98 SE sound & network driver for gateway

January 22, 2010 at 17:34:27
Specs: 98-SE, 866 / 256

I have a gateway E-3400 Desktop computer that I was reloading windows 98 SE back onto and I cannot seem to find the drivers for the sound or network.

I've been to gateway's site and it's says it's some sort of professional division of some sort? Any ideas of where I could find any compatible drivers?

MSI K8N Neo
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ @ 2.21ghz
1.5GB DDR 3200
nVidia N6600 256mb video
Segate 500 gig sata
NEC ND-3500AG DVD R/RW


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#1
January 22, 2010 at 18:02:49
Yeah, gateway has really screwed up what once was an excellent support site. Start here:

http://support.gateway.com/support/...

and search by your serial number. If the network and sound is on the motherboard you can try a part number search from that page. Open up the gateway and look on the motherboard for a sticker with a number probably starting with a "4", something like 4000590. If you find it, that's the motherboard part number from the old gateway numbering method. Try to use it in the 'part number search'. If you get nothing, google that number along with gateway and you shoiuld get some hits.

Gateway boards were OEM from intel so intel should have on-board drivers, if you can find the right model number.

If the network is an add-on card then you should be able to locate the drivers from the card model number or chipset.

You're not really green until you're soylent green.


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#2
January 23, 2010 at 02:03:03
If that fails you could try and determine the sound chip by running SIW. Download SIW from the link below.

http://www.gtopala.com/siw-download...


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#3
January 23, 2010 at 05:58:54
Yea I entered the serial number, it was 0021941351

I'll try the SIW for the sound see what comes up.

The onboard network was the real pain. I wrote down some info before I formatted it but can't find it now. I know it was a 3com and I downloaded the closest 98 driver to it but it wouldn't work. Linux won't even recognize as I tried dsl linux and ubuntu.

MSI K8N Neo
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ @ 2.21ghz
1.5GB DDR 3200
nVidia N6600 256mb video
Segate 500 gig sata
NEC ND-3500AG DVD R/RW


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#4
January 23, 2010 at 06:49:28
You need to determine the motherboard, then search for the drivers. It appears your system has the "Corfu 2" board...here's the drivers list:

http://support.gateway.com/support/...


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#5
January 23, 2010 at 17:02:35
If you haven't found anything yet, open the case and find the motherboard part number. The last I checked, gateway still referenced some stuff using those numbers. The problem was you couldn't link there using a support search.

You're not really green until you're soylent green.


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#6
January 24, 2010 at 11:27:01
SIW is pretty good program gives lots of details. I opened up the case googled the board number 4000684 and confirmed the board is indeed Corfu 2

The link jam provided looks like what I need. Is the Motherboard Downloads drivers include the network? The Chipset is a 3com 920-BR06

I just have to find a way to get these drivers and stuff onto the computer. I think i'll find a driver for my old 128mb thumb drive.

Thanks everyone for all your help.

MSI K8N Neo
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ @ 2.21ghz
1.5GB DDR 3200
nVidia N6600 256mb video
Segate 500 gig sata
NEC ND-3500AG DVD R/RW


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#7
January 24, 2010 at 11:41:57
You could also burn the driver files to disk. I would advise that anyway because next time you need the drivers they may not be available at all.

The network (LAN) driver is usually a stand alone driver as is the sound.


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#8
January 24, 2010 at 14:31:42
Is this it:

http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHER...

The second note says "The individual part number for this motherboard is 4000684" (Edit That's a Fedora and not a Corfu 2 motherboard so make sure what you've got it right before doing the drivers.) If that's it here's the driver download page:

http://support.gateway.com/support/...

There is no on-board lan. Are you sure it's not an add-on card?

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#9
January 24, 2010 at 14:54:39
That 3com chipset is on their 3C905C-TXM card. Is that what you have? Here's the download page for that:

http://support.3com.com/infodeli/to...

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#10
January 24, 2010 at 18:01:44
I must be suffering from Dyslexia or something. I didn't realize it till you sent a link I was one number off.

