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sound chipset drivers won't install.

By canndyman ·
It's an Aptiva 2137-E56,running windows 95, with a cirrus logic Crystal 4237B audio chipset. Crystal semi conductors says the correct driver is a series of nine programs which I downloaded and unzipped to file C:\AmOnline5.0\downloads\. Double clicking on the initilization icon(file CWDinit.) produces the error message( in a MSDOS window) "this program cannot run in a DOS WINDOW." Attempting to point the browser from the device manager driver updater button to the downloads folder and clicking OK produces the
"no drivers for this device are detected" error message, Which i'm REALLY sick of seeing. So just adviseing me to use the device manager is not the answer. I need to know what file extensions to look for on the driver, where exactly to put the driver, why
my device driver wizard acts like the sorcerers apprentice,and I'm not awarding any points until these damn speakers make some noise!

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sound chipset drivers won't install.

by SyscoKid In reply to sound chipset drivers won ...

1. Use device manager to DELETE your adio device.

2. Restart your computer.

3. WIN95 should detect your audio hardware.

4. When it asks for the disk containing the drivers, point to your download folder.

Good luck!

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sound chipset drivers won't install.

by canndyman In reply to sound chipset drivers won ...

Windows95 does not detect the chipset from crystal audio. The add hardware wizard doesn't have crystal as an option. It has creative labs soundblaster choices that are
actually on my harddrive. I have chosen them and pointed the browser there whichactually lets me add the creativelabs device but it comes up with an "!" on it and still no sound.
I tried in the MS DOS window at the "C:WINDOWS>" prompt to type "run C:\AmericaOnline5.0\download\Cwbinit" but this produces the bad command or filename error message. It might be something simple but small like the IRQ 1 that the device uses isn't the IRQ 3 that the driver uses.
So I'm going to windrivers.com and driverguide.com and see if I can find a driver that will not give a "!" on thePCI standard ISA bridge icon of the device manager. I don't know if the sound driver requires the use of this bridge. IBM says that the "!" isn't really a conflict of IRQ's
It needs a PCI driver that doesn't consider the ISA's IRQ as different fromthe PCI one, or some

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sound chipset drivers won't install.

by Phinaddict In reply to sound chipset drivers won ...

For starters your message "this program cannot run in a DOS WINDOW." means that you need to be in MSDOS to run that executable. In your folder that you downloaded all these files there should be some inf's one of those is for your sound under win95. Your best option is to delete your sound card from device manager and reboot. Win95 will detect the new hardware installed and try to install the drivers for it. When it prompts for the location browse to the location of the inf in your download directory and hit ok. If Win95 doesn't as for your driver location then after it installs with "it's" driver go to device manager select your sound devices and go to update drivers and browse to your download directory and install it that way. Once all that is done you should reboot and be good to go.

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sound chipset drivers won't install.

by canndyman In reply to sound chipset drivers won ...

Windows95 does not detect the chipset from crystal audio. The add hardware wizard doesn't have crystal as an option. It has creative labs soundblaster choices that are
actually on my harddrive. I have chosen them and pointed the browser there whichactually lets me add the creativelabs device but it comes up with an "!" on it and still no sound.
I tried in the MS DOS window at the "C:WINDOWS>" prompt to type "run C:\AmericaOnline5.0\download\Cwbinit" but this produces the bad command or filename error message. It might be something simple but small like the IRQ 1 that the device uses isn't the IRQ 3 that the driver uses.
So I'm going to windrivers.com and driverguide.com and see if I can find a driver that will not give a "!" on thePCI standard ISA bridge icon of the device manager. I don't know if the sound driver requires the use of this bridge. IBM says that the "!" isn't really a conflict of IRQ's
It needs a PCI driver that doesn't consider the ISA's IRQ as different fromthe PCI one, or some

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sound chipset drivers won't install.

by dmiles In reply to sound chipset drivers won ...

Delete the present driver from the system ,go back to the download site and read the instructions and see what version of WIn95 the drivers was built for A or B,this may be a compatibility issue.
2)Go to Windows Explorer and locate the files,look for the EXE. file and double click on it and see if the drivers will download.

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sound chipset drivers won't install.

by canndyman In reply to sound chipset drivers won ...

