Lost PnP capabilites

Shortly after installing an OEM version of Win 98 on my Acer AMD 233, I lost my modem.  A friend told me to reconfigure the jumpers on the modem changing it to non-PnP and for it to a certain IRQ.  It worked.  Then shorly after that I lost my sound card.  I tried removing it in the device manager, physically removing it, rebooting, but no help.
I recently brought a sound card home from work.  It is a Soundblaster 16.  I also used the CD that came with it.  I removed the old sound card.  Rebooted.  Installed the new sound card and software but still no sound.  HELP   TIA
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Okay, let's do this by the number.

1. Boot the system into Safemode by touching the F8 key right after the memory post, but before you see the "Starting Windows..." dialogue.

2. From Safemode, go into Control Panel, click the System Icon and choose Device Manager.

3. Scroll down through each area and click the + to expand. Look for all duplicate devices. If there are duplicates or more, remove them all. When you get to the multimedia (sound) area, empty it completely. You do this by click on a device and clicking remove.

4. When you're done, shut down the system and physically remove the sound card (even the new one).

5. Now restart the system and touch the F8 key as before, but this time choose command prompt only.

6. At the command prompt, change directories to \Windows\Command. You do this by typing CD C:\Windows\Command<enter>

7. Now type SCANREG/FIX<enter>

This will clean the registry.

8. Now shut down and install the sound card. You can use the Win98 CD as it has native SB16 drivers.


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