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Dual boot sound problem 98/XP

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by harumpa, Dec 26, 2001.

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  1. harumpa

    harumpa Thread Starter

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    Hi- happy holidays to everyone.
    I gave a custom built computer to my husband, a very lucky guy, for Xmas and set up a dual boot 98/XP. Problem is the sound in 98: system does not recognize the Sound Blaster Live! Value card. The installation disc will not work with our version of 98. Creative's website driver update only adds the version of Live! to the list of available sound cards and then the system asks for the disc-- which doesn't work. I am hoping this is a Duh! problem. Brain is a little fried from playing elf and eating too much turkey.
    (XP works perfectly.)
    Thanks in advance for the help.
    Harumpa
     
  2. Bryan

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    Right off the top of my head without seeing it first hand, it sounds like you need to "point" W98 to the folder on the disk where the W98 drivers reside. Windows isn't smart enough to find the drivers unless you show it the way.

    Anyway, when you get to the part where it asks for the disk, what happens? Is there a "Browse" button you can click on at that point? If so, click on it and drill down into the folders on the disk and locate the folder for W95/98.

    Hope that helps, let us know what happens.
     
  3. harumpa

    harumpa Thread Starter

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    Hi Bryan- Finally got a chance to try again. The message I am getting is that the application (from the disk) won't work unless its 98se and above. There is no folder for 95/98. I disconnected the autorun on the cdrom and explored the disc and entered what I thought was the installation file and when I enter it in "browse"--I get the message about needing a another version of windows. So, to recap, I have a sound card which works perfectly in XP and no sound in 98. Can I just try to fool the computer into thinking I'm running a 'generic' sound card? I don't have generic sound card drivers loaded--where can I get them? Can I somehow see into the XP and swipe drivers from there?
    Thank You,
    Harumpa
     
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