no joystick drivers available after reinstall win95

After loading "nuts and bolts 98" to my 333/gateway I crashed after first reset.8 hours of tech support later,I have everything back but no joystick drivers...even gateway tech support bailed on me...?
mconnerAsked:
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MATTCEIConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Does Device Manager show the correct sound card? Any conflicts?

      Boot to Safe Mode,go to Device Manager - Sound,...,Game Controllers: Remove all 'Joystick Devices',reboot
      to normal and see if it auto-detects your joystick.
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gward28Commented:
Do you mean no joystick drivers or no gameport drivers?
:~)
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gward28Commented:
I can help with both need info.:~)
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MATTCEICommented:
Does Device Manager show the correct sound card? Any conflicts?

Boot to Safe Mode,go to Device Manager - Sound,...,Game Controllers: Remove all 'Joystick Devices',reboot to normal and see if it auto-detects your joystick.


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mconnerAuthor Commented:
i DIDN'T KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BUT AFTER TAKING THE JOYSTICK CHOICE OUT OF SOUND AND GAME CONTROLLER FIELD,THE SYSTEM THEN DETECTED NEW HARDWARE BUT ERROR MESSAGE CAME UP NO DRIVER FOUND.PROMPTED ME TO PUT IN WINDOWS CD AND IT SAID NEWER VERSION OF DRIVER FOUND...I CLICKED OK AND WE NOW HAVE A JOYSTICK(AND A HAPPY TEENAGED GAMER...YOU'RE WELCOME SON...AND THANK YOU MATTCEI AND GWARD28)
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gward28Commented:
so your prob has been solved .GOOD JOB :~)
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