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Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by blossoom, Sep 3, 2009.

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  1. blossoom

    blossoom Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I think I inadvertently uninstalled my sound card/device. I googled and found this site and followed some instructions and got the same outcome.
    How can I get my sound back can you give me instructions, or do I have to get someone to look at the computer for me.

    It's XP when I try to play music I get

    Windows Media 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

    thanks in anticipation
    Blossoom
     
  2. noodles71

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    drivers are missing.but you need to know which soundcard you have.If you don't know the name of your Sound card, go to Start> Run> type in "dxdiag" without quotes. Now go to the Sound Tab and any sound hardware installed is listed.then jump on the net,go to manufacturers website and get new drivers (you should find them in"support" or "downloads"
    if you cant do this tell me what machine you have, with serial number and i'll find them for you.
     
  3. RootbeaR

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    Re-boot PC. May detect and install automatically.

    No luck?
    R-click "My Computer" > click "Properties", click on the hardware tab, Device Manager.
    Look for yellow exclamation marks. See any? Open the tree beside any you see.
    R-click on the device, Properties
    Update/install driver.
     
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