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by: m coste January 22, 2013 10:46 AM PST

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by m coste - 1/22/13 10:46 AM

My son (who is mildly handicapped) had the hard drive fail in his Gateway M1631u laptop that did have Win 7.
I bought and installed a new drive which was very easy to do.
The problem is the system restore and our back-up discs are missing.
On another computer I downloaded to disk Ubuntu and installed it on the laptop.
Everything seems to work except the wireless. Using the lan I went online but could only find win Vista or win 7 drivers for our laptop. None would download or install as no Win system is detected.
So I put my Win 7 ultimate disc in. It will not boot to this disc for some reason.
So I booted to my Win XP disc with no service pacs and deleted Ubuntu. Now I can't get get online at all. No drivers for the lan or wireless. So I can't download anything.
My son misses his laptop very much. He used it to keep in touch with his few friends and for a few favorite games.

Can some one direct me to where I can get a restore disc for this model laptop. Gateway has no more support for this model, so they are out. I am at wits end.
I even got suckered into paying $$$$$ for what what was supposed to be a driver restore download (to a usb key) for this Gateway, but it was just a program to make a back-up of your system. It contained no drivers at all.

Thanks so much.

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