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I have a packard bell multimedia c110 (pentium 120, 80 MB RAM). It was a factory installed win-95 machine with mutimedia (recording and playing). Last week, I installed
NT on this pc, everything works fine except, sound.
when I go to control panel, multimedia, drivers, I see nothing installed, so i tried to add what i had in my other
computer, (ctystalware audio) it asked for dll's etc, i copied them but it reperted it could not detect the hardware
then i asked the pakardbell abaout my sound system, they said i have pacardbell sound2, equivalent to sound blaster pro (azt2316r, aztech labs.) so how should i install my driver so that my audio works.
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Question by:melosh
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If so, goto Control Panel/Media Device, add a device, select Soundblaster 16 with its default setting, restart system. That should be OK. Try it and let me know how it goes.
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by:melosh
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creative labs sound blaster 1x. pro 16, when selected
(is this by the way, what it should be selected ???)
asked sndblst.dll, i dont have,

creative sound blaster awe32 MIDI synth, asked sbawe32.drv, i dont have. I have the master win-95 CD, for the original sytem,

it has sound144, dir and setup program in it, I was not sure
if it can help to NT, so I run it, claimed to succesfully
installed things, but i did not notice any help, so i deinstalled
it. it has read file as follows :

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;SETUP.INF for Packard Bell Sound Card Installation.
;Copyright (c) 1993, Aztech Labs Inc. - All rights reserved.

[App]
;Application global information
AppName=Packard Bell Sound Card Setup
DefDir=C:\SOUND144
SpaceNeeded=4394525
DOSSpaceNeeded=0
GroupTitle=Packard Bell Audio Utilities
GroupFile=PBSOUND.GRP
CompanyName=Copyright (c) 1994, Aztech Labs Inc.  All rights reserved.

[Disks]
;List of diskettes needed to install the product and the name
;of each diskette.
1=Disk1:Packard Bell Sound Card Disk 1
2=Disk2:Packard Bell Sound Card Disk 2

[DstDirs]
;lists of directories from root of destination drive/directory
;where destination files will be placed
1=.
2=UTILITY
3=VOYETRA
4=VOYETRA\SONGS
5=VOYETRA\JUKEBOX
6=VOYETRA\CMDPLAY
7=VOYETRA\WINDAT
8=VOYETRA\SOUNDS
       
[Setup APP Files]
;These files will be copied to the root destination directory
1=setup.exe
2=setup.inf
3=setup.bmp
4=readme.com
5=readme.txt

[Files]        
;identifier,disk,archive,subdirectory,shared,uncompressed size
1=1:SETUP.INF,     1,  WIN, 2865
2=1:SETUP.EXE,     1,  WIN, 234496
3=1:SETUP.BMP,     1,  WIN, 14426
4=1:README.COM,    1,  WIN, 16430
5=1:README.TXT,    1,  WIN, 306
6=1:UTILITY.AZT,   2,  WIN, 1019347
7=1:VCMDPLAY.AZT,  6,  WIN, 118502
8=1:VSOUNDS.AZT,   8,  WIN, 340029
9=1:VJUKEBOX.AZT,  5,  WIN, 224960
10=2:VWINDAT.AZT,  7,  WIN, 2256709
11=2:VSONGS.AZT,   4,  WIN, 166455

[WinSys Files]                      
;identifier,subdirectory,file
1=7:vmp_mm.dll

[PM Info]                    
;identifier,subdirectory,file,description,icon#
1=2:WINMIXW.EXE,           Mixer Control,    
2=2:MICMODE.EXE,           Mic Monitor,
3=7:WINDAT.EXE,            WinDAT,            
4=7:SAYIT.EXE,             Say It!,          
5=7:AUDIOSTA.EXE,          Audiostation,      
6=7:ORCH.EXE,              MIDI Orchestrator,
7=7:CAL.EXE,               Audio Calendar,    
8=7:SNDEVENT.EXE,          Sound Events,      
9=5:WJUKE.EXE,             Windows JukeBox,  
;10=1:SETUP.EXE,            Audio Setup,      

[WinAppIni]
1=AudioSta.ini|MIXER|the card|ROCKY
2=WinDAT.ini|DAT|WorkDir|$$$|VOYETRA\SOUNDS
3=Orch.ini|Options|FilePath|$$$|VOYETRA\SONGS
4=system.ini|mm16.drv|AMPLIFYMIC|TRUE
5=system.ini|mm16.drv|AMPLIFYFM|2
6=AudioSta.ini|MIXER|SRS|1
7=Cal.ini|alarm|AlarmWave|$$$|VOYETRA\SOUNDS\ALARM.WAV
8=win.ini|Vmp|UVAdjust|1600

[WinSys.Drivers.Load]                    
;identifier,leftvalue,rightvalue

[WinSys.Drivers.Unload]        
;identifier,leftvalue,rightvalue

[WinSys.Boot]
;identifier,leftvalue,rightvalue,mode

[WinSys.386Enh.Load]
;identifier,rightvalue(leftvalue is device=),mode

[WinSys.386Enh.Unload]
;identifier,rightvalue(leftvalue is device=)

[WinControl]
;identifier,driver,description

[Autoexec]
1=2|AZCAL.EXE

[FilesRemove]

[End]

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but i believe nt is different, and ???????????
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by:bbao
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You dont have NT CD-ROM? Or you install NT from network? All the files you mentioned should be automatically copied from NT CD-ROM or the network path where NT installed from.
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by:melosh
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yes I have original ms windowsNT workstation CD rom, and when
put the disk in the main splash screen, it has a add/remove
software button, then it gives a two tab dialog(install/uninstall and windows nt setup) at set up, it has multimedia checked with gray box, saying 5 out of 9 components installed, details button shows (cd player, media player, sample sounds, sound recorder, volume control) but i assume all these
can work if the sound card driver that i should install
works ?????, and as far as sndblst.dll yes i see it in the i386
dir as sndblst.dl_ and when i tried to install it,
i needed to change the inturrupt to 5 from 7, now i will try
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by:melosh
ID: 1770679
yes it works, he reason that i had all this mess was,
i added a zip drive, that shifted my cd to drive f:
from drive e: and i did not notice that it was tring to load
from my zip instead of nt cd disk, now all works, thanks for the effort. i wonder why any one should need this aztech labs
nt driver for this packed bell sound system ? any way
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