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Directsound Problem And Sound Card Problem

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#1 Exangel


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Posted 07 August 2008 - 05:52 PM

I have had this problem for a while now, where i try to run a game and says that DirectSound cannot init.

So i google it, and download DirectX 9.

That didnt fix anything, so further reading, ive read that i might need to update my sound card drivers.

So i look in the devices, and there is no sound card?? It used to work just fine.

Right now, i am using a clean installation of Windows XP on an HP Pavilion 513n desktop.

So my main problem is, if windows cannot detect a sound card, how am i supposed to know how to update... or mostly Install it?

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 08 August 2008 - 07:37 AM

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#3 Necrotic Freak

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 12:49 PM

Try powering down, removing the sound card, put it into a different slot. Be careful to handle it by the edges only. It should be found and installed when XP boots up again. Then update the drivers through the device manager.

#4 Exangel

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 02:33 PM

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What i did was install some OpenGL and Direct-Something software.
Was about to install Directx SDK, but found out i didnt need this.
I also tried to update windows xp, thinking maybe it was an OS problem.

So the game started for a couple seconds, and then froze, and then i had to restart my computer because it was frozen.

After the windows xp loading screen, it shows a black screen, and no changes whatsoever.


(Oh, and i think the game crashed because i need more memory in that computer.)

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 03:12 PM

To get more information on the system use http://www.gtopala.com/ SIW. This tool will perform an audit of the system and let you find important information.

Can you find the sound card/device

Also, while you are there.


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