Solved

No sound after upgrade to Win2K.

Posted on 2004-04-26
6
124 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
I've upgraded an old Acer Entra, PII 266MHZ with 256MB RAM from Win95 to Win2000.
Everything works fine except that there is no sound.

Checked in Device Manager and found exclamation mark on CD-ROM component listed under "Sound, Video and Game Controllers". All the other components under the list are OK.

Tried to use the Recovery & Drivers CD from vendor (Win95 version) but was unable to find the driver.

My CD-ROM drive works fine as I was able to install MS Office upon successful OS installation.

Please help. Thanks so much...Looking forward for response from all the experts around.

0
Comment
Question by:babygerl
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 15

Accepted Solution

by:
sr75 earned 100 total points
ID: 10917142
Download and install the latest Win2K drivers from the Manufacturer or from www.driverguide.com.
0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:RevelationCS
ID: 10920282
what type of sound card do you have in the box? if you did a straight upgrade from 9x to w2k, you will need to update your drivers to the latest from the manufacturer...
0
 

Author Comment

by:babygerl
ID: 10924356
I did a fresh installation of Win2000. What I see from the Device Manager, under "Sound, Video and Games Controllers" are Crystal and Magix components. All are OK without any exclamation marks except for item CDROM.
0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:RevelationCS
ID: 12324330
author did not reply to my comment about the sound card, however, I still believe the issue is the use of WIN98 drivers instead of updated w2k drivers.... my recommendation would be PAQ/Points for sr75
0

Featured Post

Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
Microsoft is moving in-place eDiscovery & hold from ECP to EOP console under Content Search in Search and Investigation Options.  In this post, I will be showing you how to export emails to a PST file using the Content Search Options.
Come and listen to Percona CEO Peter Zaitsev discuss what’s new in Percona open source software, including Percona Server for MySQL (https://www.percona.com/software/mysql-database/percona-server) and MongoDB (https://www.percona.com/software/mongo-…
There are cases when e.g. an IT administrator wants to have full access and view into selected mailboxes on Exchange server, directly from his own email account in Outlook or Outlook Web Access. This proves useful when for example administrator want…

688 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question