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    Windows 95 sound system

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    by acktse ·

    I recently formatted my hard drive and reinstalled Windows 95. However, the sound system doesn’t seem to work. I need to know how to reinstall just the Windows 95 sound system (or do anything to get my sound system back running again). Can anybody help me?

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      by adamcox ·

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      Firstly, you need to know what hardware you have inside your PC, probably by looking on the invoice / documentation or if absolutely necessary, inside the PC. Then, once you have found this out, go to the Start Menu, Settings, Control Panel and double-click on Add New Hardware. Then, try to let it automatically detect your hardware, and if it does, select that and finish the installation, otherwise, if it doesn’t, when it asks you, specify the hardware that you have if it is on the list, otherwise click on ‘have disk’. This will prompt you to enter a CD-ROM or floppy disk with the drivers on. The manufacturer should of supplied you with these. Once this is done, finish the installation and reboot.

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    • #3899555

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      by todd ·

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      1st start by checking your device manager to see if the drivers for your sound system have installed properly.

      To do this, right click on my computer, and select properties. Then click on the device manager tab.

      Look for any exclamation pointson any devices. If you see some, delete these devices. They will redetect on the next reboot, and reinstall themselves.

      Look for a yellow question mark stating “Other devices” Look for any sound related devices here, and delete them as well. On your next reboot, your system should detect anything that wasn’t properly installed, and either install the drivers or ask you for a driver disk as provided by the hardware manufacturer who made you sound card.

      Good luck, and feel free to email me with any questions.

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    • #3899554

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      by craigm ·

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      If you mean no sound at all then I would start by checking the device manager to see if a sound card exists in the hardware list. Check this by right clicking on my computer and selecting properties. then click the device manager tab. expand the sound card game port section and see if you see a card listed there. If you don’t then you need to add it. If you have the original disks your pc came with look for sound card drivers. If you can’t find them then the real fun begins. you can try doing an add new hardware through control pannel to see if the os can detect your card. if not you will have to open the machine and look at the sound card. Hopefully your be able to get the manufacturer and model info from the card. then you willhave to download the drivers and install them. If that doesn’t work you may have a bad card, but If it was working before the win95 reload it should still be fine. You may also want to first check and make sure that the cable from the pc to your speakers hasn’t some h

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    • #3899553

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      by rmmcp ·

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      First of all, open Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs. Click on the Windows Setup tab. Double click on Multimedia. See if the “Volume Control” option is checked. If it is, then that is installed. If it’s not. Check it and OK everything to install it. You’ll need the Win CD.
      Next, open System Properties (“Windows key” and Pause/Break together). Click on the Device Manager tab. Click the + by “Sound, Video, Game Controllers”. See if you Sound Card or Motherboard sound device is listed. If it’s not, you’ll need to install it with the manufactures driver install program. Find it at their web site under Support/Drivers. If it has a yellow “!” mark on it, double-click it to bring up its properties. Click Resources tab and see if there is a conflict with something else. If there is, you’ll need to move it or the conflicting object to another IRQ. That’s a trial and error proceedure. If that’s the case, email me at rmoore@id.freei.net.

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    • #3899546

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      by valentin ·

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      Use “Add new hardware” wizard to install sound drivers. When asked choose “Sound device”. Actually if you have Plug’n’Play Soundcard and/or Plug’n’Play BIOS Rev. 1.0A it should install it automatically. If it isnt PNP you will probably need manufacturer driver disks.

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    • #3899543

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      by gary_it ·

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      Check the device manager, see if there?s anything sound related. If so, then you need the driver for your sound card. For onboard sound card: the file is on your motherboard CD or is listed in the mobo manual. Find that driver @ winfiles.com/driverguide.com.

      If PCI: check the card, get the brand/model of the card. Go to the internet & get driver. Unpack the driver in a folder, then go to device manager (system properties), double click on the sound device, click on the driver tab, and then click on update driver. Point to the folder where driver was unpacked.
      **Might have to be install it from scratch. Just go to “add new hardware wizard” in the control panel and follow the steps. Skip the hardware detection! When it asks for the location of the driver then just point it to the location where you unpacked the downloaded driver.
      Also check for IRQ conflicts?that could cause problems! Should be IRQ 5 or any empty IRQ, DMA 3 OR 1.

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    • #3899539

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      by kevin b ·

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      Have you checked your speakers and all of your wires.(Just checking) Next I would look at you device manager to see if any devices are not running.(Possibly conflicts with other devices). In that case you should check the IRQ settings. Also you need to make sure that your sound devices are the same as you sound card. If not you need to remove those devices and reboot your PC. When it reboots it will ask you for the drivers for the sound card. Then you can install the correct drivers. Hope this helps.

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    • #3899533

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      by dmiles ·

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      Check device manager and right click and select properties,click on the update drivers tab,reinstall the driver,if you added a different sound card than the original system card you wioped out the drivers.

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    • #3899526

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      by dale ·

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      This can be a process of trial and error, depending on whether your hardware has been detected by the OS or not… The steps to get things up and running under ALL possible scenarios will not fit in this space.

      Email me directly and I’ll step youthrough it ’til it works for the points…

      Dale

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    • #3899518

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      by jokeman ·

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      check your soundcard inside the pc and make sure the cable is attached to the cd rom drive.. make sure u have a working driver loaded for the sound card… also check the bios to make sure your audio is enable.. (if there is an option for that)….check device manager and see what is listed under sound? is there a question mark? … if u can use the drivers that came with your soundcard? how old is the computer we are talking about… if this doesnt work.. try moving your soundcard to a diff slot on the motherboard!!

      good luck

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    • #3899516

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      by lito ·

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      First you must know who is the manufacturer of your sound card an if you have the corresponding driver. If you don’t have the corresponding driver you can go to http://www.driversguide.com and download your needed driver.
      Then go to Contol Panel and double click System. In the device manager folder see if there is a file “Others” and click + sign located in its left side. If you see a “PCI Multimedia Device” highlight this and click “Remove” button. Then click “Refresh” button to automatically detect new hardwares. Once it has detected your sound card it would ask the driver and follow the instructions. I hope that this help you re-install your sound system in your pc.

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    • #3899515

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      by nicholas paras ·

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      Try this,

      First off find out the hardware you have and make sure you have the drivers ready for later.

      Try re-installing windows 95 WITHOUT the sound card installed inside the machine, set it up as you wish, and when you are finished put in the card and boot up. Plug and Pray should identify the card and ask you for your drivers. Insert your diskettes or cd with the drivers and it should work.

      Hope this helps. The trick is to install the card separate to the win95 installation.

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    • #3899512

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      by alone.meulens ·

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      First you have to install the soundcard. You do this with Start -> Configuration -> Control Panel -> Add New Hardware. Choosing this will lead you installing a harware on your computer. Arrive at New Hardware Wizard select the option Nee,.. and click on Next button. Selecting the driver for sound, video and games then “Next”, will prompt for you for the driver disk of your soundcard. Put disk in drive A: and click on button “Diskette” will install the driver.
      If you soudsystem still doesn’t work check for interrupt conflict in your Device Manager and to solve this. If this is OK your sound system is ready to play.

