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Bad DirectSound driver after reinstall WinXP

Q: Bad DirectSound driver after reinstall WinXP

A week ago my computer crashed. Something wrong with one of the coolers. When I tried to re-install WinXP, but it failed. Something to do with a NTLDR-failure. I brought my pc to the retailer. They fixed all problems.

Yesterday i discovered my sound isn't working anymore. When i use Winamp to play any sound, the following message appears: Bad DirectSound driver. Please install proper drivers (...). Error code: 88780078.

Strange, 'cause everything worked fine under the previous install of WinXP.

Another strange thing: my computer seems to recognize the hardware, but 'there is no device installed'.

I want to try to install the Audigy-software again. Maybe that'll work, but my 'installation and applications cd' seems to be damaged. I can't read antything from it.

Help me.

A: Bad DirectSound driver after reinstall WinXP

drivers and software can be downloaded here.

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i have a message when i try to run any music in my computer.
"bad direct sound driver........ error code 88780078. help me please.

A:bad directsound driver

Go to system properties (Winkey + Break). switch to your device manager. under Sound devices, uninstall everything there. reboot. Reinstall your sound drivers. reboot again.

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I get the following error message.
Bad DirectSound Driver. Please install proper drivers or select another device in configuration. Error code: 88780078.
What on earth can I do? I don't know what type of sound card I have, unfortunately...
Pleaaaaase, help! *puppy eyes*

A:Bad DirectSound Driver

this will tell you

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i tried to listen to some of the music on my computer, and i realized there was a problem.

i was hoping that someone on the forum could tell me what's wrong. it's like it doesn't even recognize my soundcard.

A:winamp - bad directsound driver

does anyone know?

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i was messing around with add/remove programs one day and saw something along the lines of "directsound driver" and clicked "remove." i know that wasn't a very smart thing to do and all, but now i need help. i don't have any sound and get the "bad directsound driver" error when i try to play anything.

any help, please?

A:directsound driver error

jamandbread said:

i was messing around with add/remove programs one day and saw something along the lines of "directsound driver" and clicked "remove." i know that wasn't a very smart thing to do and all, but now i need help. i don't have any sound and get the "bad directsound driver" error when i try to play anything.

any help, please?Click to expand...

You should have some restore points on your puter. I would restore back to an earlier date. That should fix your problem. What OS are you using?
If you don't have re store points in your puter I suggest you start doing that.
If using Win XP try this.

Go to Start
All Programs
System Tools
System Restore
Then click on the, Restore my computer to an earlier time.

Let me know if this works for you.
Good luck.

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hey, i was just about to play an winamp file when this error showed up:

what can i do to play this file (*.WAV)?

Tiago Cabaco.

A:Bad DirectSound driver ERROR?

What type of card are you using. Onboard? AC 97 codec? Possibly do you have another card your using for sound?

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I have a HP Pavilion 771n. The computer was greatly acting up and had XP home edition on it. My friend has a copy of XP Pro, so I figured I would try and install pro to see if it would fix some things. Well, after installing XP Pro I discovered that a lot of things that weren't working before are working now-- yay.... whatever. Well, now none of my sounds work. Whenever I go to play a song a thing pops up saying BAD directsound driver... blah blah blah.

I searched the internet... I started the computer in safe mode, uninstalled all the media things, then restarted it in normal mode, reinstalled them... and still... nothing works (this was the suggested solution on another website).

I figure this is something simplistic... considering the sound worked earlier today before I installed XP Pro. What precisely needs to be done to fix this problem. The computer is currently at my other house and I have no way of accessing the internet with it... so hopefully a solution can be reached without the internet.

Please help...

A:BAD directsound driver after Windows XP Pro installation

install the drivers for the the sound card, should fix u're problem.

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i have winamp and i was trying to play music and it says: Bad directsound driver. please install proper drivers or select another device in configuration. error code: 8878000A. how do i fix that? im seriously dying over here i cant listen to anything PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!

A:bad directsound driver error code 8878000A

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Take a look HERE and see if it helps.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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help!!!!!! PLEASE!!

i have winamp and i was trying to play music and it says: Bad directsound driver. please install proper drivers or select another device in configuration. error code: 8878000A. how do i fix that? im seriously dying over here i cant listen to anything PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!! it will be GREATLY appreciated!! THANKSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A:Winamp--Bad directsound driver. please install proper drivers

If you have problems only with WinAmp, you could try selecting another output device instead of DS. Of course other players like Sonique are available too

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Having a major problem. Re-built a PC for someone:
*new*ECS M400 board
*new*512mb DDR
Kyro II 64mb vid-card
Western Digital 40gb HD
Lite-On DVD burner
32X CD-Rom
56k modem
AC97 onboard sound
1ghz Athlon

Went to boot up just to make sure everything worked and it would get to the XP slpash screen (with the blue staus bar). As soon as it tried to initialize the desktop/log-on screen it would shut down immediatley.

Booted from the WinXP cd to do a new install. Made it to the "ready to install" screen (options to press ENTER oto install, repair etc..). It dies immediatley if you press enter.

Removed the HD and placed it in another PC and did a quick format. Placed back into case, tried to install from the CD again...same result.

Apparently the boot sector on the HD remains as when I tried to boot up it said something to the effect of "NTDLSR.??? not found ctrl+alt+del to restart"

After all this I discovered that it (previous XP install) may have been infected with a form of the sasser virus (lsasse.exe errors). So do I need to do a full format, and could this be causing the shutdowns whenever it tried to boot originally and now when it tries to access the HD to do a fresh install?

Whew!! That was a mouthful!!

Thanks in advance for any help!

A:PC shuts down at WinXP startup, can't reinstall WinXP

look to your bios settings. remember to disable cpc override, if given the option. if you truly think it's the hdd then download and run a utility that wipes the drive completely.

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Hello. Does anyone know if USB drivers written for Windows XP will work with Windows XP Embedded?

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XP Embedded is supposedly a componentized version of Window XP. It's intended for OEM's developing an embedded computer, usually for some industrial or large commercial application, rather than your run-of-the-mill PC.

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The hard drive with WinXP and all my data files crashed due to mechanical failure of the hard drive. Using two old "Partition" rescue floppies I formatted and partitioned the new CD. For two days I have been chasing my tail around three long cycles, "Windows", "Windows Setup", "Windows XP Setup", then back to "Windows", getting absolutely nowhere. I may be in error in what I am calling "Windows". In short I believe this programs is allegedly needed to install "Windows Setup" which loads programs needed to install "WinXL Setup". From what I see in the lower right of the screen all the programs in one set look pretty much like those in all the other sets. That is only my impression and probably wrong.
If anyone has faced the problem of a clean installation of Win XP, I'd appreciate knowing how you did it!

Thank you,
and Happy Holidays!

Richard Baldwin (temporarily at "<email removed>")

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I purchased a new WinXP Home CD with a new serial number. However, when I boot from this CD, it can't find the file it needs because it's locked into install mode with the old CD. When I boot from the old CD and use the new serial number, it says the number is invalid.

Right now I can't do a thing with my PC - all it wants to do is reinstall Windows from the old CD, which I can't do. I can't boot in safe mode or anything. How do I make it use the new CD to reinstall Windows?

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I would like to know how to get a keyed (How find win XP key?) WinXP disk from Microsoft. What I want to do in reinstall WinXP over currect corrupted WinXP. I do not want a clean reinstall.

A:reinstall WinXP

So I guess that what your saying is that you want a free XP CD Verification Key?

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I want to uninstall WinXP SP-2 because of some corrupted files but since my XP disk doesn't include Service Pack 2 it will not let me. My question is what is the best way to format and reinstall?

A:Reinstall WinXP

Why not try a repair install first.

You can slipstream SP2 into your Install CD very easily with AutoStreamer.

If you want to do a complete clean install, stick your cd in your cdrom drive, reboot your computer and make sure your bios is set to boot from the cd first.

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Trying to do a complete (not repair) reinstall of WinXP over a really goobered up system. After I boot from the XP CD, setup says it is checking hardware config, then it copies files, but hangs at starting windows. I get the same hang using the XP CD from within windows to do the reinstall. I have never done a windows reinstall, so am hesitant to just reformat my HD and really start from scratch. Any assistance would be sincerely appreciated.

