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On board soundcard impossible in true DOS?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2004 10:07 pm     Post subject: On board soundcard impossible in true DOS? Reply with quote


If anyone can point me towards a way to run some kind of DOS drivers
for my "soundcard" (I have just the on-board card which came with my Compaq Presario 5360).

I have tried using generic Soundblaster drivers, but it says it cannot
find the soundcard.

It is called an Solo 1938 like the Compaq website talks about. It is an on-board soundcard. Is there a way to use the Windows 98 drivers directly in DOS, maybe?

I have set up a DOS 6.22 drive and boot directly to it using System
Commander. Everything works fine, but I cannot get the sound going.

Any help would be appreciated...

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Lord of Gaming
Lord of Gaming

Joined: 16 Oct 2002
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2004 10:49 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

This maybe possible, here are the two versions of the ESS 1938 drivers I've located.

This driver is for Win95/98(First Edition).

This driver is for Win98-SE.

Both descriptions say they have DOS mode drivers but these Windows drivers have to be loaded first to get appropriate installation of the DOS mode driver. There's a Readme file.

Also check out their FAQ section on the DOS audio part Happy
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