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Reinstalled Windows 98 have problems


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#1 glwagner

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 09:25 PM

Hi,

Hope someone can help...my computer crashed and I had to formate the hard drive and do a clean install of Windows 98. Everything seems to be working except for the sound...I have no speaker on the tool-bar...the computer (not the one I'm using) has no modem, only used for playing games and was bought used...it is an AEC computer...I think the sound card is a Roland Soundcanvas...in Device Manager-other devices it has a yellow ? and ?! yellow on the PCI Multimedia audio device...in properties it has-the drivers for this device are not installed (code 28)...tried to reinstall driver (using my windows 98 CD from my good computer) cant do...in resources it has-the resources this device is using do not match any of its know configurations...can anyone help...thanks glwagner

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 09:59 PM

You can try to go to the Device Manager and Right Click the Devices with the Yellow :thumbsup: and Remove them and then restart and see if it will load the correct drivers from the drive cache, if you did not use a Restore CD then there is a good chance Windows 98 will not have the correct drivers. You will have to look on the Sound Card Manufactures website or google for them.

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Posted 27 August 2005 - 12:57 PM

I removed the Devices with the yellow ? and restarted the computer...I get "unable to locate a driver"...where do I go on my computer to find out what sound card I have installed? When I know for sure what sound card I have will I be able to download a driver for it on a floppy, since I dont have the internet on my computer without sound?

Thanks GW

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Posted 27 August 2005 - 02:37 PM

Well there are a few things to find out first.
Is the sound card built into the MB?
If not then you can try taking it out and see if the Make & Model is printed on it.

The best and easiest would be to download and run Everest Home Edition & look under Multimedia and it should list the sound card.

http://www.lavalys.com/products/overview.php?pid=1&lang=en

If the problem computer is not connected to the internet then you will need a CD burner, the download file for Everest in Zip format is still to large to fit on a floppy and there is a good chance the driver for the sound card will be to big also, but they both will fit on 1 CD.

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Posted 28 August 2005 - 08:49 AM

Hi,

No, the sound card isn't built in, I did remove it and got the info I needed...My Son has a CD burner and I will see if I can get him to download the driver for me...will let you know...GW

It is a Creative Labs model CT 4830. Sound blaster live Serial #T 4830940564325

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Posted 28 August 2005 - 09:14 AM

DriverGuide.com is a good resource for drivers. Just be sure to get the driver for the 98 operating system.

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