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I've upgraded from WIN95 to 98 and lost my Creative Labs Soundblaster 16 and my JAZ drive... It wont recognize either device - the bios.VXD claims to be bad, so I did as it said, re run setup... same thing!!! Anybody got any suggestions?
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by:dankh
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Hi,

Try uninstalling and reinstalling the devices with their new drivers individually.  Make sure you follow the instructions in the readme.txt.  Tell me if this helps.  

MS says it is 'sometimes' better to use the SB drivers on their CDROM.
New SB 16 driver for Win98:
http://www.soundblaster.com/wwwnew/tech/ftp/ftpnew.html

New Iomega drivers for 95/98:
http://www.iomega.com/driver/driver.html?prod=j2&os=95&x=55&y=10
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Hi,

   Try uninstalling and reinstalling the devices with their new drivers individually.  Make sure you follow the instructions in the readme.txt.  Tell me if this helps.  

   MS says it is 'sometimes' better to use the SB drivers on their CDROM.
   New SB 16 driver for Win98:
   http://www.soundblaster.com/wwwnew/tech/ftp/ftpnew.html

   New Iomega drivers for 95/98:
   http://www.iomega.com/driver/driver.html?prod=j2&os=95&x=55&y=10
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by:ronallard
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I've kept trying what you suggest. Mostly cause everyone I talk to said the same thing... I had to uninstall and reinstall 6 times before it finally worked. I couldn't get the JAZ drive going, I just couldn't figure that out. Brought it back to the shop and they figured it was a memory address conflict 'tween the JAZ and the Monitor...  Had absolutely nooooo indications that was the problem. But I finally got the thing running.
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