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Missing Sound Device

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by FFfanatic, Apr 30, 2006.

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  1. FFfanatic

    FFfanatic Thread Starter

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    To get to the point, I recently formatted my computer. Now, when I try to play music, it gives me an error message saying "Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a problem with your sound device. There might not be a sound device installed on your computer, it might be in use by another program, or it might not be functioning properly." I've gone through the whole troubleshooter and it can't find the problem. I've got my speakers hooked up but when you go to Control Panel, then Sound, Speech, and Audio Devices and click on Sounds and Audio Devices, it says that there is no audio device installed. I've gone through everything I can think of but nothing works, please help!
     
  2. Moby

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    You have to install the drivers for your sound device. You should have a CD somewhere that came with your computer. The motherboard CD perhaps? Depends on your package at time of purchase. You can download the drivers if you don't have the CD, usually from the computer/motherboard manufacturers website.
     
  3. FFfanatic

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    Thanks for the motherboard idea. I found it was from AOpen, etc. and I went and found the proper driver. Just want to say thanks for the idea and help.
     
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    You can mark your own threads solved using the thread tools at the upper right of the screen. :)
     
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