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sound problem with windows 98

By gac1425 ·
windows 98 will not correctly play any of its sounds. Sound is present but so jittery or stuttered that it is unrecognizable. I have uninstalled all sound card devices in device manager and rebootted but this did not fix it. Playing sound from control panel give same result. I have down loaded new drivers but this did not work either. I have upgraded my computer from 75MHz pentium to 333MHz overdrive processor, added a 56K modem, and USB port. It is an HP Pavillion 5030 w an Intel advanced MN motherboard. This problem is present even though device manager shows no problem with hardware. How can I fix this problem? My computer occasionally hangs on shut down which may be related to this sound problem.

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by anakin In reply to sound problem with window ...

Sounds like a possible sharing problem with either irq or dma settings. Some devices can share these settings without problems. BUT windows 9x will many times place many devices on the same irq or dma and they "work" in device manager even though weird things happen. This is found a lot with highband width or legacy devices on the isa bus. Check to see if the sound card is sharing irqs or dmas in device manager by choosing computer and clicking the properties button. Then choose irq on the radio button and browse the list for any sharings. Then return to device manager and try to move one or more devices to another irq or dma.

Hope that helps

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by gac1425 In reply to sound problem with window ...

no radio buttonj

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by fariase In reply to sound problem with window ...

To expand a little on the last answer. Some sound will also install 2 dma settings for a sound card. Although this does not always cause a problem, it can. Two things to check, on in device manager under the properties for the sound card, check the resources and see if it lists multiple DMA settings. If so, uncheck use Automatic settings and flip though the Settings based on: until you find one that only uses one dma channel.

The other way is, sometimes, depending on the sound card, you can go into multimedia in control panel, go to devices tab, find you sound card under Audio Devices. Click properties. When you hit the settings button some sound cards allow you disable dual dma channels.

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by gac1425 In reply to sound problem with window ...

can't find qutomatic settings

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by fariase In reply to sound problem with window ...

Just to verify the first two answers, I have seen it many many times. Older systems have a hard time recognizing all of the memory on a Dimm. Usually 1/4 of the size. If you install a 64mb dimm, your system will probably detect 16. Again, check your documentation.

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by gac1425 In reply to sound problem with window ...

my computer recognizes all its RAM present

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by fariase In reply to sound problem with window ...

There are also a few bios settings that can cause this problem. AGP Aperture size and X2 x4. Check your aperture size first, if it is 128 or above, knock it down to 64 and see if makes a difference. If not trying setting the AGP Bux to x2 insteadx4.

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by gac1425 In reply to sound problem with window ...

Can't find AGP aperature size in BIOS

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by bblunden In reply to sound problem with window ...

You might want to go into your device manager and you may have to "uncheck" the auto configuration option of any legacy and/or DOS devices you may have listed under sound. You may not have to change the settings, but just taking it off "auto-pilot" has worked for me in the past. You may even have to disable the legacy/dos devices. Look for the right combo. By the way, what kind of sound card is it?

Good luck,
Bill Blunden

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