can't initialise directsound8

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ha123

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I have downloaded a screensaver and when I try to run it I get the message : fatal error - unable to initialise directsound8 please
check drivers.
I installed directx 8.1 just before this. I am using win98.
 
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Hi there!

Have you tried re-installing DirectX since the error started?

Also, we'll need more information on your system, such as sound card video card etc...
 

ha123

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Hello.
I ran dxdiag and it stated that the file sndmid.vxd has not been tested by MS.
I have an sis direct sound driver.
How do I correct this if this is the problem. I have tried installing dx again on top of the first install to no avail.
 

eddie5659

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Hiya

In DXDIAG, go to the Sound tab again. Try the test. Does it work?

As to that file not being tested by Microsoft, many aren't. However, you may want to make sure your soundcard is uptodate.

Go to Control Panel | System. Device Manager.

Under Sound will be the full name of the card. Also, rightclick, choose Properties, then Driver tab. Whats the version?

Regards

eddie
 
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