i have a sony vaio and i had windows me but changed it to 98. ever since my sound card has never worked and tried downloading the driver but that did not either. so then i got sick and put installed back win me. and it still does not work can someone help me please. but what is weird is that the device manager says it is working and when i start up my system i get some weird sounds for seconds and then it dies. what should i do?
hey i already did and that does not work either. by the way i have vaio and i heard that vaio's are bad when it comes to upgardes and getting drivers. ive tried getting the driver from sony but thats not happening. what can i do? maybe i should get a new sound card.
Sounds like a resource conflict to me. Do you have something else dead? If so, try installing the drivers again, then manually assign the resources. Sound cards usually have an 1/0 address something like 220-22F, a DMA of 1 (sometimes 0 or 3), and an IRQ of 9 (older cards use 5). Also try Driverguide.com. Log in there with a screen name of "drivers" and password of "all". You can usually find almost any driver you need there.
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