Windows95 does not detect the chipset from crystal audio. The add hardware wizard doesn't have crystal as an option. It has creative labs soundblaster choices that are
actually on my harddrive. I have chosen them and pointed the browser there whichactually lets me add the creativelabs device but it comes up with an "!" on it and still no sound.
I tried in the MS DOS window at the "C:WINDOWS>" prompt to type "run C:\AmericaOnline5.0\download\Cwbinit" but this produces the bad command or filename error message. It might be something simple but small like the IRQ 1 that the device uses isn't the IRQ 3 that the driver uses.
So I'm going to windrivers.com and driverguide.com and see if I can find a driver that will not give a "!" on thePCI standard ISA bridge icon of the device manager. I don't know if the sound driver requires the use of this bridge. IBM says that the "!" isn't really a conflict of IRQ's
It needs a PCI driver that doesn't consider the ISA's IRQ as different fromthe PCI one, or some

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sound chipset drivers won't install.

by tlippert In reply to sound chipset drivers won ...

Make sure all Crystal related sound items are removed from device manager. Copy all files to a floppy (if they will not fit on a floppy copy the files to a directory c:\sound\. Many times the hardware wizard will not understand long file names. Restart the system. When windows prompts you for the drivers point it to the target.

This of course may not work (it is an IBM). Crystal sometimes provides a setup.exe with the drivers and this has to be run in order to get the card up.

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sound chipset drivers won't install.

by canndyman In reply to sound chipset drivers won ...

Windows95 does not detect the chipset from crystal audio. The add hardware wizard doesn't have crystal as an option. It has creative labs soundblaster choices that are
actually on my harddrive. I have chosen them and pointed the browser there whichactually lets me add the creativelabs device but it comes up with an "!" on it and still no sound.
I tried in the MS DOS window at the "C:WINDOWS>" prompt to type "run C:\AmericaOnline5.0\download\Cwbinit" but this produces the bad command or filename error message. It might be something simple but small like the IRQ 1 that the device uses isn't the IRQ 3 that the driver uses.
So I'm going to windrivers.com and driverguide.com and see if I can find a driver that will not give a "!" on thePCI standard ISA bridge icon of the device manager. I don't know if the sound driver requires the use of this bridge. IBM says that the "!" isn't really a conflict of IRQ's
It needs a PCI driver that doesn't consider the ISA's IRQ as different fromthe PCI one, or some

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sound chipset drivers won't install.

by cyprus_dude In reply to sound chipset drivers won ...

First check the crystal drivers...I have had the misfortune of using crystal's audio in the past. Although good, their drivers leave something to be desired. Some drivers that crystal states to be for win95 are in reality 16bit Windows 3.1 files. Becareful that they are not these. By the sounds of what has occured, you may wish to try and re download the file as it may be incomplete. As for installing it, if it there is an .exe or .bat in the unzipped package double click it. If there is an .inf extension then start the add/remove hardware wiz in the control panel. Select choose my hardware from a list and when the Have Disk button appears on the bottom of the box select it. Just point the window to that .inf file and you should be pumping sound in no time at all..
p.s. When you have the drivers they should be saved in c:\windows\system

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sound chipset drivers won't install.

by canndyman In reply to sound chipset drivers won ...

Windows95 does not detect the chipset from crystal audio. The add hardware wizard doesn't have crystal as an option. It has creative labs soundblaster choices that are
actually on my harddrive. I have chosen them and pointed the browser there whichactually lets me add the creativelabs device but it comes up with an "!" on it and still no sound.
I tried in the MS DOS window at the "C:WINDOWS>" prompt to type "run C:\AmericaOnline5.0\download\Cwbinit" but this produces the bad command or filename error message. It might be something simple but small like the IRQ 1 that the device uses isn't the IRQ 3 that the driver uses.
So I'm going to windrivers.com and driverguide.com and see if I can find a driver that will not give a "!" on thePCI standard ISA bridge icon of the device manager. I don't know if the sound driver requires the use of this bridge. IBM says that the "!" isn't really a conflict of IRQ's
It needs a PCI driver that doesn't consider the ISA's IRQ as different fromthe PCI one, or some

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