no sound, Help Please!

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

I recently had to reformat my computer. Unfortunately there were some
problems afterwards. I've fixed most of them (display, etc.) but I
cannot get the sound to work.
Here's the problem
No volume control-sndvol.exe will not run (when I try to open it
nothing happens)
The only device issue is PCI communications device
Looked all over and tried a million drivers to get it fixed-I've used
the windows cd, windows update, driverguides tool-kit, etc.

Any ideas? It's irritating the heck out of me-The primary use of this
computer is to listen to music!
Does anyone know how I can find out what sound card is in the computer?
THanks
Tia
6 answers Last reply
More about sound please
  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    To find the name of your sound card:
    Click start, programs, accessories, system tools, system information.
    The System Information window will open. In the left navigation panel,
    click on components at the + sign, then click on the word Multimedia--will
    take maybe 30 seconds for the display to refresh--be sure the radio button at
    the top of the right display panel is selected for Advanced Information.
    Scroll down slowly, and you will see detailed specifications for any and all
    of the installed audio drivers, etc., etc.
    Good Luck,
    Chip618

    "tiamarie223" wrote:

    > I recently had to reformat my computer. Unfortunately there were some
    > problems afterwards. I've fixed most of them (display, etc.) but I
    > cannot get the sound to work.
    > Here's the problem
    > No volume control-sndvol.exe will not run (when I try to open it
    > nothing happens)
    > The only device issue is PCI communications device
    > Looked all over and tried a million drivers to get it fixed-I've used
    > the windows cd, windows update, driverguides tool-kit, etc.
    >
    > Any ideas? It's irritating the heck out of me-The primary use of this
    > computer is to listen to music!
    > Does anyone know how I can find out what sound card is in the computer?
    > THanks
    > Tia
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    When you reformatted, you lost the drivers for the sound circuit.
    Look at the back of the computer. Are the jacks for the speakers on a
    separate card or coming off the main circuit board?
    If they are on a separate card, pull the card and look for a the
    manufacturer and model number stenciled on it.
    If it is not there, look for a vendor name and part number on the main
    circuit chip.

    If the jacks are on the main circuit board, then you have to find the
    manufacturer and model number of that board. Unfortunately, find the vendor
    and p/n for the main circuit card in not easy. However, download and use
    the program "Belarc Adviser" from www.belarc.com. This program should give
    the main circuit board information.

    Now with the information you just obtained, do a Google search on "drivers
    audio {the vendor info}" and you should be directed to some web site where
    you can download the audio drivers.

    Once you have the correct driver software installed, your sound system
    should work again.

    "tiamarie223" <tiamarie223@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:1128033859.181269.200620@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
    >I recently had to reformat my computer. Unfortunately there were some
    > problems afterwards. I've fixed most of them (display, etc.) but I
    > cannot get the sound to work.
    > Here's the problem
    > No volume control-sndvol.exe will not run (when I try to open it
    > nothing happens)
    > The only device issue is PCI communications device
    > Looked all over and tried a million drivers to get it fixed-I've used
    > the windows cd, windows update, driverguides tool-kit, etc.
    >
    > Any ideas? It's irritating the heck out of me-The primary use of this
    > computer is to listen to music!
    > Does anyone know how I can find out what sound card is in the computer?
    > THanks
    > Tia
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    Ok, here's what I came up with. Belarc Advisor says that the main
    circuit board is Asus CUW-AM/MEW-AM 1.13. I came up with it being
    Realtek AC '97 Audio, However when I downloaded and tried to the
    drivers for it. It went all the way through the process and restartes
    and when windows update settings comes up It goes about 3/4 of the way
    through and stops (I let it go for about 45 minutes) I have to "End
    Task to get the computer to finish starting up. Here's the AIDA report:
    -------[ AIDA32 (c) 1995-2004 Tamas Miklos ]-------------

    Version AIDA32 v3.93
    Author
    tamas.miklos@aida32.hu
    Homepage
    http://www.aida32.hu
    Report Type Quick Report
    Computer T4B2Q0
    Generator Mark
    Operating System Microsoft Windows
    98 4.10.1998 (Win98 Retail)
    Date 2005-09-29
    Time 20:23


