I switched to Windows XP from Windows 98 this week, and re-installed all sorts of things with the help of the computer guy. After he left, I learned that my sound card is not being recognized. I found the installation CD it came with and tried to run it, but it says I’m missing files and it’s encountering errors everywhere.
It’s “Sound Blaster AWE64”. When the CD didn’t work, I tried detecting new hardware, and I searched the internet for the drivers I might need to download, but I have no real idea what I’m doing. So before I call the computer guy back to fix it, I thought I’d run it past the resident computer experts here.
Are these things compatible, or am I wasting my time? How can I get my computer to make sounds and play CDs? As of now it’s totally silent except for the error beep.