SEK'D 5.3 drivers impossible to get hold of

By Lokalaskurar ยท 4 replies
Oct 3, 2010
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  1. Greetings everyone.

    The title more or less speaks for itself.
    I restored a computer with a magnificent soundcard inside, an SEK'D 5.3. Only problem is that XP won't recognize it. I have the CD-ROM with the drivers, but I also need a floppy disk which is required for full installation.

    I contacted the one responsible for the SEK'D driver-distrubution in my country. Only problem was that he sort of perished for more than 10 years ago, I was told.

    I've also contacted the SEK'D customer-contact in the US, but I don't know if they even care about what I have to say...

    And thus, I need to find a retail-distrubution of that floppy (named "Prodif", btw).
    Where on Earth should I look for the files or the disk-image? I am (even) willing to buy that floppy-image!
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    • Make sure devices are connected and powered on
    • Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
    • Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
    • If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post
    • On the other hand, if no devices are listed, tell me so
    2) Generate and attach a DirectX report
    • Click Start->Run, enter dxdiag
    • Notice progress in lower left window corner
    • When done, click Save Information button and save to your Desktop
    • In TechSpot, use the paper clip icon to attach the report. (If you don't see icon you may need to first click Go Advanced)
  3. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 544

    Now before I diagnose my PC...

    I must admit that I was not specific enough; the floppy I'm looking for is close to certainly required for installation. The setup.exe file on the CD-ROM has the drivers I need, but only part of them. (Much alike a "trial-software")

    Once activated, the setup.exe file gives me the option of choosing which drivers I want (i.e. capture audio, play audio et cetera). But all of the options are labeled with * = " *Prodif-floppy required for full installation."

    In other words, without the floppy, the SEK'D-card will only work within a trial period (30 days).

    I'll resume diagnosing with MS-information32 and DirectX-diagnostics now...
  4. mike1959

    mike1959 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,034   +55

    Sound card drivers

    I found this page that lists some drivers that may do what you want, but I don't know the equipment you quote. The files you want are on a floppy disc, and so is a chance they are 16 bit drivers and could cause problems on an XP system. But the name SEK'D and PRODIF 88 is on the site so good luck.
  5. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 544

    Right, thanks for looking, but these were not the drivers I needed. I did however gain an important clue due to your research; I simply require some files: "Sam2496E.udp", "RR50E.udp" and "Sam45E.udp".

    I'll be looking for these myself for now, but if anyone feels tempted enough to assist me in my hunt, you're welcome to help!

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