What can you see a conflict in Windows?

Question

Ii recently installed a new hard drive and installed windows ME. my original sound card was not working so I installed a new sound blaster audigy 2 sound card. after I installed it my modem started to cause my computer to "lock up" when it started to dial . I had to reboot my computer to get it to un freeze I uninstalled the sound card drivers and my modem works fine again what can I do to remedy this problem and have sound as well. also my sound sounds really jumbled after I installed the new sound card. thankyou

Answer

This question was answered on November 28, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Check in windows ME the device manager on System properties to see if you have a resources conflict Check to see if there is a problem with either the sound card or modem or other devices Also check the modem if is a legacy device or plug-n-play If you have a problem then you either need to change the resource number by switching jumper if your device is a legacy or updating your device driver (check your device manufacture website and find the latest driver).

You may also go to start/ program/ accessories/ system tools and click system information From there go to the tools menu/ windows and click Windows Report tools Check to see if you have any errors or report the error you are having.

Also open DrWatson by typiing his name in the run dialog box, once its open try to use your modem and drwatson will record the problem, or try to play something with your sound card and then by going to \windows\drwatson\watsonXX.wlg check this file and report the error to microsoft website at support.microsoft.com.

You may also see the requirement of your new soudn card if it would word under windows ME, also if you have a built in sound card on your motherboard disable by going to the CMOS setup.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 28, 2003