Soundman.exe?

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Hi There,
Im Having A Problem With An Error Message On Startup Saying That "Soundman.exe Entry Point Was Not Found" Does Any One Have Any Ideas?

Im Running Xp
 
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That's possibly the sound manager for the AC'97 Codec. Is that the sound system you have?
 

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Yes, Have Been Checking Whilst I Waited, Soundman Is The Codec For The AC97 Codec, I Have Disabled The Entry Using "msconfig" And The Error No Longer Appears But My Sound Still Works Fine, However I Think There Is An Error As The Windows Media Player Will Not Work
 

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I Am Currently Reinstalling The Soundman AC97 Codec To See If That Cures The Problem, I Suspect The Installation Will Re-Enable The Disabled Start Up Entry In "msconfig"
 

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Ok Will Try That, Have Just Reinstalled It Once And Now After Restart The Error Message Is

The Procedure Entry Point SetupDiGetDeviceInterfaceDetailA Could Not Be Located In The Dynamic Link Library SETUPAPI.DLL
 

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Ok, Unchecking The Entry In msconfig Hides The Error Message Upon Start Up, I Am Now Reinstalling Windows Media Player 9 In The Hope That The Reinstallation Will Enable It To Run, At The Moment If I Try To Start It I Just Get An Audible Error But No Box With Information, I Will Keep Updating My Progress So That Anyone Else With This Problem Can Follow What Ive Done, Thanx For The Help So Far.

P.S. Device Manager Shows The The AC97 Codec Is Installed And Working Properly And Running "dxdiag" Shows That The Sound Is Fine.
 

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Update!

Reinstalling Windows Media Player 9 Means I Can Now Use The Program, I Will Leave The Problem Entry Unchecked In "msconfig" And Hopefully I Can Go About My Business Without Too Much Trouble.

Im Going To Go With The Logic That Even If I Didnt Find The Problem I Have Masked It Enough For It Not To Bother Me, After All Another Error Will Be Just Around The Corner!!!!

Thanks For Your Help!
 
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Any idea what started this train of disaster?

It looks like you did more than mask the error. It was most probably a registry error, possibly caused by a cleaner, that was rectified by the reinstallation.
 
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Hi. I've just discovered this forum while searching for help with this problem. I've installed the latest AC97 drivers on my XP system and have the same error message of a 'soundman.exe' problem described above. However, for me, I never had a problem with the Windows Media Player. I've always been able to hear sound well - - but not use the microphone. When I unmute the microphone setting, all I hear is a loud but deep, steady hum. I really want to use my machine for PC-to-phone and this prevents it. Any advice would be appreciated. Also, the phone handset that I would speak into is not next to the speaker/machine, so that is not what is causing interference (in case someone was wondering).

I have an eMachine and the people there were nice in trying to help me out, but to no avail. The final advice was to try reinstalling Windows, but I'd much rather not go that route if possible. I reinstalled the latest sound drivers, but that didn't help.
 
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