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    Default Windows Sound System 2.0 floppies

    I've been searching for, and not been able to find anywhere, original diskettes (or images thereof ) of something called Windows Sound System 2.0.

    These are driver diskettes for Windows and includes Sound Blaster emulation software for DOS.

    I've gotten a few files of this installation saved but not the original floppies. I've been unable to get the SB-emulation in Dos working but it manages to install the Windows driver in 3.11.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/107181

    The computer itself is an old 486 Laptop, a Zenith Z-NoteFlex (NTB005).

    From what I've been able to gather the original floppies should be a set of 5, but I'm not sure.

    Keywords for the drivers used are SNDSYS and WSSXLAT.

    If anyone happens to know how to get the SB-emulation working in plain DOS without the original drivers that would be much appreciated =)

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    I have a set of the five floppies but nowhere to upload them to. Can your e-mail handle a 5mb zip attachment?

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    Well, it should but I haven't tried it. =)

    Would greatly appreciate it!

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    I can give you a temporary space (or you could do what I do - use MegaUpload and post the link here) - If these are floppy images, I'd love to add them to the collection.
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    Currently seeking:
    * Roland MPU-401/AT (with daughter card header)
    * Magitronic K-156 Keyboard (5pin DIN w/ XT-AT switch)
    I also collect PC and C64 Sierra On-Line software!

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    I've got the archives from two users now, Thank you very much!

    They seem to work although I had to put disk 1 on a physical floppy to make it work properly. I'd also love actual images to put online for others to use, or see it stored somewhere else for the community's sake =)

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    I sent them as zip files rather than images because my usb floppy drive was having trouble with disks 2 & 5. I had to copy #2 a few files at a time, but I finally got it. An image from the original will probably be crap, but I can make a new set from the zip file and image them, I guess. None are boot disks or copy protected.

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    One thing that I've seen a LOT with archiving 3.5" floppies with my IBM USB drive is read errors. It'll get halfway through imaging a disk and then crap out. Often, opening up the slipcover and rotating the floppy disk around, I'll find small specks of surface crap (dust or dirt or whatever) - a soft blow directed over the surface, and usually, the drive will read fine. Just make sure that you don't blow down at the diskette surface; hold the floppy away from you and blow softly so that you don't accidentally cover the bare disk with moisture)

    Note that sometimes this will take multiple attempts of moving the floppy and sometimes finding multiple pieces of crap on the disk surface, but I've only not been able to image two diskettes that were partially readable (out of about 150 so far).
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    Currently seeking:
    * Roland MPU-401/AT (with daughter card header)
    * Magitronic K-156 Keyboard (5pin DIN w/ XT-AT switch)
    I also collect PC and C64 Sierra On-Line software!

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    Indeed, I'd prefer proper floppy drives for archiving myself. USB drives doesn't seem to be very forgiving =/

    I've written a few Atari floppies from my Windows 7 x64 machine using FloImg or whater it's called and that doesn't work with USB floppies at all ^^

    Since I got the files now just sent me a PM and I can give you links, I'm unsure if the rules allows me to post them directly in the forum =)

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    oo! I have a toshiba 445cdt with and the same issue. Could I get these disk images from you fellas? ( pantsbutt gmail dot com)

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    Done! =D

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