Installing sound card in crappy computer...

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domactor

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Hopefully someone out there has experience with crappy computers... DEC variety. Compaq doesn't support this one anymore.

Config:
Digital Celebris GL 5150ST
P-150
32 MB
OS: Windows 95b
Onboard sound: ESS (yueck)1688 PnP AudioDrive

Problem:
Trying to install Diamond Monster MX300 on this system.

1. Okay, went into BIOS and disabled the onboard sound.
2. Loaded windows, installed latest drivers for the card and shut down.
3. Installed card on open PCI slot (FYI, all slots open, 2 PCI slots, both shared with ISA)
4. Restarted computer.
5. Windows finds "Multifunction Parent" and loads appropriate drivers.
6. Error message #1 " The card is not located on the primary PCI bus. It may not work properly." Right.
7. No sound. No other devices installed under the Multifunction Parent. so...
8. Went to Add New Device and manually (since Windows wouldn't detect it) installed a Monster Sound II PCI Audio.
9. Restarted computer.
10. No sound, new error message (plus same one as before) "The Monster Sound card is not present, not working properly, or the drivers and software are not installed properly. See online help... "
11. Ideas, yet?

Other Info:
The motherboard config on this system is tricky. The cards install on what seems to be a daughtercard plugged into the motherboard. I'm not a techie, so I'm not exactly sure how this works.
As far as IRQs go. The Multifunction parent is sharing an address with the onboard Matrox Millenium. I've tried adjusting the addresses in Safe Mode, but to no avail...

So hopefully someone can help! Thanks a lot!!!

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Have you tried booting into safe mode to delete all of the old drivers for your old card.

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domactor

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yep... as far as the OS and BIOS are concerned, the old card doesn't exist anymore.

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