Win 98 Sound Question

I have just done a fresh install of W98 (I used to use W95), and now my MWave sound card does not seem to work. I have tried, I think, everything that can be tried in the control panel.

I have searched the IBM site for the drivers. I bought my computer at Future Shop a few years ago, and it came with a generic manual that didnèt even mention the sound card. Anyhow, I think it is an MWave (IBM) Sound Blaster compatible. I looked around the IBM site for quite awhile, but came up empty.

I have also tried deleting everything related to the sound card and letting Windows re-detect and re-install (as you have suggested). There are no conflicts, and the entry in the Device Manager says OEM mfg Modem Wave Device.

As it stands, every program that uses sound (Windows Media Player, WinAmp, even just testing sounds) freezes the computer for several minutes.

Is there a way I can find drivers, or some other solutionÉ
elwoodyAsked:
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cmarks55Commented:
Have you visited the website for the latest drivers?  No conflicts in device manager? try deleting everythign realated to the sound card in device manager and have windows re-detect and re-install!
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elwoodyAuthor Commented:
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cmarks55Commented:
hmmm....freezes the computer but doesn't generate "no sound card detected" or "sound device in use" errors.  most interresting...how about reverting to the drivers from the win95 cd?  the ones that were used before you upgraded?
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elwoodyAuthor Commented:
So far, the only error message I can get is from Windows Media Player: after a 4 minute wait, it says No Audio Hardware is Available. I have tried to revert to the old drivers, but my win95 cd does not work on either cd drive (this was one of the reasons I upgraded). So far, I have been through every troubleshooting step on the Microsoft site, and every step in the w98 help file. Is there some generic soundblaster driver that might work (the card is soundblaster compatible).
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stockerCommented:
If your device manager shows your sound card configured properly with no conflicts and you are having lock ups when a sound file is  used, you need to go to the device manager, open the CD rom, righ click and go to properties.  If DMA is checked here you should uncheck it.  Sometimes this alone will hang your sound system up.  It also can lock the entire machine and cause you to have to reboot.
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