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My Windows media player is no playing files with sound , displaying message that there is no sound device installed or that might be corrupted

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  • Subin Joseph May 11, 2010

    plz give me details of motherboard which ur using


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Try to remove sound driver then reinstall it again in :
Start--control panel --system --hardware --device manager ..

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Windows media player won't work


Which operating system ? Which version of Media player ?
Though designed with Windows 7 in mind, Windows Media Player 11 (WMP 11) is fully compatible with Windows XP.

The trick is knowing which version of WMP 11 to download.
Different versions of the software exist not only for Windows 7, Vista, and XP, but also for both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows XP.

Additionally, WMP 11 is only compatible with XP if it is using Service Pack 2 or Service Pack 3. Before downloading the appropriate installation file, you will need to verify which version your system requires.

Open the "Start" menu.
Open "My Computer."

Click "Help", then select "About Windows."
This will display a window with system information.

Find the listing that specifies your Service Pack. If you are operating without Service Pack 2 or 3, you will need to install one (see Resources).


Open the "Start" menu and click "Run." Within the text field, type "winmsd.exe."

Click "OK." Select "System Summary."
Find the heading labeled "Item."

Under this heading should be the word "Processor."
The value associated with "Processor" will determine which version of Windows XP you are running.

If the value begins with "x86," you are running a 32-bit version.
If it begins with "ia64" or "AMD64," then you are running a 64-bit version.

Download the Windows Media Player installation file that matches your version of Windows (see Below).
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/windows-media-player

Open the file once it has finished downloading.
This will launch the installation wizard.

Follow the onscreen instructions to install WMP 11.
The program should now run normally.
How to Fix Windows Media Center

Windows Media Center is the home entertainment hub on a Windows computer.
With Media Center, you can play live television, songs, DVDs and slideshows.

It is preinstalled on Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows Vista Home Premium/Ultimate Edition and Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate editions.

From time to time, users run into issues trying to play audio or video files, or with an extender connected to Media Center.

Extenders are devices that allow you to "extend" the Media Center onto a TV screen or larger display.

The Xbox 360 gaming console is an example of an extender.
Launch Windows Media Center from your computer's Start menu.

Scroll down to "Music" on the Media Center home screen.
Select "Music library."

If you find an empty folder under "Music Library," navigate to the folder on your hard drive that stores your music file and add it to Media Center's library.

If the problem isn't an empty folder, look at the file extension on the music file that won't play. Media Center can't play files with unknown or incompatible extensions.

If you find a questionable extension, skip that file. Click once on another file with a different extension, one you know is compatible with Media Center, and then click "Open" to test if you can play that one.

Media Center will play MP3, CDA, WAV and other music file formats.
Open Windows Media Player from the Start menu if you receive a codec error while trying to play either audio or video files.

If you open the file in Media Player, the codec will download automatically.
You should then be able to play the file in Media Center.

Troubleshoot your firewall settings if a Media Center extender doesn't work.
You'll have a problem using an extender if Windows Firewall blocks it.

Go to "Control Panel" from the Start menu and double-click on "Windows Firewall."
Click on "Allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall."

Click to check "Media Center Extenders."
Click on "Apply."

Check external speaker cables to make sure they're connected if you can't hear any sound. Check the computer's volume settings by clicking on the "VOL+" icon at the bottom right corner of the main Media Center screen to make sure the volume is not turned off or down too low.

You may need to reconfigure your speakers if you're having volume or sound issues.
Scroll down to "Tasks" in the Media Center home screen and select "Settings."

Click on "General" and select "Windows Media Center Setup."
Click on "Set Up Your Speakers."

Follow the on-screen prompts to reconfigure your speakers.

Dec 01, 2013 | Gateway ONE GZ7108 All-in-One Desktop PC

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Audio problem


possible conditions of malfunctioning audio on PC desktop

Hardware conditions
1. The computer speakers are malfunct
a. The computer speakers have a blowout
b. The computer speaker are misconnections to the computer

software condition
1. The computer has missing audio programs
a. A restoration of the computer program systems requires peripheral system function adjustments or updates

Repairing computer hardware malfunctions
1. check for misconnections between computer to speakers. The speaker connectors should be inserted in the audio output posts on the computer.
2. A restored computer to new version of operating system would have obmitted the patch codes to a speaker that was disconnected during the process.

Repairing computer software malfunctions
1. Open up a multimedia player on the programs menu, examples windows media player, real one player, jukebox players, apple players.
a. Select a soud file from the player list category to be played.
b. A functional media player would display a sound file represented with a status bar about the sequence of motion generate.
c. The sound at which point requires out devices like speakers attachments to the computer ports to be heard.
4. A connected computer speakers should display sounds of the clips being played on two conditions
a. First, the sould loudness has not been muted to a shut down
b. Second, the sould loudeness has not been reduced least being heard

Important notes
1. hardwares required to generate sound from a computer, an intergrated speaker on the monitor or an external speaker device connected to the system tower unit,
2. Software programs on the system unit are available, examples real media players
3.A system restore to computer defaults alters the conditions of connectable devices like speakers requiring adjustments. Note, a missing program contributing towards achieving sound soon after a media player has been launched, a sound file selected, would display a message prompt requiring UPDATES, UPGRADES or MISSING DRIVER CODES


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Dec 20, 2010 | PC Desktops

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New computer dell inspiron 570 running windows 7-connected for 3 days. came back to use it this afternoon and the media player has lost it's sound and you can hardly hear the PC -the system tells me =media...


