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Spontaneous sound break?

Posted on 1998-12-16
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One day I came home and I tried playing an mp3 (a sound-filetype) and it gave me the error message with the title 'Error Initializing Audio' and the body 'MMSYSTEM002 A device ID has been used that is out of range for your system' and I get that same error msg when I try to play a wav file, aud file, etc (any sound file).

How do I get my sound to work?
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by:wayneb
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Go into device manager and then remove your sound card and then reboot and then reinstall it and this should fix your problem after installing the correct drivers for the card.  What sound card do you have? This error message means it does not see a sound card installed.
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Cer,

  Are you trying to play music files out of your card's range?  That is, i know most cards (ie SB) cannot play anything above 44.4 Mhz.  Check it out.
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I agree with what wayneb suggested you do by removing your sound card from the device manager and rebooting your computer. After your sound card is reinstalled and working properly, you should go to creative's web site and check for updated drivers for your specific card.
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The advice above looks good. Also, when wierd things happen it is good to scan for viruses.

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Hey...thanks alot wayneb.  IT WORKED!  Now how do I give you some kind of reward for answering the question?

BTW:  Thanks all you other ppl for taking your time to comment...this experts-exchange thing kicks total ass.
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CERBERUS,

Go into device manager and then remove your sound card and then reboot and then reinstall it and this should fix your problem after installing the correct drivers for the card.  What sound card do you have? This error message means it does not see a sound card installed.

I am glad I could help you to get this to work, sometimes it is the simple things that fix the complex problems.
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Simply accept my answer if it solved your problem and I will be awarded the points you posted to EE.  Thanks, we are always here to help.
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Alright.  Please check out my new question (called something like Installation Whacks Monitor) to get more points (hehehe) :)
thanks!
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