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directsound and directmusic not working

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by cptpooface, Sep 7, 2004.

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  1. cptpooface

    cptpooface Thread Starter

    Aug 15, 2003
    An error message popped up on my screen when I tried to play a game today, it said "error initializing directsound." I went on the internet and found out that means something is wrong with the drivers for your sound card, or something like that. So I ran dxdiag to see what it said about my sound input, I went to the test directsound and got an error message too. The dxdiag screen looked like this:

    Description: Modem #0 Line Playback (emulated)
    Default Sound Playback: Yes
    Default Voice Playback: No
    Hardware ID:
    Manufacturer ID: 1
    Product ID: 81
    Type: Emulated
    Driver Name:
    Driver Version:
    Driver Attributes:
    WHQL Logo'd:
    Date and Size:
    Other Files:
    Driver Provider:
    HW Accel Level: Full
    Cap Flags: 0x0
    Min/Max Sample Rate: 0, 0
    Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 0, 0
    Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
    HW Memory: 0
    Voice Management: No
    EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
    I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
    Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
    Registry: OK
    Sound Test Result: Failure at step 3 (DirectSoundCreate): HRESULT = 0x8878000a (The request failed because DirectSound resources, such as the priority level, were already in use by another caller.)

    I also tested directmusic, and it came up with a failure at step 6 saying that the directsound was in use by another caller, same thing as with the directsound test. I wiped my hard drive a few days ago and so I figure I just need to reinstall the drivers. I used the drivers disc that came with the computer but it didn't solve the problem. I don't have any special soundcard, I just have the same sound system that came with the computer, is there anywhere I can download the drivers, or anyway to fix the problem? All my video drivers are updated and I have directx 9.0c. Thanks for the help.
  2. sammie4u58


    Jul 28, 2004
    what directsound version you use?

    most games which require higher versions...have copy of file on their installation CD

    Also note WinXP doesn't support all games yet
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