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Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a problem with your sound device. There might not be a sound device installed on your computer, it might be in use by another program, or it might not be functioning properly. Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a problem with your sound device. There might not be a sound device installed on your computer, it might be in use by another program, or it might not be functioning properly.

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  • jackgrover1 Jan 20, 2009

    I just updated my system codecs and added WinDVD (To play some DVD's, obviously) and now when I try to play back any file containing audio, using WIndows Media Player 11, there is no sound. Video plays on any format (ie. AVI, MPG etc) but without the sound. System sounds play fine, game audio plays fine even online videos (ie. UTube etc) with audio is fine. I've done the updates, I've updated the driver and even checked the settings so that WMP plays ALL audio/video files. Still no sound. Any helpfull ideas? Thanks in advance.

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    I recently re-installed windows xp home into my laptop and now when i try to play music i get this error message.Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a problem with your sound device. There might not be a sound device installed on your computer, it might be in use by another program, or it might not be functioning properly. I cant even adjust the volume controles. There is no speeker icon in the toolbar tray. All the troubleshooting does is confuse me. I am not sure what driver should be in use either.

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Hi,

I have an Fujitsu Siemens Amilo D7830. I was updating chipsets to the laptop when it bluescreened. I had to reformat the HDD and reinstalled Windows Xp Pro SP2. Since then I have installed every conceivable Windows Update file there is and have updated all other drivers and chipsets. However, my soundcard is no longer working.

When clicking on the device in question in the device management screen, the following error messages are displayed for the Realtek AC'97 soundcard: This device cannot start. (Code 10), PCI bus 0, device 31, function 5.

I have attempted at downloading and installing almost every drive I can find for this device, and have followed the standard Microsoft help routines. i.e. uninstalling the device and reinstalling the device still with no luck.

I hope you will be able to assist, as my last resort will be to take it into the a techie shop i.e. PC World for them to have a look at it.

Kind regards,

Sean

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