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A:Cant see windows 7 after reinstall winxp

Could you post a pic of Disk Management (Start>type diskmgmt.msc)?

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When installing winxp, the cd gives you the choice to create a new partition of your harddisk by pressing C but it never worked. So I installeda new winxp in the same partition as the old one.

Do you know how to delete the old version completely from your hard disk?

A:How to delete WinXp to reinstall new one

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hey guys, thanks in advance for viewing this.

this may seem a bit silly, but i'd like to just wipe my slate clean and reinstall windows xp. i'm having too many problems with xp right now. i've got the damned HSA, BHO,, etc etc virii, and i've tried cleaning them, tried many of the suggestions, but they keep coming back, it's a huge pain. also, i updated to windows movie maker 2 and JESUS CHRIST that just flipped my system upside down. it did something to my windows media and now i can no longer view streaming media clips (from MSN, anyway), and i usually get an error message (WMASF.dll) whenever i start WMP 9. and i cannot make, save, edit movies anymore using windows movie maker, it just crashes.

so, basically, it sucks. i'd like to wipe everything clean and go back to the beginning with a clean system. my questions are these:

1) how *do* i reinstall windows? i don't want both OS's running simultaneously, i want to get rid of the windows i have now and then just reinstall it. so, how would i go about getting rid of the windows xp i have now and then reinstalling it?

2) is there a way (other than copying them to CD) to save any files that i want/need after i reinstall? i really like the current configuration of my system, and i have a lot of important files (i'm a video production student, so i have tons of videos that i mess with) that i'd like to keep.

3) will reinstalling win xp actually do what i'm hoping?

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A:WinXP Uninstall/Reinstall ?

From your post it seems backing up anywhere may not be an answer as any infected or corrupt files backed up may re-introduce the nasties you have now.
If there are files you need and you can use a second hard drive or partition the drive to make a back up logical drive you can save your files there and then install XP from the CD as usual only delete the current OS partition first before recreating and formatting, the other drive\partition will be untouched and then the first thing you should do before importing any files back into the system would be an up to date virus scan of the whole fileset you backed up.

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Here is the log file from Hijack this. Please help. Thank you.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:27:06 PM, on 1/29/2007
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WG111T Configuration Utility\wlan111t.exe
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C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
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O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] "C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe"
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A:popups even after winxp reinstall

Hi and welcome to TSF.

There is a possibility that some items are hiding from us. Please follow these instructions carefully.

I'd like you to rename HijackThis.exe (the actual .exe file itself) to glasgow.exe. Navigate to C:\hjt\HijackThis.exe (or wherever HJT is located)
Right click on HijackThis.exe
Select 'Rename'
Type in glasgow.exe
Press Enter.

Now run another scan in Normal Mode and post the new log back here.

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ICT at work gave me a copy of WinXP SP2 thinking I would be able to use my product key with it. That didn't work.

Is there a way to give Windows a swift kick in the arse and refresh it?

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I have just formatted my PC and reinstalled WinXP, however now when it boots up it goes onto the WinXP splash screen and then the screen just goes blank. I can boot it up into safe mode but I cant see any problems that need fixing. I have tried formatting and reinstalling WinXP again twice with no success, anybody got any ideas?

A:WinXP reinstall problem

have you loaded your video drivers and run your m/b setup cd

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I've often found that its a smudge, scratch or bad pressed CD that give bad signature or CRC errors during install. Check the CD, try to clean it off and try again. Also, you want to check the compatibility of the new hard disk, some older PCs have problems with large capacity hard drives.

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If I start my pc up with the WinXP cd, and I choose to reinstall the operating system, it comes to a part where it asks if I 1)want to replace the windows directory 2)specify a new windows directory 3)exit.

Which of the 1st two options will retain the MyDocuments and other user directories (or does neither one) ?

A:Reinstall WinXP question

What are you trying to accomplish? . . if the system is corrupted and you want to repair it, you can perfomr a Repair install. This is a good guide to performing a repair install

This should not cause any data loss, but prior to doing anything drastic to the system, you should back up the data.

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title says it all.

Previous to teh reinstall there was sound and a sound device. Why wouldn't the install include sound devices/drivers/etc.?

A:NO sound after winxp reinstall

did you go to the manufacturers website and download/install the drivers?

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I've got winxp pro sp2 (I added the service packs) on an Asus A8NSLI board which has an nvidia chipset.

And therein, I'm told, lies the problem. I can't successfully download hardly anything from the net. No other problems: just that. Loads webpages okay, emails, whatever - but not downloads. Sometimes click on 'download' and the page will just flicker and go back where it was. Othertimes (most often) it downloads the file but it is corrupt when I try to use it.

It seems this is a well known problem with these boards caused by the nVidia built in hardware firewall.

The fact that I'm not using that firewall doesn't seem to matter, it still happens. The firewall is installed in the software - I mean the machine can see it as a program ready to run if I wish to run it.

I use the WinXP firewall, which is (I believe) an entirely different thing. If I switch that off the problem does not go away.

SO: it looks like I need to reintall WinXP. It seems, from reading around the net, that I can install without the nVidia firewall option. It seems I need to find that option and choose it.

SO: how best to reinstall WinXP?

There's no 'repair' option that will do this for me, I think?

My hard drive is partitioned into two virtual drives: C: and E:.

I think there's no option for me but to wipe everything so I propose to format the C: drive.

I've got just enough room to move the important stuff from C: to E:.

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A:How Best Reinstall/Repair My WinXP Pro?

There is a way through windows XP console recovery that you can un install SP2 if that happens to be your problem. That would be my idea to uninstalling it. Otherwise if you need SP2 for your nvidia chipset then you're kinda stuck.

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WinXP Re-install Questions

After last Microsoft Update my sound no longer worked. Realtek AC97 Audio Driver Version
I used the email tech support from Microsoft and none of the suggested steps fixed the sound. Most I had already tried before I contacted their support.
Driver update they suggested did not fix sound. After sending them Screen Shot & System info this was their suggestion:
Download the sound card driver from the link below:

Since my PC did not come with a Win XP CD when I bought it new they sent me a Win XP CD. Got it today and I put it in and got this message:
Setup cannot continue because the version of Windows on your computer is newer than the version on the CD.

Warning: If you decide to delete the newer version of Windows that is currently installed on your computer, the files and settings cannot be recovered.

So I have not done anything yet.
What files will I loose? Would this be like starting with a new PC? I really don't want to do that if I don't need to.
Not sure what I should do now. I am in the process of saving my pictures and music to CDs just in case.

A:WinXP Reinstall Questions

if you reinstall xp with the cd you will lose all that is on your hard drive at present. have you tried doing a system restore back to before the windows update?

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I HAD GOTTEN A TROJAN OR SOMEKIND OF VIRUS/MALWARE/SPYWARE.TRIED FIXING IT WITH DIFFERENT SOFTWARES/PROGRAMS. NONE OF THEM HELPED. I STILL HAVE THIS lssas.exe I TRIED TO DELETE IN THE WINDOWS TASK MANAGER AND IT WOULDN'T LET ME DELETE IT. SO I GOT TIRED. AND DECIDED TO LOOK FOR MY XP CD. I HAD FOUND IT AND NOWIT WON'T REINSTALL. I HAVE WINDOWS XP MEDIA EDITION.AND WHILE DURING SETUP SOME FILES WERE MISSING I HAD LOOKED UP THOSE FILES ON GOOGLE AND IT APPEARED THAT PPL SAID I DIDN'T NEED THEM SO I HAD SKIPPED THOSE FILE. NOW WHEN THE LAPTOP RESTARTED AND WENT INTO SETUP. IT'S SAYS FILE \$WIN_NT$.~BT\HALAACPI.DLL COULD NOT BE LOADED. THE ERROE CODE IS 7.SETUP CANNOT CONTINUE. PRESS ANY KEY TO EXIT.and whenever i try to do what ppl tell me to d about the virus/spyware/malware problem it just leads me to more usless software downloads that i have to enable the internet, which starts the popups and puts my laptop to system shutdown by the stupid trojan virus. someone please help-_- just want to reinstall with a new fresh clean xp installed{Mod Edit: Moved to more approproate forum~~Boopme}

A:Winxp Reinstall Error. Someone Plz Help..


that is a nasty trojan, Can you boot into safemode? if you can, you might try the system file checker, click start then run then type sfc /scannow
If you have the original discs, you can wipe the hard drive and then start from scratch again.

