Problem finding SATA drivers for Laptop

  jonargent 20:46 22 Feb 2009


I'm trying to install XP on a friends laptop, but I can't find SATA drivers for it!

The laptop is a Gateway MA7 MT6834b, and the drive in question is a Western Digital WD1600BEVS.

I've checked on Gateways and WD's site, but neither have the drivers, and a Google search turns nothing up either... Can anyone help?

  MAJ 20:55 22 Feb 2009

It's the way they have of getting you to use Vista, usually there's no way around it if the manufacturer hasn't released XP drivers.

  MAT ALAN 20:59 22 Feb 2009

click here

thought drivers where based on MOBO and not HDD...

  Stuartli 23:19 22 Feb 2009

This appears to be the specification for the laptop:

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You need Intel® 945GM chipset drivers which are listed here:

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  Stuartli 23:38 22 Feb 2009

Vista drivers are listed here, but so are XP network drivers...:-)

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I've tried the Intel website, but no luck yet.

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