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i have just re-installed win 98 and after an eternity of searching for the display driver i now cant find the audio driver. i cant seem to find which one im running - ive run diagnostic progs such as si-sandra and driver guides toolkit but i cant find out which soud card i have. can any one tell me how to find this stuff out? and where i can get the appropriate driver? a pc without sound is NOT WORTH HAVING.
thanks in advance.

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First question: is this a name machine with a preconfigured configuration (like Compaq). Then you can download the drivers from their site. Or maybe they have a recovery CD.

Second question: does the machine have a separate sound card, or is the sound integrated on the motherboard. If on the mobo: find and install the motherboard drivers. If a separate sound card: take it out and have a good look at it to see if you can find any identification.

If everything fails, consider buying another sound card.
A Soundblaster 16 PCI (agreed, rather old) goes for $16. Also, eBay will have a lot of sound cards to choose from.

Hope this helps,


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my computer was bought from time (shop in england) i have no recovery disk. i think i have integrated sund on the MSI main board and it might very well be supported by VIA tech. but i tried their drivers and no luck unfortunatly. is there any dignostic prog. to check exactly which sound chip i have?

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Via tech would do some, but not sound.

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STOP!!! Don't zero in on the sound chip. You want the MAKE (MSI) and the MODEL of the motherboard, then head to the MSI website to fetch the sound driver. There is no assurance that finding the soundchip driver will work on your motherboard.

Do it right and save yourself a lot of time.


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