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I chatted with a Gateway rep - he said that although it sure looks like a drive door, there is no optical drive (CD or DVD) in the MS2370 model. But, no problem, he continued - just use a USB driven external optical CD or DVD. Luckily we have an external drive, guess that's what any other people who looked at this model (saw in Target) and assumed what looked like a drive was a drive door. Guess they just had the basic case with an opening for a drive they simply covered over to leave us all frustrated at trying to open it.
Go to Gateway.com and in the search type in 450ROG. At the top of the list you will see Gateway 450ROG, click on it. Now click on software information and then Windows XP. You should now see a list of software drives. A little better than halfway down the list you will see Network - Intel PRO/100 V..... click on this. You will now see how to install this driver from you system disk (provided with the laptop).
If you do not have the disk, then follow the link below directly to intels web site for download. The reason I posted the link, finding it was a lot more steps than I would like to type up here.
You can try these and if they do not work, I can only suggest that you get on your support site and chat with a technician to see if they have windows 7 drivers for your notebook that are not posted on their support site.
I had the same issue with a Gateway we use for streaming video to our TV. I actually sent it back to gateway as it was still under their 3 year warrenty buy some 2 or 3 weeks.
While some of their parts fail on a regualr basis (DVD drives) I have to say their service is right up there in my book. You can get to a tech pretty much on the first ring to support. They pay shipping of a carton for you to send in the laptop.
While a really good technical person could replace the part on the laptop, letting Gateway deal with it for you is the best solution. That port is soddered to the mother board and that has to be a perfect joint since it is higher voltage than in other parts of the motherboard.