My system was bought with Windows ME and a package of extra software including Games e.g. Frogger, Tetrimania, Cube Hopper, Red Shift 3, Pong & many more.
All games & programmes worked well.
I then had problems with my computer and had it changed to Windows 98 by a friend who is a computer technician. All Microsoft packages still work Ok , but I started having problems with sound - (sometimes it was there, sometimes not) Most of the games did not run properly (18 in all ), there was no sound, and some showed errors e.g. - did not add with wt- malloch, error code 800EDIE, Quick time not available
(I downloaded Quick time but still no difference.)
A couple of weeks ago I did checks on DirectX 7 which was on my computer and it gave the following errors; Direct sound test – failure at step 10 (secondary buffer) HRESULT=OX8878001e (control not available)
Direct music test - failure at step 6 (activating the Idirect music port) HRESULT = ox8000ffff (unexpected error)
I have since downloaded DirectX 8.1 from the Microsoft web site, thinking that an update was needed - now I have no sound on my computer at all, no games will play and I can’t play the CD’s that I have saved on Real Player (Media player was also one of the programmes that stopped working on transfer to Windows 98.)
I have gone through the Microsoft trouble-shooter (twice) trying to sort this but to no avail. Please can you advise as I am now at the end of my tether with it? I am not an expert on computers so any simple advice will be greatly appreciated.