First post, by thepirategamerboy12
I just picked up a Socket 7/Pentium 166MMX computer in an AT case. It seems to work perfectly except for two annoying problems that I just can't seem to solve on my own for whatever reason.
1: I have tried two ESS AudioDrive ISA sound cards in the very bottom ISA slot, an ES1869F that it came with and an ES1688F I had lying around. With both cards, the volume is so extremely quiet on the speaker out that it's nearly inaudible even when turning my speakers and Windows volume sliders all the way up. Using the line out is entirely silent. I know the ES1688F works because I tried it on my HP Vectra 486 and it worked fine there.
2: For some reason, I can't seem to use a 40GB Western Digital IDE HDD and am currently stuck with the 2.5GB Samsung drive it came with. The AwardBIOS freezes when trying to detect it, so I set it to none and proceed to use EZ-Drive. EZ-Drive goes well, but after that the machine will not boot the drive when set to none and setting it to auto or a preset makes it freeze again.
I hope this can all be fixed, as this would make for a nice desktop for somewhat later Win95-era games. I'd appreciate any help from you all, thanks.