    --------[ Summary
    ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Computer:
    Operating System Microsoft
    Windows 98
    OS Service Pack None
    Internet Explorer 6.0.2800.1106
    (IE 6.0 SP1)
    Computer Name T4B2Q0
    User Name Mark

    Motherboard:
    CPU Type Intel Celeron
    II, 600 MHz (9 x 67)
    Motherboard Name Unknown
    Motherboard Chipset Intel Whitney
    i810
    System Memory 192 MB (SDRAM)
    BIOS Type Phoenix
    (06/22/00)
    Communication Port Communications
    Port (COM1)
    Communication Port Communications
    Port (COM2)
    Communication Port Printer Port
    (LPT1)

    Display:
    Video Adapter Intel(R) 82810
    Graphics Controller
    3D Accelerator Intel i752
    Monitor HP Pavilion
    MX70 (THTFJ31412)

    Multimedia:
    Audio Adapter Intel 82801AA
    I/O Controller Hub - AC'97 Audio Adapter

    Storage:
    Floppy Drive GENERIC NEC
    FLOPPY DISK
    Disk Drive GENERIC IDE
    DISK TYPE01
    Disk Drive USB DISK 2.0
    Optical Drive MITSUMI
    CR-4804TE (4x/4x/24x CD-RW)

    Partitions:
    C: (FAT32) 14309 MB (10529
    MB free)

    Input:
    Keyboard Standard
    101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard
    Mouse PS/2 Compatible
    Mouse Port

    Network:
    Primary IP Address 192.168.1.2
    Primary MAC Address
    00-12-17-50-70-54
    Network Adapter Linksys
    LNE100TX(v5) Fast Ethernet Adapter NDIS5 Driver (192.168.1.2)
    Network Adapter PPP Adapter.
    Network Adapter PPP Adapter.

    Peripherals:
    USB Device USB Product
    Driver


    --------[ Debug - PCI
    ]-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    B00 D00 F00: Intel 82810 GMCH0 - DRAM Controller [A-3]

    Offset 00: 86 80 20 71 06 01 80 20 03 00 00 06 00 00 00 00
    Offset 10: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 20: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 30: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 40: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 50: 60 55 DA 2F 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 60: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 70: CC 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 80: C6 F8 1F 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 90: 00 00 CA D9 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset A0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset B0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset C0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset D0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 08 00 00 00

    B00 D01 F00: Intel 82810 GMCH0 - Graphics Controller [A-3]

    Offset 00: 86 80 21 71 07 00 B0 02 03 00 00 03 00 00 00 00
    Offset 10: 08 00 00 F8 00 00 00 F4 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 20: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 86 80 23 71
    Offset 30: 00 00 00 00 DC 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 09 01 00 00
    Offset 40: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 50: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 60: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 70: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 80: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 90: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset A0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset B0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset C0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset D0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 00 21 00
    Offset E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

    B00 D1E F00: Intel 82801AA I/O Controller Hub (ICH) [B-1]

    Offset 00: 86 80 18 24 07 01 80 00 02 00 04 06 00 00 01 00
    Offset 10: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 01 40 20 20 80 22
    Offset 20: 10 F4 10 F4 F0 FF 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 30: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00
    Offset 40: 00 28 20 20 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 50: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 60: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 70: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 80: 00 00 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 90: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset A0: 10 00 08 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset B0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset C0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset D0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 3A 04 00 00 00 00 00 00

    B00 D1F F00: Intel 82801AA I/O Controller Hub - PCI-LPC Bridge

    Offset 00: 86 80 10 24 0F 00 80 02 02 00 01 06 00 00 80 00
    Offset 10: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 20: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 30: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 40: 01 10 00 00 10 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 50: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 81 11 00 00 10 00 00 00
    Offset 60: 09 09 0A 0B D0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 70: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 80: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 90: FF FC 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset A0: 00 02 00 00 05 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset B0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset C0: 00 00 00 00 00 FE 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset D0: 00 28 00 00 02 0F 00 00 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset E0: 10 00 00 80 00 00 01 00 33 22 11 00 00 40 00 00
    Offset F0: 00 00 40 00 00 00 00 00 3A 04 00 00 00 00 00 00

