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By acktse ·
I recently formatted my hard drive and reinstalled Windows 95. However, the sound system doesn't seem to work. I need to know how to reinstall just the Windows 95 sound system (or do anything to get my sound system back running again). Can anybody help me?

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by adamcox In reply to Windows 95 sound system

Firstly, you need to know what hardware you have inside your PC, probably by looking on the invoice / documentation or if absolutely necessary, inside the PC. Then, once you have found this out, go to the Start Menu, Settings, Control Panel and double-click on Add New Hardware. Then, try to let it automatically detect your hardware, and if it does, select that and finish the installation, otherwise, if it doesn't, when it asks you, specify the hardware that you have if it is on the list, otherwise click on 'have disk'. This will prompt you to enter a CD-ROM or floppy disk with the drivers on. The manufacturer should of supplied you with these. Once this is done, finish the installation and reboot.

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by todd In reply to Windows 95 sound system

1st start by checking your device manager to see if the drivers for your sound system have installed properly.

To do this, right click on my computer, and select properties. Then click on the device manager tab.

Look for any exclamation pointson any devices. If you see some, delete these devices. They will redetect on the next reboot, and reinstall themselves.

Look for a yellow question mark stating "Other devices" Look for any sound related devices here, and delete them as well. On your next reboot, your system should detect anything that wasn't properly installed, and either install the drivers or ask you for a driver disk as provided by the hardware manufacturer who made you sound card.

Good luck, and feel free to email me with any questions.

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by craigm In reply to Windows 95 sound system

If you mean no sound at all then I would start by checking the device manager to see if a sound card exists in the hardware list. Check this by right clicking on my computer and selecting properties. then click the device manager tab. expand the sound card game port section and see if you see a card listed there. If you don't then you need to add it. If you have the original disks your pc came with look for sound card drivers. If you can't find them then the real fun begins. you can try doing an add new hardware through control pannel to see if the os can detect your card. if not you will have to open the machine and look at the sound card. Hopefully your be able to get the manufacturer and model info from the card. then you willhave to download the drivers and install them. If that doesn't work you may have a bad card, but If it was working before the win95 reload it should still be fine. You may also want to first check and make sure that the cable from the pc to your speakers hasn't some h

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by RMmcp In reply to Windows 95 sound system

First of all, open Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs. Click on the Windows Setup tab. Double click on Multimedia. See if the "Volume Control" option is checked. If it is, then that is installed. If it's not. Check it and OK everything to install it. You'll need the Win CD.
Next, open System Properties ("Windows key" and Pause/Break together). Click on the Device Manager tab. Click the + by "Sound, Video, Game Controllers". See if you Sound Card or Motherboard sound device is listed. If it's not, you'll need to install it with the manufactures driver install program. Find it at their web site under Support/Drivers. If it has a yellow "!" mark on it, double-click it to bring up its properties. Click Resources tab and see if there is a conflict with something else. If there is, you'll need to move it or the conflicting object to another IRQ. That's a trial and error proceedure. If that's the case, email me at rmoore@id.freei.net.

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by valentin In reply to Windows 95 sound system

Use "Add new hardware" wizard to install sound drivers. When asked choose "Sound device". Actually if you have Plug'n'Play Soundcard and/or Plug'n'Play BIOS Rev. 1.0A it should install it automatically. If it isnt PNP you will probably need manufacturer driver disks.

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