Well, it looks like I got the video fixed, I d/l the video driver from the sis website from the like here in this thread.
Back in January after I ordered these 16 bit sound blaster sound cards I put one into this computer's pci slot.
Now after i repeatedly tried to install the audio drivers (tried both audio drivers for onboard audio from the sis mobo website as well as creative sound blaster 16/awe drivers) all evening yesterday i was trying in vain to get the sound working, I even hooked up the speakers from my dell dimension 8200 desktop PC to test the sound, but no sound was coming out of the speakers, I have them turned on/volume up.
These sound cards that I ordered from eBay back in January were dell creative labs sound blaster 5803 16-bit desktop cards, and on the outer edge of the cards (the side opposite of the part that goes into the mobo pci slot) these cards have 2 or 3 plastic connectors of some kind, apparently something is supposed to plug into these - could this be why the sound is not coming from the speakers, or what?
Mods - I mistakenly created duplicate posts, am typing this on my iPad and my finger is bigger than my mouse pointer so this is why I kept missing the edit icon in upper right corner of my post and I kept hitting the reply icon, could you please delete my duplicate posts? Thanks.