Posted 10 October 2005 - 07:49 AM
OK i am back to square one, i have just succesfully installed a new sound card and i am still having the same problems i did with the old one. No Application will play sound i keep getting errors such as;
"Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a problem with your sound device. There may not be a sound device installed on your computer, it may be in use by another program, or it may not be functioning properly." From windows mdeia player.
"Bad directsound Driver. Please install Proper drivers or slect another device in configuration. Error code:88780078." From winamp
No Flash, or media will play from the internet either.
I have been up and down trying to slove this problem. The soundcard is a Aopen Cobra AW-840, but i am fairly sure it is not an issue. Running windows 2000.
Ok what i have done: I have disabled the onboard sound through the bios setup, this did not help. I have installed and reinstalled the soundcard drivers many times, this did not help. Another issue to add to my confusion is that winamp will give me the above mentioned error message, but i can rectify this by going into winamps options menu and change the direct sound output device from primary sound drive to my sound card. The no sound issue in winamp is fixed and operation of winamp is fine. This does not affect any other issue and sounds else where still do not work. Windows media player has a similar menu but when changed, has no effect.
I have followed all the windows troubleshooting ideas to fix such a problem but they have not helped. The device manager shows no conflicts in and everything looks to be working fine.
When looking in the sound and Multimedia options in control panel i find what look to be related problems. the sound playback, sound recording and midi sections under the audio tab are greyed out and say that no playback,recording or midi devices are available.
In the hardware tab under sound and multimedia options the devices read as such:
CyberDrv CD-R/ RW
Standard game port
CMI8738/c3DX PCI Audio Device
legacy Audio Drivers
Media Control Device
Legacy Video Capture Devices
This is all the information i could think of that would be relavant at this time. Any help would be greatly appreciated, this problem has been bugging me for a VERY long time, and i beleive i have tired every way i know to fix the problem.... i need some HELP!!!!!