Hi everyone! Thank you for your time.
I recently came into possession of a Windows 98 desktop computer and had been using it to play some old games. Everything was working great until a few days ago when I turned on the PC and received an error saying that a sector of the hard drive had gone bad. The computer ran a surface scan of the drive and discovered that there was one block of bad clusters. Afterwards I was able to boot into Windows as I normally would.
While the computer itself is still working great and there didn't appear to be any loss of data, what I have noticed since this occurance is that now no Windows systems sounds (the startup sound, general alert sounds, etc) play. Even going into the sound settings and attempting to sample the various sounds available produces nothing from the speakers.
When playing games that had worked perfectly before the hard drive error, I am now noticing that while the BGM of the games play, there are no sound effects played when they should be. Even when using the soundtest modes within games I am only able to listen to the background music, while trying to sample the sound effects produces nothing.
From what I understand I think that the computer has Crystal PnP Audio System MPU-401. I haven't owned the computer for too long so I'm still not entirely used to all of the ins and outs of Windows 98, and had a difficult time finding too much information about the system that I thought might be helpful. I'm also not sure if this problem has anything to do with the soundcard, or if it's a Windows problem caused by the hard drive error.
Any help towards fixing the problem or guidance towards informaiton which may help lead to a soultion would be greatly appreciated! I'm sorry that I'm a total noob at this, thank you so much for your understanding!
Edited by SakuraPetal, 16 December 2017 - 09:32 PM.