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Pre-teen installed unknown program?

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by wildbill2u, Apr 14, 2008.

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  1. wildbill2u

    wildbill2u Thread Starter

    Mar 29, 2007
    Not even sure if this is the right place. My pre-teen cousin installed WINAMP on my mother's computer.
    1. Is this a legal program? Is it any good? Does it cost anything monthly?

    2. Now The sound on her computer doesn't work. I get an error message from NullSoft. "bad direct sound driver. PLEASE INSTALL Proper drivers OR SELECT another device in configuration." Error Code 887800A

    Anything yu can tell me about this or how to fix will be deeply appreciated.

    Thanks. wildbill
  2. DarqueMist


    Jan 16, 2001
    not sure how to fix your problem, its been years since I've used WinAmp. But rest easy it is a legal program, its free (well at least the free version is) but there is also a pro version which costs 19.95 USD, to my knowledge there is no monthly fees involved with it
  3. t bone

    t bone

    Jul 1, 2004
    go to add/remove programs and remove it....see if the sound comes back.
  4. RevisionZero


    Apr 14, 2008
    If it all sound completely, uninstalling it should do the trick. However is sound is still not working correctly. Just go to Start --> Program Files --> Accessories --> System Tools --> System restore, and go back a day or so, just a point before the install. Then restore and you should be set.

    However if the sound problem is only while you are using Winamp, like to listen to music and for example when you click play you get a error just go to the winamp settings, and look for a sound device choice and select AC90/Realktek/Soundmax or something similar which generally are your sound cards.

    Hope this helps
  5. wildbill2u

    wildbill2u Thread Starter

    Mar 29, 2007
    I've uninstalled winamp with no results.

    My device driver shows the following:

    1.audio codecs --enabled and properly working

    2. c-media AC97 sudio devices (had the yellow marker)--it is not working properly. I've updated the driver with no result. I uninstalled and reinstalled with no result. I don't have it installed currently.

    3. Legacy audio drivers--enabled and workling properly

    4.legacy video capture devices--enabled and working properly

    Re restore point: I don't know where to find a restore point because it is my mother's computer and I live in another town and don[t know when it went out.

    5. unimodem full duplex audio device-enabled and working properly

    6/ media control devices -enabled and working properly

    7. video codecs enabled and working properly

    On another window I found when trouble shooting i found audio playback was using modem#0 line playback. I don['t know if this means anything.

    Windows media player won't play audio. Says can't play because there is a problem with sound device, might not have a sound device installed or a conflict, or might not be functioning properly.

    re restore point: I hhave no idea when this problem occurred since it is my mother's computer.

    Hope this is of some use
  6. dannyn


    Nov 8, 2007
    winamp is completely legal and free..
    i use it all the time
    but it does have adult content on it.
  7. wildbill2u

    wildbill2u Thread Starter

    Mar 29, 2007
    Thanks. The winamp is gone so that isn't the problem.
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