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obscure drivers for Canon PC - HELP

By foxkp2 ·
My friend has a used Canon PC, MT 9340, which had such serious registry problems that we had to re-format the hard drive and re-install Windows 95. We do NOT have any diskettes with drivers on them because the PC was used.

The sound doesn't work and the video only shows 64 colors and has horrible resolution.

I need drivers for the video card - Western Digital WD 9710 series, and the sound card - ESSTECH ESS1718, and I've come up empty.

I've searched CNet, windrivers.com and esstech.com.

Can anyone help me???

Karen

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by Poettone In reply to obscure drivers for Canon ...

Karen,

Hello! The problems you describe are not all that uncommon. In regards to the system you stated the video is horrible, is that onboard Video or a card? If its a card then change it if possible. Regarding the hard drive I have searched all my resources (very extensive) and cannot locate that model #. Any more info Heads ,cylinders,or size might assist in finding the drivers. I know that win98's support for drives is very extensive. It might be Im guessing a 286, 386, or 486 machine. As far as the sound I know there has been certain cases where this card has appeared for me as well, manily on Hp, and packard bell systems though. They can be a pain configuring. Controllers for lack of a less tech term, are used for direction of their (sound card configuration) its like a folder with a folder inside, you first have to make a folder before a folder can be placed inside. It can be the same principle for this card. you need to configure this controller so the sound card can be configured under it. Please include system specs for further review ok, see you then,,,,

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by FelliCo In reply to obscure drivers for Canon ...

well Karen, if you're looking for Video Card Drivers for a Western Digital Video card, then that's impossible. Western Digital makes hard drives. look again for the manufacturer of the video card. as for the sound card, i guess the ess1788 drivers might work. here's the address to those. ftp://ftp.esstech.com/pub/audio/isa/es1788/win95/1087.zip . update your info when you find the man. of the video card.

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by goffman In reply to obscure drivers for Canon ...

Just recently had this problem. The ESS1718, was in fact a creative labs and not ESS. Even though the manual swore and down that the driver was on the CD rom I had. I finally found it was a creative labs 64v. Hope this helps. Again on the videocard, I had the same problem, not a WD, but the card was marked one vendor and it ended up being another. I took the heat sync off and found what I needed.

Good Luck

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by foxkp2 In reply to obscure drivers for Canon ...

I FINALLY found a driver that worked for the video, but not by searching for Western Digital or 9710, but for Paradise. It was the Paradise Pipeline 64 - WD9710 chipset driver under Paradise Video Drivers at Windrivers.com.

I contacted Esstech and they said they didn't make the ESS 1718, but I tried the ESS1788 drivers from windrivers.com and the sound appears to be fine now.

Moral of this story for my friend: If you buy a used computer, make sure you have good backup. This was like trying to put Humpty Dumpty together again :)

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