Microsoft Windows Media Player is a free media player software that comes with the personal computer version of Windows operating systems. The software supports basic file formats such as WMV, WMA, AVI, MP3, and ASF. The player included in Windows XP gives you the power to create your own CDs, search and organize digital media on your PC, and copy files to portable devices such as CDs and pen drives.
Fix Windows Media Player Problems
Corrupted and missing DLLs files, incorrect registry entries, and outdated files are some of the causes of Windows Media Player errors. Covered here are a few steps that you can take to fix common problems.
C00D11CD: Unknown Error
C00D11CD errors occur when an operating system component or some other program encounters an error and does not communicate it to Windows Media Player. Due to its generic nature and multiple reasons for occurrence, there is no specific solution to this problem.
If you encounter the error when trying to play an AVI or MPEG 2 file, then most likely, you do not have the correct codec version installed on your system. To fix a Windows Media Player problem related to codec, search for the required codec on the Internet, download it, and update it on your system to play the required file.
Windows Media Player uses Digital Rights Management (DRM) to authorize copying files to a CD or to download them from an online music store. If you do not have DRM authority to copy a particular song, you will not be able to play it and the error will pop up.
Windows Media Player uses the wmadmoe.dll file to encode files. If something goes wrong with this file, you may get the c00d11cd error when you try to copy songs from a CD to your hard disk. To fix a Windows Media Player problem in this situation, you must register the DLL file by running the command ‘regsvr32 wmadmoe.dll’.
80040155: Interface Not Registered
If this error occurs when you try to burn songs into a CD, then the most probable cause is that the required player files are no longer registered on your system. To fix this error, try to reinstall your Windows Media Player or download and install a newer version of the player, if available on the internet.
800C2EE2: Action timed out
This error occurs when your Windows Media Player is unable to connect to a server due to problem in the network, and therefore cannot play protected audio/video files that you download from an online music store. Incorrect Internet Explorer security settings might be the cause of this problem. To fix this, open Internet Explorer and select Tools-Internet Options-LAN Settings. Next, clear the Automatically detect settings check box.
C00D0FAA: Cannot rip the files
The error usually occurs when you try to rip CDs to MP3 format. Existence of entries from an earlier player version in the registry might be the reason behind this problem. One way to fix this problem is by adjusting the audio quality. However, if you want to maintain the audio quality, then to fix this Windows Media Player problem, open the Registry Editor by running the Regedit command and navigate to the subkey given below.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Sett ings\MP3Encoding
Here, open ‘LowrateSample’ and delete the value displayed in the Value Data box. Select OK and exit Registry Editor.
Many times errors also occur when there are corrupt files on the system or there are invalid DLL entries and other related incorrect entries in the system registry. For this, you must try to download reliable registry cleaner software from the Internet and scan your registry for invalid entries. Using registry cleaner software, you can easily and efficiently fix Windows registry problems, and make your PC free from irritating errors.
Errors can occur in Windows Media Player due to outdated files, missing or corrupt DLL files and incorrect registry entries. Most of the time, you can fix Windows Media Player problems by updating missing files or by upgrading the player to a later version. Additionally, to prevent registry-related problems, you can use a registry cleaner software to regularly scan the registry and eliminate invalid DLL entries and corrupt values from it.

Mar 06, 2010 | PC Desktops

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No sound on Dell OptiPlex Gx110.


you can get your sound card driver from the link below

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&ServiceTag=&SystemID=PLX_PNT_P03_GX110&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid

Jan 23, 2010 | Dell OptiPlex GX110 PC Desktop

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Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a prob


If this is the promblem with any music player in your computer than their is no sound driver installed or some sound files are missing to check if the sound driver is installed you can open the control panel---->sounds and check if the driver is installed if it is not you must install it using the motherboard CD that came along with your Pc

May 28, 2009 | Acer Veriton 7600G PC Desktop

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Sound device problem


http://www.malwarebytes.org/ download the free version of this and run it.

May 18, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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Audio device


you need to install the sound drivers

May 24, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Windows media player...


First things first.. I dont think u have enough codecs to play sm kind of files... Reinstall WMPlayer or install VLC player. VLC will play any files that u like...

Mar 12, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Sound device


Here's a link where you can download the audio driver for the Presario 5000. Download and install this file.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?os=228&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=92867&lang=en

Dec 23, 2007 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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