PCI soundblaster 16 drivers for windows 3.1

December 15, 2013 at 06:46:47
Specs: windows 3.1, Intel g5 2ghz / 4gigs
Hi, is there anyway to install a pci soundblaster 16 card in windows 3.1. Can anyone give me a step by step instruction and where to find the drivers? Thanks

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#1
December 15, 2013 at 06:57:31
While the interface theoretically "shouldn't" matter, there may still be issues. You can refer to this article for help (and a possibly-usable driver):

http://www.sierrahelp.com/Utilities...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#2
December 15, 2013 at 18:13:37
I think that's for isa, I used those drivers but the software refused to detect the pci card
I'm using a modern motherboard

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#3
December 15, 2013 at 20:51:40
That would mainly be a dos setup. What's the controller chips on the card? Windows 98 setup for some with the 137X chips included a dos setup when you chose the 'restart in msdos mode'.

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#4
December 16, 2013 at 02:19:36
Hi Floppy, have you queried this with Creative?:-

http://support.creative.com/

My recollection of Soundblaster cards (at the time of dos and early Windows), were they were quality products.

Problem I found *at that time* regarding drivers, was the cards were delivered with the full set, but subsequently one could only download updates to the full set.

Maybe that situation has changed since then.

Please advise back on progress.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.


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#5
December 17, 2013 at 02:35:58
One question, does windows 3.1 support pci

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#6
December 17, 2013 at 18:10:48
There's no reason a PCI device wouldn't work, given (as you now know) that there's Windows 3.1 drivers for it. I've gotten plenty of older (original) PCI video cards to work with Win3.1. Never tried sound-cards however...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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#7
December 17, 2013 at 18:32:05
The pci standard was just released in 1994, the shopkeeper who I brought the card from said it may not work and that I need to get an ISA card

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#8
December 17, 2013 at 22:53:38
Your specs--Intel g5 2ghz / 4gigs--make it doubtful there are any ISA slots on the motherboard. Or are you using a different one? If so, post its specs.

And again, what is the controller chip on the card?


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#9
December 21, 2013 at 04:09:11
I have no isa slots in my motherboard. It's very modern. It's a msi p55a-g55 motherboard

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