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Old 02-17-2011, 05:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A friend of mine asked me to fix her Gateway MX 6447 but she does not have the recovery disks. I had to reinstall xp with a upgrade cd, but I am having a hard time finding the correct drivers for audio, wireless, usb and sd card drivers. Is there a way besides having to buy the cd from Gateway even if its a available. Here is the specs link Gateway Support - MX6447 Notebook Specifications any advice would be greatly appreciated..

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can windows update not find them? (working on gathering links)\

did you try the drivers from gateway?
http://support.gateway.com/us/en/pro...1&modelId=3142

there's a Download Hardware Vendor Detection Utility, download that run it and see if those drivers on the page match
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I have tried that but the program and just the lan and vga come up and I am pretty sure I installed the wrong lan driver but it works
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what about the other drivers on that page? and if it works it works.
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I installed the drivers I found here Gateway Support - Downloads & Support Documents the lan is the only one I could get to work. They do not extract to right directory so I had to do it manually like the readme.txt specified. The Intel wireless driver is wrong, said no hardware found but it installed...the broadcom will not install successfully.

also when I try to install the broadcom drivers and go to device manager and there is no Ethernet controller under other devices.

alright I got the wireless working
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