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Compaq Presario sound card/driver problem


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Dirtjump9

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Hi all ;)
Recently I revived my old Compaq Presario 7000US by replacing the HD and loading Win 98. Previously it ran WinME but I couldn't get it to recover so I loaded the Win 98.
Anyways, for some reason I can't get any sound and when I check the device in the control panel it says it is not loaded or there is no driver. I tried 3 drivers for the sound card (I really have no idea what card it is... :tazz: I think it's one of the Sound Blaster cards). None of them worked...
Is there anything I can do to get sound on my comp. I'm out of ideas. Is there any software or drivers that I need?
Thanks guys ;)
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Hello and welcome to GeeksToGo

Here is a link for you computer with a list of drivers need for Windows 98. The sound driver is the first link.

Compaq Presario Desktop PC 7000US - Downloads

Hope that this helps.
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I've tried that one already but it didn't seem to do anything. I'm really not too sure what to try at this point. Do you have any other suggestions?
Thanks for your reply.
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right click MY COMPUTER, choose PROPERTIES< choose DEVICE MANAGER.....anything in there with a yellow !s
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Yep, the audio is in yellow :tazz:
Even with the driver I can't seem to get it to work.
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first try right clicking, and removing it...then reboot

if you're lucky windows will findnstall the drivers...
it was not helpful that you installed several drivers for the same device
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I have had similar problems with old compag i had a sound blaster 16 pci card and it wouldn't work and i found about 16 drivers just for win 98 and still couldn't get it to work :tazz: so i had to chance the sound card... but my friend got that SB sound card working with ensonig drivers so you could try that... maybe you'll have some luck! ;)
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;)
In that case I'll try deleting any other drivers on there and if that don't work I guess I'll try the Ensoniq drivers. I don't really have much to lose so I may as well try.
If no good results then I'll buy the cheapest sound card at WalMart to get buy for a while. I was looking at THIS card... Only $26.54 :tazz:
I thank you all for the replies and help you gave. Great forum! ;)
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