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I'll try to explain this the best I can.  I installed windows 98 on my wife's Maximus 166.  Everything went smooth except the sound card.  I don't really know what sound card it is.  And addonics driver came with the system.  Windows 98 did not detect the sound card.  I somehow managed to get I guess part of it installed with add new hardware, finally manually choosing from a list that windows finally provided.  It found a Legacy board and installed its drivers for that and during restart, I saw windows finding and loading all sorts of Yamaha stuff.  So now in device manager, I have Yamaha drivers (except a wave driver, which windows 98 said it didn't have in its database) and a legacy board?  taking irq's 5 and 9 I believe.  And there is no sound at all... what to do?  I ordered a sound blaster because I'm so tired of messing with this... it looks as though this Yamaha should play everything but waves...
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Too bad the thing is giving you such trouble, but I think you'll have your problem solved with the soundblaster.  It's obvious that Win98 doesn't know what to do with that old sound card.  Wouldn't it load the drivers from the floppy you had?  You might try looking in some place like DriversHQ for drivers, or even doing a search on the chip number, or the manufacturer of the system.  If you have any documentation for the computer, that might be helpful.  I'd advise going into Device Manager and removing all entries under "sound, video, and game controllers", and try running the "add new hardware" wizard again, and see if you can get it to take the drivers from the floppy, and if it won't try some sort of soundblaster compatible to see if you can slip it in with different drivers.  I'm sure there's a  way to do it, if you work with it for a while.
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Go to Settings - - - Control Panel - - - - - System. - - - Device Manager

The sound card stuff you installed will be listed.  Highlight the items and delete them all.  (Note:  You may have to double-click "Sound/video/and game controllers" to find the sound card files)

It will ask you if you are sure about removing the programs.....Click YES/ OK

You will have to remove EACH sound card file/program individually.

NOW,  In Control Panel, Go to ADD/REMOVE Hardware.  You'll hit NEXT twice before it checks for Plug & Play hardware.  

THEN, choose "NO I want to select the hardware from a list"  . . Hit NEXT.

Select "Sound/Video and game" . . . .Hit NEXT

Insert the DISK that was SUPPLIED with your sound card and click NEXT !!

The rest will be on-screen instructions that are easy to follow.  When the install is finished. . . You MUST reboot the machine

Let me know if this doesn't work.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you DO buy a new sound card, spend the extra bucks and get SOUND BLASTER LIVE (That's the newest 256 creative lab card.... I predict it to be the standard in computer sound within the next year. . . .if not, at least AWE 64)

Good luck!




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I left out a step !!!!!!!!!!!!!

You have to click on the "HAVE DISK" button after you insert your disk . . .ok

Sorry about the slip up!  This is ONLY the most important step !!  The disk contains .inf files that will communicate all of the intricate and customized details to WIN98 whether it is familiar with the card or NOT !!
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