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

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Guzman

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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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