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    • #3899503

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      by garoe48 ·

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      The sound system gets installed automatically when you install the proper driver for your sound card. If it worked before you blew the hd off its not a hardware or BIOS problem, its just the driver.

      Now you have to do some detective work. Go to Start, Settings, Control Panel, System, Device Manager. You should see something like PCI Multimedia Device expanded under Other Devices. If you do you’re in good shape, you just need a driver.
      You either got the sound card with your computer or you added it later. This is important because it will give you clues on how to find the driver. If the card came with your computer you should have gotten a disk or cd that contains all the drivers for your system. If you added the card later you should have gotten a disk or cd with the card. Either way, insert the disk, double click on PCI Multimedia Device and click the tabs until you find a button that says Update Driver. Click on this, point to the disk you inserted and reboot.

      I’m running out of room so if you d

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      by hypersoniq mcse ·

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      If you purchased your system pre-loaded (i.e. Gateway, Dell, Packard-bell etc.), then there will be a system restore cd. you need to load this because it contains all of the proper drivers and settings for your hardware layout.
      If you did use a restore CD, they are notorious for bad copies, write to the company and have them send a new one.
      Be sure that you not only installed the driver for the card, but also the audio mixer application(s), then check all of the volume levels.
      If you ever made a rescue floppy, check all of the lines in config.sys and autoexec.bat or autoexec.oox and be sure to point the o.s. to the proper driver files.
      If this was just a reformat/reinstall it is unlikely that hardware conflicts developed, but to be safe, right click my computer | properties | device manager and check for any conflicts (yellow circles w/ red !)
      if all else fails, go to the website of the soundcard mfgr. and d/l the latest driver
      good luck ;0)

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    • #3899482

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      by tysonmathews ·

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      Yes, You would like to install WIN95 sound system and not the driver files, YES? OK with your win95 cd in the CD ROM go to START/SETTINGS/CONTROL PANEL (AD/REMOVE) then got to the Windows setup tab/ then scroll down to Multimedia (you can hit details to choose more options to install on WIN95 multimedia).

      Now if it is checked then uncheck/hit OK and reboot. then start over again and this time check it and hit OK out of it and reboot.

      NOW IF IT ISN’T CHECKED, check the multimedia box and reboot. AND THAT IS IT.

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      by featsfanbob ·

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      You may be having an IRQ conflict. Go into Control Panel, double click on “System” and check all of your IRQ’s. If your sound card has the same IRQ as another device, it won’t work. Assign it an open IRQ, reboot and see if that helps.

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      by ashtone ·

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      Go into Device manager (Right click “my computer” choose properties and device manager) hit the plus by other devices and see if you have a pci multimedia device listed. If so your drivers haven’t been loaded. Locate the drivers for your sound cardand make them accessible to the computer. then remove the multimedia device and click refresh. The wizard will then pop up and you should click next, display a list, and choose sound video and game device and click next. Make it look in other locations and point it to the place of your sound drivers then just follow it through and it should work fine.

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      by rcsd ·

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      My goodness there are a lot of posts to your question. Greed seems to work even among us techno-geeks.. I read all the answers and many seem pretty good. If none of them work, perhaps you might try something completely different.

      Pull your sound card out, leave it out, and restart windows. Once everything has started, Uninstall EVERYTHING that has to do with your sound card. For example, if you have an AWE 64 delete all software and all registry entries where AWE 64 appears. If you thinkthere may be more recent drivers, pop onto the internet and get them. Restart the computer, then shut down.

      Now re-install the card. If you have a sound driver disk be sure it is in the drive. Restart Windows and when prompted, direct the installation wizard to the correct file on your drivers disk.

      If this does not work, you probably have some type of damage to the sound card. As a sound card sufferer of the past, I hope this helps!

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      by riyaz ·

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      Your sound card is old, buy cheaper new model. Kidding..
      Go to control panel;Add New Hardware;Manually select “Sound, video and game controllers” Click Next Button, Select Manufacturer to “Microsoft” and Models to “Windows Sound System Compatible”Click Finish this will configure your sound system, which you used previous win95 installation. Restart the system you will see the sound icon in system tray(Task bar)
      Any how you will find this helpful.

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    • #3899348

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      by saihib ·

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      What do you mean by “sound system?” Is it that you can’t play CDs or that Windows doesn’t make the default startup sounds? It sounds like when you reloaded Windows it didn’t set up your sound card properly. Look in Device Manager. If your card is found under “Sound Video and Game Controllers” and is said to be operating properly then the problem is likely somewhere else. Check your speakers and cable to make sure they’re working. If you can’t get sound when playing CDs make sure the cable from CD player to sound card is hooked up properly. Put an audio CD in the player and hook headphones to the front of the CD player just to make sure it is working properly. “Preview” Sounds in Control Panel. If they appear to play, the sound card is probably good. If the card is not present at all you may be able to force Windows to detect it using “Add New Hardware.” If the card is listed in “Other Devices,” then you need to re-install the driver.

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      by jason_beery ·

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      This article describes how to change an audio driver from within Microsoft
      Windows 95.
      CHANGING AN AUDIO DRIVER
      To change an audio driver in Windows 95, do the following.
      NOTE: If you are unsure about what audio driver you have, see the instructions in the “Redetecting and Installing Drivers” section at the bottom of this article.
      1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
      2. Double-click System.
      3. Click the Device Manager tab.
      4. Double-click Sound, Video AndGame Controllers, and then click the audio card
      installed from the list. Click Properties.
      5. Click the Driver tab, then click Change Driver.
      6. To select a compatible Windows 95 audio driver, make sure that Show
      Compatible Devices is selected. Select a driver from the list and click OK.
      7. To choose a different audio driver, click Show All Devices. Select a driver
      from the list and click OK.
      NOTE: To install a manufacturer supplied driver, click the Have Disk option.
      From the Install From Di

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      by ped2000 ·

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      I would suggest that you upgrade to win98 second addition. Windows 95, even 95 OSR2 is very well known for not excepting even the correct drivers. Win98 SE should solve this, as well as, Have your drivers Built right into the OS

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    • #3899306

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      by michael van den berg, cne5/mcse ·

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      Find out what type of Soundcard you have. If you don’t know, open the computer and read every label on it or ask a you PC shop or such what it is.

      Go to http://www.winfiles.com and find out from which web site you can download drivers for that card.

      Then download the drivers and install them. The latest drivers usually works the best.

      Manny drivers shiped with Win95 didn’t work 100% or cards have released after Win95.

      If you cannot find something, write me an e-mail.

