Congratulation!!! YOU SOLVED THE PROBLEM!
Indeed, after booting in safe mode, and expanding the multimedia tree in the systems device, I found 6 entries which were not there by normal booting. Here the list of the additional entries, which I deleted:
- Microsoft DirectMusic SW Synth (WDM)
- Microsoft Kernel Audio Mixer
- Microsoft Kernel GS Wavetablesynthesizer
- Microsoft Kernel System Renderer
- Streaming Clock Proxy
- Streaming Service Proxy
After I rebooted in normal mode windows reinstalled something and after the systems actualisation the sound was there!
Thank you very much for your great patience, and for your assistance. I never would have found that fault, I even didnt know that after booting in safe mode invisible entries are shown. Since software has been created I dont feel very well. You never knows what the system is going to do! Or better: Never touch a running system!
But I wanted to use my old laptop with USB, and my operation system was WIN 95 only. First I tried to install a new HDD with 20GB from Toshiba. But I couldnt get this HDD working in my Compaq Armada. The Laptop didnt identify the new HDD. So I bought an update WIN 98 SE original CD-ROM via Ebay, and changed to WIN 98 SE. The sound was ok and working! Later on I changed from FAT 16 to FAT 32, and joined the two existing partitions C and D to one partition. Of course I didnt touch the small partition for the BIOS setup. After the two partitions were joined to one, the sound was missing!
Now I will try to install my USB 2.0 Cardbus card (PCMCIA slot) and try to activate my USB interface. After that I try to use the Toshiba HDD 20 GB as an external device. Hope this will work without any problems. May I contact you again, should I get problems with my installation? First I will wait till the weekend, because I have to recover a bit from this adventure; lol! Original Im an engineer for professional TV Broadcast systems, and installed TV studios in South America, Africa, Asia and of course in Europe. Should you like to contact me, my e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks again for your great assistance Samm!
My best regards to you.