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I recently reformatted my hard drive on a Gateway MX6437 laptop computer. I reformatted it with Windows XP Service Pack 1. I have lost my legit copy of Windows XP with SP2, and since my installation of SP1 is a copied disk, I cannot update the computer because of new verification features Microsoft has placed onto XP over the last year or so. The problem is that although the computer works, as do all its features, the sound does not and has not since the reformat. The sound driver on the gateway website does not work nor will they help with the problem because the computer model is 6 years old, and they won't service it anymore. They referred me to another driver by Realtek audio in place of the one on the gateway site, which also failed. I want to know if anyone knows of another driver to try. Both drivers I have tried downloaded just fine and they failed during installation. Any assistance that solves my problem will be greatly appreciated.

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