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Getting a sound card to start

By mheffner ·
I accidently tryed to install a W98 Only App on a W2K system and somehow blew out the software to support my sound card. After I re-loaded all the sound card drivers, I no longer see the volume control in my sys tray. I went to the control panel/sounds and multimedia tab, the volume control is grayed out, clicked on the hardware tab, listed properties for the sound card, and it states that it is enabled but not started. The only sound I get is the system beep.

How can I start the card and launch the volume control again and get all my sounds back? I assume there is some registry entries that are hosed up.

Thanks

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by dmiles In reply to Getting a sound card to s ...

Click on Start->Programs->Accessories,then select the sound speaker is listed in menu,right-click and check properties,then reboot
Open the Control Panel,double-click the System icon,chek for a yellow exclamation to check for any hardware conflicts,if no red or yellow exclamation is present,then I would consider uninstalling the sound card and reinstalling the card and software fresh

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by Jon P In reply to Getting a sound card to s ...

1) Try going to start>settings>control panel>System>Hardare tab>hardare>device manager, delete everything listed within the sound video and games conrollers section, and reboot your PC, letting it try to find your sound card again, It should ask foryour drivers, or where to look for them, point it to your origional disk/cd for the drivers and hey presto. (It might be an idea to download the latest drivers from the net.)

2)If you go to start>settings>control panel>sounds&Multimedia, you willsee a little tick box at the bottom of the sound tab that allows you to display the icon in the system tray.

If it's a standard peice of kit, I've often had success by lifting the lid, physically removing the sound card, power up and back down, and place the card in a different slot, the machine should redetect it again. then follow 1 above

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