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Bad directsound drive

My speakers can't play.

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There is no sound in my computer

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Re: bad directsound drive

Could you explain a bit more? Tell us the things you've tried.

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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...

hi, here are some solution plz try them all..

1. Have you tried updating the sound card drivers to their latest version?
Don't just check Windows Update, but the card manufacturer's website as

2. Here is a simple quick fix!!!!!!

Open the Media Player

At the top, Click on "Tools"

Select "Options"

Click on the "Devices" tab

In the list of devices, double-click on "Speakers"

Under 'audio device to use' it probably lists your sound card ...THIS IS WRONG!!! !using the selector button on the right side of the window, change this
setting to:
"Default Directsound Device" (Note that "Directsound" will show as one

This problem happens because MS never should have allowed this setting
to be changed ... it's senseless.

3. Click Start, then Run. Type dxdiag, then click OK. Choose the sound tab. You should see your device and driver there and you can even test the sound. If there is no device or driver, just install it and check it with dxdiag again.

Hope that helps,

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It sounds like you may need to Update the Drivers. If not you may have a Bad Sound Card.

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The easiest way, you can scan your computer to know which driver you is required. There is a free software that does that. It is found on the website Under the title Welcome to driverguide!, there is a small section 'Quick start'. On the second step 'Scan your system for updates', click on that link and then another screen comes up. Click on Click to start: the download starts. Once it is downloaded, you execute the file (drvscn.exe).

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