I have Windows 98SE on an HP Pavilion 6470z. The sound card is a RipTide Sound/Modem card combo which I had to find drivers for myself. I'm almost positive that I got the correct driver because I can open Volume control, CD Player, and Sounds Properties. However nothing is coming out of the speakers. I can put in a cd and watch it playing in CD Player, and I can push the play button in Sounds Properties to preview the windows default sounds.
I have the speakers plugged in the right hole. (I've also tried all of them including IN and OUT holes). I tried it with 2 sets of speakers and nothing. A few times I got some response when I blew into the Mic (i got a few loud mumbles of sound). Here is exactly what I installed as for drivers:
I first downloaded and ran "rip417na.exe" to install the main files.
Then when setup was asked for "Genmidi.wsi" I dl'd it and put on disk and browsed to the disk and setup accepted it.
Then when setup was asking for a "msopl.drv" I downloaded it and put on disk just like I did for Genmidi.wsi.
I'm pretty sure I did this all right. It's wierd that I would have all of this functionality with the sound options and music being able to play without having sound come out of the speakers.
PS: I just found this file:
It looks like it is the complete driver with the Genmidi, and msopl file. Any suggestions before remove the current driver and put this one on?