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    is very happy now :) Itay Neeman's Avatar
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    No Sound on Compaq PC!

    Hey,

    I recently formatted my compaq PC from Win Me and installed Win 2k.

    Apparently, there are no real drivers available for my soundcard on win 2k. My sound card is an ESS Allegro, and the only drivers I found make my computer just reboot itself (not freeze or anything, just reboots) and eventually it created a kernel error and I had to reformat the computer.

    If you can help me find any drivers, or have any ideas, I would appreciate it.

    Thx,
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    Have you tried emailing the manufacturer to find out if any Win2k/XP drivers are in development (both should work).
    Specifically you are looking for "WDM" (Windows Driver Model) drivers which should work with Win 2k and later.

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    Same thing happened to me and my Compaq. They have a softpaq at their site that dosen't actually install the drivers. I found compatible ones at http://esstech.com/techsupp/drivers.shtm . I'd suggest the file "1062.zip".

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    is very happy now :) Itay Neeman's Avatar
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    The 1062.zip files dont work, it says it doesnt contain information about my hardware.

    There is a 1065.zip file on the web somewhere, but that one crashes my PC as I said...

    The softpaq has nothing in it for Win2k
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    Are you running the setup file in the directory, or adding new hardware? If you not adding new hardware, try to and when asked for the location point to the the unzipped directory. I don't supose it would hurt to try those other Win2K downloads either.


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