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Sound Card Problem

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by airdale, Sep 15, 2003.

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  1. airdale

    airdale Thread Starter

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    Hi Everybody
    I am having a problem with the sound card.
    When I boot up the computer I get static in the sound.(speakers)
    Sometimes when I upgrade driver in Device Manger that will clear it up.,
    till the next time I boot up computer.
    So I installed a new sound blaster sound card,I removed the old card inserted it
    in the same slot down loaded the cd driver and it said to insert 98 SE
    CD to finalize installation I don't have a second edition CD
    needless to the sound didn't work.
    Reinstalled old card, static again, till I upgraded driver again,any suggestion
    on this problem would be appreciated
    650 gateway
    98SE OS
    256 RAM
    Airdale
     
  2. Styxx

    Styxx Banned

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    Does your computer have on-board sound? If it does, that capabilty must correctly be disabled prior to the Add-in sound card installation.

    Tell the forum what's listed in Safe Mode Device Manager inside Sound, Video and Game Controllers. Any exclamation points or other indication the add-in card drivers are not being loaded?

    Boot into Safe Mode by: (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).
     
  3. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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    Airdale:

    Check and see if your computer has one of the following folders:

    C:\WIN98

    C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABS

    If it does, the next time that you are prompted to insert the Windows CD, click OK, browse to or type in one of those paths, then click OK again. The files that are needed should then load.

    After you disable or remove the old sound device in Device Manager, do NOT reboot when prompted to. Completely shut down your computer, then install the new sound device.

    I have gone through the process in the past of replacing the sound and video devices on my 6-year old HP 8160, and they can be tricky to do.


    Frank's Windows 95/98 Tips
     
  4. airdale

    airdale Thread Starter

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    Hi
    Thanks flavalee and Styxx

    It is not a on board sound card.
    Is it Ok to insert the new card in the the old slot or should insert it in a new slot?

    also I have cab 98 in c
    Thanks again for it info

    Airdale
     
  5. Styxx

    Styxx Banned

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    Just for the sake of it, install the card in a new slot.
     
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