Question about Inland 58016 Wavetable PCI Sound Card
Hi, Still haven't gotten this to work. For starters, I wouldn't know winzip or the absence thereof if it hit me over the head. Second, when I double click the new icon on my desktop which appeared when I went to that url and downloaded the software, and which looks like a manila folder with a zipper, I just get a window (that looks like an Internet Explorer window) with 24 files in it. There is no install button. I placed those files in a new folder located within "My Documents" so I can find it. I went to "device manager". Within it were several "PCI communication device" entries and one "PCI card". I right clicked them all. I got no "uninstall" option, but did get "remove" and did that for each. I hope that wasn't a mistake. (There also was no "update driver" option as someone else recommended. Though there was "refresh". Perhaps I should have done that. I suspect the matter is moot though now as they're all gone.) I rebooted and got an "Add New Hardware Wizard" window. I could choose "Automatic search for a better driver" (that didn't work) or "Specify location of the driver". The latter gives me a new window, again with 2 options. One is "Search for best driver" which allowed me to "Browse" and choose the folder with the 24 files I put in "My Documents". (That didn't work either.) The other choice was "display a list of all the drivers in a specific location". This gave me a long list - didn't know what to choose. Two "other" type categories proved fruitless. Choosing "sound, video, and game controllers" made the computer ask me the manufacturer and model. Inland was not listed, so I chose generic. The response I got was "The driver you have chosen was not written specifically for the selected hardware and may not work properly." It wasn't recommended, but I went ahead anyway. I got a progress bar - seemed to do something, as to what I don't know - it went by pretty fast. Then I ended up with a message that "Windows was unable to locate the software for this device". And I remain without sound. I'm interested in further advice, but this isn't going very well. So I want to start looking for other solutions. In that vein I want to start by asking, Who are you guys anyway? Is this Inland technical support? Does the company still exist?
Ok, it sounds as if your trying to install zipped files; you can't Remove your sound card, you should also dissable the onboard sound on your motherboard in the bios; if you have'nt already. Go back to the folder you downloaded(which will be a zipped folder for faster downloading and security). Right click on the folder as shown below and unzip using XP's unzipper. When it is unzipped this is the folder you make Windows look to for the installation. put your sound card back in and re boot. If this does not work it is the wrong .dll or ini installation file.
Posted on Nov 27, 2006
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