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ECS nForce3-A Socket 754 v. 1.0A
ver. 1.0A and ver. 1.0B are different - DO NOT use bios updates for 1.0B on 1.0A unless the notes where the bios updates are say the update can be used on either version !
Page 12 of the pdf - the sound chip may be the one to the left of the 16 header, but that's too blurry for me to read when I zoom in on it (it appears it's not a Realtek chip).
I doubt you'll find any Dos drivers for that.
I've been able to get some later Dos games to work fine in XP by using this:
Sometimes you need to tweak settings in it, sometimes it works fine set as it is.
It's both a virtual box and something that helps enable the sound.
Sometimes you need to make a MsDos shortcut to a progam to have VDMSound install, or configure, the game.
You need to make a MsDos shortcut to the game's program to have VDMSound run the game's program.
E.g. I got Monster Bash, Hocus Pocus to work fine in XP.
The Jill of the Jungle series is finicky to get the sound to work properly - they work fine with some sound chipsets, don't work with others.
I don't miss Win 3.1 at all - I stopped using it in late 1999 because it performed poorly on the web, and got 98SE.
Windows games for Win 3.1 were relatively crappy in comparison to the later Dos games.
Most of my Dos games work fine in 98SE , when I tweak the Properties of the files that install or that run them to use specific Autoexec.bat and Config.sys settings.
"I have dual booted dos 7.1 and windows XP."
Take a look in System Restore in Windows 7 - you'll probably find there are NO restore points after you have booted XP.
I set up a friend's system to dual boot XP MCE 2005 and Vista Premium.
When I discovered the restore points were not there in Vista I investigated why that is.
There is no Microsoft fix. There are Microsoft suggested workarounds, but one - using bitlocker - is only available to you if you have a Vista Ultimate or a Vista Business version (most people are using Vista Home Basic or Vista Home Premium because they're cheaper - brand name systems usually have Home Basic or Home Premium on them), and there is a Microsoft suggested registry tweak you can do in Vista, if you don't have the Ultimate or Business version of Vista, but not every program you can load in Vista is compatible with that tweak, and in that case you have to undo the registry tweak at least temporarily, and then you lose the Vista restore points anyway.
I ended up buying a third party boot manager program - BootIt! Next Generation - to do the dual booting rather than using the built in multiboot feature of Vista, and the restore points in Vista are always there now. You have to set whatever boot manager program so it hides the partition Vista's Windows was installed on while booting XP.