Hi A friend of mine who uses windows 98 has been having bother with his soundcard when he opens real Player or any other audio application- no sound. He receives a Real Systems general Error message, saying that another program may be using the soundcard. I reckon this program (whatever it is) must be opening when the PC is booted up. Can anyone help by letting me know how we can stop this program opening at windows boot up? If you can help I'd really appreciate it and thanks in advance............Andy
if you press ctrl/alt del at the same time...a dialogue box appears...make note of any running applications except for 'explorer' and 'systray'. Then do what djohn and Gandalf told ou to do and check a box corresponding with the application running. If it is a programme that uses it from booting...then it will be in there somewhere.
If you look through the list and don't recognise the application...check the box and disable it too.
Has your friend recently installed this soundcard...has it been working before?