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rshaffer61, could I use this to get the chip set info then?

Also for step one, I do this on a functioning system correct?
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You can do use this to gain access to dat if the drive will not boot but it also lets you see if the cdrom drive is working..
What chipset are you trying to find info on?
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Well I was ask in previous post if I had a chip set disk. I will try the Linux this weekend.
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Your chipset would be included on a drivers disk if you have one. I haven't followed to close but is this a branded system or custom build?
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It's a gateway. It came with no disks and bad hdd. I'm trying to see if it's worth getting a new hdd and Windows 7.

Edited by flyboy1565, 08 February 2013 - 10:25 PM.

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You seem to be a bit obsessed with this chipset aspect Flyboy when 99% of the time there is no need to be because the driver database in Windows 7 is very very good and I doubt you'll see any issues in Device Manager once 7 is installed.

You say this is a Gateway machine so somewhere on that machine will be a model number for it which we need to know.
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rshaffer61 asked
What chipset are you trying to find info on?


This is about the best match I could find for your Board, FMCP7AM NB : NVIDIA nForce 730i rev B1; Warning, no guarantee they will work. > http://www.findlapto...ivers-download/

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You say this is a Gateway machine so somewhere on that machine will be a model number for it which we need to know.


its a gateway lx6810-01.
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Cheers mate :thumbsup:

Well according to Gateway there are 4 updates for a chipset driver for that machine with the latest being this .........

Chipset Driver NVIDIA15.4559.6 MB 10/23/2009


I'd still go with the win 7 install though.
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I do see that system has Win7 drivers available for both 32 and 64 bit versions. I didn't check if all were there but the fact it does have some is promising. :thumbsup:
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rshaffer61, totally awesome trick!!! it loaded. Ok so now i know the cdrom works. I can't mount the bad hdd. It looks like i'm going to have to order that hdd and windows7 disc. I'm sooooooooo jazzed!
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That's great news.
HDD, > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148840



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Good job on the test and now you cn play with Linux using the Live cd. It will allow you access to the internet even though you are running it from the cdrom. You won't be able to install anything other then the basic program since it is running from the cdrom but you can try it and see if you like it. :thumbsup:
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Is this the USA equivalent to the window7?
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That's perfect for your needs Flyboy.
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Linux cased OS's are a open source type of OS which are free. Win7 and Win8 are not free and are owned by Microsoft.
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