I had to replace the hard drive after a crash. I managed to get everything installed and working. The only thing I am missing is the driver for the hotkeys on the keyboard (ie. volume buttons, etc.). Gateway's website is useless in finding this information. The application has to be out there somewhere. Anyone have it or know of a link? I'm all Googled out....
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there may be many reasons:- (i) your keyboard may be disabled. sol- there are few hotkeys to disable both touchpad and keyboard. you may have pressed that hotkey and your keyboard disabled. if you will press that key again then it will be again enabled.
(ii) your keyboard's internal chip may be dead. sol- you have to claim it's warranty to get it repaired. (iii) your keyboard's drivers may be corrupted. sol- sometimes keyboard's drivers are crashed due to some reasons. you can download new keyboard's drivers from its manufacturer's website. driver size will be nearly 100 to 200KB. also you can restore all keyboard default settings from device manager. (iv) your keyboard may be damaged. sol- no way to repair, you have to change your keyboard.
You either have installed the incorrect driver or you have a faulty audio device. Check the Device Manager, if there is a yellow ? against the audio device then the driver for that device wasn't installed. Make sure you download the XP or Vista version of the audio driver for the Windows version that is installed on your laptop.
If you mean by drive the hard drive, any 2.5" laptop hard drive will work. It must be ATA for this model. www.newegg.com is the best place to find computer parts for a good price. I just purchased a seagate 120gb laptop hard drive for this same model computer.
Check the connections to your hard drive and make sure the sata and power cables are fully connected. Then listen for the spinning sound. If your hard drive is not spinning it may be bad, or it could be an issue with your connectors, either way i would contact gateway for further support as it should be looked at.
if i was you i would load up a version of win xp on another hard drive inserted into your laptop, load the drivers for the laptop including wi fi drivers then see if ok. if not you can be sure its a faulty wi fi card in your laptop,you need to disable internal wi fi card remove,replace it.but first try borrow a pcmcia wi fi card just to check if everythings ok
I don't think it's a Windows problem, it will be notebook driver fault.
The drivers for your keyboard hotkeys may need to be installed again or enabled.
The driver will be on the cdrom that came with the laptop or on a seperate partition of your hard drive, normally in the restore folder, but just install drivers not a full restore.