sound card being used by another program

  Seth Haniel 15:17 16 Jan 08

just installed Win 98 se on IBM390 E laptop 233MMX 128mb Ram
everything seems to check ok except when I try to run WinAmp or WM it comes up with error "sound card being used" CTR ALT DEL shows no other prog running.
I have deleted Sound Card and let windows refind it but still not working.
Was working before on XP but had to remove on the 30 days fowl up.

have done SFC etc
Any Ideas

  pj123 17:57 16 Jan 08

Is there an analogue modem in the laptop? Could be that using the sound card!

  Stuartli 18:02 16 Jan 08

Is the sound card Enabled as the Default device?

Also, if you laptop also has onboard sound, ensure that this is Disabled in the Bios.

  Seth Haniel 09:01 17 Jan 08

finding wrong driver from backup files.
once correct driver forced on it its all singing & dancing.

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