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Error: One of the files containing the system registry data had to be recovered by use of a log or alternate copy. The recovery was successful

then the popup disappears and sends me to a blue screen (long) message starting with this:

A problem has been detected and windows bios has been shut down to prevent damage......

and ending with this:

Beginning physical memory dump...physical memory dump is complete.

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Greetings ladies and gents. I am having a couple of problems with my Dell Inspiron 1100. I have WinXP home with 512mb memory, 20g hard drive.

I was having some serious issues with spyware and malware. It was also extremely slow and I tried many different things to try to get it to work as good as when it was new. After dozens of hours trying to get it work by removing various programs and running various spyware and antivirus programs I decided the best way to fix it since I didn't have a whole lot of stuff to back up was to do an FDISK. I figured out to do a full system reinstall from the factory reinstall disk. I backed up what I did need to keep and made a list of all my networking and programs that I needed to reinstall. The reinstall seemed to go without a hitch. XP reinstalled just fine and then I reinstalled all the system drivers and resources from the disk provided by the factory. Then I went through and reinstalled my networking devices and drivers. Then I reinstalled all the programs I needed.

I have tried several times to get Windows to automatically update WinXP SP1 to SP2. I have also tried to go to the XP SP2 site and download it directly from Windows and it won't download.

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A:WinXP reinstall problem


Make sure to read the link: Check for special update instructions...

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Hi Guys,

My girlfriends dad had a problem with his winxp pro system and decided to do a reinstall of the os over the top. Now most of his applications don't work. The data is still intact but the applications dont work properly.

I'm aware of what Windows does to your current installation if it's reinstalled over the top of itself. Problem is, he runs his accounting business from this PC and there are some important applications that need to be working.

He didn't create a restore point or anything like that, so I'd love to know if there is a copy of his old registry hanging around that I can restore to. That might help with this problem. I don't think XP makes auto backups of your registry like the older os's did.

All the software is there but it doesn't know what to do when it's executed because there's no registry entries for it.

Does anyone know if there's a way to get a copy of the old registry?

A:Application problems after WinXP reinstall

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I have an ebox 4300, i installed winxp from a flash drive but the flash drive has been given the drive letter C and the winxp installation is given drive letter D, when i try to reinstall winxp and choose the same option from the menu "1. boot from flash" it no longer boots from flash, it just reboots the computer and broings me back to the menu.Can anyone help please?ThanksEDIT: IVE FIXED IT, THE PROBLEM WAS THAT I COPIED A MOUSE DRIVER TO THE FLASH DRIVE AND THIS SOMEHOW MADE THE FLASH DRIVE NO LONGER BOOTABLE, VERY ODD BECAUSE i HAVE DONE THIS MANY TIMES IN THE PAST.message edited by Joe73

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I use Rufus

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Over the years, I have reformated my HD under Win9X & reinstalled the OS, programs & restored my files from backup. This is the first time I am going thru this procedure under WinXP. What are the specific steps I need to follow to reformat my HD? How do I re-activate WinXP? My file system is NTFS. I have a 2nd 20MB NTFS HD which I will leave intact.

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I'm sure someone will help. But we need details. What have you already tried and what were the results?

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My WinXP SP3 shut down while unattended (it probably lost power and shut down improperly) and wouldn't boot without repairing it.  I did so with a USB thumb drive (I'm using an old mini-pc without a CD drive).  In attempting to repair it, it seems I may have selected the wrong option and so the operating system was reinstalled leaving the old non-OS files intact.
The problem is that my old settings are gone.  My old user still exists in the directory as do my programs / applications, which seem to run fine though as if they are freshly installed for a new user without my old settings, and other files are able to open.
In essence, it seems as if my old user and registry settings have disappeared though the user's files and programs remain.
Can anyone tell me how to recover and install the old user and registry settings, which I guess may require a file recovery program, and then delete the newly created user?

A:WinXP SP3 - Recovering Old Registry After XP Reinstall reinstalled XP and the programs remained intact...that would equate to a repair install of XP.
If the files and programs remained intact, then the registry would also have remained intact.
My experiences with XP are not necessarily universal...but I can envision no way that what you describe...could have occurred.  A repair install provides new system files and retains previous programs, data, and registry settings that relate to maintaining the programs in an operable/useable state.  A clean install wipes out all programs and related registry settings.  An inplace just another name for a repair install of XP.

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The original OS is winxp-professional, maybe i change some setup from "BIOS" or "system configuration utility" and when i restart pc, it shows black screen and this information: "Error loading operating system". even i am not able to go in "safe mode". because this is a new computer, so i reinstall with winxp-home edition by cd-rom and format hard-disk already. but two times after, the problem is still in.
Thanks for any help.

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I'm really hoping someone can help me with this problem. I've been trying to fix it for some time now and I just can't get it to work

I need to reinstall WinXP as my PC has started playing up after a few years of the same install. However every time I try to reinstall, I get a blue screen when trying to use the up keys to select the HD partition to install on. I'm using a P/S2 keyboard and it's working fine, yet whenever I hit this particular point in the installation it fails. The CD is without issue as I've used it previously.

This is what the point I get stuck on:

Windows XP Home Edition Setup

The following list shows the existing partitions and
unpartitioned space on this computer.

Use the UP and DOWN ARROW keys to select an item in the list.

. To set up Windows XP on the selected item, press ENTER.

. To create a partition in the unpartitioned space, press C.

. To delete the selected partition, press D.


The screen shows 4 unpartitioned spaces, so I try to select one by pressing either up or down key... then I get the blue screen.

If I try to repeat the install and press the enter key instead, I get the blue screen.

If I try to simply press C at the same point..... I get the blue screen

If anyone knows what is going on here I'm be eternally grateful. Many, many thanks in advance.

A:Can not reinstall WinXP - blue screen

Welcome to TSF....

It might be a RAM chip acting up how much RAM in the computer and how many RAM chips?

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I would like to know, how to completely reinstall laptop with my original disks from Toshiba. Previously Toshiba put back everything to original state on my old computer.

This Toshiba has a drive C: and D: and last time I reinstalled XP SP2, C drive was clean but the D drive still had eveything on it.
In the meantime, I had Acronis installed, and Acronis made a third unallocated drive. that I cannot delete.I want to update to SP3, have disk from Microsoft.

My problem is, that I don't know why the Toshiba disks don't reformat laptop and wipe out everything, including the Acronis partition. I want and have to do this, because of a trojan, that is impossible to remove.

I never had to format a drive, because I always had the OEM disks, so I am sure I would mess up trying it.

Does anyone know, if the Acronis part will disappear and why the D drive still stays with the Toshiba disks compared to previous versions of Toshiba and XP I had?

I do not want to take a chance of having the trojan hiding somewhere.
thanks in advance for any help.

A:how-to reinstall original Toshiba WinXP?

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Hello Everybody,
I recently reinstalled WinXP over my old copy, just to reinstall basic drivers.
All of my files and programs are no longer accessable, but can be seen if I explore
"My Computer."

Is there any way to get these back as nothing was formatted or theoretically erased?

My second question would be, after this reinstall, when I logon after rebooting I get a series of
5 windows open. Each with there own header title,

2)Dispatch \Tfsnifs
3)DrvmCDB pending IO
4)UDF Formatter
5)Dispatch \??\TFSWIFS
listed in no particular order.

#2 and 3 are blank.
Its interesting stuff, it looks like some sort of code or drivers however, beyond my scope of intelligence.
If I X out of it that's the end of it untill next logon.
So the question at hand is can I turn this off somehow or... what can I do about it?

I would really appreciate some help here.

Please reply if you need more information.

A:Retrieving Files After Winxp Reinstall

All of my files and programs are no longer accessableCould you further explain more on this part? I don't really get what you meant.For your second question, take a look at this two site.PcreviewTecharena

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Just re-installed WinXP Pro SP1 after adding a third harddisk.

After installing the Intel Chipset Utility the screen corrupts - lots of red, very low color resolution. Upon mandatory reboot black vertical bars obscure a third of the screen - they're evenly spaced and seem to "float above" the desktop - meaning I can check device manager for example and move windows back and forth behind the bars to read what they say.