      Regards

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      by worf ·

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      I have read the above answers. I agree most are good sugestions, but I think you may have tried them already. My 2 cents would be to open your case being carefull on minimizing your risk of static. Next pull the sound card. Look for any identifying mark as to the main chips manufacurer. This could be Creative labs, Orchard, etc. If there is not identifying marks look for th FIC number and write it down. Then go to the following page http://www.driverguide.com/guide/fccid.htm
      then used the fic lookup feature to find the manufacturer of your sound card. More than likely the fic code on your sound card is the older one. Hope this gives you an head start. if not e-mail me and I will help you find the driver you need. The older cards are sometimes hard to find drivers for so don’t feel discouraged if it takes a little while.

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      by paultalb ·

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      Hard Way:
      Lots of good answers, but I think you need to check the PC’s bios settings. For example HP PC’s have a “Running Win95” setting that turns on and off PlugNPlay bios, look for these settings, and if the card is older than 2years you might have to turn PNP off and run the setup program for the card so it can set the Addr, IRQ, DMA & etc. manually. If it is real old, look for jumpers on the card to find the settings.
      Easy Way:
      Go buy a new card for $25.

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      by g_plumb ·

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      Check for IRQ conflicts, if there is one you need to go to the device manager applet and view resources by connection. You then get the option to reserve resources. Reserve IRQ Port 11 for the sound card and reboot the PC. The other devices should then re-assign themselves to other ports. If you are still having problems, trying moving the sound card to a different PCI slot (assuming it is PCI) actually inside the PC. If there are no other ports, your sound card could be faulty. Try http://www.drivers.com first for newer drivers.

      If however the card works but something else stops working, as before, try moving the card to another slot and remember to free up the reservation for Port 11. Everything should then re-assign itself nicely. If, again, this does not work you should consider contacting the manufacturer of the sound card, buy a new one, or search for a newer driver on http://www.drivers.com

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      by harishbajaj ·

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      first you have to got know about your pc sound card then had to install perfered software for that go in system icon of you control pannel select your sound click for to install driver for that then u soun system works properly

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      by cmcd ·

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      If it’s not integrated into the motherboard, just open the case and pull the card. (Make sure you pull the plug, not just turn it off, newer motherboards have voltage on the PCI slots for WOL/WOR and you could lose a board!) Start the computer backup and then shut it down. Now put the car back in and Windows will automagically reinstall everything and reassign IRQ’s and all the other neat things it needs to make it work.

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      by jnyhart ·

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      All of these are good, but one thing that should be checked in addition to all of this is this: Is the USB support installed? Windows 95 does not have inherent USB support, (and consequently no proper PCI Bridge support) and this could cause problems with the audio driver installation (amongst others). Make sure the PIIX 4 drivers are installed (if needed) and the USB Supplement package included on the Windows 95 CD. Then attempt driver installation, and if necessary, remove and reinstall the multimedia components through add/remove programs control panel. Also consider removing all MM Audio CODECS, and reinstalling the base Audio CODECS.

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      by ravi7 ·

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      There are a few possible solutions to your problem.
      1. A physical connection: Check all connections to and from your sound card (the plate with the sound jacks) on the back of your system. Check power to the speakers. Plug speakers in to each connection on your sound card and try. Also try on the computer to adjust the volume with the volume adjusting software. Usually a little speaker icon in your system tray.

      2.Your sound system might be too new or too old for Windows95, more likely too new. Also sometimes when a device is not “plug and play” compatible windows has trouble atomatically configuring it. Fix this by using software provided by the hardware manufacturer of your sound card. Follow the documentation that came with your hardware to do this.

      3. Device conflicts: Check the status of the device driver by: Right-clicking “My computer” on your desktop. Click properties. Click the device manager tab. Click the + sign to expand “sound, video, and game controllers”, see if anything resembling a

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      by adwait gupte ·

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      See The problem could be anything. If you cannot hear any sounds at all then there could be a simple problem like a cord disconnected. Try looking at the back of your PC and see wether all the wires are connected. If they are then try reinstalling the whole windows again. If that does not work there could be a problem inside the cabinet. Also check the power supply of the speakers and also try out diffrent speakers on your system.

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      by aiskandar ·

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      If certain hardware does not work properly after a fresh setup of your OS, it should have a mark down warning sign if you check on your system device (right click My Computer, Device Manager). Delete the one which is not working. Restart your PC andthe system will start looking for new hardware. while it prompts you for the driver, try to locate the driver either from the disks of your hardware or from Windows 95 CD ROM

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      by rsprince ·

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      This happened to me not to long ago, I tried everything I could, took card out, reinstalled drivers over and over again…

      I finally ran down to local computer store bought me a 16 bit sound card and put it in and it’s been working ever sense…

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      by hmertens ·

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      Not all (sound) hardware can be installed under Win9x directly (typically old stuff). Hopefully you have a backup of your AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS from the orignal setup. Do you have any “real-mode” DOS drivers getting loaded/configured; do they seem associated with your sound system. Then, again, hopefully you’ve backed up from the original harddisk installation, or have install disks, for these real mode drivers for your sound system.

      I’ve noticed, for example, that the approx. mid-90’sIBM PC’s made use of a multi-function card (sound/modem/joystick whose name escapes me right now) that had only OEM support for DOS and Win3.x – it would run under Win9x; but only if the “real-mode” driver was properly configured. Often the sound suppport would disappear if something happened to the AUTOEXEC.BAT, CONFIG.SYS, WIN.INI or SYSTEM.INI files.

      Summary: Such a device is a real hassle to get up and working again (especially multi-function cards). If Win9x doesn’t figure it out you’llhave to try reconstr

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      by kakadak ·

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      You need to know what kind of soundcard you have first. The best thing to have done is to jot down what kind of soundcard you had before you reinstalled windows. If your machine came from the store you should have the drivers on floppy or CD-Rom lurking around somewhere. If not you will have to find out what kind of soundcard it is and get the correct drivers.
      Go to control panel and then devices and see if your soundcard is there or if it is marked X. Try the hardware detection to see if yourmachine can detect the soundcard..

      Good luck.

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      by slosco ·

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      OK, you have been given every possible answer I could have thought up but nothing on prevention. A lesson learned is valuable. Once you have this issue resolved just be sure to document exactly what you have in your system at all times(manufacturers, model#’s,specific name of hardware, and if your a gamer constantly updating drivers for your accelerator card, what driver version you have).Next keep a backup set of your drivers on floppy, zip drive whatever, plainly labeled and updated as neededso that the next time this happens you wont have any trouble at all. One last thing. If you do anything with your system in the future involving removing hardware and formatting, remember the video card and the sound card are resource hogs. Try installing them first alone, get detected and setup, then install the rest of your hardware. In most cases this will save you heartache wrestling with your hardware wanting to use the same resources. Hope this was somewhat helpful.

