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Win 95 hangs up w/Sound Card plugged in

By agyedu.md ·
Have dual boot Win 95/NT system that boots up with no problem in Win 95. With Soundblaster card plugged in (after plug and play installation) sound card works great. However, when the system is reboot (or turned back on at any time after shut off), it hangs up in win 95. This problem happened before Win NT install. Going into autoexec.bat mode reveals a first line added to the autoexec.bat file thus "SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 P330 E620 T6 which happens to be the Sound Blaster 16 Environmental variable specifying the base I/O address, IRQ line and DMA channnels of the audio interface. When I "rem" or delete that line, plug the sound card back in it works perfect until shut off.
Have tried more than five times to delete the sound card files and reinstall, but no luck. Have checked Device Manager for counflicts, but none seem to exist. Any help? Thanks in advance

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by MCSE Lee In reply to Win 95 hangs up w/Sound C ...

Try editing the line in AUATOEXEC.BAT and set a different IRQ. It wounds as if there's a conflict with another device, even tough Device Manager doesn't find one. You could also try a different base address...

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Win 95 hangs up w/Sound Card plugged in

by dmiles In reply to Win 95 hangs up w/Sound C ...

I am running a Sound Blaster Sound Card on my system and has been my experience to reload the files with setup disk and it offers you the files to set-up during the process in plug and play with an IRQ SET AT 10,Clear both device usage boxes after reinstall.

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Win 95 hangs up w/Sound Card plugged in

by Nick Beagin In reply to Win 95 hangs up w/Sound C ...

The SET BLASTER line merely sets enviroment variables for DOS based applications , it doesnt actually change anything on the card. A friend had a similar problem, in fact it seems identical, but was unable to resolve it and he got bored and went out and bought a different card. The original card is now in my machine and works fine. Try taking the card back as the only real way to resovle it seems to be a complete reinstall and with dual boot that seems a bit extreme.

Nick

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by bdgray In reply to Win 95 hangs up w/Sound C ...

Make sure that resourse settings in WIN95 and in WIN NT are identical and you should not have any more problems.

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by nroberts In reply to Win 95 hangs up w/Sound C ...

Friend of mine had a similiar problem. Microsoft instructed him that it might not be a hardware problem at all, but you may have a corrupt *.wav file that keeps the system from shutting down properly or in your case rebooting.

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