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Gateway Mainboard

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by EasyNow1, Oct 28, 2007.

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  1. EasyNow1

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    Ok using a Gateway essential pc 566 C - sn 0019425807 - with w 2000 i e 6.0 . I need to reformat this pc then reload windows but i don t have the software i need to reload the mainboard and can t see it on the gateway web site. Does anyone know what i need to use can t figure it out - thanks . .
     
  2. Old Rich

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    Look in Device Manager for anything marked with a yellow ! or as unknown . .

    Right click on My Computer . . select Manage . . Device Manager
     
  3. EasyNow1

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    Opps i don t think that helps me with getting my main board to work after a reformating -

    Hum . . .
     
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    It will tell you what devices you have which need drivers . .
     
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    I see that machine originally shipped with Win 98. I rebuilt one of those a couple of years ago and upgraded to W2k, and W2k had just about all the drivers I needed.

    What I would do is go to Intel and download this;

    http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/inf/sb/cs-009266.htm

    and download you chipset driver and put it on removable media. If I recall correctly W2k had the chipset driver I needed, but I would download the one you need just in case.
     
  6. EasyNow1

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    Ok that doesn t help me at all i still don t know what to download - need a better link, i assume i need more then whats on the w2000 cd, i may try a w 2000 reload to see if that works before i reformat - byeee
     
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    Win2kpro-

    Ok just downloaded both utilities, now i have to get them on a floppy and get umn on to the gateway pc then what do i do ! ? thanks -
     
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    Put the floppy with the chipset ID utility in the Gateway machine, access the floppy, double click on the executable, and it should run and identify the chipset. When it identifies the chipset, just wite down what chipset you have. After you reinstall W2k if it doesn't have the chipset driver, go to Intel and download and install the chipset driver.

    I just identified my chipset with a later utility, and attached is a screen shot of what it identified.
     

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