Hey guys. New here.
I recently had some computer troubles about three weeks or a month ago. When I started the computer up one day I had found that the computer suddenly had a 16-color display and 640 x 480 resolution. (I think that was the resolution) And I could not turn it back. Also, the mouse only worked in safe mode.
Long story short, we managed to fix the mouse and display problem. My uncle fixed the mouse so I don't know how he did that, but I fixed the display problem by redownloading a driver for my video card. Then I just put back my old settings.
After getting everything back in running order, I decided to play a game that I hadn't played since the computer went psycho. I loaded it up and found that the sound didn't work, which was odd because the sound works in Windows Media Player (the .wav sound files in the sound folder of the game) and there was sound outside the game. I tried another game that was a bit older and the sound worked perfectly, but oddly not in the newer game.
NOTE: The "newer" game was made in 2003, the older one around 1999.
I tried re-installing the game, but that didn't work. No sound still. I tried contacting technical support, but I still haven't got a message back from them.
My system specs are:
Computer: Compaq Presario 5100CA
Runs on: Windows Me
Bought: Around 1999 or 2000
Upgrades since then: 128MB Radeon 9200SE video card and 256MB of RAM
Sound card: SoundMAX Digital Audio (came with computer)
Computer troubles started: Around the second week of January.
I hope that's enough information. In the game I am trying to make the sound to work, I really need to sound in order to play it. It makes it tougher without it.
I personally suspect that I am missing a driver for the sound card much like how I solved the display problems by downloading a new driver for the video card.
By the way, this all happened overnight on that day back in January. :rolleyes:
Any help I will really apprechiate. Thanks! ;)
EDIT: Oh ya, the sound in the game worked before the computer troubles.