I tried instaling the newest version of the chipset utility and the one that came on the motherboard CD, same result. Motherboard is Abit IC7, 875P chipset.
Abit IC7 MB
CPU is P4 3Ghz HT
system disk: WD Raptor SATA
data disk: Seagate barracuda 120GB IDE (master)
data disk: IBM 30GB IDE (slave) <-- new disk
3Dlabs Wildcat VP990 PRO graphics card

I tried to check if there was an IRQ conflict but it's hard for me to dechifer - going by the bus numbers 0 1 and 2 there should be no conflicts as far as I can understand (some IRQ numbers show up twice for different hardware but always on different buses). Device manager reports problems with the graphics card since drivers are not installed. The graphics card is using IRQ12 on bus 1. One IDE HD line reports using IRQ 14/15.

Everything worked great before, and for months, now I can't understand what I'm doing wrong. Can a new HD mess up XP this bad? Am I seeing problems relating to the graphics card (bad VRAM) since it pops up everytime something brings me closer to loading... Read more

A:WinXp SP1 reinstall and screen corrupts

Can anyone help?

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Hi again...
been haveing a LOT of problems with getting my "clean slate" up and running... after finally getting online through bellsouth tech support and getting drivers installed I still find myself with odd behavior, the worst bein that the comoputer freezes up so I have to do a hard reboot. it usually occurs when downloading win updates (which never get finished), when trying to load adaware definitions (which never get started) or using any antivirus program as well as trying to install games...
I've looked for a couple of hours now for posts that would help, and I'm sure theyre here somewhere but I'm gettin REALLY sick of rebooting this computer over and over...]
also the one time I DID get spybot to worki found a couple of viruses on it just before it crashed...dont know how they got in there...I will post a hjt log on the other forum if I can ever get it downloaded...thanks a bunch!

Update: it seems that after I turned off that annoying little thing called teatimer i could update adaware and run a full scan...coincidence? setting a system restore point after finding some privacy issues(tracking cookie)...
hopefully this fixed it but I'm gonna post a hjt log anyway...
let ya know

Update: Never mind I still need locked up as I was doing the system restore point and typing this...good thing I have two computers

A:Frequent Lock-ups After Winxp Pro Reinstall

so, noone wants to take this? or can't?
just tried downloading IE7 and got yet another lockup...this is fun...

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Hi and thanks in advance, I'm trying to help a new friend with PC troubles.
This is a Compaq Presario SR1711NX came w/WinXP HE+SP2 per HP site.
Someone had "fixed" this PC about a 1yr ago, since then it has been showing that Windows might not be genuine, as well as porno pics pop+ups at will.
At first I run MalwareBytes and got rid of viruses. Then I check to see why the "non-genuine" message and realized that WinXP Pro was installed.
The owner did not know nor understand why the message and so he was at a lost on what to do about it, he paid that repair guy.
I could not find D: Recovery Drive on "My Computer", do not know how to check for it any other way, hoping there is something I could do to find out.
How can I reinstall the OS? No recovery discs were done. Is there a way to figure out if recovery still there, as the factory original?
Being that I am a novice at this, I tried to find threads related to these situations but I could not see any quite like it.
Any advice will be much appreciated as well as instructions on how to proceed in how to make this PC work properly and genuine again.
Thanks so much for all the help that I surely will received from you guys.

A:Reinstall to original default WinXP HE+Sp2

You can use any OEM installation disc with the product key on the sticker.

You can request a HP replacement installation disc here:

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I have reinstalled winxp and thanks to this forum got it all
up and running by installing motherboard drivers.
I was amazed to find all my files were intact.How can this be after a reformat.

Thanks for any help

A:[SOLVED] Reinstall winxp mystery


By the sound of it you have just performed a "Repair" installation of Windows? XP.

A 'Repair' of the Windows? XP installation, will only repair the main XP core files, and not delete any important personal data.

Hope this answers the query.

Kind Regards,

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Over the years, I have reformated my HD under Win9X & reinstalled the OS, programs & restored my files from backup. This is the first time I am going thru this procedure under WinXP. What are the specific steps I need to follow to reformat my HD? How do I re-activate WinXP? My file system is NTFS. I have a 2nd 20MB NTFS HD which I will leave intact.

A:Reformat HD & Reinstall WinXP Home

All kinds of handy stuff here...................:D

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Hi all,

I was having "terminal" problems with my computer (pun intended) and found that, after trying almost everything, the only viable fix for me short of reformatting the HD was to reinstall WinXP Pro (SP2). Unfortunately, the computer would not stay up long enough for me to formally save files and settings. I reinstalled and the computer worked again. However, I can no longer access all of my programs that are installed on the HD. I have successfully rebuilt my Desktop, which was easy...I just moved my old Admin/Desktop files over to the new Files and Settings folder. No prob. All programs there work fine now. But my very numerous programs are not listed on the Start tab and when I click on the exact .exe file, it will not open. Eudora is especially bad because it tells me to go to the command line (which I've tried) and that it won't open with an attachment.

I would like the easiest solution to putting my programs back on the Start tab and have them work again (short of reinstalling all of them which would take a couple of weeks IF I can find all the info for them). Should I mess with environment variables? Or is there an easier way?

Thank you all so much in advance for any help you can give.


A:WinXP reinstall -- how do I get all of my programs to work again?

Unlikely it can be done. When you re-installed, you destroyed the registry (normal) where a lot of programs have settings. Without reinstalling the programs, those settings cannot be recreated.


And by the way you are writing, I assume you installed all programs on a separate partition. This is a good thing for data protection, but does not help when it comes to the program itself. I would back up any files you need, including saved data files from programs, then delete them and reinstall them.


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I have a Gateway Tablet PC, and I did the System Restore it has build it(I was having major issues with slowness, not shutting down and freezing even though virus protection said I was fine.) So I did the restore and everything else is working wonderfully, except the volume. There is no toolbar icon to change it and in the 'start, control panel, sounds speech and audio devices, sounds and audio devices' everything is grayed out, I cannot change anything exept the tab 'sounds' sound scheme. It is set to windows default now, before it was blank. But this has not helped any. I have tried to go to the Device manager and change/update, but no luck. Everything says the drivers are working, but when I click 'advanced volume controls' a beep from the PC itself(not the speakers) goes off then a pop-up says "there are no active mixer devices available. to install mixer devices, go to Control Panel, click Printers and other hardware, and then click add hardware." That does not work. What is the real problem and how do I fix it? Sound used to work just fine before I did they restore. Please help! I've read other articles and they have gotten me know where, so please don't tell me to read those instead.

A:Reinstall Winxp Sound Issues

Right click the sound Device in Device Manager and uninstall the Device, then Right click any device in Device Manager and choose Scan For Hardware Changes. it should recognize your sound hardware and ask if you want to install the previous driver or a new one. Try a new one. If that still doesn't work then go to the Gateway Support site and down load an audio driver for your make and model PC.

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Hi, I recently did a complete 'nuke' of my system and everything seemed to be working well except that I couldnt do automatic updates and I seemed to be getting some strange and unwanted windows opening. I did some research and understood that I had 2 problems - 1) the dreaded WinXP reinstall that leaves some files out. I think I have fixed that after a few days of reading and trying the several fixes (many of which didnt fix), AND 2) the more dreaded Vondo virus that keeps multiplying regardless of what I try.
I have tried:
AVG free (both normal and safemode)
All of which have done some good and after running them I am 'clean', then the next time I try again "just to be sure" sure enough there are some more viruses. I even ran some of them with Restore turned off.

So now, I have run HijackThis. I am not sure what else to do, I understand I load it onto this website and an 'angel' will help me with a solution. If that is so, I thank you very much and hope that there is a solution to this problem.


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:01:58 a.m., on 27/07/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2900.5512)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\... Read more

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I have a big problem with a computer and hope somebody has some good ideas.

