View Full Version : Installed Network Card, Lost Sound
03-19-2001, 07:58 AM
I have Windows 98 (2nd edition) and have one network card that is connected to my cable modem. I installed a second network card (for networking) and boom (or lack of boom), I lost sound. I went into Device Manager (in System Properties) and there is no sound card in sight. Since Computer was already highlighted, I clicked on Properties to see the IRQs. The sound card was previously on IRQ 5 and in its place is “IRQ Holder for PCI Steering.” It appears that all the IRQs are taken up but I don’t see one for IRQ 9. I clicked on the Reserve Resources tab and it’s blank. Is there a way to get my sound card back and still keep my second network card?
Sometimes shuffling around the cards into different PCI slots will cure the problem. Some slots are usually assigned a specific IRQ but sometimes they share an IRQ with an adjacent slot.
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03-19-2001, 06:28 PM
Thank you for responding. Well, I haven’t taken your advice just yet. What I did instead was removed the sound card and installed the drivers for the sound card on the motherboard itself. So I have sucky sound for now and will try installing the sound card another day when I’m not pressed for time. Will post then. I do have another unrelated problem that I posted under Operating System Troubleshooting. Thanks again.
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