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Compaq 2000 + Pci Audio card = NO SOUND !!! help

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Guzman, Jan 26, 2003.

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  1. Guzman

    Guzman Thread Starter

    Apr 16, 2001
    Hi everybody
    I hope some of you can help. Trying to set up a cheap old PC for a local Charity to use for basic office work / e-mail ect.

    Problem is that the Compaq Desk pro 2000 -5200 model I cannot get any PCI audio card to be seen by Plug + Play when windows loads (98 se). Have tried 2 new 8mb cards both with C-Media CMI8738 chips. But still cannot get the audio card to be seen by PC .
    There is no onboard audio to disabled.

    Has been fdisk(ed) and reformatted with fresh install of O/S (98 se). Have also flashed to latest Compaq's own Softpac V1.23 BIOS (c1999) have run F10 into Softpac Bios , no joy there to change things about (horrible thing).
    Pci bus is enabled
    Pci Bus Master is enabled
    Plug + Play loaded the new Modem with no problems at all. Tried all the usual things different slots , no IRQ conflicts ect

    Have coming an old Creative Sound Blaster Isa 16 bit card got via ebay but any links and info on setting up a Isa card would also help this was before even my time with these beige boxes!!

    Have tried to track down info on the web but still no joy. :(

    So any of you guys who remember this old model can help out it would be greatly appreciated .
    These guys in the Charity need all the help they can get. So do I !!! :confused:

    System Spec

    Compaq Deskpro 2000 -5200 circa 1996

    Pentium 200 Mhz (not MMX)
    Intel Triton 82430hx chipset
    Intel 82371sb Pci Bus Master controller
    Mobo Unknown Compaq own ! Lack of info on mobo
    Bios gives system ROM 586C
    S/No 8632HVT70248
    Onboard video Cirrus Logic 5436 1mb
    2 gig Hardrive
    64mb edo memory
    CD-Rom Drive Sony CDU 77E
    Riser card with 3 Pci-3 Isa slots 1 pci/ Isa shared
    Modem Agere (Lucent) chipset V90

    Regards Roland
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