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Gateway mx 6421 win764 driver issues

Upgraded from Win xp to win vista to win 7 64. All went well until I moved to Win 7 64. Cannot find drivers for Audio, Modem, Card Reader that work with Win 7. Tried Gateway website, only have Vista 64 no Win 7. Sound, Modem, Card Reader do not work. I have looked for three days no luck getting drivers. On the Gateway website the Vista 64 drivers are listed as Audio/Modem Conexant, the Card Reader TI. The drivers are listed separate downloads. Question: Should I be looking for a Chipset/ Motherboard driver?

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    max carson Oct 29, 2012

    I found the drivers for the specific devices for the Audio,Conexant AC-Link controllers and Modem,AC97 Data Fax SoftModem with SmartCP from a HP machine and changed a few lines of code in the drivers and modified the drivers,Vista 64bit, for Win 7 64bit and loaded the drivers on my old gateway mx6421. Problem Solved.

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    joecoolvette Apr 25, 2013

    OH,.........is THAT all?......."and changed a few lines of code in the drivers........Sure Max.......everybody does it all the time...............Bahahahahaha!...........(Changed a few lines of code..........like everyone is on that level.......) Yeah, I can see I'm going to have some questions for YOU!........(This will all make sense in a moment.........)

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    max carson Apr 25, 2013

    Ask away

  • max carson
    max carson Apr 25, 2013

    Did I cut some corners in the solution?

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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.

BTW - This happened to me with Win 8.

Posted on Oct 27, 2012

  • max carson
    max carson Oct 29, 2012

    I solved the problem changing a few lines of code in the drivers for the Audio and Modem I

  • max carson
    max carson Oct 29, 2012

    I found the drivers for the specific devices for the Audio,Conexant AC-Link controllers and Modem,AC97 Data Fax SoftModem with SmartCP from a HP machine and changed a few lines of code in the drivers and modified the drivers,Vista 64bit, for Win 7 64bit and loaded the drivers on my old gateway mx6421. Problem Solved.

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SOURCE: Gateway 405ROG Wireless Card Driver Problem

Did you try running the driver update tool from Gateway's website? These tools are usually pretty good with finding the drivers for the specific hardware of computers automatically for you:
http://support.gateway.com/support/drivers/search.asp?ref=nofind&ct=fn&param=gtwupd.exe

Posted on May 28, 2009

SOURCE: Gateway 450rog Audio problem

I have just re-imaged a Gateway 450 ROG for a friend of mine on the website the audio driver is found (http://support.gateway.com/support/drivers/search.asp?st=pn&param=3501353) under the heading Sound Downloads. This unzips a list of files C:\cabs\9520522
Readme.txt
stac97(security catalog)
stac97(control panel extension)
stac97 (setup information)
stac97(system file)
1. From the Start menu, click Control Panel.
2. In Control Panel, click Performance and Maintenance.
3. In Performance and Maintenance, click the System icon.
4. In the System Properties dialog box, click the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager.
5. In Device Manager, click the plus sign (+) next to Other Devices, and then double-click Multimedia Audio Controller.
6. In the Multimedia Audio Controller Properties dialog box, click the Driver tab, and then click Update Driver.
7. In the Hardware Update Wizard dialog box, click Install from a list or specific location (Advanced), and then click Next.
8. In the next dialog box, click Search for the best driver in these locations, and then click Include this location in the search.
9. In the text box, type: C:\CABS\9520522. Click Next.
10. Click Finish.
Now once installed sound only comes from using the headphone jack, the external speakers get a little sound if the volume is turned up to maximum.

Hope this helps

Orvell Tucker Jr.

Posted on Jul 31, 2009

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