Missing mass storage controller from windows 7 gateway notebook

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Software' started by tripp, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. tripp

    tripp New Member

    Oct 7, 2010
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    I have an old Gateway windows xp that I upgraded to windows 7 the upgrade works fine except for the sound there is no sound device so I click the the speaker which has X on it and I tried windows update. did not work. it says I am missing a mass storage contoller driver. I can't find this on the gateway site and have not found this on any site. Does any one know how to fix this
  2. Sonny

    Sonny Fantastic Member

    Nov 17, 2009
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    You might try using DriverMax a third party for finding drivers. If all you are looking for is the driver for mass storage.,use the free version. Worth a shot.

    DriverMax - free driver updates
  3. Trouble

    Trouble Noob Whisperer

    Nov 30, 2009
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    You may also want to consider that such a driver may also be identified with another name perhaps something like chipset driver or something like SmBus, so you may consider downloading many if not most of the drivers available through Gateway, but if your computer / mainboard is truly old you may have issues with drivers updates and you will need to identify the particular device manufacturer to see if they have anything current that you can use. In some cases older XP or Vista drivers have been known to work well enough, but may lack some more current features and fixes, so it's always best to get one that is as current as possible.

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