When i install the drivers on my c-media ac97 sound card 1 of the audio things on device manager c-media ac97 audio device have a question mark next to it. if double click it its says device cannot start (code 10) the rest of the sound thing on device manager are ok, but the computer does not have sound. thanks
I've had incorrect C-media AC97 driver updates from the Windows Updates site. In Device Manager go to the Properties of the affected device and select the Driver tab. Now click the 'Roll Back Driver' button to return to what worked before the update.
You probably have the C-Media 8738 chipset (it's used by a lot of manufacturers both for onboard sound and in PCI form at remarkably low prices), which I used for several years on an Elite motherboard.
It produces remarkably good sound quality and although I now use a SoundBlaster Live! the difference is not all that substantial with my IBM 2.1 speakers.