Sound Blaster AWE64

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Hello to everybody. I need a BIOS Flash for a sound card Sound Blaster AWE64 ISA model CT4380. Please, help me with this problem and thank you.
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Please, help me with this problem and thank you

There's nothing to flash.
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As said there's nothing flashable on Creative Soundcards

Please describe the problems you have as exact as possible so we might help you !
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I have the same problem myself I think. I recently made up an old system of the parts I had laying around for a friend. Everything but the SBawe 64 (which is an ISA card) worked. I checked device manager and it told me that the bios of the sound card needed an upgrade. I have searched the web flat and while I found the file apparently needed (aweflsh.exe) I am not sure exactly what to even do with it. How does one flash a sound card?

Anyway I think thats the problem the original poster was having, hope it was of some help and any further help would be much appreciated.
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There's nothing to flash on these cards !!

Looks more like an OS/driver problem
Do you use XP ?
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There's really nothing to flash there. BUT I've seen a program that can write something to the small EEPROM on the card which is used to store Plug&Play data. I remember that the file was from Creative and it was password-protected (it cracked under minute using a small dictionary :lol: ). I've never used this program - my AWE64 works fine.
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If you want, I have a special unofficial installer with special WDM drivers for ALL ISA SoundBlasters (from 16 to 64, PnP and non-PnP, AWE and non-AWE). The drivers are designed for XP/2003 and work under Win2K quite well. It's 1MB in size.
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ajzchips wrote:If you want, I have a special unofficial installer with special WDM drivers for ALL ISA SoundBlasters (from 16 to 64, PnP and non-PnP, AWE and non-AWE). The drivers are designed for XP/2003 and work under Win2K quite well. It's 1MB in size.
Got anything for Orchid Soundwave 32 (apart from Linux drivers, obviously)? :wink:
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Sorry NickS... nothing.
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What does this Orchid card have as Soundchip/processor ?
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Analog Devices DSP-2115/TDA 8425; there are one or two W98 driver files around but it seems to need to load the DSP firmware in DOS mode and pretend to be either SB16 (argh!) or WSS.
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Yep. "Orchid Soundwave WDM": 0 hits.
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System error, strike any user to continue...
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NickS, all I could find:
http://ftp.cis.nctu.edu.tw/data/pub2/Ve ... O/SWAVE32/
(DOS/Win3.1x drivers; mentions drivers with & without ROM)

ftp://ftp.flashnet.it/mirror/12/ftp.dia ... O/SWAVE32/
(same, but includes a txt file that explains how to install in Win95).

http://www.soundcard-drivers.com/drivers/68/68626.htm
(this you must have found already)

http://www.cs.nmsu.edu/~tomohara/sw32.html
(Win95 & NT drivers... unofficial?)

http://www.winsite.com/cgi-bin/dload/XX ... sw32nt.zip
(NT3.51 driver)

http://ftp.cis.nctu.edu.tw/data/pub2/Ve ... s/sw32.pdf
(MANUAL)

Funny.... first Orchid, then absorbed by Micronics, and later by Diamond...
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Thanks, Alberto, I'll check those out. As you guessed, I had already come across some of them (for example the "how to install under W95") but there is other stuff that must be newer.

It seems sometimes support for legacy devices slowly seeps out over time - 2 years ago my colleague could not find a WinXP driver for his parallel-port scanner, but it's there now!
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Is the scanner a MUSTEK? I was in exactly the same situation a couple of years ago.

BTW, other interesting link for your Orchid:

http://www1.vobis.de/bbs/firmen/microni ... index.html
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