Solved

WIN98 upgrade = Bad    bios.VXD

Posted on 1998-08-20
3
240 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
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?
0
Comment
Question by:ronallard
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:dankh
ID: 1644010
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
0
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
dankh earned 50 total points
ID: 1644011
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
0
 

Author Comment

by:ronallard
ID: 1644012
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.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

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

In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Install VMware Tools for Windows on a VMware Windows virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) Host Server, using the VMware Host Client. The virtual machine has Windows Server 2016 instal…
The Windows functions GetTickCount and timeGetTime retrieve the number of milliseconds since the system was started. However, the value is stored in a DWORD, which means that it wraps around to zero every 49.7 days. This article shows how to solve t…
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

685 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