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      by vangzong ·

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      I assume you haven’t installed the sound driver yet. First of all find out what the hardware manufactuer of you sound card and find the drvier disk for it. If you don’t have the driver disk you can check on the manufactuers web site, they will usually have drviers that you can download. Next go to your start menu -> control panel -> add new hardware.. The system will detect your hardware. It will ask if you want to install the driver select yes and it will ask for the driver. you may need your win 95 disk for this. Put in the driver disk or specify the path of the file if you downloaded it. and wala that should do it.. restart system. and sound should be ok..

      vz

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    • #3898893

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      by ljohn_au1 ·

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      1. Start Menu at the task bar
      2. Settings from Start Menu
      3. Side drag, click Control Panel
      4. Add New Hardware Wizard
      5. Next
      6. Yes (Recommend) for add new manufutures inside hardward, “next”, let
      them running and it may automatically appears new manufutures and
      models. Or No for already have manufutures inside, to selective the name
      of manufuturers and model you have purchase the soundcard must match
      you choose, “next” look for “sound,video and game controllers”…”next”
      then match manufuturers and models you choose…”next” should applies.
      “Next” let them running after “Next” then “Finish” or “cancel” return to
      Control Panel Menu. Or “Have Disk” if you have, put your disk into the
      floppy drive A then “have disk” let them running uploading then “Finish”.
      7. Reboot or Restart
      8. Good Luck!

      Leeanne

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      by chucketn ·

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      You will need to reinstall the driver software for your specific sound card. Check in the Device Manager listing under System in Control Panel to see if the Sound Card is identified. It probably will have a yellow exclamation point in front of its listing to indicate a problem.
      If your PC Mfg did not provide you with a driver disk for your sound card, you should be able to Download the driver from the Mfg website or from the Sound Card mfg website.

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    • #3896125

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      by humpert ·

      In reply to Windows 95 sound system

      Greetings acktse.

      I got some Questions just to the beginning.

      Do You have a Modem ?
      If so check out for Driver Problems between the Soundcard and the Modem. There?s no guarantee that troubles will be shown in the devicemanager. Get the newestDriver from the Vendor.

      If there is a yellow mark in the devicemanager, you should consider to reestablish the Driver. There`s an Option at the devices properties.

      If You can?t find any reason that causes troubles, try to boot in safe mode. Ifthere is any trouble, it will reveal itself in the devicemanager. I usually find a lot of interesting entries when I boot in “safe mode” and open the devicemanager, e.g. malfunctioning hardware, devices that does not exist, multiple installed devices or just some resourceerrors which occurs on normal boot, but the system seems not to recognize them as errors.

      My last hint in this case:
      figure out your BIOS…
      Win95 recommend the entry “PnP OS installed = Yes”.
      If an entry about “USB-Devices” does exist, enabl

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    • #3895910

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      by dbeucher ·

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      First we need to determine what type of sound card you have to get the proper drivers for it. Take your sound card out of the system and examine it and look for something that should resemble FCC ID: OR FCC:
      We are looking for the fcc id#. Write this # down on a piece of paper. Then go to this web page address. http://www.windrivers.com/company.htm
      Type in the fcc id # on this website and hit search. It will tell you what the company name and possibly the model # of the device.
      Once you see the company name go to the website of the company or go through windrivers and look by company. Then under that company try to match a model # on the sound card with a model # on the website of the manufactuer. Then download the new driver and install it

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      by tdickson ·

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      First if you have a recover disk that came with your computer you should load this as it comes with drivers that you need for your machine. If you don’t then you should go to the manufacturers website and download the driver for your sound card. Then go to Control Panel and Add new hardware. When it goes to look for the driver point it to the one you downloaded. Hope this helps.

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      by bdivine ·

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      Good suggestions.
      In device manager. Yellow question marks are unknown devices, DO NOT DELETE them. Highlight, choose properties and if you know what they are. choose driver and then manually install the driver. Do you perhaps have both the analog and digital volume muted? What sound card do you have? Can you test the card using DXdiag.exe Do you hear anything? IF it is an older card try the DOS drivers. You could have an IRQ conflict between a CDROM and your sound card. I hope you find answer in all of these suggestions.

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    • #3895804

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      by b_safe ·

      In reply to Windows 95 sound system

      This is a known problem while installing
      Windows 95 and also 98 and happens if the
      user is not careful how he has configured
      his installation options.

      The solution to this is to reinstall Windows
      95 once again as it will not overwrite your
      existing settings but it will allow you to
      detect and plug in new devices.

      All the best.

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    • #3895688

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      by green_lantern ·

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      Does your board have Built in Sound? If so go into the BIOS setup and make sure that the CMOS Settings haven’t reset. If this is the case the make sure the settings are what you want and that the audio is enabled. Then once Windows starts go to the control panel and ADD REMOVE PROGRAMS and go to the WINDOWS SETUP tab. make sure that under the multimedia you have selected the sound recorder and volume control. Okay on these settings and restart the system. Install the audio software that may have come with your computer and install it. Otherwise Windows might just find it on it’s own. Make sure that the sound isn’t muted in the volume control and it should be good.

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    • #3895670

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      by beverly.j.wieland ·

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      I always look for the easiest answer first.
      If your machine was originally Windows 95 the system should see your sound card/board. Try Settings, Control Panel and Add/Romove hardware.
      Let the system go through it’s checklist and see if it can find the sound card itself. It’s best to know if software came with your hardware. Some hardware needs it’s own drivers installed. The Windows system will give you that option to install the drivers from a manufacturers disk. You can also check the Web site for downloading software to support your hardware if you know what it is.
      If this doesn’t do it, look in the Device Manager to see if the sound card is recognized. Often on initial reinstall their can be a conflict. If their is a conflict you may need to remove the card and allow it to reinstall clean. Good luck

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      by farawaynow ·

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      All the answers are good, but…if you have a custom board/chipset( such as VIA, SOYO, etc.), you may need to load the chipset drivers for PCI/IRQ to get any plug&play devices to read from Win 95/98. Best bet is to find these drivers (if this is your situation), remove all cards from board except your video card, then reinstall Windows. After installation, Windows should detect all your additional cards, sound, modem, etc.
      I have had a similiar problem in the past..replaced card and “voila”!

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      by jason_mayer ·

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      First I would ask if you have a sound card & did you install drivers for it? If yes, check your driver mgr & check if there are any conflicts.

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      by hz ·

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      What i normally do when i format a PC is that i put the sound card cd rom driver in the cd rom then i install the drivers. normally this works perfectly.
      if not go to start>settings>control panel>add remove programs>
      then click on the “windows setup” tab, go to multimedia and add everything you need.

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    • #3892180

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      by dtnunity ·

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      You have to locate you computers information, find out the name of the sound card. The you have to locate the software and install.

