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No audio from my PC - please help.


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#1 meher

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Posted 28 December 2004 - 05:47 PM

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I upgraded my old pc from 98 to 2000. Ever since there is no audio of any kind from my pc. Any help is highly appreciated.

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 11:21 AM

You need to download and install the drivers for your sound card that are compatible with windows 2000. Do you have any idea what type of sound card do you have?

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 03:25 PM

My sound card is ES1869 Plug and Play Audio Drive (WDM). Please advise the source for sound card drivers for 2000.
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Posted 29 December 2004 - 05:14 PM

From what I was able to find out this sound card may be ISA or PCI and there seems to be a different driver for each.

You can get a driver here, although it does not differentiate between the two.

Please post back to let everybody know if it works.

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Posted 30 December 2004 - 05:51 PM

I downloaded driver for ESS Technologies ES1869 Plug and Play AudioDrive (WDM) for Windows 2000. I attempted to install the driver as follows and stopped upon warning.
Please advise what to do.

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Device Manager
Properties
Driver tab
Update driver
Wizard
Display a list of known drivers of this device so that I can choose a specific driver.
ES1869 Plug and Play AudioDrive (WDM)
Show all hardware of this device class
Manufacturers: ESS Technology, Inc Models: ES 1869 Plug and Play AudioDrive
(WDM)
Have disk..
Browse
OEMSETUP.INF file from ES1869 4.02.01.19 folder is selected.
Digital signature not found: Do you want to continue installation?
Yes
Update Driver Warning: Installing this device driver is not recommended because
Windows cannot verify that it is compatible wit your
hardware. If the driver is not compatiple, your hardware will
not work correctly and your computer might become
unstable or stop working completely. Do you want to
continue installing this driver?
No

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Posted 30 December 2004 - 06:11 PM

I read that that sound card or chip (it could be that too) was not added to the Windows Hardware Compatibility List until sometime in 2000, after Win 2000 was released. That error indicates that. I would go ahead and use it. It will not cause your computer not to boot. In the unlikely event it does cause problems just reboot in safe mode and remove the sound card from Device Manager.

I just downloaded that driver and unzipped it. Suggest go to start>run>and browse to essdc.exe and run that. It is in the zip file you downloaded. Make sure you close all running programs first. That will install the sound card.

I always extract my zipped files to their own folder before I run them.

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