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  1. Actually my os got correpted so reinstalled windows xp now, but when using media player an error appears as such.........
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 be functioning properly.

so how to solve this,do help me for this

with lots of anticipation


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Some time the OS install the sound driver twice or it not correctly installed
do as follows

  1. click right mouse button on my computer icon
  2. select properties
  3. select hard ware, device manager
  4. open(select) sound,video game controllers
  5. if more than one sound driver or show it in yello icon
  6. remove all the drivers one by one
  7. restart the computer
  8. it automatically detect your sound driver, if before you installed it
  9. other wise it will detect in yellow colour
  10. select it and click right mouse button and update the driver, by select the cd rom (you put the sound driver cd or mother board driver cd)
  11. you can also install the sound driver by double click the sound driver installation cd setup

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May i know your sound card pls so that i can find driver for you.

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I have an Fujitsu Siemens Amilo D7830. I was updating chipsets to the laptop when it bluescreened. I had to reformat the HDD and reinstalled Windows Xp Pro SP2. Since then I have installed every conceivable Windows Update file there is and have updated all other drivers and chipsets. However, my soundcard is no longer working.

When clicking on the device in question in the device management screen, the following error messages are displayed for the Realtek AC'97 soundcard: This device cannot start. (Code 10), PCI bus 0, device 31, function 5.

I have attempted at downloading and installing almost every drive I can find for this device, and have followed the standard Microsoft help routines. i.e. uninstalling the device and reinstalling the device still with no luck.

I hope you will be able to assist, as my last resort will be to take it into the a techie shop i.e. PC World for them to have a look at it.

Kind regards,


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I think this problem is a program generated problem, i mean your normal program is being damaged or invaded by viruses. Since a typical windows xp os works well if not threaten by other programs. One solution that i can see best is for you to have an updated antivirus program in your PC. After having an updated antivirus program clean your computer by it, then Reinstall your driver softaware for your Windows media player of if you are using different software other than windows media player pls. reinstall it.
P.S. If this helps you solve your prblem please rate me. thanks!

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