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    • #3892149

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      by enigma ·

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      well, here is what i think, follow these steps and i am sure it will solve the problem

      1) make sure you have the drivers for the sound card ready .
      2) in the device manager, delete any yellow marked (( Other Devices ))
      3) Reboot your system
      4)When you stsrt windows the Re-Install process will go, DO NOT let windows assign drivers from its list, make sure to supply the drivers shipped with the sound casrd .

      thats all

      reboot again

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    • #3892090

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      by edperks ·

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      First things first, you must go to your device manager and see if it list the sound card type(soundblaster, opti,) and so forth if it does you need to go to thier website and get the latest drivers for this make and model that you have. If it doesnttell you go to control panel and click on the add new hardware and let it search for you. If this doesnt work you need to open your case and get the make of the sound card. and the get the drivers of the web. if you need anymore help just send me a email edperks@perksweb.com

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    • #3892083

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      by babygummi ·

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      What soundcard are you using? You should identify it and install its driver.
      The soundcard might be defective. Check it by going to the computer properties(right click) and see if your sounds have exclamation. If so, go to your dealer and complain.

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    • #3892082

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      by jun1cez1 ·

      In reply to Windows 95 sound system

      TO DATE, THIS IS ANSWER #53

      ACKTSE,
      I DO NOT WANT TO SPECULATE ANYTHING BUT YOU DID NOT SPECIFY WHAT KIND OF SOUNDCARD YOU HAVE. IF IT IS OPTi BASED SOUNDCARD, YOUR IMAGINATION IS NOT FOOLING YOU SINCE WIN95 WAS RELEASED WITHOUT ANY PLUG AND PLAY SUPPORT FOR THIS KIND OF SOUNDCARD.
      IF YOU WANTED THIS SOUNDCARD TO WORK, YOU must REINSTALL WIN95 AND RUNNING PRIOR TO INSTALLATION OF THE SOUNDCARD, THEN POWER DOWN, INSTALL THE SOUNDCARD, POWERUP AND LET LET WIN95 DETECT YOUR HEADACHE(SOUNDCARD) AND INSTALL USING ITS OWN OEM DRIVER. I REPEAT, YOU MUST INSTALL WIN95 FIRST WITHOUT ANY SOUNDCARD.
      NOW, LIKE WHAT I SAID, I DO NOT WANT TO SPECULATE ANYTHING IF IT REALLY AN OPTi BASED OR SOUNDBLASTER BASED SOUNDCARD BUT YOU WILL NOT GET THIS PROBLEM WITH SOUNDBLASTER, ONLY WITH OPTi BASED SOUNDCARD.
      IF THIS DID NOT WORK, E-MAIL ME AND I WILL E-MAIL THE FULL DOCs ON THIS.

      JUN
      A+, NET+, MCP+i, MCSE

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    • #3892070

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      by saleh_ali_99 ·

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    • #3892045

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      by jay.mark.robertson ·

      In reply to Windows 95 sound system

      Windows sound system only works if the hardward (the soundcard) has been detected and configured. Try system/devices to see if it is present and funtioning – if not reinstall the hardware and windows sounds system should work.

      Regards

      Jay

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    • #3893336

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      by jesselou ·

      In reply to Windows 95 sound system

      first,read carefully the documentation that comes with your soundcard and do exactly the
      manufacturer’s install instructions.second,enable your sound system into your bios.third install the latest direct x and test your sound system over there.

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      by phen ·

      In reply to Windows 95 sound system

      All you have to do is delete the sound card from the control panel and reinstall the driver using the add new hardware icon and win 95 will detect the PnP sound card you have. Now all you have to do is plug the RCA jack in the correct slot in the sound card and you will have sound.

      Subzero
      (CCNE)

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    • #3893033

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      by j51030 ·

      In reply to Windows 95 sound system

      If you go to you “Contropanel” And then to
      “Software” You can reinstall parts of the
      Windows systhem.
      If that shouldn’t work you have to reinstall
      Windows totaly. And this time ues the “user
      oriented” instalation. How to use it I can’t
      tell, because different it is in every
      version.
      But you should have allot mor options.
      But the easyerst way to provent this error is
      by using an “UNINSTALLER” wich is a good
      thing if it is compatible to windows, then
      then he will do all the work for you.
      Try it…
      Cia

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    • #3893030

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      by j51030 ·

      In reply to Windows 95 sound system

      You have to go to the “contro panel” And edit
      you “systhem” files. You will find options
      about “INTERNAL SECURETY” what is stupid non
      sence, becoust you computer is not a public
      terminal is it? So you can set these options
      to totaly zero.Try that if you are confused by your systhem
      don’t be afried to contact me.
      Ciao

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    • #3893029

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      by j51030 ·

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      You should check your “Virtual-memory” and if
      that doen’t help, then you have you “Internal
      security” to hight. What slows the computer
      totaly down. Because he checks every Folder
      for Protection and user options. What is
      unnessesserly (I’mnot American how you can
      see. And I feel sorry for my speling) to have
      it you don’t have a public terminal, or an
      Multiuser systhem, and wont to protect you
      files from your Parents or so.
      C

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    • #3895345

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      by ddiep ·

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      Even though Windows 95 might be plug and play, not all audio device may be detect. Ensure that you have the correct drivers for the particalar device that you may have. Sometime, you may need to have the correct motherboard drivers as well( Bus Master, PCI Bridge, etc).

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    • #3895344

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      by ddiep ·

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      Even though Windows 95 might be plug and play, not all audio device may be detect. Ensure that you have the correct drivers for the particalar device that you may have. Sometime, you may need to have the correct motherboard drivers as well( Bus Master, PCI Bridge, etc).

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    • #3895302

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      by chirila ·

      In reply to Windows 95 sound system

      If all of this doesn’t work, open the case, look on the soundcard, write down as many things you can (manufacturer, model, chipset, FCCid and so), go to http://www.driverguide.com, logon with user/pass: drivers/all. Search your card by these keywords (the ones you wrote down), download the drivers, and follow the steps described by precedent techs to install the drivers. Good Luck

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    • #3894052

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      by menacefire ·

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      I had this similar problem a couple months ago. I installed Windows 95, and the sound would just not work. Well, what I had to do was go into the BIOS and because my soundcard was connected to the motherboard, I had to disable it. I later connected another soundcard to the computer and it seems to be working fine. The interesting thing about this whole thing is that for 3 months, the sound of mine was also working. What the problem was was that I bought it at a computer show from an unknown brand. Therefore, you can never tell the actual results of what can come from this. If you didn’t buy the motherboard or soundcard from a computer show, then I don’t know what to tell you…

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      by condorstats ·

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      It seems that there may be a problem with the sound driver. Was the driver fo your sound systewm installed of your Win disk? If so just delete all drivers for sound and use the add new hardware icon in Control Panel. If the driver was seperate and you do not have the disk or it was pre installed, contact your sound card supplier.

