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no sound need help

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by stryper27, Dec 7, 2001.

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  1. stryper27

    stryper27 Thread Starter

    Dec 7, 2001
    i have no sound and i have tried to install my drivers again and again. i have a compaq and it was pre-installed with windows me..i had wanted to clear everything out one day and did a system restore..lost my original system restore disk and borrowed my cousins who also has a compaq but hers was lower model and had windows98. so i went lower to win98 and no problems.. time went by and i upgraded to win98se and then was tired of all the junk accumulated through surfing downloads etc...i had a computer friend do a total partition delete of my hard drive and remaining drives.we installed win98se again and basicly brand new computer,then i got road runner internet .first they installed a netcard but finally set me with cable through usb.. now i have no sound.i hear static in my speakers but my device manager has PCI CARD with yellow exclamation and PCI MULTIMEDIA AUDIO DEVICE also wi thyellow exclamtion.tried downloading from manufacturer site and compaq for driver.driver is on compaqs site but only for winme compat.

    please help i need sound and i understand instructions well
  2. brianF


    Dec 2, 1999
    Is your sound card getting an irq assigned.

    go to start/run/type msinfo32 and press enter, left hand frame, choose hardware environment, choose irq's, you should see a list of irq assignments in the right hand frame, go to the edit menu, choose select all, back to edit menu, choose copy, paste the list back into this thread
  3. kramnnim


    Dec 5, 2001
    Did you try using the WinME drivers? They might work. What sound card/chipset is it? What model is the Compaq? You might be able to find Win98 drivers from some other source.
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