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Posted on Sunday, June 30, 2002 - 11:04 am:   

Anybody who can help me with this little problem?

i reinstalled win98, but now the computer determines an unknown PCI audio device... (i don't know what type or brand the soundcard is - i dont have the documents or package)

so how can i identify the soundcard on win98?

maybe there is a tool?

thanks in advance ;)
Posted on Sunday, June 30, 2002 - 3:45 pm:   

The tool you need is a DOS program called CTPCI.
v (Vera)
Posted on Sunday, June 30, 2002 - 7:53 pm:   

I d/l CTPCI from

What it did was ID the chipsets on the motherboard. It didn't give me anything for peripherals, even though it says it gives info on pci devices.

Earlier I wanted to suggest HWiNFO from

It gives LOTS of info but for info on some devices the dos drivers have to be loaded. Like for my sound card and cd drive. They were listed as not present. For my cd drive, with the dos drivers loaded from my boot disk it was recognised. Actually it was recognised as the generic driver that loaded from the boot disk but with the dos drivers that came with the cd drive it would have been recognised correctly.I just didn't go through that trouble.

If you can't get the info by the software method, you'll have to open the case and examine the sound card for any identifying marks,serial numbers or fcc number.
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2002 - 9:37 pm:   

Yup, thats really the only problem with programs like CTPCI. If the hardware vendor is new to the program than all that is displayed is the Vendor number ID and NEW VENDOR. But it is free and worth a try. Sometimes it is easier to pull the cover off and look.
v (Vera)
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2002 - 7:44 am:   

SNIPER if it turns out you have sound integrated into your motherboard then just find the manufacturer and model of the motherboard and go to their website. You should be able to find the driver there.

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