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    • #3895110

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      by robinarm ·

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      Look in your system tray (bottom right hand side of desktop) and see if there is a speaker icon. If there isn’t goto “add / remove programs” in the control panel and select the middle page “windows Setup”. Double click “multimedia” from the list andtick ‘volume control’ ‘sound recorder’and ‘cd player’ if they are not already ticked and then ok – you may be asked to insert your OS CDROM. After any reboot if the speaker icon is still not there then your sound card is not being detected and its either not installed correctly with up to date drivers or it has a physical problem in which case swap it or get a new one – a cheap one. If the speaker is there go to System Devices and look for your sound card. If its there with a ! over it look fora conflict on IRQ or DMA. If there is on try and shuffle the settings around with other devices – take care one step at a time – write down changes on a piece of paper and reboot between changes. If there is no ! try inserting a pair of headphones (which you know work)

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      by rlockhart ·

      In reply to Windows 95 sound system

      most of what you already have are all good suggestions, but try deleting all instances of the sound card and any sound drivers in the device manager, then shut down, remove the card from its slot. reboot, make sure there are not any recurring ?’s or!’s in device manager, then shut down, and reboot whit the sound card in a different slot. sometimes the computer’s motherboard will not automatically re-recognize cards.

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    • #3777735

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      by james333 ·

      In reply to Windows 95 sound system

      Got to Start/Settings/Control panel/Add Remove Programs open then click on tab for Windows Setup Scroll down to Multimedia and Highlight Multimedia and then click once on Details button and put tick in boxes for CD Player + Volume Control, click on ok and then ok. Put Windows CD in and follow Instructions then restart. If that doesn’t work Then mention that in your question and we can gop from there. (Try the easy route first!)
      Regards Jim

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    • #3776966

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      by modemide ·

      In reply to Windows 95 sound system

      First check your connection to the sound card from your speakers. A lot of times the simplest answer solves the most complex problems.

      If that doesn’t work go to:
      Control Panel
      Add/Remove programs
      Windows setup Tab
      Double Click multimedia
      and make sure at least volume control and audio compression are checked

      next make sure your volume on you speaker and in volume control are up.

      if these do not solve your problem try reinstalling windows with those settings.

      next if that doesn’t work try updating you sound card driver.

      Finally try using differnt speakers

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    • #3776638

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      by ravikishore_g ·

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      first of all go to the control panel click on system go to the device manager tab, there remove all the existing sound,video and game controllers. restart windows. this can solve your problem. if this does not work just open the cabinet and apply pressure on the sound card to verify it is in completely. this can help you. hope this works. bye

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      by scourtney88 ·

      In reply to Windows 95 sound system

      All the information that you have received to this point should have corrected the problem. It sounds as if you had sound at one point and then it disapeard on you. If you are any error messages such as RUNDLL32 CAUSED A PROTECTION FAULT IN MMSYSTEM.DLL. Open up your System.ini files and located the boot section, and add this (drivers=mmsystem.dll). Save and close the system.ini file. Good luck and hope this works.

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    • #3777544

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      by strider ·

      In reply to Windows 95 sound system

      From what I have read everyone has assumed that the midi and wav mixer has been installed with the drivers. Windows 95 is notorious for not installing the mixer.
      Depending on the soundcard you will also have to install the mixer program that comeswith the card. IE the Yamaha 724 and 729 has the Ds-xg mixer as a separate program.
      So just as a thought just see if you have it there.
      Secondly most have said to check for conflicks in the Audio under Device Manager. Well that is still one of the top priorities. But as to deleting the onboard sound devices, this is a definate no no. Just disable them. Never remove until you have sorted out the problem. Windows will constantly reinstall these and create conflicks again.

      Cheers Strider

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    • #3778197

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      by shanghai sam ·

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      i think while install win95 alreay your sound cards drive have been loaded by default. please go to the control panel and click system icon, in system devices manger under that click others you will find your
      sound card drivers will be mard with a question mark. remove this drive form others and refresh . if your sound card is pci card
      or plug and play and will initlise and will ask for drivers , put the drive flopy or cd and specify the correct path. it will take the drive and restart thesystem. u must see the speaker in the right coner of your task bar.restart the system and enjoy the music .

      for

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      by greene ·

      In reply to Windows 95 sound system

      If you have access to a Windows 98 machine, make a 98 bootable disk. Then go to the Windows 95 machine and boot using the diskette. When rebuilding the machine, it will prompt you for the disks to load the drivers. Or you can opt to boot with cd-rom support, so if you have the recovery cd you can just load all your drives from there.

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      by bobbyg ·

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      Don’t forget to also check that the speakers are physically connected.
      Connect to the web to download new drivers prior to deleting the old drivers.
      Re-install new drivers.

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      by bharat_is ·

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      There are many possibilities which might cause this problem. First physically check whether all the Speaker’s outlet etc are connected in the proper socket. Run the “Add New Hardware” wizard in the Control panel & let Windows detect any Hardware which is configured properly and when prompted insert the Floppy or CD given by the Manufacturer of the Device (usually a Floppy), and choose finish and reboot your PC. Another possibility is to check whether the device is present and misconfigured – this can be found from the Device manager which is found on right clicking the “My Computer” icon and choosing Properties.
      These can really give you an idea as to how windows manages important files. When you format windows and restart the installation program shows the list of Hardware Devices it detected. It is also a good practice to select the same after every formatting.

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      by rohndavis ·

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      Did the “sound system” ever work on this computer? If no: there are many possible reasons one may not get sound out of a windows pc; if yes: did you get any errors (error messages – or “odd” things happening with the computer) during the reinstall of windows 95? If yes: try reinstalling Windows 95, if no: do it again anyway. (Possibly the system did not report an error on install that actually occurred.

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      by grumpyrich ·

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      incredible number of answers. i think being the novice that i am, i would first right click the speaker icon on my taskbar and ceck the adjust audio properties and open volume controls and also left click on the speaker to raise the level of course making sure that my speakers were turned on and installed in the correct input spots. i know this seems very simple, but hey i’m a simple guy. after you ty that, then do all these tech things……

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    • #3784282

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      by udovik ·

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      Hi! You can reinstall just the Windows 95 sound system if:
      1. You have packages original drivers for soundcard installed in Windows 95.
      (If drivers is absent try find his in WWW or mail to me. I can try help to you and send to you!)
      2. If on 1 you answered “yes”, then follow next steps:
      go to in “Control panel” and press icon “system”, in tab “devices” find “Audio and multimedia devices”, expand that if you see sign “+” and remove all devices. (ONLY IN THIS CHAPTER! removing other devicescan be damage system and you must reinstall other devices). Then finish Your work in Windows 95 and Shutdown computer. Wait abot 30 sec.
      After turning on and starting loading Windows 95 OS find your soundcard again.
      Install drivers for his and enjoy!
      (Sory for my English!) With best reghards!

