celebi23
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Windows 95C & the SBPCI128 driver & Creative ENSONIQ AudioPCI driver….

This is an odd question, I admit. So, I've got Windows 95C running in VMware Fusion (2.0.6) on my Mac. I downloaded the "Sound Blaster PCI128 (Drivers Only - Windows 9x) " driver (from the "Sound Blaster PCI 128" product page http://support.creative.com/Products/ProductDetails.aspx?catID=1&subCatID=207&prodID=1864&prodName=S... ) & installed it. Right before the registration window pops up, I got a BSOD:

"A fatal exception 0E has occurred at 0028:C55118F7 in VXD ctpci9x(05)

+ 00001853. The current application will be terminated."

Right after the VM reboots, I get a "Windows protection error" message.

So, I had to boot into Safe Mode & disable/remove the SBPCI128 driver so that I could reboot into the normal mode.

I then tried the Creative ENSONIQ AudioPCI driver

http://communities.vmware.com/message/78617

http://support.creative.com/downloads/download.aspx?nDownloadId=259

I also got a BSOD with that driver as well (right before the installation finishes:

"A fatal exception 0E has occurred at 0028:C54C4FC7 in VXD ctpci9x(05)

+ 00001853. The current application will be terminated."

My question is this: is there a workaround to make either of these drivers work with Windows 95C or, is there another audio driver out there for it? Any help would be greatly appreciated

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poentaEosei
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Hi,

I'm not an expert but I have had the same problem with Windows 98SE with Vmware Player for Windows Vista; I hope that this solution is useful!

I've tried to use the SB128 drivers (SBPCI128Setupus_w9x.exe), getting the same BSOD; so I've downloaded the file from the same link that you have posted (the first one), and before installing the new drivers (SBPCI_WebDrvsV5_12_01.exe) I've modified with a text editor the .vmx file related to the virtual machine, introducing at the end of the file the line:

sound.virtualDev = "es1371"

(power off the VM before doing it!); I've booted up the virtual machine and I've deleted the file C:\windows\inf\ctpci9x.inf, generated from the previous, unlucky setup.I've launched SBPCI_WebDrvsV5_12_01.exe, followed all the steps and rebooted.

I hope that my instructions are understandable - as you can see, my english it's not very good!

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