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Gateway p6318U sata driver, will not load OS

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Last response: in Components
March 21, 2012 6:30:54 PM

I have a Gateway P6318U notebook, no restore CD, Gateway no longer sells them and tru=ing to load a new OS(XP,Vista & Win7. Does recognise SATA HD without drivers. Tried to slipstream all drivers I though might be and no luck. Although it has Intel GL969 chipsrt , SATA is different. I set SATA in Bios to "compatibility

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March 21, 2012 7:51:11 PM

IO dont beleive that model had a recovery disk, it used the hidden partition method like HP's do. Gateway calls it eRecovery.

You can download gateways hardware detection utility here:
but it should be an intel 965 chipset driver as shown in the drivers section.

March 31, 2012 12:24:14 AM

The HD is new so no restore partition and the SATA drive is not included in any version of Windows, been there tried that . The SATA controller is a SI3531.
I had an old XP cd and was able to slipstream that driverand get it to recognize and partially install XP until it had probems reading the CD