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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dirtrider, Sep 20, 2004.

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  1. dirtrider

    dirtrider Thread Starter

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    My computer has onboard sound which has never worked properly. It regularly fails to play midi and wav files correctly though sometimes on the next bootup it will be fine. It also often refuses to play music CDs as well. I have tried reinstalling the drivers from the motherboard's CD which work fine until the next boot or two.

    If I install a soundcard is that likely to fix the problem?

    Computer is running Windows 98SE fully updated.
     
  2. Tumbleweed36

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    Hi,

    If I were you, I would go to the manufacturer's website (either the motherboard or the sound card manufacturer, depending upon which is available) and download the NEWEST drivers for your sound card before you add another one. If that does not help, a new card may solve the problem.

    It might also help to tell us what motherboard, cpu, etc. so we know about your computer.
     
  3. dirtrider

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    Thank you for your interest.

    According to Aida the motherboard details are as follows:

    Motherboard:
    CPU Type: Intel Pentium III, 500 MHz (5 x 100)
    Motherboard Name: Chaintech 6AIA(2)/6ASA/6ASV/6ATA2 / 2the Max 6XBA / Matsonic MS7142A
    Motherboard Chipset: VIA VT82C693A Apollo Pro133


    Multimedia:
    Audio Adapter: Sound Blaster Pro
    Audio Adapter: VIA AC'97 Audio Controller [H]


    I think you are right about needing the correct driver but I wouldn't really have a clue where to get the right driver from. I found this page but am unsure where to go from there.
     
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  5. dirtrider

    dirtrider Thread Starter

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    That's interesting - I would never have thought to look for anything like that but can now see where the number was taken from. Thank you.

    Now, just to get this right, I remove the sound controllers from Device Manager, reboot then direct Windows to install the drivers downloaded from that site saved onto the hard drive?

    Would it be worth downloading the other drivers as well? Are they just installed over the top of the current drivers?

    Many thanks for your assistance.
     
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