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Re: Do I need Gateway drivers for Vista Service Pack 1?
I think if you try to install vista you should be fine. just check the system requirements for vista to make sure your computer can handle it. If you have any special hardware devices then you might want to find any drivers for it and have them on hand just in case
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You could, drivers are based on manufacture. Like Realtek is a common maker of audio chips, and sometimes distributors use a popular motherboard. You may have plateaued at Vista, by try the Troubleshooting Compatibility with Vista 64 drivers before you roll it back.
That unit has multiple drivers depending on os and original configuration as shipped. All are available at the mpcdrivers.com website at the following links. http://www.mpcdrivers.com/sylvia/Support/gateway/VIWLAN2.exe - Windows Vista Intel Wireless Network Driver version: 126.96.36.199 Supports: Windows Vista (32-bit) Note: This file contains the Windows Vista network driver for the computer models and components listed below. 3/13/2007 190,957 KB
http://www.mpcdrivers.com/sylvia/Support/gateway/VIWLAN.exe - Wireless Network Driver version: Intel 10.6.0.46 Supports: Windows Vista (32-bit) Note: This file contains the Windows Vista network driver for the Gateway notebook computer models and components listed below. English, Japanese, and Spanish installation instructions are included in the file. 2/7/2007 3,633 KB
http://www.mpcdrivers.com/sylvia/Support/gateway/LANFAQ.exe - LAN Windows Vista Driver Information Supports: Windows Vista (32-bit) Note: This document explains the networking functionality within Windows Vista for the computer models and components listed below. English, Japanese, and Spanish instructions are included in the file. 2/1/2007 27 KB
http://www.mpcdrivers.com/sylvia/Support/gateway/BCM40100.exe - Broadcom Wireless Driver Version 188.8.131.52 Supports: Windows XP Note: This is the Windows XP Broadcom Wireless driver for the Gateway notebook computer models listed below. 11/28/2006 77,858 KB
http://www.mpcdrivers.com/sylvia/Support/gateway/D00453-001-002.exe - Network Driver version: 184.108.40.206 Supports: Windows XP Note: This is a Windows XP network driver for the Gateway notebook computer models listed below.
I have the same pc my power supply went bad after 2 weeks.Pack up the pc and return it ASAP I have nothing but problems with mine.Gateway use to make good pcs, those days are gone,mine was a gift and I had to keep it.
This type of problem is usually a device driver conflict in my experience. Try updating drivers in your machine and see if it runs. If you can find your updated drivers quickly and load them, you might solve the problem without a lot of effort. Pay special attention to the video card driver because they are often a problem, particularly old drivers. Plan B is more time consuming. Detailed troubleshooting requires you to start the computer in "safe" and slowly add the drivers back in until you find the one causing all the trouble. Then you must either disable the driver or update it. You can also start disconnecting components (CD, DVD etc) and see if you can get you computer to run normally. Identifying components and associated drivers might solve the problem too. Hope this helps.
It appears that you are using Windows 98 as your operating system, if this is the case it is not compatible with the newer Ipod software. The new Ipod's require at least Windows XP service pack 2, Vista, or newest Mac software. Here is a link to Apple's website so you can check the system requirements in the support section. http://www.apple.com/support/