For the past 6 months, the computer blocks. (IE7, Firefox, Office 2000 (replaced by Office 2003 which blocks too!), Java, & LogMeIn (program to access a computer over the Internet)

I decided to try and find the problem this week and I?m already on my 4th reinstall of WinXP! WinXP + updates : OK; CA Security Suite + Updates: OK; LogMeIn: OK (CA Firewall correctly configures for LogMeIn and LogMeInSystray); Office 2000 (or 2003) install + updates: OK. But? when USING Outlook (2000 or 2003) it blocks EVEN IF I AM NOT SENDING AND RECEIVING EMAILS. Once I?ve ?killed? it, LogMeIn hits 99% in the CPU. Even if I kill LMI it comes back of it?s own at hits 99% again. If uninstalled (cleanly or violently) other programs go haywire: IE7, Firefox, Outlook Express, Java? the works!

What is even MORE crazy, if I restore my computer (Windows System Restore) to BEFORE the Outlook problem, programs still block!!!

The last time I installed Office 2003 I did NOT Install Outlook, but preferred to try Outlook Express. As soon as I started Excel 2003 things went haywire!

I don?t think it is a Virus/Trojan problem since each time I reinstall Windows I reformat the disk.

Here are the computer specifics: mother board: MSI ; Pentium 4 ; CPU 2.8 GHz ; RAM : 768 Mo ; Hard disk portioned ?C?: 38 Go (60% free) + ?D?: 37Go (40% free) ; WinXP SP3.

I?m open to any serious suggestions?

A:Reinstall Problem WinXP + Office 2003

Exact wording of error messages?Have you checked Event Viewer for clues to system problems?How To Use Event Viewer - Louis

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My Systemax PC with Windows XP Home SP2 pre-installed is suffering [can't copy/paste, can't use Windows Update, "Network Service" svchost.exe using 50% CPU...], and I thought I'd try a repair as mentioned in this stickied thread, but I'm not sure if which Windows CD I buy off of eBay will make a difference. All the instructions say is that it requires "A Windows XP Home CD".

Is there a significant difference if I used a CD that had no service packs installed on it to repair an SP2 system? Or a Pro CD, since I have Home edition installed? Or a "XP HOME OEM WITH SP2 NEW & SEALED!" disc, as one seller puts it -- What's the difference that the OEM qualifier makes, and is it relevant to a repair operation?

A:Solved: choosing a WinXP reinstall disc?

It has to be the same version i.e. XP Home or Pro but you can use a cd bought off of ebay, yes, You can use an older version too but the only thing you will have to do again is download and install any Service Packs to Windows you have added and Windows Updates. If your system came with SP2 on it then it will remain through the repair.

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Please help me What are the three methods available to reinstall/reset tcpip in winxp.


Guruprasad S.P.

A:What are the three methods available to reinstall/reset tcpip in winxp

You'll only need one. Unless this is homework. In which case, you will need to find 2 more.

Go to Start > Run, and type:

netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt

if C: is your system drive. The resetlog.txt file in the root directory will report all changes made in returning TCP/IP to default settings. TCP/IP cannot be uninstalled or reinstalled in XP.

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I have 2 Dell Dimension computers, a 2400 and a 4700, both running WinXP SP2, and both with Intel chipsets. The 4700 has been hit with a virus. I have a spare HDD and want to put Windows, etc on the spare 7using the 2400, and then put that spare into the 4700, discarding the infected HD. I have the reinstall CDs that came with each machine. My questions are:

1. Which reinstall CD should I use?
2. Can I set up the HDD in one machine and then use it in the other?
3. Or should I just remove the infected HD from the 4700, put in the spare, and set it up there?

The reason I want to do the setup in the other machine is because the 2 computers are in
different towns, and I'd like to leave the infected one where it is (it's still somewhat usable).

Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Which disc to use to Reinstall WinXP on DELL DIMENSION??

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The situation: This PC was not protected from virusues, etc, etc, for 2 years.

I wanted to delete both petitions, set up the one particition as active, format it and start clean to get everything back on in good shape..

Problem: The Dell install disk would only let me delete a tiny FAT particition of 40 mb but not the big one where all the propblems live.

In the next screen, Dell's CD told me I would be writing a duplicate program on top of a program and create problems. (That is a new one on me!) So I stopped the installation to think about it. Now when I turn it on, the PC starts and stops repeatedly. looping endlessly !!

I tried to get into the bios again to guide activity to a new Cd with a Winxp pro disk in it, but the F12 key command doesn't work (logo is being skipped), and the Dell PC ignores the XP pro CD anyway--it just keeps on restarting..........

How can I shake this Dell Dimeniosn 2350 PC out of it's daze? I can't return it to my friend this way!

Just for curiosity-----
Why didn't it let me delete the main partition so i could totally destroy those bad files. It's breaking all the install rules I know!

Help would be apreciated--counting on some of you brains out there!

A:Need Quick Help for Dell WinXP looping reinstall

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Hey all, this has been a nightmare for me. I have recently reinstalled windows xp pro on my computer and i have 2 hard drives in it. When I reinstalled windows, the folders on my g drive are not viewable. All of the data on the other partitions that I have are fine except for this one drive. I dont see any folders at all but it shows that 33 gigs of 92 are free which is how much space was on there before I started. Is there any way I can get back the data? I think its a rights issue but im not sure how to go about fixing this. If I can get multiple suggestions and instructions on how to go about doing this that would be great. Thanks in advance for your help

A:WinXp reinstall and lost all folders on g drive

How to take ownership of files or folders might help.

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I posting this in the hope that it helps somebody.

Well my hard disk died, so got a replacement one. I did not have the original dvd so innocently I thought, just down load the drivers from the website.
Well did all that and the raid was still not seen! Changed raid settins in the bios which you get to by pressing escape, then set to default settings, restart and go back into bios goto page 3 - which is then visible. Ensure the disk is set to1raid0 - download the manual, but you have to accept any changes by entering 1234 when it asks you for a string from the manual. Anyway did all that - still no drive visible - so whats going on.

Well apparently there are 2 sets of drivers kr10n and kr10i - what the site givesyou is the kr10n drivers. Which may work for the newer ones but not mine! My laptop needs the kr10i Which I cant find on the tosiba website. BUT or you can google for raid-drv-20070719134547

So the steps for me were use nlite to add the kr10i drivers to a patched WinXP SP3 cd and boot using that. It worked seamlessley.

After that it all went great! Well I didnt have much hair to begin with, but even less after the process finished.

Good luck

A:Portege S100 - Reinstall WinXP using F6 and RAID drivers


Thanks for posting this short instruction here in the forum.
I think it could be useful for some users who try to install the Win XP and try to include the RAID drives.

PS. The RAID driver can be downloaded also from the Toshiba European driver page!
I installed Win XP and I uses the nLite tool in order to include the RAID driver!

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My pc is working well after a clean install on a new sata seagate hd.
question is: i skipped the step ( Press F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver)
did i miss a crucial step in the install and possible endanger my pc in the future?

A:Solved: reinstall winxp on new sata hard drive

If the drivers for the SATA controller are included with XP, and it boots, then you should be fine.

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I just formatted my hard drive and reinstalled WinXP. When WinXP loads, my ethernet, SM USB, and USB controllers are not recognized. I don't know where the CDs with the drivers are, does anyone know how I can find out what/where to download them?

Motherboard: D848PFT2L3 S478 800FSB DDR MATX A/L WB.

Thank you.

A:Reinstall problem - WinXP doesn't recognize devices

it's an intel m/board look in their d/load section for your model m/b

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Tech Guys:

I recently upgraded from Win98 to WinXP (Home Ed).

I did not uninstall Norton System Works v.2003 BEFORE upgrading to XP.
Who would have ever known that such a thing was necessary??

Now I can NOT reinstall Norton System Works because Norton's install program detects parts of the previous installation (i.e. Ghost) that were not (and must first be!) removed before the new installation can proceed to completion.

The Norton website is prolix and less than helpful or clear. My PC is not covered with any anti-virus protection until I can reinstall v.2003 / install v.2004. I have Norton System Works v.2004 but the same problem exists.

How can I clean up this previous installation and get the new installation to go to completion?

Thanks a Big Bunch!

A:Upgrade from Win98 to WinXP and Norton SystemWorks Reinstall

rather than upgrade 98, format the hd and start all over with a fresh install of xp.

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Should I just reinstall XP and all my software?

I have been reading the posts here about the Security Malware. Many posts describe the same problems I've been struggling with for 24 hours.

Things seem to improve and then go bad. Tried a system restore and XP can not do it. Reading the fixes: This must be one hell of a virus/malware. Fixes are very involved and do not always seem to work.

