Installing Sound Card Drivers
Posted on 1998-03-16
I have another question I need to ask help on....
My computer has an Advanced Logic Sound card in it. It was given to me, and originally installed by a friend.
Recently, I've had to re-format my hard drive. After doing this, I went to re-install my sound card, and found I didn't have
the drivers for it. So, I downloaded them off the internet, by matching my chipset number: ALS100
Then these are the steps I performed:
Went to Control Panel
Selected Add New Hardware
Selected Sound, Video and Game Controlers
Clicked on Have Disk, and pointed in in the right direction,
(At this point, it gave me me 5 different options to install as listed below:
- ALS100 Logical Device 0 Wave Audio Device
- ALS100 Logical Device 1 Internal Midi (OPL3) Device
- ALS100 Logical Device 2 Joystick Device
- ALS100 Logical Device 3 External Midi (MPU401) Device
- ALS100 Logical Device 4 IDE Controller
So, I selected the first one (ALS100 Logical Device 0 Wave Audio Device) from the list, and it copied over some
necessary files and finished.
I thought I was allready, and went to Control Panel, Sounds, and selected a nice annoying Windows Start-Up Wav file, and the little play button didn't light up (My indication that the sound drivers wern't installed yet).
So, I went to Control Panel, System, Device Manager, and there is no listing for my sound card. I tried playing an MP3
for a test, and it came up with a window saying Sound Drivers Not Installed.
The card does work, because if I put an audio CD into the CDROM, and play it from CD Player, I hear sound, but have to crank the sterio.
If I start in MS-DOS mode, and play a game, the sound seems to work fine too.
My question is:
How do I get the sound drivers to load in Windows 95?