error regarding a direct sound device when i try to run rogue spear

recently i cant play Rogue SPear due to a directsound device error. Everytime i try to run the game it gives me an error: "cant create a directsound device ; try rebooting your machine or reinstalling rouge spear." However, i have tried both these methods and it still keeps giving me the same error message. i would really appreciate it if someone could help me.. thanx

ps.. i would offer more points but ive only got 75. sorry i cant give more.
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FigalizAuthor Commented:
i am running this through win98 by the way
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FigalizAuthor Commented:
Adjusted points to 75
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KennyIT Application ExecutiveCommented:
Sorry I can't help you on your main problem but I can help you get more points. Just click on Earn Points at the top of the screen and fill out the user info. You'll get 200.

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reaverCommented:
Try running DXDiag.exe in \Program Files\DirectX\Setup directory. This program will test directx checking for corupted files. Just use the next page and in the bottom frame it will alert you of any problems. If everything is fine try getting an updated driver for your soundcard. You can also try downloading DirectX 7 from windowsupdate.microsoft.com. If all else fails try installing the game without sound support.
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