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Windows 95 sound system

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 tysonmathews In reply to Windows 95 sound system

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 acktse In reply to Windows 95 sound system

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by featsfanbob In reply to Windows 95 sound system

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 acktse In reply to Windows 95 sound system

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by Ashtone In reply to Windows 95 sound system

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 acktse In reply to Windows 95 sound system

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by rcsd In reply to Windows 95 sound system

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 In reply to Windows 95 sound system

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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