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Missing Drivers

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#1 strongdog59


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Posted 30 March 2007 - 06:44 AM

My hard drive died, so after installing XP on a new hard drive I find myself without any drivers. I have been able to find one for my touch pad. I just do not know which drivers I need to install or where to get them.

I believe I need a video driver because scrolling through the internet and lists in general are very sluggish. The Device Manager indicates a "!" next to the video controller - something must be up.

Here is my current profile obtained from Belarc Advisor:
Operating System
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600)

System Model
Gateway Gateway 450 Rev 1
System Serial Number: 0027460529
Enclosure Type: Notebook

Processor a
1.60 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4 Mobile
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache

Main Circuit Board b
Board: Gateway Gateway 450 Rev 1.0
Bus Clock: 400 megahertz
BIOS: Gateway 35.00.23 04/11/2002

60.00 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
57.62 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
HTS721060G9AT00 [Hard drive] (60.01 GB) -- drive 0, s/n
MPD3N7Y3HNGE1L, rev MC3OA51A, SMART Status: Healthy

Memory Modules c,d
256 Megabytes Installed Memory
Slot 'DIMM 0' has 256 MB
Slot 'DIMM 1' is Empty

Local Drive Volumes
c: (NTFS on drive 0) 60.00 GB 57.62 GB free
Network Drives
None detected

Standard floppy disk controller
Intel® 82801CAM Ultra ATA Storage Controller-248A
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]

None detected

Bus Adapters
Texas Instruments PCI-1520 CardBus Controller (2x)
Intel® 82801CA/CAM USB Universal Host Controller - 2482
Intel® 82801CA/CAM USB Universal Host Controller - 2484

ESS Allegro PCI Audio (WDM)

1394 Net Adapter
Intel® PRO/100 VE Network Connection
primary Auto IP Address: / 24
Dhcp Server:
Physical Address: 00:E0:B8:4A:44:11
Networking Dns Servers:

Other Devices
Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
Microsoft AC Adapter
Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery (2x)
Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Synaptics PS/2 Port Pointing Device [Mouse]
USB Root Hub (2x)

Virus Protection
AVG 7.5.446 Version 7.5.446
Realtime File Scanning On



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#2 thomasjk


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Posted 30 March 2007 - 07:21 AM

Go to the Gateway site and select support. Enter your serial number. This will give you your configuration and will tell you what drivers are available for your video chip. Download and install.

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 07:31 AM

Are these the drivers for the computer you have? Gateway 450S Notebook
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Posted 30 March 2007 - 08:51 AM

As per your system serial number, correct drivers are here.
Download and install the keyboard drivers as well.
Belarc has mis-identified the keyboard because the proper drivers are not installed, which is were it takes it's info from. The intel pro 100VE network adapter driver is also incorrect but if it works, leave it alone.

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