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Audio device not recognised/DirectSound error


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#1 Gediminas

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 11:51 AM

Hello, I didn't want to create a thread of my own for a problem so widely disputed in the internet, but now I am left with no other choise, because I have simply tried everything else and still - no sound.

It all started about a week ago - I bought a new 7600GT graphic card and had some problems with it, while I find soutable drivers. Finnaly, I fix it, but then - no sound. Anywhere.

Simply, when I go to the control panel/sounds and audio devices, it says - no sound device and everything is grayed out.

In Winamp, I get this error:

Nullsoft DirectSound Outpt v2.49 (d) error

Bad DirectSound driver. Please install proper drivers or select another device in configuration. Error code: 88780078

I tried:

-the thing with services.msc thing, with the Windows audio tweaking
-all kinds of drivers
-looking for solution in BIOS
-reinstalling Windows XP SP 3
-many other things, that I found on the internet, but now don't remember

I have a Asrock Prescott 800 P4i65G motherboard, with integrated Cmedia 9761A 5.1 channel audio CODEC sound device, I think (I'm not sure, what is integrated into this model)

I am really tired and just want to have my sound back, but I wouldn't want to buy a sound card, without knowing if the problem isn't somewhere else.

Please, save my last nerve :thumbsup:

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 09:57 AM

Have you tried this already?

Check the Device Manager to see if there is corrupted driver or missing Codecs (given by the presence of ! or ?) under Sound, video and game controller.

Then Sound and Audio Devices in the Control Panel could be checked to see if under Audio tab the right Default device is selected. Also in the same location under Voice tab there is a Test Hardware ... button the user can use to test the hardware.

Under Audio tab, Sound playback section, under Default device at least one of the installed Codecs should be listed. In case the user has anything other than the Windows Audio Codecs the third party Codecs should be listed there. Otherwise the third party Codecs (like Creative SoundBlaster) should be installed or if already listed should be selected. Also there is an option at the bottom of the Audio tab "Use only default devices " that should be unchecked.
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#3 Gediminas

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 12:56 PM

Have you tried this already?

Check the Device Manager to see if there is corrupted driver or missing Codecs (given by the presence of ! or ?) under Sound, video and game controller.

Then Sound and Audio Devices in the Control Panel could be checked to see if under Audio tab the right Default device is selected. Also in the same location under Voice tab there is a Test Hardware ... button the user can use to test the hardware.

Under Audio tab, Sound playback section, under Default device at least one of the installed Codecs should be listed. In case the user has anything other than the Windows Audio Codecs the third party Codecs should be listed there. Otherwise the third party Codecs (like Creative SoundBlaster) should be installed or if already listed should be selected. Also there is an option at the bottom of the Audio tab "Use only default devices " that should be unchecked.



Yes I tried it, device manager does not even recognise the device, and there are no "!" or anything. In the sounds and audio devices, it says "no audio device", and there are no possibilities of changing anything - everything is grayed out, thus neither in the main audio tab, neither in the playback one I can't select anything.

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 08:14 PM

I can only suggest what you have already tried
At least sound cards are not that expensive
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Posted 21 June 2009 - 01:03 AM

Have you tried running the "add new hardware" wizard in Control Panel? It could be that some changes have occurred that cause your computer to not recognize your "audio device." It should scan for any hardware changes and guide you through a "re-install" if it is missing. Try that and let me know what happens...




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