It was a 4000685

I should have taken a picture to begin with.


http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/...

I found it at gateway too.

http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHER...

I feel like a tool.


How on earth do you find those drivers?

I entered the 4000685 into gateway's
Driver & Download Search with Part Number checked and I can't find anything.

MSI K8N Neo
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ @ 2.21ghz
1.5GB DDR 3200
nVidia N6600 256mb video
Segate 500 gig sata
NEC ND-3500AG DVD R/RW


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#11
January 24, 2010 at 19:40:51
I googled the part number along with "gateway.com" to try to find a gateway page. The results gave the new part number which I used to search on their support page.

So Jam's link is correct for that motherboard. There are several part numbers using the same motherboard.

I don't know why they don't have the 3com drivers. It could be 98 already had native support for them so gateway didn't list any. But you should be able to use the ones in the 3com link if you need them.

You're not really green until you're soylent green.


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#12
January 25, 2010 at 06:07:06
Well not a lost cause, all the drivers worked out great except not sure about the network driver. Turns out it must have the same board chipsets etc.

Sound, Video, & chipset got rid of all the ! 's and working fine.

Turns out I had tried the same 3com driver before. I downloaded and tried this linked one too but it still doesn't do anything.

98 is set to automatically asign IP address and I set my gateway at 192.168.1.1 which is my router's IP.

Device manager show's as 3C905C-TX
Am I just missing something setup wise? It's been quite a while since I networked 98 SE.

Oh yea when I try to ping my router it says Ping: transmit failed error code 10043 4 times in a row & 100% failed

I'm gonna look up the error code see what I can find.

MSI K8N Neo
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ @ 2.21ghz
1.5GB DDR 3200
nVidia N6600 256mb video
Segate 500 gig sata
NEC ND-3500AG DVD R/RW


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#13
January 25, 2010 at 06:54:17
Well after searching a bit I found this on the interent:

http://www.tek-tips.com/viewthread....

followed the instructions by removing the reg keys and removed the network adapter in device manager.

All works well now connects to the internet.

Here is what I did, c/p from link above.

On the taskbar, click Start, and then click Run.


In the Open box, type Regedit, and then click OK.


In Registry Editor, expand the following subkey:


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Winsock

Right-click Winsock, and then click Delete on the shortcut menu that appears.

The following message appears:


Are you sure you want to delete this key?
Click Yes.


Follow steps 6 through 8 to remove the following registry subkeys:


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Winsock2
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\RemoteAccess\Authentication\SMM_Files
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VxD\AFVXD
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VxD\DHCP
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VxD\MSTCP
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VxD\Winsock
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VxD\Winsock2
Quit Registry Editor.


Restart the computer.

MSI K8N Neo
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ @ 2.21ghz
1.5GB DDR 3200
nVidia N6600 256mb video
Segate 500 gig sata
NEC ND-3500AG DVD R/RW


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#14
January 25, 2010 at 18:29:35
For future reference here's some other winsock repairs:

http://www.compu-docs.com/winsock9x...

http://www.cexx.org/lspfix.htm

You're not really green until you're soylent green.


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#15
January 25, 2010 at 22:27:22
Here's a search tip for you that takes it a step further than DAVEINCAPS method of including the site name (Gateway.com) in the search box.

Add "site:" before Gateway.com...no space, no quotes.

For instance:

E-3400 motherboard site:gateway.com


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#16
January 26, 2010 at 15:56:48
Sweet I always like a good internet surfing tip.

First one I ever learned was putting things in quotes so I got a specific result, followed by the - sign directly in front of something to eliminate it from a search. I really like the Edit, find in Firefox for finding that exact match instead of hunting an entire web-page!

If you got any more or know of a site that has cool surfing tips I'd sure appreciate it.

Thanks again to all who responded it sure helps out every bit!

MSI K8N Neo
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ @ 2.21ghz
1.5GB DDR 3200
nVidia N6600 256mb video
Segate 500 gig sata
NEC ND-3500AG DVD R/RW


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