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Audio Hardware missing or not found....

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Posted on Sunday, March 17, 2002 - 7:13 pm:   

The subject was the message I get when I try to use the Windows media player. I recently upgraded from Windows 98 to Windows XP (clean install) and have lost all sound. I have an older computer, Monorail, and the company has gone out of business so I can not identify what type of sound card I have. I do not have any documentation on the machine either. I think it may be connected to the motherboard - does that make sense? I have searched forever and still can't figure out what kind I have, therefore I am not able to find a driver. Anyone out there that could possibly help? Would it be easier to purchase a new sound card?
Posted on Sunday, March 17, 2002 - 8:51 pm:   

If the sound is built on the mainboard and XP doesn't detect it chances are pretty good that you won't find drivers anywhere. You would be far better off disabling it either via jumpers on the mainboard or in the bios and installing a common supported sound card. By the way, most Monorail computers came with an Opti sound chip and Opti went out of the sound chip business several years ago.
Posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2002 - 6:26 am:   

Monorail-does anyone have the jumper settings to upgrade a processor in Monorail from 486DX to Pentium?

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