Extremely low sound on Windows 95

July 27, 2009 at 11:22:26
Specs: Windows 95
Hi,
I've recently bought an old PC to ''re-live'' some old PC games that don't work on my modern PC. On this computer I've installed Windows 95, but the sound is extremely low in volume, eventhough I crank up the loudspeakers to their maximum and I do the same with the sound control in Windows 95. What can I do about this?
Thanks in advance,
Micha.

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#1
July 27, 2009 at 12:35:00
If you are sure that the loudspeakers are ok, you might have to install a new audio card.

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#2
July 27, 2009 at 20:04:35
Could be you're plugging then in the wrong jack. Or they're non-powered speakers and the sound card requires powered speakers. What's the sound card model number? And does it show to be properly set up in device manager?

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#3
July 27, 2009 at 22:05:23
Hi,
I'm plugging them in the right jack, and Windows says ''this
device is working without problems''. They are powered
speakers. The strange thing is, that there is sound, but you
have to put your ear on the speakers to hear it, it's very distant.
I just can't find anything wrong with the setup, nor in the
hardware or software, but it just doesn't work properly.

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#4
July 27, 2009 at 22:07:14
Oh, and I should also mention, that I've used these same
speakers on my other PC, and they work fine on that one, so
the speakers are working.

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#5
July 28, 2009 at 11:01:50
Purchase a sound card. They are pretty inexpensive. I just bought one for $9.00 US.

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#6
July 28, 2009 at 18:32:01
Some of the old creative sound cards needed a update for 9X. That update is SBW9XUP.EXE. Also some of the older cards had an optional amp. In some cases there were 2 speaker outputs--on amplified and the other not. Another type had one speaker output but had jumpers on the card to enable/disable the amp. Those are things you need to check if it's an ISA sound blaster card.

Otherwise, yeah, just get a new card.


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#7
July 29, 2009 at 00:19:05
Hi,
I fixed the problem. It was a long shot, but after installing drivers to a soundcard I don't have but which was very similar to the one I have, the sound works great. Because the soundcard I have in this computer was not made to work under Windows 95, but there was a similar soundcard for which they'd released drivers for windows 95/98, and now it works. So the computer now identifies my soundcard as another type of card, but I don't care about that as long as I have sound coming from those speakers :) Thanks for all the replies.

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