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I have a Yamaha OPL3-sax sound card that I have installed onto a machine that runs Windows 2000. The driver for this sound card was picked up from the drivers.cab that comes with Windows 2000. What happens each time I boot is that I see a blue screen with a failure to load the driver opl3sax.sys. May you please help me to be out of this problem because it might kill my hard driver due to continuously shutting down the machine.

Thank you in advance
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by:jhance
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First,  boot into SAFE mode and remove the driver for this hardware device.  Then you should be able to boot up without this device.  Say NO if W2K wants to load the driver for this device again or point it to the correct driver.

Obviously, you have the wrong driver or the hardware is bad.

Then, find out who the manufacturer of the board is and get the CORRECT driver from then for this model board.  The Yamaha chipset is widely used but not all boards can use the same driver.  If your manufacturer doesn't support W2K, then you may need to get another card.
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by:chadukajohn
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I have tried that but still it gives such problems. At times it boots well but at times there is no hope. All I do is to remove it and then restart the machine.
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by:jhance
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Then REMOVE the CARD.  There must be a problem with it or its driver.
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by:pc_doc
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if you remove the card and see if you can find a manufacturers name, or model, or worse case, an FCC number on the card, then you will be able to install the correct driver.

Also start in safe mode (F5), and remove ALL drivers from the sound card section, also any unknown devices loaded, restart the machine, tell it you do NOT want to load the driver for the card, get into windows, go to device manager under system properties, and load the correct driver from the manufacturer.

Hope this helps
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by:chadukajohn
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The card gives no problems with WinMe so I cannot say the crad itself has problems.The problem might be within the driver itself and the operating system and not with the card.
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Accordig to my warning above and chadukajohn's last comment, this question will move to PAQ.

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