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Posted on Friday, January 25, 2002 - 4:56 am:   

I'm trying to set up my old system for my kids and wiped it clean. However now when Windows boots I have no sound. I've worked through a couple of conflicts and even went so far as to strip everything non essential out of the computer, change the slot where the sound card was located and reinstalled it after setting it up in the add new hardware wizard. I'm still getting a code 10 that the device is not working properly or is not present or drivers are not installed. No conflicts. This card was working fine before I did all this. Any ideas?
Posted on Friday, January 25, 2002 - 9:34 am:   

Without a little more info (soundcard, Comp spec's,O.S.) it would be a tough call to even guess but here goes:
1)reboot in safe mode and delete the card from device manager.
2)reboot to see if windows picks it up.
3)make sure your drivers are correct for the card.
Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2002 - 4:55 am:   

Thanks for the advice but I seemed to have solved the mystery. The machine is a 200MMX clone with a sound blaster compatible card. Simply put, I had too much hardware to begin an installation and it was causing conflicts everywhere. There was no good way to start resolving them so I stripped the system down completely leaving only the sound card in. I formatted the hard drive and reinstalled Win 98 and Wallah! I had sound. Its running pretty good now and the kids love it!
Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2002 - 9:31 pm:   

Congrat's to you and your kids!

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