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Try 2 use wndws media player, says prblm w/sound device

(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.) Msg from media player. When I go to sounds on control panel everything is grey, it shows no sound device at all cant chg volume. *mid does not play either.

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Do you have a soundcard installed or do you have onboard sound?
If its onboard then the Realtek AC97 driver will probably do
http://www.softwarepatch.com/utilities/ac97.html
Knowing what mobo you have will help

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