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 Post subject: Old Device Drivers
 Post Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:11 pm 
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Well I am working on a old Gatway MA3 computer 5 year old computer. I can't Access Safemode to repair the current issue. The owner installed Adobe Flash Player and afterwords she had BSOD.

Now when I check on Gateway website to check the current drivers they are no longer listed. So what other safe websites That I can use to download Drivers for this system.

Thank you.


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 Post subject: Re: Old Device Drivers
 Post Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:13 pm 
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When asking about systems from major OEMs (like Gateway), please provide the exact model number along with a direct link to the mfr. support webpage.

Gateway support will have drivers for the system (try searching using the exact system model number to find them), however for systems long out of warranty many of the drivers may be out of date. In that case you can usually obtain the latest drivers from the device manufacturers directly, however this requires a little bit of detective work on your part. Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: Old Device Drivers
 Post Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:15 am 
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LOL I felt Stupid on that one. But not all my fault. Right under Gateway it had Model No. MA3. Then a sticker in a different location Which had Model No. MX6440. Ya I am downloading the drivers now. :?

The Heart of the problem was one of the Ram chips was bad but it also corrupt current hard disk. When trying to reinstall windows I had a Corrupt hal.dll. Tried my hard disk. Windows installed just fine. Gateway dose not have a Good windows install program so there no Option to Format and reinstall feature. So useing one of my Windows xp disk to do this.

Just updating. Everything installed. The only problem I had was the Grapics Drivers download uses more then 88 keystroke. So you had to rename it. What was Gateway thinking lol.


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 Post Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:03 am 
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I'd use the Intel/ATI/Nvidia/SIS etc driver rather than OEM ones :)


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 Post subject: Re: Old Device Drivers
 Post Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:37 pm 
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David McMahon wrote:
I'd use the Intel/ATI/Nvidia/SIS etc driver rather than OEM ones :)


I would do that but ATI grapics only list the current drivers So they don't have the Drivers listed after a few years. The grapics on this laptop is a ati express 200m.


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 Post Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:13 pm 
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AMD Xpress 200M driver 10.2 last available. (assumes 32-bit XP)


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