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,
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.