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« on: December 14, 2004, 08:46:17 PM »

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i just put win. 98 sec. ed.
says driver not installed
have aureal vortex 18820B2
 have also noticed no midi out device not there..i'm so lost and need help. i have no sound whats so ever. tried add/remove programs and also add new hardware and update driver...still have nothing and need help.
                                                   thank you
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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2004, 09:27:44 PM »

You need a driver for the Aureal to work correctly with Windows and any apps/games under Windows. Just like you need drivers for your videocard. Without it, Windows doesn't know exactly what piece of hardware it is and what it does.

The problem is though, that Aureal no longer exists. So they themselves don't do driver updates. Windows 98SE may have some WHQL archaic drivers, but your best bet is to look on the internet (in Google for instance for places they have later drivers.

This is a Google search I undertook, the first link has later A3D drivers for you to try.
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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2004, 09:33:09 PM »

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You need a driver for the Aureal to work correctly with Windows and any apps/games under Windows. Just like you need drivers for your videocard. Without it, Windows doesn't know exactly what piece of hardware it is and what it does.

The problem is though, that Aureal no longer exists. So they themselves don't do driver updates. Windows 98SE may have some WHQL archaic drivers, but your best bet is to look on the internet (in Google for instance for places they have later drivers.

This is a Google search I undertook, the first link has later A3D drivers for you to try.

  can you help guide me through the download ang et my sound back?
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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2004, 09:47:16 PM »

Errm, I'll try.

Go to this site, the download will start automatically, so have patience. Save to a convenient location (like your desktop). Then when saving is done, doubleclick the A3Ddrivers310.exe file, foloow instructions to save its contents to c:\aureal (example given).
The navigate in Windows to your device manager. If all is well, the soundcard should have been found, but as an unknown object, probably with a ?-mark before it. If you have more than one, it's best to tell me about it. If there's only one, and your soundcard isn't in the list, rightclick on the part behind the ?-mark, properties, drivers, install new driver and point it to the c:\aureal folder.

Then follow instructions clicking OK to install the drivers.
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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2004, 09:48:57 PM »

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Errm, I'll try.

Go to this site, the download will start automatically, so have patience. Save to a convenient location (like your desktop). Then when saving is done, doubleclick the A3Ddrivers310.exe file, foloow instructions to save its contents to c:\aureal (example given).
The navigate in Windows to your device manager. If all is well, the soundcard should have been found, but as an unknown object, probably with a ?-mark before it. If you have more than one, it's best to tell me about it. If there's only one, and your soundcard isn't in the list, rightclick on the part behind the ?-mark, properties, drivers, install new driver and point it to the c:\aureal folder.

Then follow instructions clicking OK to install the drivers.


ok will try it now and do you have messenger?will let you know how its going
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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2004, 09:52:11 PM »

If it doesn't work, let me know and I'll try to attach the original installer file for the Vortex cards in here.
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« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2004, 10:10:22 PM »

it just updates files but where do i go to see if its there?
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« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2004, 10:14:14 PM »

it just updates files but where do i go to see if its there?
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« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2004, 10:15:03 PM »

If you have DirectX installed, try to go Start->Run->dxdiag {hit enter}, wait for it to load and then go to the Audio tabs.
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« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2004, 10:30:09 PM »

went to and tested directx soud and says no driver installed
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« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2004, 11:00:51 PM »

Ok, question: Is it an onboard audiochip or an add-on card?

If onboard chip, what motherboard is it?
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« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2004, 11:02:38 PM »

not sure what you mean...not real good with pc as you can see...if you mean cars in pc ita an aureal vortex 1 au8820 b2
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« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2004, 02:23:55 AM »

Looks like an add-on card to me. Did you just get this added? Make sure your onboard sound is turned off. To do this enter the BIOS by hitting delete when the system turns on. Once you are in the BIOS look for anything called onboard audio, or onboard sound. Set this to disable. That might help somewhat.

You should also upgrade your DirectX, as it could be a problem with that.

I really wouldn't recommend using Windows 98 unless you have no other choices. Linux distros are mostly free. I'd recommend looking into The Fedora Project, or Mandrake for new users.

Good Luck.
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« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2004, 02:53:11 AM »

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Originally posted by Zedd

Looks like an add-on card to me. Did you just get this added? Make sure your onboard sound is turned off. To do this enter the BIOS by hitting delete when the system turns on. Once you are in the BIOS look for anything called onboard audio, or onboard sound. Set this to disable. That might help somewhat.

You should also upgrade your DirectX, as it could be a problem with that.

I really wouldn't recommend using Windows 98 unless you have no other choices. Linux distros are mostly free. I'd recommend looking into The Fedora Project, or Mandrake for new users.

Good Luck.
it had windows 98 and i put windows 98 second edition on....i had sound and now i don't...if anyone has yahoo messenger please IM me at frzframeus and try to help me figure this out step by step...i'm getting so frustrated and adding so much stuff that doesn't work still...ty ty ty
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