Question about Gateway Motherboards

1 Answer

Windows me to windows xp pro sound

Update windows me to windows xp and no sound......i formatted to ntfs installed xp pro sp3 then i get a found new hardware...pci modem (56k ac-link voice modem is in my device manager and when i click the cursor on it, it shuts my whole pc down)i have no mixer ,no audio device,no multimedia, no sound and the system is old ....its a gateway model n0cpp012...serial is 0021803987. there is not much info on the back of the modem either.ive tried to download the realtek it says need microsoft bus,ive tried the ac-link 3d game audio install(which is nowhere in my system device manager either) but it was conexant ac link instead,tried the gateway update but it brings up nothing to select to update i have no clue what else to do between this dial up modem not working and the no sound thing im going i said earlier it shuts me down every time i even click 56k ac link voice modem in device im stuck. Can anyone help?I installed a linksys ethernet card and it auto installed the drivers for i have internet capabilities for it but it needs to be capable of dialup. its a gateway flexatxstc bro essential 866 12/19/00

Posted by on

  • kase22s Feb 11, 2009

    ive been working with under username kase22s to see the string of things ive done..i just need the external speakers to work thruogh the plugin.gateway 4000666 system serial is 0021803987

  • roninator May 11, 2010

    the model number provided does not seam to be correct. I cannot find it on the gateway website.Can you look for other labels. should be 3 or 4 numbers followed by 1 or 2 characters such as 7200XL, or 1 or 2 characters followed by 3 or 4 numbers and then 1 or 2 more characters. such as DX442XP. look on gateway website for your model.


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 2,559 Answers

Take the modem out.Then start the computer,go to the device manager and start at the top of the list and right click and update drivers for each item Including the bus,then restart.

Also,If you don't really need dial up,Leave the modem out.
If you do need it,Wait until you have updated all the system devices and then put it back in.

Please rate this a fixya.

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Will not run xp pro i'm stuck in 2000 mode mother board is ak77 pro 133 vt8233 will not run xp pro i've been told im pretty much sol. Is this true?

If you have a valid Win XP Pro CD and want to install the operating system you'll need to format your hard disk drive. If you have allot of data on you're hard disk drive, (In Win 2000) Suggest you create a second partition within the free space of you're hdd and install windows XP Pro. Boot you're system with the XP CD. Pay close attention to the display screens. Follow the instructions for creating a second partition.
Format the new partition. (Quick). Install windows XP on the new partition. Once completed you can copy your personal data to win XP.
If you choose to keep the win 2000 partition and you do not wish to have a dual boot system than remove/delete the root files from the 2000 partition. These files; Autoexec.bat and Boot.ini. You're new XP Boot.ini should read like this;
[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /usepmtimer
Once you're satisfied an no longer need win 2000 use windows diskmgmt.msc from the run command to delete the win 2000 partition.
Win 2000 uses a FAT16 where Win XP uses the FAT NTFS.


Jan 07, 2010 | Acer AOpen AK77 Pro(A) (91.89A10.104)...

1 Answer

Intel D955Xcs wont boot sata hdd after bios upgrade

1:)Use the original windows xp and repair it!

2:) Check the ram

3:)If you can LOGG INN  with SAFE MODE and log as ADMINISTRATOR and when u have logget inn go start + run + msconfig +enter +startup + DEALBE ALL + restart

4:)Replace WGA


 if all of those options wont work so :






Oct 20, 2007 | Motherboards

1 Answer

Lost of sound with PV4MME Motherboard (Audio device not working)

When I tried the same thing, I had more problems than you and I needed a complete re-installation of the windows XP SP2 (not SP3). I traced the problem to be a bug in the SP3 (Service Pack Three), but, since microsoft have their own way of gathering service information, I could not communicate with them, I re-installed the windows XP SP2. Now, I have changed the "Updates" to come in, but I decide which ones I want or I don't want and I mark them "check mark off". I noticed them pushing their wares a couple of times and I Xed thm out. If you do the same, remember that if you shut down, it will install whatever garbage they have, unless you click on the line below the "off window". Take the time and read the panel for shut down (not the restart). Thank you for your consideration and choice to use our service... CONSTANTIN (arzconst)

Jul 05, 2009 | EliteGroup P4VMM2 Motherboard

1 Answer

Why my audio driver failed to intall?

Try looking for a patch or updated driver for your sound system in your PC, integrated or a sound card that should be available at the manufacturers website(for mobo or integrated/external sound). After updating it should work, rather it has to because sp3 is better suited than SP2 and generally microsoft itself distributes the patches & updates. Alternatively you can visit, become a free member and let the Drive probe tell you which driver, including version, your PC will require to play audio/stero sounds........sodeep

Apr 21, 2009 | Intel D946GZIS Motherboard

3 Answers

Tis about REALTEK blahblah...i cannot see the volume tray icon

As you said you have formatted Drive C:, and installed XP SP3 and back again XP SP2.
Why don't you try formating the whole drive and reinstalling fresh Win XP SP2 and always choose NTFS partition only because all the features are supported in this partition.

Mar 18, 2009 | Asrock ALiveNF7G-HD720P M/board, nVidia...

1 Answer

Hi Just installed a new Biostar MCP6P-M2 motherboard and cant the sound to work for the life of me.

I think you installed windows xp sp3, try re installing with windows xp sp2 because microsoft removed support for high definition audio in sp3 version of xp, if you dont want to re-install or you want to use sp3, download the high definition audio update (kb835221.exe).

Jan 08, 2009 | Biostar MCP6P-M2 Motherboard - v6.0,...

2 Answers

Well I'm one of you guys so you can bet I was confused, this is a computer problem installing XP SP3 on my PC.

clean install ............. floppy... fdisk deleting all partitions first.... and then making a partition of the whole disk.. then formatting.... then do the install and of course ntfs.... and see how that goes


Sep 01, 2008 | Intel Motherboard

1 Answer

Auto format new hard drive in new custom pc

If you mean boot from cd with xp pro during setup you will have the opportunity to format drive either fat32 or ntfs use ntfs
I have never done it but if you can do it partition your hard drive so that you can save personal file and programs on second partition then if you have to format drive again your files on second partition will not be lost

Aug 04, 2008 | PC Chips (M925G) Motherboard

1 Answer

Sound driver

You can download drivers for the sound card at

Jun 14, 2008 | EliteGroup ECS P4M800-M Socket...

1 Answer

Seagate harddrive diskread error

go to bios and see there whether it is showing showing your hard disk or not if it is showing then re-install your XP again format your hard disk with the slow formating option,while re-installing it.

Nov 23, 2007 | Asrock GE PRO-M2 Motherboard

Not finding what you are looking for?
Motherboards Logo

Related Topics:

220 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Gateway Motherboards Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18299 Answers

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

4759 Answers

Are you a Gateway Motherboard Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides