1 jake21

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:49 PM

Upgraded to Vista OS from XP. No longer have sound....the bios and motherboard drivers are for XP and cannot install on Vista. Is there a workable sound driver for VISTA for the GATEWAY LAPTOP M460? I had Windows search for drivers automatically....after 2 1/2 hours I gave up.....



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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:57 PM

Note: Vista will no longer have support after April 2017 which means no Security Updates.

 

Is there a yellow exclamation mark next to your sound category in Device Manager or any yellow exclamation marks?

 

Right click the device(s) with a yellow exclamation mark. Select Properties and under the Details tab select hardware IDs in the dropdown box. Copy and post the first line of each device.



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Posted 02 February 2017 - 06:18 PM

Forgive the typos:

 

PCI\VEN _8086&DEV_266E&subsys_0460107B&REV_04

"     "         "          "        "                      _0460107B

""   "         "          "        "                     _266E&CC_040100

"          "               "          "                     _266E&CC-401

 

Appreciate the help!!!!!!!!!!!! 



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Posted 02 February 2017 - 06:33 PM

Was this under the sound category? I ask because this is an intel device. Can you double check the device ID after 8086 because I get nothing on a search. The specs say you have a Conexant chipset.

 

On option is to do a scan using the below page. Click the box for checking sound. 

 

https://drp.su/index.htm



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Posted 03 February 2017 - 09:28 AM

its under multimedia audio do you know what conexit sound driver it would be...I could use the link to download.


Edited by jake21, 03 February 2017 - 09:31 AM.


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Posted 03 February 2017 - 10:08 AM

I believe I found the drive.

 

It's a Realtek chipset but with an intel vendor ID.

 

See if this driver works.

 

Vista/Win7 (32/64 bits) Driver only (ZIP file)

6305 2009/9/7 30396k
 

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 11:41 AM

Installed the driver. No sound....here's the error message:

 

This device cannot start ( code 10).

Realtek ac97 Audio

Driver ver. 6.0.1.6305

 

Shows up in the device manager under SOUND...



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Posted 03 February 2017 - 11:52 AM

I am not sure a Vista driver is available. 

 

Download the drive here. Use Vista's driver compatibility mode if the driver does not work when installing normally.

 

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/using-windows-vista-compatibility-mode/



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Posted 03 February 2017 - 01:01 PM

I downloaded the above HERE link.....get a message that the REALEK drivers are up to date and nothing is updated. I then tried to run the original REALTEk  drivers install CD in the compat mode, and get this message:

 

Driver package is for VISTA64 only.

 

Hopefully this is a key......I have VISTA 32 bit OS.



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Posted 03 February 2017 - 01:29 PM

Try this driver.

 

http://drivers.drp.su/Sound_Conexant/Conexant/NTx86/QTA808FA_6.14.10.0535/Conexant-NTx86-QTA808FA_6.14.10.0535-drp.exe



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Posted 03 February 2017 - 02:14 PM

Upgraded to Vista OS from XP. No longer have sound....the bios and motherboard drivers are for XP and cannot install on Vista. Is there a workable sound driver for VISTA for the GATEWAY LAPTOP M460? I had Windows search for drivers automatically....after 2 1/2 hours I gave up.....

if you have taken out the mother board you have bleeped it up by toughing t you should have gotten a anti statick wrist  band and earth band cuz the electros in your body will blow some of the mother board witch would have like you said stoped the sound youve bleeped you laptop up 



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Posted 03 February 2017 - 02:38 PM

Tried the download....says NOT NEEDED......I have not removed the mother board,etc.



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Posted 03 February 2017 - 02:44 PM

The sound device still has a yellow exclamation mark next to it? If not check your services to make sure the Windows Audio Service has started and set to Automatic.

 

Vista should have a Sound Troubleshooter.



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Posted 03 February 2017 - 05:45 PM

Took a chance and upgraded to Windows 7, 32 bit. I had this CD from my old desktop. Anyway....lost internet connectivity and still no sound. I had hoped Windows 7 would have picked up all the drivers. I dropped by the Gateway website and noted there are no drivers for WIndows 7 for the Gateway M460 laptop. I ran a diagnostic CD and found some info:

 

Motherboard : Gateway Intel i915PM/GM

Gateway BIOS: 60.03   8/8/2005

Adaper: Broadcom Netxteme gigabit Ethernet

 

Wondered if you can locate a motherboard dirvers CD to see if we can pick up the Sound and Internet access using this approach.

 

Thanks again.....only have a few hairs left to pull out.



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Posted 03 February 2017 - 05:56 PM

I think you are going to have problems installing a OS like Windows 7 on this computer.

 

See the graphics driver for intel here. Notice there are no drivers for Windows 7 available.

 

At this point I think your best solution is to use driverpack and let it search for all your drivers. Click the green button.

 

https://drp.su/en/laptops/gateway/m460?os=windows-7-x64

 

Another option would be to install a linux distro and see if it picks up your sound. How much RAM is on the computer?






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