Solved

NT 4.0 and non-suppoerted soundcards

Posted on 1997-03-25
3
150 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-14
I have a Logitech Soundman Wave which  uses the Mediavision Jazz chipset and OPL3. NT won't see it as a soundblaster because It needs to run smwset.sys at startup. NT doesn't read the config.sys, so how can I load the device? I have Win95 drivers, but they won't help will they? Any help would be great.
0
Comment
Question by:tgable
3 Comments
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:cer
ID: 1764642
You can not use DOS or Win95 drivers. You must use NT drivers.
If there is no driver supplied with the card, try to get one in the internet or from logitech support.
NT does have several drivers built but does not autodetect your chipset. You have to manualy configure it. Therefore you need the exact name and number for the chipset.
If your chipset is not in the list, and not in the drivlib (on CD) you are lost.

0
 

Author Comment

by:tgable
ID: 1764643
I know all this. I need a work around, ie. some undocumented tweek to fake NT out. How do you load the smwset.sys device at start-up? This might help fake NT into thinking it is a SB Pro.
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
splash021897 earned 50 total points
ID: 1764644
Nt will only work it with original nt-drivers if your manufacturer doesn't have those there's no hope to get the thing working .
Problem with NT is that is wasn't originaaly designed to work with soundcards.
Had same problem , got it fixed only with manufacturer driver for NT .
0

Featured Post

3 Use Cases for Connected Systems

Our Dev teams are like yours. They’re continually cranking out code for new features/bugs fixes, testing, deploying, testing some more, responding to production monitoring events and more. It’s complex. So, we thought you’d like to see what’s working for us.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A Bare Metal Image backup allows for the restore of an entire system to a similar or dissimilar hardware. They are highly useful for migrations and disaster recovery. Bare Metal Image backups support Full and Incremental backups. Differential backup…
If you need to start windows update installation remotely or as a scheduled task you will find this very helpful.
As developers, we are not limited to the functions provided by the VBA language. In addition, we can call the functions that are part of the Windows operating system. These functions are part of the Windows API (Application Programming Interface). U…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question