Win98 provides this option, winME i am not sure about. Pressing F8 during boot, might present you an startup menu, choose command prompt in safe mode. One tip though; ME is the worst MS operating system ever, i recommend you downgrade to Discussion about old PC hardware. This disclaimer is brought to you thanks to the BSA. In what to one race is no time at all, another race can rise and fall

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One tip though; ME is the worst MS operating system ever, i recommend you downgrade to I’m focusing on the sound card for now Thanks in advance. You might try a PCI video card. TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users.

Sound Card Dos Compatibility Help!!!!!

Methinks you may have your system pretty well maxed out. It would certainly work for your machine, but I think it would be overkill.


This forum is for DOS games on modern systems. Went into device manager and found out that isn’t using any Dos compatibility settings i.

Having had everything from the Tandy to modern systems, I’d probably suggest avoiding all sound cards that are not the Creative Labs cards or the GUS until you get to PCI sound cards, by which all PCI soundcards are terrible for DOS, if you even have a way to enable them under DOS, it typically consumes memory and then getting the game to work is difficult.

Join the community hereit only takes a minute. Don’t most DOS programs use the computer beeper? I did find an dos device emulator back then, cant remember its name. For some it’s fast, for some it’s slow.

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If it’s been well designed, the sound quality will be excellent and noise levels very ccrystal. I iterate- it appears to me that you have reached the extreme outer limits of what your system can handle.

I did notice that the Dell has integrated sound, though, and some quick searching shows that it uses a Crystal CS sound card. I flermmed the plootash just like you asked. In what to one race is no time at all, another race can rise and fall Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds. When I use the Sound Blaster Live! Your artifacts could cs236b caused by low power, among other things. I do need help on those dos questions though Users browsing this forum: Your name or email address: Join the community here.


VOGONS • View topic – Is the Crystal CS a pretty good sound card for DOS?

And about that soundcard Finally, is there a way to increase the performance of this computer software wise? Maybe you don’t need drivers though, try some DOS games and see if they work! Sorry Kisai, but saying that avoiding all soundcards that are not Creative Labs soundcards is soknd nonsense.

But obviously not all sound cards will be compatible with every DOS game.