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By ngen255 ·
Hey all. Recently I reformatted my computer, and installed Windows 98se. Since then, my sound hasn't been working properly. If i play a mp3, then it plays properly but from one speaker only. When I try to play a game or play a movie file, the sound is all slow-motion like and deeper. Anybody have any idea what's causing this problem? I have an onboard sound card, a FIC az11 motherboard, 128 megs ram, win9se, 800 mhz and 20 gb harddrive. Before I reformatted I had WinXP, and there was no problemthen. I installed the drivers that came with this comp, and downloaded updated drivers, but to no avail. I have DirectX 9 installed. Oh yea, and the sound is all fuzzy at times too.

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by cliveoates In reply to Sound Problems

If you are sure that all the sound drivers are installed, then go to Control Panel, double-click Multimedia and from the Audio option reset all the Advanced properties to defaults. Also check the Video, MIDI, CD Music and Devices and make necessary changes if you are suspicious of any...

hope this works

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by techplus4u In reply to Sound Problems

having just one corrupt file could cause this. most likely this is a resource sharing problem. check and see if the bios is set for plug n play. update or reset nvram. go into safe mode then control pannel expand all devices and look for multiple listings of the same device. remome any that are listed multiple times (except for irq holder for pci steering should be 4 or 5 of these,do these last and all together) reboot normal and let the system find and set up the devices again. reboot, go intosafe modechek again. If you have a lot of them do not do them all at once. do a few at a time. you may have to repeat this proccess serveral times to get rid of any multiple listings. after this if you still have problems try running setup again from windows. I personaly would symply stick with xp. I think it is much better, even with a memory limited system when set for best performance.

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by ngen255 In reply to Sound Problems

tried all the other stuff..didn't help...but i'll probably try to revert to XP if nothing else helps

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by gj In reply to Sound Problems

Did you try the Yamaha Xg driver?

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by ngen255 In reply to Sound Problems

where would you get this driver?

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by gj In reply to Sound Problems

You get this driver from www.yamaha.com. If thar doed not work, try www.microsoft.com or www.dell.com

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by ngen255 In reply to Sound Problems

um...well, i got the sound working for my computer by reinstalling the drivers, but the same problem persists whenever i play the game counterstrike. When i speak into the mic, it sounds as though i am speaking in slow motion, and the sound is verydeep and slow.

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