I am working on a friends Gateway g6-350 Pent 2 puter. It was completely reformatted before I got it, but no audio seems to work. It has Win98SE, and I have the CD for it. I installed drivers for the Modem, and video card, and they seem to work. However, I tries installing the sound drivers, and no such luck. I went to Gateways site, got the needed drivers, uninstalled and reinstalled, tried driver.com, a couple other places, and still no luck. The Computer specs are here:
and drivers were downloaded from here:
Thing is, when I downloaded this stuff, I followed the directions to a 'T', and even tried other ways to install it. My problem is I get no volume control, No little speaker icon in the lower right, slip in an audio CD, windows Media comes up, but just hangs there, ( yeah, uninstalled and reinstalled that, too.) Nothing ever plays. In Device Manager, everyting is showing installed, correct driver, no conflicts.....I am at a loss here to find what I am overlooking. Just for info, the Board is a 440BX, with integrated Video and Audio. Audio chip is 'Creative ES 1373' , and Modem is U.S. Robotics 6000758 (model 613). Any help would greatly be appreciated!