    B00 D1F F01: Intel 82801AA I/O Controller Hub - IDE Controller

    Offset 00: 86 80 11 24 05 00 80 02 02 80 01 01 00 00 00 00
    Offset 10: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 20: A1 10 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 86 80 11 24
    Offset 30: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 40: 07 A3 03 A1 00 00 00 00 01 00 02 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 50: 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 60: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 70: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 80: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 90: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset A0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset B0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset C0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset D0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 3A 04 00 00 00 00 00 00

    B00 D1F F02: Intel 82801AA I/O Controller Hub - USB Controller

    Offset 00: 86 80 12 24 05 00 80 02 02 00 03 0C 00 00 00 00
    Offset 10: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 20: 81 10 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 86 80 12 24
    Offset 30: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0B 04 00 00
    Offset 40: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 50: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 60: 10 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 70: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 80: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 90: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset A0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset B0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset C0: 00 2F 00 00 03 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset D0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 3A 04 00 00 00 00 00 00

    B00 D1F F03: Intel 82801AA I/O Controller Hub - SMBus Controller

    Offset 00: 86 80 13 24 01 00 80 02 02 00 05 0C 00 00 00 00
    Offset 10: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 20: B1 10 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 86 80 13 24
    Offset 30: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 09 02 00 00
    Offset 40: 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 50: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 60: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 70: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 80: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 90: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset A0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset B0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset C0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset D0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 3A 04 00 00 00 00 00 00

    B00 D1F F05: Intel 82801AA I/O Controller Hub - AC'97 Audio
    Adapter

    Offset 00: 86 80 15 24 05 00 80 02 02 00 01 04 00 00 00 00
    Offset 10: 01 12 00 00 01 13 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 20: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 86 80 43 56
    Offset 30: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 09 02 00 00
    Offset 40: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 50: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 60: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 70: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 80: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 90: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset A0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset B0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset C0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset D0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 3A 04 00 00 00 00 00 00

    B01 D08 F00: Lucent WinModem

    Offset 00: C1 11 4E 04 04 03 90 02 02 00 80 07 00 40 00 00
    Offset 10: 00 00 10 F4 01 24 00 00 01 20 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 20: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 40 00 00 00 35 12 4E 04
    Offset 30: 00 00 00 00 F8 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 FF 01 FC 0E
    Offset 40: FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
    Offset 50: FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
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    Offset B0: FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
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    Offset E0: FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
    Offset F0: FF FF FF FF 00 00 00 00 01 00 E2 E4 00 00 00 00

    B01 D0A F00: Bridgecom Linksys LNE100TX Fast Ethernet Adapter

    Offset 00: 17 13 85 09 07 00 90 02 11 00 00 02 08 50 00 00
    Offset 10: 01 20 00 00 00 00 10 F4 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 20: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 17 13 74 05
    Offset 30: 00 00 00 00 C0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0A 01 40 80
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    Offset 70: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 80: 17 13 81 09 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 90: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset A0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
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    Offset E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00


    --------[ Debug - Video BIOS
    ]------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    C000:0000 U.@.=740000000000000000...~).)IBM VGA Compatible BIOS.
    ........<.
    C000:0040 ....x..Version 02.14 09/28/1999 15:21:01..Video
    memory: 1 MB
    C000:0080 Device Revision: 0.0..DECOMPILATION OR DISASSEMBLY
    PROHIBITED.
    C000:00C0 ....Copyright (C) 1999 Intel Corporation. All Rights
    Reserved..
    C000:0100
    .....PCIR..#q........@.......R...............8..............q....
    C000:0140
    ...................(........c-'(.+...............................
    C000:0180
    ...................(........c-'(.+...............................
    C000:01C0
    ...................P........c_OP.U..............(................
    C000:0200
    ...................P........c_OP.U..............(................
    C000:0240
    ...................(...@....c-'(.+...............................
    C000:0280
    ...............0...(...@....c-'(.+...............................
    C000:02C0
    ...............0...P...@....c_OP.T..............(................
    C000:0300
    ...................P........._OP.U....M........](.c..............
    C000:0340 ......................
    .....k.*..@.............O...B.............
    C000:0380
    ...Gl.]Be..............G...B..............>G...B.......(.........
    C000:03C0
    ..'(.*.......(.......P........._OP.T...@...P.......P........._OP.


