View Full Version : Sound Blaster PCI card on win 98 se

07-12-2005, 08:03 AM
Ok I have been fighting with a system for a while now and just have one issue left with it that I can not for the life of me figure out. I am running win98 se and installed a creative labs SoundBlaster card but I get no sound. I looked under device manager and under SB PCI Legacy Device (in the Sounds, video games, and game controllers) it had a yellow exclaimation point.

Here is the error that it gave me
"CONGIGMG.VXD device loader(s) for this device could not load the device driver. (Code 2)

I have uninstalled and reinstalled the SoundBlaster drivers multiple times, I have rebooted into safe mode and removed the devices under sounds, video games, and game controllers, and I have extracted the configmg.vxd file from the cab files on the win98 se cd and put in in the system folder.

07-12-2005, 08:52 AM
Are you using the latest drivers for it ?? look here http://www.downloads.sinhalaya.com/Pages/Drivers/Sound.htmIf so try installing the driver first then plug in the card I had the same prob with a friends PC this fixed it

07-12-2005, 09:10 AM
Done that too already

07-12-2005, 09:27 AM
have you installed motherboard drivers?

have you tried different PCI slot?

do you know of the SB16 emulation bug?

07-12-2005, 09:36 AM
SB16 emulation bug? could you elaborate

07-12-2005, 09:49 AM
tick "use LPT sharing" or disable the SB16 emulation otherwise it disables the DMA for the hardrives and cd drives. also with some systems it pays to enable "memory hole 15-16m" in the bios.

07-12-2005, 10:41 AM
Thanks I'll try it

07-12-2005, 06:17 PM
just wondering if anyone else had any ideas

07-12-2005, 06:59 PM
Ok I have been fighting with a system for a while now so what other problems have you had ?

Speedy Gonzales
07-12-2005, 07:11 PM
Is this update installed? (http://www.microsoft.com/windows98/downloads/contents/WURecommended/S_WUFeatured/Win98SE/Default.asp)

Its called 4756US8.exe

Its got that configmg.vxd file in it.

It may have a later version of this file in it, once it installs.

07-12-2005, 11:03 PM
Thanks I'll try it
Had you disabled on board sound in the BIOS if you have on board sound.

Have you got the speakers plugged into a green socket.

Is the sound on mute?

You say that there is a yellow exclamation mark in device drivers.
That is a big clue. Sound cards may share IRQs with other hardware.

As to your speakers what are they? 2.1 7.1 or what?

What make and and model motherboard are you using?

Which Creative sound card are you installing?