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CD-ROm and Sound Card

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by kimkat, Jan 4, 2002.

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  1. kimkat

    kimkat Thread Starter

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    Hi, I have two problems:

    1. My Cd-ROM drive has suddenly stopped working. It provides the error "E: is not accessible. The device is not ready". I have of course, tried different CD's - Audio and non-audio and the same message appears. I've checked the device in device manager and it is marked as working properly. I'm running windows 98 SE and it's a Memorex 52x drive. Any suggestions?


    2. I've recently formatted my hard drive (another computer from the one above) and installed Win 98 SE. Stupid me forgot to save the sound card drivers and so now i have no sound. The card is a SoundBlaster CT4170. i got drivers from the net and tried them, but it doesn't work. In addition to this, with all of my fiddling, the volume control has disappeared. I think i've checked evrything to try and get it back - i've checked Multimedia in Control panel - all the audio settings are 'greyed out', i've checked device manager - no sound / audio controllers or anything is installed and i've tried re-running the windows installation from my cab files to try and re-install the control - didn't work. What next?? HELP!!
     
  2. GoneForNow

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    kimkat---As to problem number 2 try deleting the sound card under Device Manager and then re-boot. Hopefully, Win 98SE will pick up the sound card on the re-boot and install generic drivers. Where did you find the drivers on the Internet?
     
  3. Chris A

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    Try this to get it back. Start.... settings... control panel.... Add remove programs.... Windows setup... Then pick Multimedia.. Find the Volume control and if it is checked uncheck it. reboot then recheck it again..
     
  4. kimkat

    kimkat Thread Starter

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    gbrumb,
    There is no sound card, no sound device or any such thing listed under device manager. The drivers i got were from a site for drivers of all kinds - windrivers or something like that, i don't remember the exact name.

    ChrisA,
    Didn't work. The volume control is still missing.


    Any other suggestions??
     
  5. GoneForNow

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    kimkat;
    Go here and download the drivers for your sound card, install them and re-boot. Let me know what happens.
    http://www.creative.com/support/files/download.asp


    One more question. Is your sound card a separate sound card, by that I mean its not sound chips integrated into the motherboard?
     
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