    --------[ Debug - Unknown
    ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Motherboard Unknown

    Thanks!
    Tia
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    Download and install Everest:
    http://aumha.org/freeware/freeware.php#everest
    http://www.lavalys.com/products/download.php?pid=1&lang=en

    When you run Everest, it will identify the installed cards, and should give the name
    of ther sound card. Post back with how it identifies it.
    --
    Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
    http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


    "tiamarie223" <tiamarie223@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:1128033859.181269.200620@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
    > I recently had to reformat my computer. Unfortunately there were some
    > problems afterwards. I've fixed most of them (display, etc.) but I
    > cannot get the sound to work.
    > Here's the problem
    > No volume control-sndvol.exe will not run (when I try to open it
    > nothing happens)
    > The only device issue is PCI communications device
    > Looked all over and tried a million drivers to get it fixed-I've used
    > the windows cd, windows update, driverguides tool-kit, etc.
    >
    > Any ideas? It's irritating the heck out of me-The primary use of this
    > computer is to listen to music!
    > Does anyone know how I can find out what sound card is in the computer?
    > THanks
    > Tia
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    That will identify the installed driver, but that driver may be incorrect, as
    evidenced by the lack of sound or volume control functionality. To find out how the
    actual sound card chip identifies itself, you need a utility like Everest or Aida32
    --
    Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
    http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


    "chip618" <chip618@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:04E569CB-04A9-4484-944D-B850B0F0783B@microsoft.com...
    > To find the name of your sound card:
    > Click start, programs, accessories, system tools, system information.
    > The System Information window will open. In the left navigation panel,
    > click on components at the + sign, then click on the word Multimedia--will
    > take maybe 30 seconds for the display to refresh--be sure the radio button at
    > the top of the right display panel is selected for Advanced Information.
    > Scroll down slowly, and you will see detailed specifications for any and all
    > of the installed audio drivers, etc., etc.
    > Good Luck,
    > Chip618
    >
    > "tiamarie223" wrote:
    >
    > > I recently had to reformat my computer. Unfortunately there were some
    > > problems afterwards. I've fixed most of them (display, etc.) but I
    > > cannot get the sound to work.
    > > Here's the problem
    > > No volume control-sndvol.exe will not run (when I try to open it
    > > nothing happens)
    > > The only device issue is PCI communications device
    > > Looked all over and tried a million drivers to get it fixed-I've used
    > > the windows cd, windows update, driverguides tool-kit, etc.
    > >
    > > Any ideas? It's irritating the heck out of me-The primary use of this
    > > computer is to listen to music!
    > > Does anyone know how I can find out what sound card is in the computer?
    > > THanks
    > > Tia
    > >
    > >
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    and when all else fails, open the case, pull out the sound card and read all
    the make model and date details off the card (which sometimes even works)

    --

    Adaware http://www.lavasoft.de
    spybot http://security.kolla.de
    AVG free antivirus http://www.grisoft.com
    Etrust/Vet/CA.online Antivirus scan
    http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx
    Panda online AntiVirus scan http://www.pandasoftware.com/ActiveScan/
    Catalog of removal tools (1)
    http://www.pandasoftware.com/download/utilities/
    Catalog of removal tools (2)
    http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/newsinfo/collateral.aspx?CID=40387
    Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts file
    http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm
    links provided as a courtesy, read all instructions on the pages before
    use
    Grateful thanks to the authors/webmasters

    _
    "tiamarie223" <tiamarie223@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:1128033859.181269.200620@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
    > I recently had to reformat my computer. Unfortunately there were some
    > problems afterwards. I've fixed most of them (display, etc.) but I
    > cannot get the sound to work.
    > Here's the problem
    > No volume control-sndvol.exe will not run (when I try to open it
    > nothing happens)
    > The only device issue is PCI communications device
    > Looked all over and tried a million drivers to get it fixed-I've used
    > the windows cd, windows update, driverguides tool-kit, etc.
    >
    > Any ideas? It's irritating the heck out of me-The primary use of this
    > computer is to listen to music!
    > Does anyone know how I can find out what sound card is in the computer?
    > THanks
    > Tia
    >
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