So... can I throw in the towel and reinstall?


A:Solved: Security Threat Virus - Reinstall WinXP?

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The things that bug me is network and drivers because those are the things i have less knowlege about when it comes to computers (altso hardware, not my biggest strength)

But here is my problem that eventually lead me to this site (ive been surfing this site for a short period and i like it

I miss the drivers after reinstalling win xp home.
I have managed to install the drivers for my video card but i miss:
sound card driver
Pci Device (?)
Other PCI brigde unit
SM busscontroller.

(I am translating from Norwegian so it might be wrong)

Anyway, my main consern is the sound drivers.
I use this computer ONLY for websurfing and MineCraft.
And minecraft works fine, thats why this PCI an buzzcontroller is not important, but sound would be fine =)

How do i find what soundcard i have (its in the motherboard PCI express HT 2000) ?
How do i find the drivers so i can get sound?


A:Solved: All Drivers lost after reinstall of WinXp home

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This started a while ago.
My laptop failed, I was using Windows XP Media Edition, and every time I started the computer it showed a black screen, (just after the Press F2 screen) saying "Could not find hal.dll the file is missing or corrupt". I couldn't find any way to fix it without a disc, as my Laptop did not come with a disc, and it was required to burn a back up disc, which I didn't do. (I know, shame on me!)
Later, A friend offered me a copy of his Xp Pro SP1 disc.
My computer was split into 2 Hard disks; C and D. My previous set up (With Windows XP Media edition) was on C. As nothing much was on D, I installed XP Pro SP1 on D:
This eventually worked, but I had no programs. So I started to copy basic programs from my C: Drive. Firefox and Windows Live Messenger, but they wouldn't work.
Then I accessed the internet to download some basic protection software; Avast, Adaware, Spybot Search & destroy etc.
Avast then asked to do a boot scan. So i restarted and let it search.
C:/ was riddled with viruses and D:/ had a few.
Unfortunately explorer.exe on the D:/ drive (Running the newly installed Xp Pro SP1) was "moved to vault" along with some other files.
Now the new XP works ok until you have to log on.
It comes up with my Username, but when I click it it says "Loading Your Settings" then the desktop flashes up for about a milisecond with no icons on it, and it comes up with "Saving your settings".
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A:Fairley complicated problem: explorer.exe and winxp reinstall.

I would think that you need to format your drive,and start from fresh ....

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Hello, well last night I had tried to update .NET Framework for my HP a1110y computer. I was directly updating this from the Microsoft website. My computer popped up saying that it could not install due to an error. As I went to grab a piece of paper and pen (I was sitting at my desk and this next thing happened literally within 45 seconds), McAfee popped up saying that I had a Trojan (didn't have time to read it) and then the computer crashed and went to the blue screen of death. It then told me there was an error with the OS that caused the crash and if this was the first time I had seen this error to restart the computer. I restarted and nothing. It loaded the Startup window (where it mentions which keys to press to enter the BIOS, Setup, or Recovery). I chose the recovery option, and it started the process and then errored out. I pulled out my WindowsXP Recovery Disks that I created using my Windows OS a couple years back. I went ahead and chose to do a full reinstall since I had nothing on this HDD to lose. Everything appeared to install just fine, however, when it restarted to Windows, the Windows splash screen appeared, then went to a black error screen with the following error: load Kernel Dll files
I did run the recovery console and checked the HDD for any errors. It found one and corrected it. I also ran McAfee and it found no viruses. I am at a loss as to fix this one. I fortunately do have an OEM Windows XP disc that has been unused (I bought it for another co... Read more

A:Error: load Dll for Kernel files; after reinstall of WinXP

Try booting into safe mode and using command prompt, run chkdsk.

To boot into safe mode:
After you see the manufacturers logo, repeatedly hit F8 (usually) and you will get a list of choices, choose "Safe Mode" at the top. Then after you are logged into safe mode, go to:
Start --> Run --> in the text box type cmd --> type chkdsk

it will scan and let you know of any problems, if it says to, run chkdsk /r, it may say /f.

Let me know if that works!

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Something or another was wrong with my mom's old laptop and she decided to reinstall Windows to fix it. Now I don't know whats wrong, I don't know a ton about computers and neither does she really. Basically the resolution is stuck on 640x480 and the color 4bit. Its hard to do anything like that, it doesn't recognize the internet either if you plug it in or the video card or the sound card or anything much. I have no clue what to do at this point and we can't afford to get it repaired professionally. Is there anything I can do? Please help if you can, this is all the information I know but tell me if you need more. Thanks.

A:Reinstall WinXp SP3 on a Dell Inspiron 1100 - Now Nothing Really Works

After you reinstalled windows did you then use the "Drivers and Utilities" disks to reload all the hardware drivers?

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one day when i deleted this file because i needed more space and then when i deleted it my sound just when away and now when i try to play music in winamp it says

Directsound output v2.2.10 error

Bad Directsound driver. Please install proper drivers or select another device in configuration. Error code 88780078


You could try this taken from another forum Uninstall and then reinstall your device.
To resolve the problem that is causing Device Manager to show an error code for your device, try uninstalling and then reinstalling the device.

To uninstall your device

Open Device Manager.
If the category for your device is not expanded, double-click the category.
Under the category for your device, right-click the device that you want to uninstall, and then click Uninstall.
In the Confirm Device Removal dialog box, click OK.

To open Device Manager, click Start, click Control Panel, click Performance and Maintenance, and then click System. In the System Properties dialog box, click the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager.
Once you have removed your device, use the Add Hardware Wizard to reinstall it.

To reinstall your device

Close any open programs.
Start the Add Hardware Wizard.
Click Next, and wait for Windows to search for Plug and Play devices. Most new devices are Plug and Play, so you rarely need to go beyond this step.
If no Plug and Play devices are found, a list of devices appears. Click Add a new hardware device, and then click Next.
Click Install the hardware that I manually select from a list, and then click Next.
In the Common hardware types list, click the appropriate device category, and then click Next.
In the Manufacturers list, click the manufacturer of your device; in the Models list, click the model name.

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Hi anyone,

I'm looking a Driver for winXP-SP3?
my notebook specification are listed below:

Model : ASUS K50AB-SX021L
Processor: AMD Athlon X2 QL-64 2.1GHz
Hard Disk: 250GB
Graphics: ATi Radeon HD 4570

Can anyone help me?

A:Driver for winXP-SP3?

Hello Yunks,

What Driver are you looking for? (Graphics,Audio,Network,etc)

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I have a fairly old notebook that I have been doing a pretty good job of keeping on life support. I've updated and upgraded everything and everything else works just peachy except now I have a problem with WinXP and the CD-ROM drive.

The notebook is a Toshiba Satellite 2250CDT with a TEAC CD-224E-B CD-ROM drive. In Device Manager there is a yellow exclamation point on this drive. The Device status is "Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupt or missing (Code 39)".

I'm guessing the TEAC driver is incompatible with WinXP and there is nothing on the TEAC or Toshiba websites. Is there such a thing as a generic driver? I've scoured the web looking for an answer and you may be my last great hope. Any ideas?

A:Need WinXP CD-ROM driver

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I own a second hand Mesh computer and I have none of the official documentation. Recently I reformatted my pc to Windows XP Professional SP3 and did my best to collect drivers and so forth. The problem I am having is installing the correct driver for my Ethernet Port.

I found that I needed the driver associated with the motherboard -- ASUS P5N-E SLI. Went to the manufacturers site and located the LAN driver here -- SLI

I cannot work out how to install this driver. There is no .EXE and after a closer investigation I found it to be a Remote Installation. I did a google search but with my little knowledge of the topic, nothing seemed to answer my installation query. The documentation included speaks of a RIS image and an unknown directory to me -- RemoteInstall\Setup\Language\Images\Dir_name\I386

Any help on installing this driver? If there is any extra information needed, I'll do my best. Thanks in advance, I know how useful this forum can be.

A:RIS driver for WinXP

I would like to announce a result Did a little more research and found that the driver is included in the NForce package (doh). Sorry for wasting a thread.

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My sound is not working. Under Sounds and Audio Device properties in control panel it says I have no audio device, and even tho my speakers are plugged in, the speaker options are not accesible. I don't know what to do, please help.

