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Sound card doesn't make sound!

By Sakartvelan ·
Installed a replacement sound card for the on-board one that got fried. The dead one wasn't even showing up in the Device Manager. It was just gone. I have uninstalled/reinstalled a couple of times, but all the new one will do is squawck when you try to play a sample sound from Sounds in Control Panel. Other than that - no sound at all. The Device Manager does not show any conflicts for the sound card. Running Windows 98.

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by csmith In reply to Sound card doesn't make s ...

This is a resource conflict, or a corrupted driver.
Move the card to a lower slot.
The third or fourth from the top are best, with fourth being preferred.
This will move the sound card to Interrupt D, as assigned by the BIOS.
This will remove the card from any undocumented conflicts with the video card or drives.
The BIOS will usually assign IRQ 10 or IRQ 12 to Interrupt D.
This is a PCI sound card?
If ISA card, remember to set IRQ 5 in the BIOS to LegacyISA.
Regards, Chris

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by wlbowers In reply to Sound card doesn't make s ...

Have you disabled the onboard sound.

This is done either in bios or with a jumper on the motherboard.

If you have already disabled the onboard there is a chance that the "fried" chips are causing problems elsewhere on the motherboard.


Good Luck Lee

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by shadowworks_2000 In reply to Sound card doesn't make s ...

another thing to look at is settings, if there is a "digital only box" and theres a check in it, remove it. for example if you have a soundblaster live, this was an issue in another comp that came in to me..

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