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New sound card

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by prospect, Feb 17, 2003.

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  1. prospect

    prospect Thread Starter

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    I have an HP 6630 with 500 MHz and 256 ram. To make a long story short, I had to replace my OS that came with the PC (WIN 98 TO ME). I had problems with the sound card after I changed to ME. I couldn't find the proper drivers for it. As far as I know the sound card was built into the motherboard. Now I went out and bought a Creative Sound Blaster 16 PCI. My question is, Can I use this card with a PC that has a sound card built into the motherboard? And how do I get rid of the old drivers?

    Prospect :)
     
  2. spaceman_333

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    hi prospect,

    You can use that card if you disable the onboard sound in the BIOS. The old drivers can be removed in the Device Manager by expanding "Sound, Video, Games.etc".

    If the onboard sound worked with Win98, it should work with ME.
    Just reinstall the drivers from your Recovery Disk.

    Spaceman
     
  3. flavallee

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    Find the listing for the on-board sound in the Device Manager, go into its properties section, then select "Disable from this hardware profile". A red "X" will appear in front of its listing to show that it is disabled.

    Personally, I think that Windows 98SE is a better operating system than Windows ME.


    Frank's Windows 95/98 Tips:)
     
  4. prospect

    prospect Thread Starter

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    All I'm finding in the device manager is the new sound card.
    I'm gonna try looking in the BIOS and see what's going on there.

    Prospect
     
  5. lostoreador

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    Just like adding any pci device, disable onboard through bios or by removing it from device list. then install pci with installation disk. If any other problems, use disk manufacturer in any search engine for updated drivers or help files.

    or just do what the other guys said.
     
  6. prospect

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    I don't see this old card anywhere. Not in the BIOS, or device manager.
    Prospect
     
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