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Universal Audio Drivers?

by matt9712 / March 4, 2012 9:24 AM PST

Hi,

I recently helped my brother reformat his Gateway GT5040. I understand that after you reformat, you need to go to the manufacturer's website go get the drivers, but they don't exist. I put in the model, select Windows XP 64 Bit Edition, and then there are no audio drivers. I've contacted Gateway several times and they won't provide any help because the warranty expired. Is there any driver that could substitute Gateway's? Any help is appreciated.

Thanks,
Matt

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None I've ever found. It's a shame you picked XP64
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 4, 2012 9:31 AM PST

Why not use the OS that came with the Gateway?

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(NT) PS. Another solution. Install an audio card for this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 4, 2012 9:37 AM PST
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It could be that the XP drivers ...
by Edward ODaniel / March 5, 2012 11:54 AM PST

are for both 32 bit and 64 bit and the setup selects the correct version.

Read through this page (because the audio on your computer is Sigmatel) then go to the following page and try a few of the Windows XP drivers listed -
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3517/t/19346358.aspx

Gateway's Sigmatel Audio driver downloads:
http://support.gateway.com/support/drivers/search.asp?param=sigmatel

You might also try the Hardware Vendor Detection Utility on this page:
http://support.gateway.com/us/en/product/default.aspx?tab=1&modelId=2851

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