Sound and internal modem doesn't work after upgrading to Win2K from Win98
Posted on 2002-03-05
I recently upgraded from Win98 to Win2000. I did a clean install, deleting the existing partition, formatting then installing Win2000.
Now the sound doesn't work and Windows won't find my internal modem (i connected an old external one without a problem).
Also, i only have 2 com ports - Com1 & Com2 (the 2 external ones), when i would have sworn that i had a Com3 before (i thought this was where my modem was).
In the device manager, under 'Other Devices', there are 3 devices that are not functioning:
- 'Multimedia Audio Controller'
- 'PCI Input Device'
- 'PCI Simple Communications Controller'
I have a Hewlett Packard Pavillion 8509 and I think i have a Rockwell Compatible Modem and a Sound Blaster 16 sound card.
Creative say they don't make a Sound Blaster 16 driver... does this mean i need to invest in a new sound card?
I tried installing a rockwell modem on Com1 and Com2, but it couldn't find it. It doesn't give me the option of installing on Com3.