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By lashine ·
Well, just as I got the computer running smooth, it crashed when I loaded the Hulk Game which is above my system requirements! Here I am starting off fresh & new and can?t get the Window Media player to work!

2.1 is the original Media Player on my 98 CD Rom. It?s totally inactive. It won?t acknowledge when a CD is in the drive. The play options are inactive. I updated it to 7.1 twice (then uninstalled) but it will only play in analog mode and it sounds terrible. Not sure if 7.1 is too advanced for my system. My computer is about 3 yrs old. A AMD Anthlon w/128 MB.

I?ve considered another player but since my pocket PC requires Windows Media Player to transfer music to, it?s what I need!

I thank you in advance for your support.

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by Oz_Media In reply to Windows Media Player

It sounds as if you have a sound card problem.

If you have integrated audio, the PC manufacturer or Motherbord manufacturer should offer an update for the sound chipset.

If you have PCI Sound card, you should just find the manufacturers site and download thier latest drivers.

Also look for BIOS updates for yourmotherboard if available, these will often be designed to rectify hardwaer problems that came along after the original disk was created.

Lastly install and update Media Player, along with other Windoze updates.

If you have troubles with media player, taest some other software such as WinAmp or real Player, if these won't work either it is almost definitely a Sound or BIOS driver issue.

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by lashine In reply to

Tnanks you answer did help me figure out what was wrong.

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by TheChas In reply to Windows Media Player

The Windows 98 install disk has a very basic set of device drivers.

You need to start by installing the latest drivers for the chip-set on your motherboard.

I install drivers in the following order:

Chip-set (from chip-set or motherboard mfg)

DirectX (from Microsoft)
NOTE: Verify the latest version of DirectX that is supported by the driver for your video card.
DO NOT install a newer version of DirectX.

Video card driver

Sound card driver

Other device drivers.

I personally advise against installing IE 6 on W98 boxes.
I have seen far too many problems with IE6 on W98.

Media Player 7.1 should work fine on a W98 box with the correct IDE and sound card drivers installed.


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by lashine In reply to

Thanks you answer did help me figure out what was wrong with my system . Thanks for the information

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by reefurbb In reply to Windows Media Player

Is your sound element onboard the motherboard or an add-in pci card? Right click "my computer" left click "properties" left click "device manager" left click on the + sign of "sound video and game controllers" and see if there are listings for the sound elements. If not, then you don't have sound installed.
Or, do you hear sounds when you do mouse clicks or other sound events? If not, go to "control panel" "sounds" and pick a scheme. Then see if you have sounds. If not, it's another indication of no sound card drivers.

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by lashine In reply to

Thanks your answer did help me figure out what was wrong with my system. I will cherish the information.

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by lashine In reply to Windows Media Player

Don't think it's a sound card problem. DVD, CD Rom and games are playing fine w/sound & graphics!

My specs under sound and video are:
ES1938 DOS Emulation
ES1938 PCI Audio Drive


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