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Sound device here is my problem i dont hear any sound on my on my computer and evrytime i play my my windows midea player say's"windows midea player cannot play the file because there is problem with your sound device.There may not be sound device installed on your computer,it may be use in other program,or it may not be functioning properly" help please... girlie

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Re: sound device

Go to your device manager list, right-click my computer icon on the desktop then go to properties. Go to hardware tab, click device manager, go and click "sound and video controllers" to see if anything is with a yellow question mark, if there is you need to uninstall the one with the question mark, if not close that window and proceed to right-clicking the volume or speaker icon on your tray (near the system clock on the task bar), right-click and select "adjust audio properties", go to audio tab and select the right audio device from the list you can also see there other playback properties you can try and troubleshoot from there...

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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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open audio devices and sound properties in your device manager. Is your sound card listed? If so, highlite it and select properties...then see if it is enabled...if not, click enable this device. If not listed, try re-installing it with install new hardware. Finally, if its there, but wont enable, remove the device and reinstall it. If all the above fails, replace the sound card if its not intigrated. if it is intigrated, buy a PCI Plug and play sound card and install it in a pci slot.

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Error ID = 0xC00D11BA, Condition ID = 0x00000000

Your sound card might be in use by another application.

0xC00D11BA: Cannot play the file
Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a problem with
your sound device, such as a sound card or sound controller. You may
encounter this error message for one of the following reasons:

Your sound device is in use by another program. Quit other programs that may
be using your sound device, and then try to play the file again.
Your sound device is not functioning properly. To troubleshoot the problem,
see the Sound Troubleshooter in Windows Help or refer to your sound device's
You do not have a sound device installed on your computer. Install a sound
device, and then try to play the file again.
Error ID = 0xC00D11BA, Condition ID = 0x00000000

Apr 10, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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My pc can play every cdes and files but i cant hear any sound altough my speakers dont have a problam

Check whether Audio Driver is installed working properly or not in Device manager by right click on My computer,
if not working properly then pls installed the proper audio driver & then check otherwise check sound on VLC player you can download from
I hope that this has been very helpful for you

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Any cd rom device can read cd-r's.
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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.


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try to uninstall the software and then the soud card of your computer.. then attach it again and install the software.

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In the windows media player go to > now playing - more options - devices - speakers then changed the audio device to use your soundcard.

Also, uninstall any other players, they usually interfere with each other.

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