Question about Gateway MP8708 Notebook
Hey jim sarry youre having problems with the drivers. hopefully i could point you in the right direction.
search the internet for DriverPak solutions v14 iso. this is an all in one driver disk that has literally thousands of drivers for just about all hardware. its a free dvd iso so if you find it online and they want to charge you just look someplace else. there is a v15 and i just noticed there is a 17 out. but 14 was the last version that had no advertising or pop-ups. and since youre using Windows XP you should be fine. also be sure to make a recovery point before updating your system.
Posted on Feb 27, 2017
Testimonial: "Thanks for your suggestion; I will look into it. I think I posted this a few years ago and had forgotten about it."
I am not an expert but if I had your problems I would format the drive and load Windows 7 and add any drivers needed from appropriate websites.
I don't trust recovery discs and have never had any luck with them, certainly not when loading onto a clean drive.
If it works ok you could load XP home or pro in a partition if you really need it or alternatively try Linux.
A friend has stopped Using Windows completely and has found Linux is able to meet all his needs...
Posted on Feb 27, 2017
Testimonial: "Thanks for your input. I had posted this a few years back and forgotten about it; at this point, I'm not sure if the laptop is worth saving. I was limited with what actual CD media came with it, which was the only reason why I even bothered with recovery disks."
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Gateway 450rog Audio problem
I have just re-imaged a Gateway 450 ROG for a friend of mine on the website the audio driver is found (http://support.gateway.com/support/drivers/search.asp?st=pn¶m=3501353) under the heading Sound Downloads. This unzips a list of files C:\cabs\9520522
stac97(control panel extension)
stac97 (setup information)
1. From the Start menu, click Control Panel.
2. In Control Panel, click Performance and Maintenance.
3. In Performance and Maintenance, click the System icon.
4. In the System Properties dialog box, click the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager.
5. In Device Manager, click the plus sign (+) next to Other Devices, and then double-click Multimedia Audio Controller.
6. In the Multimedia Audio Controller Properties dialog box, click the Driver tab, and then click Update Driver.
7. In the Hardware Update Wizard dialog box, click Install from a list or specific location (Advanced), and then click Next.
8. In the next dialog box, click Search for the best driver in these locations, and then click Include this location in the search.
9. In the text box, type: C:\CABS\9520522. Click Next.
10. Click Finish.
Now once installed sound only comes from using the headphone jack, the external speakers get a little sound if the volume is turned up to maximum.
Hope this helps
Orvell Tucker Jr.
Posted on Jul 31, 2009
Yes, you are having driver issues with the applications that are giving you problems. Did you upgrade your media player yourself or automaticly? There is a 64 bit version for vista to install. I expect that the media player is the application hat pandora is riding on top of as well. A suggestion is to remove media player, and download the 64 bit version and install. If you have the 64 bit version now, it might be corrupt or something. Still remove it and get it again. There are services attached to the media player as well that are enhancements such as things for the mixer and equalizer.. these have to be 64 bit compatible as well.. somewhere you have some either corrupted software and enhancements or ones that are not 64 bit capable.. hope that helps you out (look at enhancements first, then pandora, then MSMP)..
Posted on Oct 19, 2009
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