E2000 Drivers

Gateway desktop / E2000
September 18, 2010 at 16:10:17
Specs: Windows 2000, 600mhz/ 640 RAM
I have a Gateway E2000 desktop that I am trying to re-install Windows 2000 Professional in. When I tried it, it said that I am missing five drivers, including ethernet adapter, USB adapter, etc.
I hear-tell that I need a special "installation" disc that came with this SFF desktop. I bought it used so I do not have that manufacturer disc.
Does anyone know where I can get these five drivers or the installation disc?

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September 18, 2010 at 23:11:48
Obviously you would go to GATEWAY Support and download the drivers:


Alternatively download HWINFO32:


and go the the OEM Manufacturer and download the drivers there.......

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September 19, 2010 at 04:15:27
Gateway support offers no support (documents or other) for the E2000. I have heard that the drivers for the E2100 will work, so I will try those. Thanks. Hwinfo appears to be a diagnostic tool that one runs on their computer. My E2000 is not booting, so obviously, I can not run this tool on it.

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September 19, 2010 at 05:32:57
When you boot from the W2K CD, it will install wether or not you have the correct drivers. HWINFO can than be installed. If you can not install W2K you have other problems........

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September 22, 2010 at 07:49:23
Go to the Gateway site & enter the serial number found on the back of the case. The available downloads will magically appear.


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September 22, 2010 at 09:39:44
Not so. It merely directs me to a page by MPC, the company handling the support for many older Gateways. At their site, the closest thing listed is an E2100. Wrong motherboards. Files won't work in E2000.
I e-mailed the MPC webmaster, and I am going to purchase the driver disc off of him.

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September 22, 2010 at 13:44:08
"I e-mailed the MPC webmaster, and I am going to purchase the driver disc off of him"

Complete waste of money. Drivers are free! all you need to do is identify your hardware (motherboard chipset, graphics, audio, network, etc) & download the appropriate drivers. All you had to do was use HWINFO32 as directed in the 1st response. Unfortunately, I just noticed the link is incorrect. Try this one:


Or if you had spent a little more time googling, you could have found the info without the software:

"Gateway E-2000

* Intel 845GL chipset featuring support for Intel Celeron and Pentium 4 processors
* 400MHz front side bus
* DDR Memory expandable to 1024MB
* Integrated Intel Extreme Graphics
* Integrated Intel 10/100 NIC
* Embedded dual independent UATA 100 controller
* Standard with CD-ROM with an upgrade option to DVD or CD-RW drives
* Option of several high performance hard drives: 80GB 7200RPM, 40GB 7200RPM or 20GB 5400RPM"


In other words, all the drivers you need can be found at the Intel website:


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