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98SE headache

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by doghouse dan, Feb 3, 2005.

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  1. doghouse dan

    doghouse dan Thread Starter

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    After formatting my drive and re-loading Win 98SE, everything for the most part is working fine, except the volume control for audio output. I can find the .exe that is supposed to do this, but it just won't run. Additonal info, I replaced my Sondblaster Live! with a Gadget 8/24 card, but this setup was working fine before I formatted.

    Thanks in advance for any advice.


    Dan
     
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    Hi, and welcome to the TSG forum :) (y)

    have you tried re-installing the driver for the Gadget 8/24 sound card
     
  3. doghouse dan

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    *smacks forhead* :eek:

    Why didn't I think of that (I am not being sarcastic!)? I focused on it being a Win98 issue and didn't even consider that!

    *slinks away to hide head under pillow*

    Thanks for being gentle!
     
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    After formatting a hard drive and installing Windows, installing the drivers for the display adapter, sound device, and 56K modem and/or network card should be done. ;)
     
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    Yes, I did load drivers after formatting. ETAF's suggestion jogged something for me, since I have multiple drivers for the Gadget card and thought that maybe I loaded the wrong ones. I reloaded, and the end result is I am getting sounds out the computer such as chimes and bootup sounds, and streaming stuff off the net, but I still can't open the volume control, or get sound out of any Windows sound app like the CD player or Windows Media Player.

    The device manager tells me there is a generic PCI audio device installed that is not working properly (needs drivers, of course). This is not the Gadget card, that is showing up in a different location and is working fine. Could this mystery device be the problem? I tried throwing every audio driver on the WIN98 startup disc at it, but none of them stuck .
     
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    do you have intergrated sound on the mother board
     
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    I don't know. If I did, would I see an output jack other than the one on the sound card? How else can I determine?
     
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    Thanks, ETAF! As it is, there are no audio connectors other than those on the Gadget card, so I''m inclined to think the answer is "no", but I'll follow those links tonight when I get home and let you know what I find out.
     
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