Recovery disk needed for Gateway M465

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An organization that I am affiliated has received five Gateway M465
laptops and I have been assigned the task of making these systems
The systems had been scrubbed so there is no recovery area on the
drive.  I have contacted Gateway and been informed that recovery media
for these
systems is no longer available since they are more than three years
old (thanks Microsoft).  I would like to know if anyone has recovery
media available
for the M465 so as to be able to restore the systems.  The license
keys on the COAs appear to still be valid.  In the mean time I have
installed XP SP3
and have gotten the systems to work but I have had no luck find the
driver for the SM Bus Controller.  If anyone could send me a pointer
to where the
driver for XP/32 is available it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!


Re: Recovery disk needed for Gateway M465

On 3/23/2011 4:35 AM, Mike Schloss wrote:
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I have six Gateway  M465 laptops myself. Although I don't have a
recovery disc for any of them either. And while I don't really have a
need for any, it still would be nice to have one and I have been looking
for years.

And all of this time, the only ones I can find is once in awhile you can
find a complete M465 with a recovery disc being sold on eBay. But they
are not cheap so I never bothered.

And the driver you are looking for is called:

Intel 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller - 27DA

This is part of the chipset drivers. And they are found at:

Gateway M465e ('06 era)
Centrino Core Duo 1.83G - 2GB - Windows XP SP3

Re: Recovery disk needed for Gateway M465

Hi, This is a common problem with many PC's that do not have good online Support.
Normally, you should be able to go to Gateway, in this example, and download all
the drivers for a machine as long as you have the ID they want.

Also, if the installation disk for XP loaded all the device drivers that IT
thought were correct and you find that some are wrong there is only one way that
is long and time-consuming. Intel has the directions, if you read and follow

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