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How do I fix a sound problem with this Gateway MT3705 laptop

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I am running Microsoft Vista Home Premium OS 32-bit on this Gateway MT3705 laptop. I installed a clean version of this OS wiping out everything that was previousy on there (Gateway branded Vista Home OS). I do not have the original factory recovery discs. When I installed the Vista Home Premium OS I cannot get any sound. I even updated the Sigmatel Hi Def drivers from the Gateway support site. Still no sound. I know the hardware is good. Is there some other driver needed for this Sigmatel sound controller or is there somewhere I can download the original recovery discs?? Please Help!
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You will need to contact gateway to obtain recovery disks - they may very well charge for these.
Make sure you have the correct drivers - it sounds like a driver issue to me.
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You may want to try updating XP to SP3 as the Microsoft UAA(Universal Audio Architecture) driver is probably needed for this High definition audio.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/835221
or ask for the hotfix from MS
http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=835221&kbln=en-us
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Gateway used to have a feature called Gateway Update that works the same as Windows Update only it's specific to your computer. (And only for drivers.)
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Running Windows Update may also find missing drivers.
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