First post, by Titan91
I have a period correct Pentium II Compaq with Windows 98SE installed. It has an onboard PCI sound chipset that works perfectly, but my goal is to get a Sound Blaster 16 installed and working for DOS and Windows CD-ROM games (if both is possible, according to what I have read it is). I bought a non-PnP SB16 CT1740 from 1993 with a real Yamaha synthesizer chip and no hanging note bug. This card is ISA, which I read is a must for DOS FM sound compatibility. I carefully inspected all the jumpers based on this page and as expected it shipped to me from the previous owner this way, so I didn't need to change any of the jumpers.
I installed it in a free ISA slot on my ISA riser board and disabled the onboard sound, which resolved my IRQ 5 conflict in the BIOS.
Now for actually installing it in Windows. Much to my surprise Windows sees it as a Diamond ES1869 AudioDrive but of course produces no sound when adjusting the volume slider. So I downloaded the official Windows 95/98 drivers for this card from Creative's website and ran the DOS installer. After a reboot sound remains nonworking with Windows still seeing the card as an ES1869.