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can't initialise directsound8

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by ha123, Feb 11, 2003.

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  1. ha123

    ha123 Thread Starter

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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.
     
  2. SexyTech

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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...
     
  3. ha123

    ha123 Thread Starter

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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.
     
  4. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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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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