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    Lost Sound

    Got hit with a virus that knocked out five files. Finally got that fixed, except that "starter.exe" was wiped out as well, and now I
    have no sound. I have tried to find a download to no avail (TBMontego isn't much help). QUESTION: If I dump the whole sound
    system, put the Win98 CD in the drive and do a "dirty install" of Win98 over itself, will the Windows drivers take over and install
    the sound system that came with Win98??? This was a used computer that only came with the Win98CD, but nothing else.
    I'm afraid of uninstalling, because I've run into a lot of "fileXXX was not found on this disk", so I'm a little unsure of the CD
    that I got with the used system. The place was a Dell outlet, and now, they've changed owners and want to charge me to even
    look at the machine. Think I can trust what I have, or would I be better off with a silent Win 98??? Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Lost Sound

    Personally, I think silence sucks. <img src=/S/eargear.gif border=0 alt=eargear width=20 height=20>

    Do you have any idea what the model of the sound card is? Surely there is a driver package lurking somewhere on the wide wide web.

    Installing Windows over itself should be a last resort. It creates a real mess.
    -Mark

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    Re: Lost Sound

    Following on to what Mark said, if you don't already have a copy, you could download Belarc Advisor and see what it says about your sound card. Belarc is <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> and quite unobtrusive. Maybe it'll give you something to go Googling with.

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