- Nov 3, 2001
Is there a way to put the bios on win98se back to original if you delete something that shouldn,t be deleted.
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You mean you deleted the Audio from the device manager?
Windows *should* redetect it OK.
I was trying to update driver for onboard audio and deleted instead of install now i have no volume control when i go to multimedia there is no option to display audio control in sys tray.
i tried going to ms-dos prompt and typing in awdflash k7vlm2aa2.bin but when i hit enter it says bad command
Xaotic said:You shouldn't need to flash the bios. Just reload the motherboard drivers and it should reinstall the AC97 audio driver. If it's just the volume control missing(audio still appears in Device Mangler) then Add Remove Programs>Add Remove Windows Components and reinstall.
Monster of Rock said:you could always just go into the Multimedia panel under Control Panel, and mark the box labeled " show volume control in taskbar" as long as the sound device is installed and working this is all you need.
Also- if you are going to flash, you should probably do it from a pure DOS boot. Win OS can get in the way and mess it up.
Monster of Rock said:ouch, if you have corrupted control panels objects I would personally be reformatting and reistalling Windows as soon as possible.
At the very least, remove and reinstall all the drivers for your sound device.
Reading over this thread, it looks like you assumed that teh onboard sound is controlled by your BIOS- good thinking, but actually it works like any other sound card. It is controlled by driver software in windows. Reflashing the BIOS may have actually REMOVED BIOS support for your sound device, i.e. the mobo no longer sees the built in sound at all- I would verify that the board is still using the correct BIOS, and then format the drives and start over.
before you do anything tho- does the sound actually work right now?