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What is the wave table buffer?

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by wolfworx, Nov 27, 2001.

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  1. wolfworx

    wolfworx Thread Starter

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    Am getting the following message when Win98 starts:

    "SOFTMIDI

    Can't Alloc Wave Table Buffer."


    Very nice of Microsoft to tell me, but what does it mean and what do I do about it?
     
  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya

    Is it possible for you to tell us your sound card?

    Control Panel | System. Device Manager. Sounds and tell us there. Is there a yellow !

    It may be onboard sound.

    Regards

    eddie
     
  3. Mosaic1

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    open msconfig and go to win.ini
    look for
    run=cmmpu.exe


    cmmpu.exe is a windows 95 driver. If you find this entry, clear the check in front of it. REboot.
    You may have to update your sound card drivers or remove and reinstall the sound card. Do you have the install disk?
     
  4. wolfworx

    wolfworx Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the response, Eddie.

    Yes. Sound system is onboard SiS. Device manager does not show any "yellow" and reports everything working properly; I did check this previously, but just checked it again. Still a mystery. Everything seems to work OK, but I can't determine what causes the message to be generated.

    :confused:
     
  5. wolfworx

    wolfworx Thread Starter

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    Thanks, Mosaic1. That was the problem. This was a Win98 install over Win95, I thought I had corrected all the problems due to residue from the previous OS but...

    I sure wish stuff like this was documented somewhere. I have several very thick books on Win95 and Win98, but most of the material is redundant and mundane. Where is the "Good Stuff"?:)
     
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