Thanks Robonut ,, was able to get a copy , and loaded allright,, Now have to search down why no sound. Checked cables etc/ Went to hardware manager, Shows yellow ! for PCI multimedial Audio device. Tried to find one on computer , no dice, went to Windows search , No dice.. Am I looking in the right places , is there somewhere else I can search ??
These tips are applicable to sound problems that may occur with the Windows 98 operating system, as well as Windows 95 and ME.
1. Access the Control Panel, and click on ‘Multimedia.’
2. Inspect ‘Show Volume Control on the Taskbar’ in the checkbox. Click on the arrow and change the preferred device’s selection to a different one – do this if the section is greyed-out.
3. If checking the box is permitted, click on ‘Ok’ and close this window. Close the Control Panel.
4. Double-click on the ‘Sound’ icon in Systray. Verify if all sound volumes are on high.
Confirm Installed Driver Settings
1. Access Windows Device Manager.
2. There should be no errors or conflicts within Device Manager. Go to the ‘Conflicts’ portion of this guide if any conflicts are present.
3. Verify that there are no other tools listed. If there are any, go to the ‘Other Devices’ portion of this guide.
4. Check if the ‘Sound, Video, and Game Controllers’ category is present. Go to the ‘Missing Sound Card’ area of this guide if it is not listed.
5. If there are no conflicts, other listed devices, and the sound card is present, go to the last part of this guide.
Incorrect installation may have occurred with the device drivers, or the devices and sound cards may be conflicting. Access the ‘Properties’ window for the clashing devices to check for additional information. The Device Manager portion comprises further information (including error codes and Device Manager help).
If the listings contain other devices, there could be configuration conflicts between the sound card and other devices. Remove all the listed devices and reboot your computer. Restart and allow Windows to detect the devices again.
Attempt to identify the undetected devices if the aforementioned method does not correct the situation.
If the ‘Sound, Video, and Game Controllers category is missing from Device Manager, it may be due to any of the following factors:
• Incorrect installation occurred with the sound card/s.
• The sound card was disabled.
• The sound card is defective.
• The sound card is not available.
Check that there are no conflicts or other devices in Device Manager. If any devices or conflicts are present, these may be the cause for non-detection of the sound card. Inspect whether the sound card is enabled in the computer.
Verify the availability of an onboard sound card through the BIOS setup. Reboot your computer, and hit the Del or F2 button while it reboots. Do this before the Windows screen appears. Do not change anything, as this can adversely affect forthcoming boot processes.
Close the window if the down arrow is not accessible (to choose the appropriate adapter) or if there are no adapters. Go to the System icon in Control Panel and double click it. Access the Device Manager tab and verify that no red or yellow X’s are displayed.
Remove all devices under ‘Sound, Video, and Game Controllers if red or yellow X’s are indicated. Reboot your computer.
Check the speaker connections and settings.
Sound Card Drivers
If the sound card does not work after following the abovementioned steps, go online and download the current sound card drivers through the sound card or computer manufacturer’s websites. Install according to the instructions.
If none of the recommendations stated in this guide correct the situation, then the sound card may be physically defective, or the operating system itself may have been severely corrupted. In this case, contact the sound card or computer manufacturer for recommended solutions or an outright replacement.