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By Abbasi ·
I installed a sound card on my Win2000 pro machine. I checked in systms-> hardware-> device manager, it looks like installation is OK. I can also see ths sound sign in systems tray. The problem is that some how sound and mic are not working. I changed two sound cards but none of them are working.When i turn on computer it keeps installing driver by itself. Even i taken out sound card from slot and it installs CMI8330, Audio Codec, MPU 401 compatible MIDI device. It is not installing actual sound card driver, which i got with sound card. I changed 02 brand new cards but still have same problem. Any advise or opinion will be appreciated.

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by RCOM In reply to Sound Card installation ...

I agree with Chas, if you're still getting a sound card and MPU 401 installed without anything in the PCI slot you may have an onboard sound that doesn't have visible riser type of connections but has pins onbloard for a daughter card or other type of ribbon cable with attached slot connector. So if you haven't check in the BIOS to see if its listed there or check the motherboard manual to see if there's a jumper to disable onboard sound.

Boot to safe mode without the sound card installed. Go to device manager and remove all the sound cards that may show up. This way you'll get rid of the reoccuring drivers.

As mentioned the Crystal 8330 audio chip is used on modems but the MPU 401 (MIDI) interface would not be included unless it was a combo modem/sound card.

After removing all the phantom drivers install your sound card following the instructions provided with the device.

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