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dandima_nc

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Hello

Can anyone help me? I wanted to play PowerF1, a game released almost ten years ago that was running perfectly on my old Windows 98 system. Now that I have XP SP2 when I launch the executable it runs OK, except for an extremely annonying sound coming from the inside of computer. I tried to disable the sound for the game, but I launched it and that noise didn't go away. When configuring sound for the game it detects succesfully a Sound Blaster or 100% compatible... I tried also to run the program in compatibility mode for Windows 95 but the noise is still there.
Can you please help me?

Thank you.
Dan
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dandima_nc

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Please!!! Does anyone have any idea? At least tell me I have nothing to do than quit thinking about playing that game again under XP...
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Please give an answer, whatever that is.
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have no idea what power f1 is.....can you illuminate that for us?

Sounds like a program is trying to control hardware and xp will not allow it.

the screeech noise is coming from....where? internal speaker?
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Hello!

Power F1 is a game... an old one... a Formula 1 simulator which I liked most.

Yes, the noise is coming from the inside (I don't know... do computers have also internal speakers?), not from my desktop speakers.

Thank you!
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