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REFTEK

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I have a problem with my sound components.

First ,every time there was a sound to be done , it was kind of a loop, the sound would come on and on indefenitely.

Some people told me it was a driver problem.
I tried many ,many times to change the drivers. No change.

Then I decided to delete all related components in the device manager and let Windows 98SE re-install them.

The problem is everytime it detect the peripherals , it can
detect the CS 4237b (the integrated sound chip ) 2 or 3 times.

Also, on IRQ 5 (usualy reserved for sound card) I've got
IRQ holder for PCI Steering , and a USB card.

Is there a way to manualy install a peripheral ?

Is it normal to have many IRQ holder ( on IRQ 5-9-10-11) ?

How come Windows install CS4237b more than once ?

It is my first time here . Thank's !
 

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If you follow the installation instructions for the Add-in card you'll note that you have to disable the on-board sound in Device Manager before the install of the Add-in; Restart your computer; Backat desktop with no sound then shut down and install the card.

You should correctly use Safe Mode Device Manager for the below. (tap F8 five times per second during a restart; Choose option number three (3) in the Windows Startup dialog box using the arrow keys below the Delete key, and strike the Enter key; Click Ok when prompted) So:

As it is though you must go through the added step of properly uninstalling the Add-in - you must remove the Add-in's drivers in Device Manager (all entries inside Sound, Video and Game Controllers); shut straight down and then phusically remove the Add-in; Restart and Enable the on-board sound; Restart your computer. Ensure the on-board sound works correctly. If the on-board sound is non-functional (the chip on the mainboard doesn't work at all) the add-in can't work either.

Then go through the installation process, first disabling the on-board sound.
 

REFTEK

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Thank You Styxx for your attention.

Since it's my first post, I've made mistake exposing my problem.
The only soundchip I have(CS4237b). is the one embeded on the main card.
It is detected by Windows, but it is found and installed
twice.That happens everytime I delete all sound related components.
 
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Hi Reftek,

a CS card is definitely an "on boarder". As for installing
a number of times - actually, it's supposed to install about
3 items - all with the CS4237b designation, but each is
part of the whole set of drivers.

First, try to change the Sound Card configurations in
"Device Manager". (Right-click My Computer, choose
Properties, then Hit the "Device Manager" tab at the
top.

Go down to "Sound and Game", etc. and select "properties"
on EACH of the CS Notations (should be 3 or so). In
the "resources" tab, look to see the configurations as
to the IRQ's. SOMETIMES, you can change them to
a different IRQ and port setting.

HOWEVER -

I had a slew of problems with the CS on-board sound
card. And other on-board sound cards as well. (VIA).
Looping, like you mentioned, and terrible screeching
sounds.

The SURE fix, if reasonable effort doesn't get it, is to
Disable the CS Sound card, both in Device Manager
and BIOS, (and maybe a pin on the Motherboard too).
And go grab a simple Creative Sound Blaster. They're
only PCI now, so make sure you have an empty PCI
slot you can use. About $29 or less.

This after many, many hours of trying to get the CS
to work. Voice of experience. Let us know...
 

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Boot into Safe Mode to clean Device Manager correctly:

(tap F8 five times per second during a restart; Choose option number three (3) in the Windows Startup dialog box using the arrow keys below the Delete key, and strike the Enter key; Click Ok when prompted),

Enter Device Manager (Right-click My Computer, choose
Properties, then Hit the "Device Manager" tab at the
top; Scroll page up to Sound, Video and Game Controllers and inside, by clicking the plus sign beside that entry, highlight each in turn and use the Add/Remove button to remove all entries until there is no Sound, Video and Game Controllers main entry. Restart your computer via the Start button.

Windows will then properly re-detect the devices as you've been trying to in the past.

On the computer I'm using the entries for the sound card in Safe Mode Device Manager are duplicated, in Device Manager Normal Mode they are not. I've tried and making the Emachines computer re-detect them via the Safe Mode technique above is not successful. The computer works fine however. So I finally gave up after 3 tries and just use and enjoy the computer.

I hope this helps.
 
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