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      by neville5 ·

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      To make your Win 95 sound system work follow these steps & you should be alright:

      1. Hit the start button on the task bar.
      2. go to settings
      3. control panel
      4. hit the add/remove icon
      5. then click on the Windows setup tab
      6. check off on the multimedia component (8.8 MB)
      last hit the apply button then the ok button restart your computer & you should have your sound system working fine…………

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      by tony berni ·

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      OK….first remove the references to any audio device in Device Manager (anything with a red or yellow mark next to it). Turn your system off, remove the cover and inspect the audio card for any Brand ID or model numbers. If it’s on board, check themotherboard for any audio chips and note the numbers. Then go to “www.winfiles.com” or “www.windrivers.com” and search for the audio drivers. For on board cards, search via the motherboard brand. Motherboards with on board peripherals always have drivers on their sites. When you have the drivers, restart the system and load the correct drivers. Also make sure your volume control is installed and turned up high

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      by jlindem ·

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      Well, I guess first of all I would check in the Control Panel, System, Devices and check to see if there is a hardware conflict with the sound. Or if it’s listed in there at all.

      If it is in there and has a problem, try taking it out and lettingwindows reinstall it itself and see if that fixes it. If not, try reinstalling the drivers for it. Have you tried the most recent update for the drivers??

      If it’s not listed in the device list, one try could go into the add new hardware and see if it picks it up. Sometimes you have to do this since it won’t always pick it up during the install procedure.

      What kind of sound card do you have? Are you sure that it is still working?

      And this is a shot in the dark, but for the sound system program go into the Add/Remove programs and under WIndows Setup go to Multimedia and see if what you need is ‘checked’ or not.

      Good Luck!!

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      by syscokid ·

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      Dear Acktse,

      I guess you solved your problem a long time ago, seeing as you first posted on April 21.

      You must be tired of getting emails every time someone posts an answer to this question.

      Why not come to TechRepublic, accept my answer asfinal, and put an end to it.

      Regards

      ASyscoKid

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    • #3784910

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      by itgeek33 ·

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      Install Windows 2000.

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    • #3768721

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      by chartog ·

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      Well firstly you need to let us know if any error messages appear when you try to play and audio file and if so, what it says…
      If you aren’t getting any error messages, and if the sound system worked when u previously had 95 installed then you need to have a look at any new programes and/or devices you have added…If you check in your settings for any dma conflicts (which is a common cause of sound failure for 95 then simply change these settings….If you find the apropriate drivers for your card in any number of the ways suggested above and you install them and your sound system still fails….Plug your speakers in.

      And buy the way…do not install windows 2000 on your system, wait for windows millenium or something that isn’t soserver orientated, you sound like you could do without all the extra trivial things that take place with such an os..

      email me if you still have problems.

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    • #3768483

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      by millenium ·

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      Holy smokes lots of posts. I just thought i would say i agree with most of em. Mostly #1 and #19 those are the steps i would take in order. If it dont work now, sorry , go back to #1 i guess.

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      by lfesvr2002 ·

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      This happend to my buddy. We went back to Best Buy bought the same soundcard he had. And then went to his house and took the cd and reinstalled all of the sound stuff. We then proceded to take the new soundcard and put it in. Take the old out.And change the numbers and broke the old sound card. Returned it back to Best Buy and got our money back. He just got a new sound card with a new cd. (burned of course). So that is the other way you could do it. I woulnt advise it unless you are a good lier. I think it is also safe to say i am NOT getting the points for this one. HeHeHe all well.
      ~Chad~

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      by rshenett ·

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      Make sure that your sound card is seated properly and when you reboot the system it should say new hardware found and ask for your Win95 disk or what ever software you have for the sound card that you have. If not you may need a new sound card.

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      by tx old sarge ·

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      So, acktse, did you get it fixed? I’d say there were plenty of options. Normally, I just reload the driver for the sound card installed. Windows system does not always give you all the bells and whistles you get with the driver designed for the card. I reckon you are saying it isn’t quite as plug and play as you would like. C];-)}|>

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    • #3768422

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      by parier ·

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      Lets do it over the phone, reply to this if not resolved and I can give you my number. Then I can leave a resolution here so all can see.

      Talk to you soon.
      Eric

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      by visu_nathan ·

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    • #3766601

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      by compzone9 ·

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      The standard practice for 95 or 98 not setting up hardware properly after installing from scratch is to remove the device(s) with yellow exclamation marks in device manager, and reboot. Half the time it detects properly and you’re set. The other half, you’re stuck with doing the Add Hardware thing and let it do the detect itself (even though it can take a while) and find out what it thinks you have. Most likely, you have a newer sound card or onboard sound than the version of 95 you have. You may have to open the case and NO YOU DON’T HAVE TO PULL OUT THE SOUND CARD!!! Shine a flashlight on the chip(s) on your sound card or onboard chips if on motherboard, to find any kind of logo or part number like Opti 924, ALS100, AD1820, Creative, or something like that. Then you can proceed to find the correct drivers if the 95 list of MFG doesn’t cover that manufacturer’s model or go to a friend’s house and look on the internet for the drivers. Windrivers.com is great. Good luck.

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    • #3789201

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      by jkg1965 ·

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      Check the IRQ for the sound card….change this if there is a conflict….you might also reunstall the sound card drivers…Snake

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      by wlbowers ·

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      First check the device manager to see if something installed under sound systems. If something is listed there but has a yellow tag. Check to see if it is an interrupt conflict or driver problem. If it is an interrupt problem and it doesn’t tell you who the offender is doubleclick on the computer icon at the top and scroll down till you see the problem. Some times you will have to either remove or disable something to get the sound card to install. Once it has it’s interrupts acquired then youcan reinstall the other item.

      If it is device drivers and windows does not have an acceptable match you will have to have a software install or driver disk. Depending on the vendor they either do it all themselves like some of Creative Labs. Or you do it through windows new hardware.
      If you have one of the generic sound cards and don’t have the driver disk that came with it, they can be hard to identify which drivers you need.

      Believe it or not there is one vendor that makes several sound cards under sever

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    • #3790369

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      by pschmied ·

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      0. It may seem stupid, but double-check to be sure your speakers are connected right.

      1. If you installed using the defaults, WIndows may have detected your sound card. Look in the Accessories for the Recorder and Volume Control. If there’s a speaker shown in your SysTray something is stopping the sound card from from working. Try to open the Volume control. Enable all the input choices shown, and raise the sliders to mid range.

      2. Check the Ssytem Control Panel/Device Manager to see itthere is a sound card shown under Sound, Video and Game controllers.

      3. If there are any device conflicts shown, even if the sound card is PNP, it may not be able to be detected or work. You need to clear all shown conflicts. Next remove all phantom devices (all instances of duplicated devices) in one session without rebooting, until they are all gone, then shut down and reboot.

      4. If your card is not PNP you will need to manually select the card from the Add New Hardware conttrol Panel. With Win95 you wi

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    • #3790351

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      by djake ·

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      Three words: Buy Soundblaster Live

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    • #3790154

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      by rgravelle ·

      In reply to Windows 95 sound system

      If you try all the suggestions given for
      this problem, there is one that is very
      simple which has given me some problems in the past.(my sound mixer was turned off)
      double click on the little speaker at the
      right bottom of your screen.

