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Sound device 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.

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Dear ukoy10,

please check whether u r sound driver installed properly or not. To check this right click on my computer icon in desktop go to properties then click on hardware tab then select Device Manager it will show a box go to sound option check whether ur sound driver installed or not if it is not then install it properly or if it is showing any yellow mark then also u have to reinstall the driver.

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Windows media player won't work


Which operating system ? Which version of Media player ?
Though designed with Windows 7 in mind, Windows Media Player 11 (WMP 11) is fully compatible with Windows XP.

The trick is knowing which version of WMP 11 to download.
Different versions of the software exist not only for Windows 7, Vista, and XP, but also for both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows XP.

Additionally, WMP 11 is only compatible with XP if it is using Service Pack 2 or Service Pack 3. Before downloading the appropriate installation file, you will need to verify which version your system requires.

Open the "Start" menu.
Open "My Computer."

Click "Help", then select "About Windows."
This will display a window with system information.

Find the listing that specifies your Service Pack. If you are operating without Service Pack 2 or 3, you will need to install one (see Resources).


Open the "Start" menu and click "Run." Within the text field, type "winmsd.exe."

Click "OK." Select "System Summary."
Find the heading labeled "Item."

Under this heading should be the word "Processor."
The value associated with "Processor" will determine which version of Windows XP you are running.

If the value begins with "x86," you are running a 32-bit version.
If it begins with "ia64" or "AMD64," then you are running a 64-bit version.

Download the Windows Media Player installation file that matches your version of Windows (see Below).
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/windows-media-player

Open the file once it has finished downloading.
This will launch the installation wizard.

Follow the onscreen instructions to install WMP 11.
The program should now run normally.
How to Fix Windows Media Center

Windows Media Center is the home entertainment hub on a Windows computer.
With Media Center, you can play live television, songs, DVDs and slideshows.

It is preinstalled on Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows Vista Home Premium/Ultimate Edition and Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate editions.

From time to time, users run into issues trying to play audio or video files, or with an extender connected to Media Center.

Extenders are devices that allow you to "extend" the Media Center onto a TV screen or larger display.

The Xbox 360 gaming console is an example of an extender.
Launch Windows Media Center from your computer's Start menu.

Scroll down to "Music" on the Media Center home screen.
Select "Music library."

If you find an empty folder under "Music Library," navigate to the folder on your hard drive that stores your music file and add it to Media Center's library.

If the problem isn't an empty folder, look at the file extension on the music file that won't play. Media Center can't play files with unknown or incompatible extensions.

If you find a questionable extension, skip that file. Click once on another file with a different extension, one you know is compatible with Media Center, and then click "Open" to test if you can play that one.

Media Center will play MP3, CDA, WAV and other music file formats.
Open Windows Media Player from the Start menu if you receive a codec error while trying to play either audio or video files.

If you open the file in Media Player, the codec will download automatically.
You should then be able to play the file in Media Center.

Troubleshoot your firewall settings if a Media Center extender doesn't work.
You'll have a problem using an extender if Windows Firewall blocks it.

Go to "Control Panel" from the Start menu and double-click on "Windows Firewall."
Click on "Allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall."

Click to check "Media Center Extenders."
Click on "Apply."

Check external speaker cables to make sure they're connected if you can't hear any sound. Check the computer's volume settings by clicking on the "VOL+" icon at the bottom right corner of the main Media Center screen to make sure the volume is not turned off or down too low.

You may need to reconfigure your speakers if you're having volume or sound issues.
Scroll down to "Tasks" in the Media Center home screen and select "Settings."

Click on "General" and select "Windows Media Center Setup."
Click on "Set Up Your Speakers."

Follow the on-screen prompts to reconfigure your speakers.

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No sound on Dell OptiPlex Gx110.


you can get your sound card driver from the link below

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&ServiceTag=&SystemID=PLX_PNT_P03_GX110&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid

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Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a prob


If this is the promblem with any music player in your computer than their is no sound driver installed or some sound files are missing to check if the sound driver is installed you can open the control panel---->sounds and check if the driver is installed if it is not you must install it using the motherboard CD that came along with your Pc

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I just formatted my computer and now i cant play a music file


You will need to reinstall the driver software for your soundcard. Go to the website for your computer manufacturer and search for your model computer and download and install the audio drivers.

Example sites:

support.dell.com
support.hp.com


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


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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Cannot play audio sounds


Hi

Its simple my friend...Try boot your computer in safe mode by tapping F8 repeatedly at start up... and then re install your sound driver which your were provided with. Use your driver recovery CD


Good Luck

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Oct 17, 2008 | HP Compaq Business Desktop dx2200 - P4 524...

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Hi, i am very sad becauce my sound dont work,they cant even play any sound. whenever i try to play sound e.g songs it says that "windows media player cannot play the file because there is a problems...


Hi,
It could be the sound drivers, that could be the cause of the issue. You can start with restoring your system to an earlier time. If that does not resolves the issue then check whether the driver is installed correctly, if not uninstall the driver from the device manager and reinstall it again. It could also be an issue with windows media player. You can also check to see if any other player would also give you the same result or if you do get sound using the other player. You can try realplayer as well.

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Audio device


you need to install the sound drivers

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