Old School Question - Sound card NOT recognized undwer WIN 9

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Old School Question - Sound card NOT recognized undwer WIN 9

Postby sirrushx » Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:10 pm

8) :? Hello fellow Computer Die -Hards. My Win 98se Box runs Fair// except for 2nd IDE problems (another Topic Under Tech Support).

Problem here is my Advance Logic PCI sound card ALS 4000 .

In my Bootup prompt ,before & after WIN Logo ,,,, It get this


Avance Logic, Inc.

Avance Sound Chip is Configured at A220 I5 D1 H1 P300

Error: SB irq configuration error

this is at DOS ,before & breifly after WIN Logo /Splash Screen.

Iknow ,Iam a Masochist //// still using WIN 98 se!!

regards ,stu
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Postby Hardware Junkie » Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:00 pm

Sounds like an IRQ conflict. Try putting the sound card in a different slot (not slot 2).
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Postby evasive » Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:53 pm

Is this the Jetway board? Check if the onboard printer port is set for auto, not for using IRQ 5 (in the bios)
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Postby Karlsweldt » Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:13 am

Many older sound cards emulated the Sound Blaster settings.. but no longer, after Windows 98.
Certain devices can share an IRQ, but there has to be a different DMA association. The older IRQ for SB audio cards was either 5 or 7, and that is now primarily used by the USB ports.. or another device.
May be best not to install the preferred AD drivers, instead let Windows use generic drivers. This way, you do not have the "legacy" settings.. which would otherwise be in conflict with other devices.
The Control Panel/System icon has a tab for 'hardware' then 'device manager'. At the top is a tab for "view", and you can choose by device type, connection and assignment. You may be able to change the device settings.
The sound chip will have info on it, as to model type. Ensure the driver is compatible to that specific model. Windows may be using a 'universal' default driver!
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