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    • #3788363

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      by elinden11 ·

      In reply to Windows 95 sound system

      The first thing you need to check, is to ensure that your sound card is being recognized by the OS. To do this, right click on the “My Computer” icon, and select “Properties”. Select the “Device Manager” tab, and expand the “Sound, Video, and GameControllers” tree. If you see your sound card listed, then it may need to be enabled in the “Multimedia” properties, in the Control Panel. If you do not see your card, then you must install it, using the manufacturer-supplied drivers.

      To enableyour card in Multimedia Properties, selct “Start \ Settings \ Control Panel”. Click the “Multimedia” icon, and check to see what sound card is listed in the “preferred Device” dropdown menu, on the “Audio” tab. If you see your card, ensure the sound properties are not muted. Click the “Show speaker control icon” checkbox, to display the speaker properties.

      If the above steps do not work, I suggest re-installing your sound card drivers. Ensure you have the latest drivers from the manufacturer’s website.

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    • #3773466

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      by geikko ·

      In reply to Windows 95 sound system

      force it through DOS when your PC starts. Everyone knows that DOS boots first then 95

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    • #3773414

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      by mangeshbendre ·

      In reply to Windows 95 sound system

      Remove all the sound hardware from the system menu in control panel. Windows will detect the card and then reinstall the drivers on reboot.

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    • #3773276

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      by playdo ·

      In reply to Windows 95 sound system

      It sounds like you didn’t install the multimedia component of Windows 95.To do so go to the control panel and select add/remove programs.Select the windows setup tab and go down to the multimedia component and select it. then click on apply.Hope this will help

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    • #3774681

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      by timber ·

      In reply to Windows 95 sound system

      If you don’t want to award your points to any of these answers at least close the question. I would assume between April 21 and now you figured out your problem.!.!.!.!

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    • #3774202

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      by figment ·

      In reply to Windows 95 sound system

      Use the add new hardware wizzard to determine what brand and model of soundcard you have in your computer then goto http://www.driverguide.com/
      log into the members section with these credentials: L: Drivers P: All
      then search for that brand andmodel of soundcard for the drivers to install with!

      Good luck and happy hunting!

      Jeremy

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      by rgravelle ·

      In reply to Windows 95 sound system

      It looks like you have an enciclopedia of
      things to try. One thing which has not been
      mentioned is, do you have sound chip built
      into your motherboard? My last ASUS mobo did
      and it gave me a lot of problems. I disabled
      it and bought a SOUNBLASTER LIVE card.

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    • #3781803

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      by yinka_ojo ·

      In reply to Windows 95 sound system

      You need to identify the sound-card on your PC i.e. the manufacturer & model. Then go to CONTROL PANEL, ADD NEW HARDWARE double click to open the wizard, click next and choose NO for windows not to search for new hardware, click next, from the new window, select SOUND, VIDEO AND GAME CONTROLLERS, click next, for windows to display a list of installable sound hardwares, then click HAVE DISK to install driver version of Windows-95 on the OEM disk shipped with your sound card at time of purchase. After installing the drivers restart windows for installed drivers to be updated on your PC.
      I hope this helps you.

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    • #3780029

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      by otl ·

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      I agree with #106 the oem software was setup for your particular sound system and (in some instances) will be the only one which works. You may have to repeat the process more than once (as I normally do) to get the desired results (SOUND)

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    • #3779636

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      by techdj ·

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      well the problem is a tricker. Firstly see if all the cords, cables and lines are correctly connected. if it is see if it is connected to your cd rom drive. then goto device manager and see if all the drivers are working properly. if u have a installation disk for your sound card try installing again . if u know how to open the cpu console open it and see if your sound card is inserted properly . press it by your twwo thumbs. the card will be the second from the bottom. close the console and restart. if that doesnot work open your bios by pressing ” del” then go and choose reset defaults and restart. that should work. hope so.

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    • #3779635

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      by techdj ·

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      well the problem is a tricker. Firstly see if all the cords, cables and lines are correctly connected. if it is see if it is connected to your cd rom drive. then goto device manager and see if all the drivers are working properly. if u have a installation disk for your sound card try installing again . if u know how to open the cpu console open it and see if your sound card is inserted properly . press it by your twwo thumbs. the card will be the second from the bottom. close the console and restart. if that doesnot work open your bios by pressing ” del” then go and choose reset defaults and restart. that should work. hope so.

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      by kahuna ·

      In reply to Windows 95 sound system

      This may sound stupid, but have you checked the volume control (located by clicking START,PROGRAM,ACCESSORIES,then VOLUME CONTROL) to see that the “mute all” is not checked?

      Everyone else has pretty much taken care of answering your other possibilities. 🙂

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    • #3780336

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      by mcorr ·

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      Peraps the problem is not with the computer at all. Have you checked the wax level in your ears? Have you checked the cable from your brain to your ears, maybe it is loose. Are you underwater? Maybe your body’s OS needs to be rebooted? Perhaps you need a clue level upgrade, since you need at least to have the “Common Dolt” upgrade to be able to close a question on technet.

      This is never going to be answered. Bah humbug.

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      by hueristic ·

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      His modem probally stopped working while doin the S.Card thing and he hasn’t realized that’s why he’s not getting any Email.

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    • #3780943

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      by rcsd ·

      In reply to Windows 95 sound system

      I think I’ll post a question and award 5000 pts to the person who tracks this idiot down and forces them to eat the soundcard (Including all cables, expansion cards, un-read instruction booklets, and installation software).

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    • #3772107

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      by 9878445 ·

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      pull the sound card out of the machine (with it off) look at the card to detrmine the brand and model number if you cant determine the brand gtet the model number (usually silk screened on the PC Board) leave the card out and boot the machine up go to the web and search for the drivers (provided you dont have the install disks for the sound card) search for the model numer and download the drivers. If you cant get drivers buy a new sound card. Before putting the sound card back in the machine go to start>settings>control pannel>system>device manager and remove any sound video and game controllers and unknown devices.

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    • #3770751

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      by showkat ·

      In reply to Windows 95 sound system

      First of all go to device manager by right clickin on mycomputer check if sound devices are installed if not check under unknown devices there could be some unknown devices remove all and click on refresh system will detect some devices give the path of driver disk i.e. CDROM or Floppy disk.
      This should solve ur problem.
      if not try addnew hardware utlity from controlpenal.

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    • #3771173

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      by jay allen ·

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      Just a simple answer:
      If you are using Sound Blaster from Creative then you will need to install the driver from the disk. good luck..

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      by gnutter ·

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      try downloading drivers for your soundcard from either http://www.driverguide.com, http://www.winfiles.com or, if it is a soundblaster (which it most likely is) try http://www.soundblaster.com/drivers/

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