Question about Gateway MX6437 Notebook
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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Your computer has no power at all or cannot boot properly. In some situations this can be caused by an external device or an electrical problem. This can usually be solved by removing all external devices and resetting the power supply.
Instructions for laptops:
1. Disconnect all external devices you have.
2. Unplug the power adapter from the laptop.
3. Remove the battery pack from the laptop.
4. Press the power button and hold it for at least 15 seconds.
5. Reconnect the power adapter.
Do not yet reconnect the external devices, they should stay disconnected. Do not yet reseat the battery pack.
6. Switch your laptop on and test if it boots normally and watch if the power LED lights up.
7. If the power LED still does not lights up, continue with the next steps.
8. Disconnect the power adapter from the laptop.
9. Press the power button and hold it for at least 15 seconds.
10. Reseat the battery pack. Do not reconnect the power adapter.
11. Switch your laptop on and test if it boots normally.
Solution 2: Unplug and reconnect System Hard Drive
1. Unplug the power adapter from the laptop.
2. Remove the battery pack from the laptop.
3. Unplug and reconnect System Hard Drive. This is normally accessible by removing a panel at the bottom of the laptop or removing the back enclosure (see User Manual).
4. Reseat the battery.
5. Switch your notebook on and test if it boots normally
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