No big surprise here. Microsoft issued Windows 98 in 1998, some 6 years ago with only a small set of natively supported hardware.
The person who installs Microsoft OS's soon learns the they get to find drivers for the rest of the machine and peripherals. A short list to collect are motherboard, sound card, video card, printer, USB drivers and what else you have.
I had to reinstall windows, but it did not pick up my sound card, a sb live. I have tried everything. I don't even have the little speaker in the system tray.
I have tried to add it manually, and then it looks like everything is ok, but, still no sound, and no speaker in tray. I remove it with device manager, but windows does not recognize anything when I reboot.
How do I get sound again?