A:DirectSound Device

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I am having a problem similar to one experienced by shadiestone and other users, catalogued in his/her post "directX Diagnostic tool" in this forum (I'm not sure if I should be posting here or there).

The basics: I installed a game (Uru: Ages Beyond Myst) and I couldn't get it to run. Called the game support line - ran DXDIAG and everything was fine. They told me I should update all my drivers and that I needed a new video card.

Updated the drivers. Ran DXDIAG again and got the message, "DxDiag has detected that there may have been a problem accessing DirectSound the last time this program was used. Would you like to bypass DirectSound this time?" If I click "NO," the program freezes and if I CTRL-ALT-DEL to end it, the whole system freezes and I have to restart. If I click "YES," I get similar messages for DirectMusic and DirectShow, with similar results for NO and YES. If I do all YES, I get into the Diagnostic Tool, but with none of the tabs I had for sound or music before I did the driver updates.

I bought and installed a new video card, but that didn't help or hurt anything as far as I can tell.

Not sure what other information will be helpful, but I'd really appreciate any advice anyone could provide...

A:Directsound problem

what brand / model video card ?

which driver did you install ? (exact name and from where)

what flavor of windows ?

do you have DirectX 9.0b ?

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What are ASIO and DirectSound drivers? And how can I tell which one my system has? I tried to check but all I found was "SoundMax Digital Audio" as an output driver and "Microsoft MIDI Mapper" and "Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth" as two "Output port mapping" and/or "Master sync output". I am trying to go through the setup of FL Studio 4 as this is my first time.

A:ASIO or DirectSound?

DirectSound are the standard sound drivers which work through DirectX, pretty much all soundcards will support them. ASIO was developed for professional audio applications and works by allowing the audio to bypass a lot of processing within windows. That means there will be lower latency (for example, less time between lowering volume and hearing the decrease), and can, depending on your setup, increase sound quality. For using something like F Studio, you will definitely benefit from using ASIO

As for whether your system has them, that all depends upon whether your soundcard company has produced ASIO drivers, it certainly doesnt sound like you have them installed. Visit your soundcard makers website and check for any ASIO drivers. If they don't produce them, you can try ASIO4ALL, , which should work on all sound cards (although I've never tried them, so I don't know how well they work)

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I recently installed a gravis game pad which worked fine at first, but upon rebooting my system I recived a message saying cannot locate new hardware. Which sucks because everything is installed, anyway it will not locate divers from disk and when I cancel to desktop DirectSound has error message 0x8878000a and my speakers buzz. I've tried everything please help

A:DirectSound trouble

problrm solved!!!!

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please.... anyone help me.... lst nite my comp was alrite bt nw as i open winamp it says... BAD DIRCTSOUND DRIVERS. PLEASE INSTALL PROPER DRIVERS OR SELECT ANOTHER DEVICE IN CONFIGURATION. ERROR CODE : 88780078... wat shud i do... i need d sound as fast as possible.... i hv 2 go fr a skul competition n i hv 2 lstn my songs...

A:Bad directsound drivers

hi Karishma

Start Winamp > Press Ctrl+P (Preferences) > Double Click "DirectSound Output" > Driver Tab ... Ensure that the device in the drop down list correctly reflects your sound card.


Click Start > Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices icon > Audio Tab ... under "Sound Playback" make sure your "Default Device" correctly reflects your sound card.

Reboot your machine and you should have sound .

If the above does not work, you can try re-installing your sound card drivers from the manufacturer website or from your MotherBoard CD. If you need help in finding your drivers, please let us know your system specifications (especially what sound card you have installed) .... To find out more about your system, you can type "dxdiag" in Start > Run.

Let me know if this works or if you need any further help.


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When I try to play some of my games I get a directsound error message. It says Error Initializing directsound. My dxdiag gives me this message when I test directsound.

DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.0001.0904 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: DirectSound test results: Failure at step 3 (DirectSoundCreate): HRESULT = 0x8878000a (The request failed because DirectSound resources, such as the priority level, were already in use by another caller.)
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

Sound Devices
Description: Modem #0 Line Playback (emulated)
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: No
Hardware ID:
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 81
Type: Emulated
Driver Name:
Driver Version:
Driver Attributes:
WHQL Logo'd:
Date and Size:
Other Files:
Driver Provider:
HW Accel Level: Full
Cap Flags: 0x0
Min/Max Sample Rate: 0, 0
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 0, 0
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: No
EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
Registry: OK
Sound Test Result: Failure at step 3 (DirectSoundCreate): HRESULT = 0x8878000a (The request failed because DirectSound resources, such as the priority level, were already in use by another caller.)

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Several of my games give me an error relating to DirectSound when trying to play them. I get thing like "Failed to initialize DirectX Audio" and "DirectSound Error". I have the latest version, DirectX 9.0c, so it shouldent be a problem with compatibility, right? Please help me find whats wrong and fix it?

A:Problems with DirectSound

What audio drivers do you have installed? See Device Manager (devmgmt.msc) to see how old your device drivers are.

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I've been having a slight problem with my SATA controller drivers. The nvidia drivers that I was using would always cause a bsod pointing to nvgts.sys in system32/drivers. While trying to figure out which driver to install as a replacement, i found the nvgts.sys file and deleted it from system32/drivers folder, just to see what would happen... Now Windows XP can't boot up because the driver is missing lol; I can't even get into safe mode. So, is there any way to reinstall the driver from the Windows CD-ROM or something? The black screen says to insert the said CD and start the recovery console but I wouldn't know what to run. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:Reinstalling Driver WinXP

Assuming you used a floppy to install the Nvidia Raid drivers, start a Repair Install and when it asks for you to press F6 do so and re-install them.

edit: btw, if you Google that driver there are LOTS of people experiencing issues with it.

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I recently installed win xp pro on a couple of friends pc's after the dreaded BSOD and noticed that most of the video, audio and modem drivers were missing( showing up as big yellow question marks in device manager) so I got a corporate edition of xp pro with sp3 slipstreamed into it. I used this disk on a pc the other day and same thing happened(Is this common?) anyway I downloaded all the drivers from the dell site and checked the pc, played cd,played video and connected to the internet all ok. problem I'm faced with now is the owner uses a usb dongle ( from his mobile phone company) to get on the 'net but it wont work on the pc yet if I put it in mine it works fine, I was thinking it was something to do with the usb ports but then how come the keyboard and mouse still work.
next idea was maybe it something to do with the wireless driver, I checked device manager but can't find anything wrong, so I guess I don't know what I'm looking for, so I came here for enlightenment
Thank you

A:winxp pro driver issue

What is the make and model number of the computer?

Did you install the motherboard chipset driver?

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Hi ,
I have dual booting OS. WIN98 in C \drive &WINXP in D\ drive
I cannot use my Dial up internet connection while working in WINXP. Can any one help me?(I am very new to this type of forum,also toWINXP OS)

A:modem driver for WinXp

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will upgrading to xp resolve the driver issues that I am encountering while trying to install a ati AIW Radeon 7500 on my gigabyte 'GA-7VKMP' with onboard video, audio,and network, running a duron 1.3 ghz processor with 256 mb ddr ram and win98, and a panasonic s15 monitor.

For some strange reason no matter what advice I follow I just cannot get the drivers to work. I have even formatted my machine, reinstalled all drivers, the most recent that I can find, and still no success.

Any advice will help.......


A:WinXP driver issues

Hi, Your motherboard has a chipset from VIA, and usually you must install motherboard drivers from an install CD, or download from the support site for the Gigabyte board...did you do this?
You have an onboard video adapter/chip. May need to disable it in the BIOS....I am not sure as some allow you to just install an added in card and load new drivers, some do not.
You may have to load the Standard VGA adapter drivers, then after that is loaded and running in 16 color (yuck) you can install the right drivers for your OS and the Radeon and it will install.
I would review the instructions from the mobo manual for installing an add in video card- the manual, if you do not have one, is here::
manual found in the list on the left.
Reading the FAQs might be quicker than opening the manual online with Adobe Acrobat.... but, it says "Coming soon" for them...oh well, manual is best I can do, unless you or someone can hunt for details on how to use add in video card easily.
Might be just the standard step by step, uninstall all video drivers and switch to SVGA, then install new ones. Safe Mode can help with this.

Note that there is a 7VKMP-P version of this board.

