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Installed SB16 to system with MWave

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Today I installed a sound blaster 16 card on my Win95 system (IBM MWave thing was already there). I knew I would get problems, but tried anyway. I browsed to Creative Labs site and downloaded their newest drivers.

Now I get sound from all DOS applications (of course), DirectX games, and MIDI sound. But all else in Win95, the system sounds, the MOD player, recorder, WAV player, CD-ROM are all silent.

My best guess is that it must be something with the Win95 INI files...
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From the control panel within the system folder, go to device manager and delete any sound devices that you have.  Then shutdown windows 95, power off the system, restart the computer and let the system find the hardware. During this process you may receive a request to use the current driver, or install another one, you can do either, probably safely, but be sure to have a copy of the latest driver just in case.  This should solve your problems.

Good Luck!

Jeff
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by:patedm
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Did you properly remove the MWAVE first?  You can try removing all the drivers manually by uninstalling the software in control panel.  If not, you may need a Windows re-install to fix properly.
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by:Cyberfrog
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This is embarrassing. Before I installed the new SB16 drivers, I didn't get to see the little icon in the sys tray. When I doubleclicked on that, I could select SB16 for Win95 sound.

What you said, about removing the MWave devices was already tried and didn't work.

What's still missing is sound output from the CD-ROM . Do you what I have to do to get it?

Thanks for the answer, and thanks to patedm for the comment.
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Do you have a sound cable going from the back of your CD-ROM to the sound card?

Check if any of the inputs are muted in the Sound Blaster mixer controls.
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I located the sound cable and moved it to the new card. Thanks, patedm
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