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Problems with Sound Card/Win 98

Brentman
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I did a clean install of windows 98 I have an FIC VA-503+ motherboard with an AMD K62-300 3D processor and 64mb of PC100 compliant memory.My sound card is a Diamond Monster Sound M80. Using the driver out of the WIndows 98 box does not work at all. If I install the Diamond Win95 drivers they change the IRQ to 10 and the Sound works perfectly upon restart. However the very next time I reboot The IRQ changes back to 9 even if I clear the Automatic Configuration box. I'm not to familiar with the IRQ Steering or how it works but is this the cause of my problems???

Thank You,

Brent McCleary
MCClearyBL@aol.com
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Perhaps you can try to download the latest drivers from the vendor's website as they may have also realised the problem and posted a new set of drivers that are compatible with Windows 98.

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I've tried that. I have also E-mailed Diamond to let them know.
Thanks a bunch though.
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What does the system want to do with IRQ 9 and 10? Is there an other free IRQ which you tried?

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Thanks Wardog,

I found a driver update from my Chipset Manufacturer that helps address this issue. You information was right on the money. Diamond still needs to issue the drivers.


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