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Missing XP Drivers - especially NETWORK CONTROLLER

Ok, I got XP SP2 loaded on my gateway (The model number is Gateway MX8711 1.6 GHZ intel pentium Dual Core laptop) but once again in search of the correct drivers for the follwing: Ethernet Controller, Mass Storage controller, Network controller, PCI Device, SM Bus Controller and the video controller.  Can anyone help me out here ?  If I can get the network working I can get online and use one of the driver tools to find the rest of the drivers.  Currently they all that I previously mentioned come up as unknown devices.  I'm sure this isn't uncommon when going from VISTA to XP PRO.

Dan
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phototropicCommented:
Try this:
Start-Programs-Accessories-System Tools-System Information. Click on "components" and highlight "problem devices". Any hardware device with a driver problem will be listed here. Make a note of the PNP Device ID line of the entry. It will contain a Vendor number and a Device number (VEN. . . . DEV. . . .)
both four digits long.
Look up those numbers here:

http://www.pcidatabase.com/index.php

This will tell you the manufacturer and the chip number.  First port of call is the manufacturer's website.  If no joy there, try a driver database like Driverguide:

http://www.driverguide.com/


These hardware diagnostics are all free:
Everest:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4181.html
Belarc:
http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
Siw:
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/siw.html
If you have problems downloading, use the System Indformation proceedure in my post above to find out the manufacturer of the driverless chips...
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willcompCommented:
For newer hardware, try SIW (also free) --> http://www.gtopala.com/

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phototropicCommented:
willcomp,
I posted a link to SIW in my first post;

Lapp7660,
Have you found the VEN/DEV numbers for your NIC?

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willcompCommented:
Sorry - I missed it. Saw snapfiles rather than SIW.

NIC info I posted is from Gateway spec sheet. Did you miss that one? :-)
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Lapp7660Author Commented:
To Phototropic, yes I found the VEN/DEV number and it was an intel part 8086/1092.  I tried the intel website but had little success.  I'm still looking

Dan
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Lapp7660Author Commented:
Vert cool !  now I can get to the internet and the rset should be easy
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