sound card has static sound.

i have a 475 amd 96 mb ram running windows 98 and i just bought a new sound card, creative soundblaster ISA slot wave effects card. previously, i had a pci card that was really cheap that didnt work at all, so i delete the drivers/software and took the card out, and put the new one in, installing those drivers/software. and now when it plays any music or any sound, there is a short static sound that is quite annoying that plays continually through the sound.  is it b/c it is an isa card or do you think its just the card or what??  please help...
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Check all your connections?
What type speakers are you using?
DO you have the lastest drivers for the card?
Also power down and pull the card and reinstall it to make sure the card is seated in the slot.
Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
Please do this.

Shut down your system the normal way.  Leave it off a couple of minutes.

Reboot - hold CTRL until you see the option menu and select SAFE MODE

Then when in Windows 98 in Safe Mode, right click the My Computer Icon, choose properties and then device manager.

Remove all elements under the sound card elements.  Make sure you delete the Joystick.  You'll probably find what we did, many old and duplicated items.  In fact, while you're in there, make sure that you check all areas to get rid of (remove) all erroenous and unknown devices.  When you then reboot, have updated driver disks handy; although many standards are handled with your existing Windows 98 Cd/disk and the default drivers.

Is still a problem, please post your startup file information and more details about your system.  Start-Run-MSCONFIG - gives you information about your start up files, any of which you can uncheck, reboot and test to see impact without creating permanent change.  You can always recheck to reactivate any/all.

Another way to check, and copy/paste the start up files for us is to do
and then capture info to your notepad or wordpad file (assuming you've gone one new session open), and paste on comment to advise.



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What do you have running on your taskbar? If you happen to have CPUidel running, then that's the problem.
Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
Thank you, am happy to have been of help.

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