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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 John Larimer In reply to Win 95 hangs up w/Sound C ...

When Windows boots it dynamically allocates resources. When a new Plug and Play device is installed it boots using the old settings and then moves things around to find a place for the new device. Most likely an old device is moved to an incompatible resource. Try this: Before installing the sound card go to the device manager, double click on "Computer" and find an open irq then check I/O address and find an available address (for sound blasters usually 0220-022F or 0240-?). Shut down andinstall the sound card. When Windows boots go to the device manager, view the properties of your sound card, select the resources tab, remove the check mark from the "Use automatic settings" check box, select the button for manually setting resources. In Windows 98SE the button says "Change Setting..." but in Windows 95 I believe it says "Manual Settings". You may have to change the selection in the "Setting based on:" list from Basic Configuration 0000 to Basic configuration 0001 or something. Once you can man

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Win 95 hangs up w/Sound Card plugged in

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

You can remove any lines from autoexec.bat & config.sys which are for soundblaster, try to get the newest version of drivers for Win 9x, also try changing interrupt, dma & base address in device manager, if that wouldn't help try to realocate motherboard recources in bios, may be sound blaster is ok & somthing wrong with motherboard?

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

I had the same pro, It worked when I deleted , in SYSTEM the sound card attributes, FIRST NT, then I booted into Win and did the same, after rebooted NT and installed it into NT first. Seeing that NT sees W95 but not the otherway, then I installed it back into win, it worked, try it and see.

good luck
paul

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