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Issues with finding drivers after installing a new hard drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by cjketo44, Sep 25, 2009.

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  1. cjketo44

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    I'll start by stating that I'm not the most technically inclined individual.
    I recently installed a new hard drive to replace the fried drive in a Gateway GM5076E
    I'd like to note that I bought this computer open box (at a ridiculous discount) with no Restore Disc, which is where my problems now stem from.
    The drive I installed was one I conveniently found in a non-working computer at work. It had Win2k on it. I removed 2k and installed XP on it.
    XP installed fine, but I'm now having issues with drivers, which I can't seem to find.
    No sound, no internet, etc.
    The only driver that I've been able to both find and install correctly is for the motherboard.
    I've searched Gateway's maze of driver downloads only to find a select few drivers for it at all, and only the previously named one which would actually install.

    If someone here could possibly find me a link to a complete driver package, I would very much appreciate it.
     
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    Oh, and I bought it open box years ago and only now have had any problems.
     
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    That's where I found the Motherboard download.
    Unfortunately, as I said, that was the only thing on that page that actually worked.
     
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    s/no: ccz6391003202

    I'll load that program onto a thumb and run it and see what I come up with.
     
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    I see a video driver, a modem driver and a motherboard driver.
    Look in device manger and see what's missing.
     
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    Interestingly enough, the program opened with the following:
    So I clicked Yes. Attached is the Report.

    As for the Device Manager, Location Unknown is listed for just about everything.... as I said, I haven't been able to find drivers that will install.

    I found this during my earlier search:
    http://www.restore-disk.com/restore...P-Driver-CD-Recovery-Restore-Disk-244460.html
    which states the following:

    I'd love to be able to do this, but if I could afford to spend any money on this I would have just bought a new drive to begin with, instead of snaking an unused one from work.
    It was a parting gift too myself when I was laid of a couple of days ago. =(
     

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