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Sound when i try to play cd or media it says unable to play no audio device

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If u r using realtek high definition audio, just install drivers from ur motherboard cd and update the pci bus driver(in device manager>system devices)

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Re: sound

Hi, Might be a hardware/driver issue. Windows doesn't know that you have an audio device or does not recognize it. Possibly solved by installing the necessary drivers. Post back with PC or motherboard brand/model/version. Kind regards.

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Re: sound

Do you have a sound card in your pc? If you do have you got the drivers installed?

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Windows media player throws error when I play any audio

As you may have already notice, there isn't a problem with your driver.
However to gain a better understand the problem you rule out a couple of things. However, if the this problem is only present in windows media player. Then you should try another play i.e. VLC media player.

1. Go to you device manager and make sure the device is working properly. If not try uninstalling the device, restarted the computer letting windows discover the device again.

2. Next go to windows media player file (press "alt" key to get toolbar in newer version. Select options -> devices select your speaker -> properties and be sure that your audio device is available and selected.

3. Finally if all these options has failed, please use an alternative media like the one mention above (VLC media player).

I hope this have been a great help in your troubles. Please provide feedback on the solution.

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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...

open controll panel and open sound and audio devices check wheather there is sound card detected or not.if it shows no audio devices detected message ,open run and type devmgmt.msc then a window will the sound devices button check for a yellow colored icon and right click on it and uninstall it.then insert your motherboard cd and install audio driver again.then restart the pc

Dec 17, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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My computer doesn't have a sound anymore..Everytime I go to media player to play some music it won't play...

Does this just happen when your trying to play music or a movie?

When you boot the system do you get the windows log in in sound?

If you do try reinstalling windows media at this link.

Nov 04, 2010 | Microsoft Operating Systems

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I am not able to play audio

plz try by reinstalling the sound drivers from the motherboard cd or you can download it from the manufacture website.
after reinstalling the drivers you are unable to play then plz download the audio codec from you can download the vlc media player from same site.

Sep 12, 2010 | Operating Systems

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There is a problem with your sound device so the windows media player cannot play the audio

pl reinstall the drivers from the mother board cd or download it from the manfacture website

Sep 02, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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dear sir

your sound device was not installed sucessfully.
once again please install your sound drivers from your motherboard cd.
after that use windows media player.


Dec 10, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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Sound problem

Try installing the audio drivers from the CD that came with your system (mother board).

Oct 29, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Help with CD rom the music cd is playing without sound on the media player.

Try to uninstall the Audio driver in your system and restart the system.after restarting install the correct driver for your audio. if this not work maybe there some loss cable connection to your speaker. try to check the system speaker maybe set to "mute". you can double click the volume speaker at the "taskbar" . not see in the taskbar you can go to control panel and click "sounds, speech and audio devices" then click "sounds and audio devices" uncheck the mute box opposite and apply.

Dec 11, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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Instating of hardware driver

need more information, what does not play cd or windows player and is e8503040 the error code you getting?

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