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I am new here, and I hope someone here can really help me out of this dilemma. My wife somehow downloaded and installed a certain driver she thought it was to be upgraded for Window XP Pro. After she rebooted it, she got as far as just before the log on, everything freeze. I ask if she remembers what the driver was she downloaded and installed, she didn?t know for sure what it was. I try booting into WinXP Pro Safe Mode, and it did the same thin, mouse and all. I cannot log onto Safe Mode. Believing it may have been a certain driver in conflict with something incompatible ? possibly the USB ? I unplug all the devices using the USB including the mouse. The results are still the same, if froze as before. I use the command.exe to run chkdsi /r to see if it can repair it. That one fails. I try using the WinXP CD in an attempt to repair the Windows without losing the data. That didn?t work either.
My only option is possible reformatting the hard drive, but I do not want to reformat the hard drive until I can figure out how I can retrieve the important data (My Documents). I remember I can easily do that with Windows 95 using the DOS command by coping most of my files to the floppy disk. It was time consuming, but it was worth it before the invention of the Flash. Now I can?t figured out how I can retrieve the data to be copy to the Flash since WinXP doesn?t work like Windows 95. The hard drive, by the way, is healthy. It?s just like I say, there is a driver conflict that... Read more

A:WINXP Driver Incompatible?

Using the Windows Installation disk, did you try running "chkdsk /f" ? If so did it report and/or fix any errors ? Run chkdsk multiple times and get several clean scans before moving on; the HD may be getting ready to fail.

Also, in Recovery Console, run "fixboot" and "fixmbr".

Try Safe Mode. When booting to Safe Mode, disconnect ALL hardware except for the keyboard.

If all of these fail, you may need to run a Repair Install.

Is the WinXP disk you are using the correct one for you installation ?

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this message popped up when i tried to install bios 190.

i typed HWSetup,
and my satellite m645 has bios 150.

how to reinstall this?

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I want to accurately play very short beeps, 7mSecs long, with as near zero latency as I can get. This will be done using a .wav file played via DirectSound which is the driver that my application uses ("Inquisit" made by ASIO drivers are not supported. If I buy a pro audio card ,say, Soundblaster something-or-other with on-board RAM, will I be in with a chance of achieving it? What else should influence my buying decision? Any advice much appreciated.
Chris Mitchell

A:DirectSound & audiocard performance


You could have problems to be honest. Running cubase I can only acheive latency of about 45ms with Direct Sound drivers, ASIO are 12ms. However, it is a fairly old card, and newer ones may be better. However, a soundblaster is not a pro card. If you want a pro quality card which is good value check out M-audio or Emu. Check their respective support services and user forums to find what kind of latency can be achieved with DirectSound

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I have a gateway laptop which came with xp but I have installed Vista Business on it. Sound works fine for games and applications, but i recently installed ventrilo and I am unable to get my mic to work. Whenever i connect to vent, I get the 88780078 error message. I have tried playing with various settings in ventrilo to no avail. I have tried to update the driver via device manager, that was also a no go.

I have all of my computer information in my profile, but if you would like me to post here or more information is needed, please inform me.

Furthermore, I can not find any reference to a sound card on my everest summary report, so i'm not sure what the deal is there.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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I've been having problems with winamp media player; it always gives me a "bad directsound driver" error; my windows can't play any sounds and doesn't signal any soundcard/chip installed although my AC97 works perfectly on the other installation of windows on the same computer. I believe it is due to some virus which is still active somewhere on the pc, which showed up after I removed my installation of panda antivirus and firewall; I am now using avast professional. The hijackthis log is the one which follows. Although I tried fixing the "missing" entries it is all to no use because they appear immediately after I run a second scan. Trying to remove the entries with killbox I get that the file doesn't exist.

I tried removing the drivers and reinstall them I don't know how many times but still without result. I seem to have the latest drivers installed but after a day of trying to fix this I've nearly given up. The net seems full of forums with people having faced my same problem but not managing to solve it. If anyone knows how or thinks he/she knows how it would be very helpful, thanks.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:19:58 AM, on 4/4/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
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A:Bad DirectSound Error 88780078

I downloaded the latest drivers from the official website of my sound card and that solved the problem. Thanks to some guy who indicated me the way, and thanks to myself for solving another problem on my own

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I installed a new windows (XP) and now I am having an audio problem with my PC. Everytime I try to run an audio file I get an error message labeled "DirectSound output v2.2.8 error". This affects all my audio software (Winamp, Windows Media, etc.). I am not sure if it is a driver problem or not. Please help me if anyone can.

A:Directsound output error

Certainly sounds like a bad driver.

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Please Help, This Damn Message Keeps Turning Up On My Winamp.

At The Start When I Turn The Computer On, Its Almost As If Its Trying To Install 'multimedia Audio' Something. Its Annoying Me. Please See If You Can Help

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ok i got P4VP-MX then i installed it, after all those video and sound installing.. i got banged with this directsound problem.. when i click the sound effect icon on the lower right corner.. then HTRF demo.. it says direct sound problem,could not create sound buffer, error opening sound file..

i cant use my speaker coz there is no directsound.. i dunno what i did wrong it always say that directsound prblem when i wanna play something.. pls help me

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Quick info:
Win XP sp3.
Can't hear sound effects in many games (and some system sounds), but I can listen to music and background sounds.
Dxdiag sound diagnostics: DirectSound test results: Failure at step 20 (User verification of hardware): HRESULT = 0x00000000 (error code)
​(it pops up after the 1st hardware buffer test)
I searched on google, tried everything....
It was working with sp2.

(Realtek sound drivers)

Win xp sp3, amd athlon 64, nvidia 9500gt.

Please help me, i have wasted 1week+ to find a solution!!!

I reinstalled audio drivers many times, also tried different versions. Drivers look all fine to me.

A:I'm losing my mind! DirectSound !!

start type dxdiag
allow it to update
go to start control panel audio ( not reltek) check sounds/volume
audio tab check your device go to advanced performance reduce accelleration a notch

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yesterday i was listening to my music .. getting music files from frens ... and today after skoo i come and try to play a music file and this error comes up

DirectSound output v2.2.10 error

bad direct sound driver . please install proper drivers or select another device in configuration
Error code :88780078

i tried it on winamp and WMP .. and also my video files, there sound wont work ... how do u fix this? .. i use a onboard sound card .. asus P4V8X-X

A:DirectSound output v2.2.10 error

Try going into your device manager (control panel > System > Hardware tab > device manager) and seeing if the device is functioning properly.

Whether it is or not you could try uninstalling and reinstalling it using whatever drivers windows finds.

Also, if these spontaneously stopped working you may want to try scanning for viruses, as things do not often go wrong on their own.

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When i try to play a song in either winamp or Windows Media Player it gives me this error saying " Bad DirectSound Driver Please install proper drivers or select another device in configuration." This recently just started happening instantly i don't know why, but if anyone could help me out i'd appreciate it..
Thank You .

A:DirectSound Output v2.45 (d) Error


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An error message popped up on my screen when I tried to play a game today, it said "error initializing directsound." I went on the internet and found out that means something is wrong with the drivers for your sound card, or something like that. So I ran dxdiag to see what it said about my sound input, I went to the test directsound and got an error message too. The dxdiag screen looked like this:

Description: Modem #0 Line Playback (emulated)
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: No
Hardware ID:
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 81
Type: Emulated
Driver Name:
Driver Version:
Driver Attributes:
WHQL Logo'd:
Date and Size:
Other Files:
Driver Provider:
HW Accel Level: Full
Cap Flags: 0x0
Min/Max Sample Rate: 0, 0
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 0, 0
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: No
EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
Registry: OK
Sound Test Result: Failure at step 3 (DirectSoundCreate): HRESULT = 0x8878000a (The request failed because DirectSound resources, such as the priority level, were already in use by another caller.)

I also tested directmusic, and it came up with a failure at step 6 saying that the directsound was in use by another caller, same thing as with the directsound test. I wiped my hard drive a few days ago and so I figure I just need to reinstall the drivers. I used the drivers disc that came with the computer but it didn't solve the problem. I ... Read more

A:directsound and directmusic not working

what directsound version you use?

most games which require higher versions...have copy of file on their installation CD
Also note WinXP doesn't support all games yet

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