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Sound driver when i try to play a music file it comes up saying "Bad direct sound driver. Please install proper sound drivers or select another device in configuration. Error code: 88780078. Please help. No sound through the pc at all.

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  • tdiddy20 Aug 03, 2008

    so how do i find the appropriate driver for my sound card please.

  • onkarbilly Aug 04, 2008

    some time my pc can't play any sound, even after troubleshooting.
    When my PC connected with net then suddenly it plys sound.Last time due 2 the same problem i load the window,even after played a single song the sound system hang up again.pls help me to solve this problem.
    with thanks Onkar Chumber 

  • Anonymous Aug 05, 2008

    how to have a sound in my compaq presario f500 notebook?



  • Anonymous Aug 05, 2008

    driers not installed when i open music files

  • chemsubbu84 Nov 23, 2008

    i have also same pbm

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Device drivers are specialized software that allow a computer system to interact correctly with a piece of hardware. Many device drivers come pre-installed with Windows XP, and you may have added more when installing new video cards, webcams or CD drives. Updating a device driver helps the hardware remain compatible with newer software and often fixes bugs and other performance problems. Windows XP can automatically update device drivers from the Internet using the Device Manager Utility included with the operating system.

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Open the "Start" menu and click on "Control Panel." Open the "Administrative Tools" icon in Classic View, or click "Performance and Maintenance" and then "Administrative Tools" in Category View.
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Double-click on the "Computer Management" shortcut. Click on "Device Manager" in the "System Tools" section.
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Click to expand the section containing the driver you want to update. Right-click on the drive and click "Properties." Open the "Driver" tab.
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Click the "Update Driver" button. If you have performed this action before, the system may automatically start searching the Internet for an update. Otherwise click the "Yes, this time only" or "Yes, now and every time I connect a device" radio button to authorize the Internet connection. Click "Next" to continue.
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Leave the "Install the software automatically" radio button selected and click "Next" again. Wait while Windows searches the Windows Update website for the correct software.
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Click "Next" and follow the onscreen instructions to download and install the update. If you already have the newest version of the software, windows won't present any update options.

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Dear Sir, Regards.

Please solve my problem mention above.

Thanks

Muhammad Saleem

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Pls install my sonund driver

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Hello Sound Drivers download

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When i try to play a music file it comes up saying "Bad direct sound driver. Please install proper sound drivers or select another device in configuration. Error code: 88780078. Please help. No sound through the pc at all.
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Pls post the model of your sound card here so that we can pinpoint which drivers you need to have.

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Hey there.

That means your audio codec driver doesnot meet to the sound driver.

Your installed audio driver is not the right version of ur sound card.

You need to download correct driver by downloading it through internet

Posted on Aug 03, 2008

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    Romy Decostza Aug 07, 2008

    Hello,



    You need to provide ur sound card version on the search bar of Google. You will find lots more sites on the internet who are providing the driver.



    Thanx



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    Romy

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