PC Speaker instead of Sound Card

Posted on 2004-11-08
Last Modified: 2010-04-25
Hello everyone,

My configuration is as follows:
Win2k Server
2 sound cards
    1. Altec Sound Card
    2. On Board Dell Sound card (optiplex 300)

Just installed BVRP Classic Phone Tools with my 56K Soft Touch modem

Now my sound goes through my pc speaker and neither sound card works when I plug in the speaker wire.

Anybody have any suggestions where to start looking to fix this problem?
Question by:savvy95
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    Expert Comment

    I think that the problem is that the modem stole the IRQ of the active sound card.  What might work is to remove/disable the sound cards, then install/enable on of them to let Windows offer it a different IRQ.  Should be fine.
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    Accepted Solution

    For limited IRQs, you may want to disable onboard sound card in BIOS and then do what nihlcat suggested.

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    Expert Comment

    look under :start>control panel>sound and audio, select the audio tab, and look if the right audio player is selected
    LVL 91

    Expert Comment

    probably the modem is selected by installing the   >>>>  Just installed BVRP Classic Phone Tools with my 56K Soft Touch modem    <<< so select standard windows or appropriate device


    Author Comment

    Wesly Chen,

    I tried what you suggested and you are RIGHT ON.  Thanx,  You're worth your weight in points.


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