If you have lost the partition and you are going to use Win2000 just un-install the sound card restart the computer and let Win2000 re-install it. I don't know if it will work but what will it hurt. The sound card is much newer than Windows 2000 is probably.
The problem here is you have a newer computer and the built-in Windows 2000 sound card drivers are all six years old now.
If you cannot get it to work you might gave to buy a copy of Windows XP or else buy a sound card that will work with Windows 2000 which will be cheaper than buying XP.
Go here for a Whitepaper on Intel 865 chipsets.http://www.intel.com/design/chipsets/applnots/25272901.pdf
I ran searches using Intel 82801EB ICH5 AC'97 Audio Controller as the search criteria and that is how I know that your motherboard is one of the 865 series.
I checked the Intel website and the closest hardware compatibility I found was at http://www.intel.com/design/motherbd/bf/d865gbf_lc_mlp.pdfCheck these URL's alsohttp://www.intel.com/design/motherbd/whql.htmhttp://support.intel.com/support/motherboa...chip_865875.htmYour motherboard is one of the 865 series. So after you find out exactly which one download the driver. See Identifying your Chipset.
Troubleshooting Audio Issues with the 865 series Intel Motherboards URL belowhttp://support.intel.com/support/motherboa...b/cs-020642.htm
This message was done carefully and all of the links were checked but for some stupid reason I would paste links here and they would get messed up and some information would just disapear completely when I would modify the post so just in case of Technical Problems I have put all the links below here in a slightly different format.
Identify your Intel Chipset below.
Intel 865G Chipset Technical Documents below.
See page 7. Windows 2000 was tested with a 865 series motherboard below.
Intel 865 and 875 Desktop Boards below.
865 G Technical Documents below.
A very good picture of the 865GBF and 865GLC Motherboards in case this is your board.
Hope this helps
Edited by Waldo, 20 August 2005 - 01:01 AM.