AARGH! Sound card & DOS

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Rob487

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I'm having a heck of a time w/ this one. I recently upgraded to XP and have had no problems up to now. I want to play some of my old DOS games, so I made a boot disk with all the necessary files and drivers but one. I can't find a real-mode driver for my sound card. It's a connexant/rockwell modem-sound combo card which came pre-installed in my HP Pavilion 6623. The only drivers I've successfully located are for windows. Is there a dos driver available, or possibly a 'universal' driver for it?

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Well I tell you this, at least you are on the right track to fixing your problem. I myself could never get my sound to work off of a boot floppy becauses the driver file was too large so I made a boot cd with sound.

anyways I'll do a little searching.
 
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here is the updated driver for your combo card.

http://www.hp.com/cposupport/personal_computing/software/cham508.exe.html

don't know if it has dos support, but I do know that the modem part will not work in real mode dos.



then this http://forums.itrc.hp.com/cm/QuestionAnswer/1,,0x7edbd211e18ad5118ff10090279cd0f9,00.html

on the above link, if you notice in the autoexec.bat, it loads a "riputil" Riputility might be what you are looking for.

This might be it here http://www.malabs.com/drivers/DM1002/Driver/Audio/Win9x/

All of that should help you zero it down to what you are looking for.

here is another link

http://search.hp.com/query.html?col...country/us/eng/welcome.htm&qt=riptide+drivers
 

Rob487

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Well, Riputil seems to be a dos-mode program.. not sure if it'll work. I'll try it out and report back. Oh, and by the way, I'm making this a boot cd-r, not floppy. So space is no problem.

Edit: Awesome! It works great! I downloaded riputil.exe and riptide.hex (it told me it needed that file when I tried loading the driver the first time) and it's all still small enough to fit on a single floppy, but I'm making it a cd-r anyway. Thanks!
 
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