Gateway MX6440 notebook modem and sound driver problem
I was working on a Gateway MX6440 series laptop and I had to do a clean install. After installing Windows I did the normal routine, try to install the drivers. I normally hit the homepage of the laptop manufacturer to get the most current and legit drivers. I found all but two drivers. The audio and the modem driver did not work.
The audio driver, come to find out, is a two step process. First you have to download the Realtek driver and then once you do that you have to download the ATI sound bridge driver. Next, the dial-up modem driver. No matter what I did I could not get the driver to load. I finally gave up and contacted Gateway’s chat tech support. The tech support agent took control of the unit and eventually went to an unofficial EMachine/Gateway website which listed all the drivers. I was then able to download a driver pack that included the modem driver. Once I did that, ran the executable, the driver installed fine. Here is the driver pack in case you need it.