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Sound.drv problem

By plkod ·
I am receiving an error message that says "NTVDM KERNEL: Missing 16-bit system module" "please re-install the following module to your system 32 directory: SOUND.DRV"

This appears when I attempt to load programs for my kids. A CD of Windows XP was not included when I purchased my computer. Any help on how to fix this problem would be greatly appreciated.

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by Blackcurrant In reply to Sound.drv problem


the file sound.drv can be found at the following locations:


Check that it exists in all these locations and try copying from one location to another. You should create a restore point using System Restore before you do this (Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Restore).

Good luck

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by dmiles In reply to Sound.drv problem

Try running those programs in compatibility mode. Right click on the executable and select compatibility, win98/me as your system. Windows XP does not run 16 bit applications normally and this is likely where you problem is coming from, as Formflow is asking for a 16bit module. If you set the compatibility for win98, it will emulate a dos process that can run 16 bit modules.

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