We have recently reformatted and reinstalled Windows 98 and the soundcard needs a driver. The soundcard was preinstalled but the driver does not appear to be on the manufacturer's (Packard Bell) master CD's. I have tried to find out what the soundcard is using Belarc advisor but it doesn't detect it. Furthermore, if you look at the properties of the soundcard in the Device Manager, the resources tab says, "The resources this device is using do not match any of its known configurations."
Is there a program that will be able to detect what the soundcard is or is there a generic soundcard driver we could use instead? Thanks in advance.
Most of the native "Soundblaster" and other W98 drivers will work OK with a wide variety of cards. When you select "update driver" get it to show you all drivers and take one off the top of the list - work downwards if you have to, it shouldn't take too long. Alternatively, have a look at the card - it should have its' origins printed on it. I presume that the Mobo doesn't have this integrated onboard, as otherwise the drivesr would have been on the motherboard CD.