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Hello,

I have a Windows XP sound device driver installed but no sound plays from my laptop at all. If I go onto Windows Media Player, a warning pops up saying:

"Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a problem with your sound device. There may not be a sound device installed on your computer, it may be in use by another program, or it may not be functioning properly."

When I go to properties, it says:

Legacy Audio Drivers
Device Type - Sound, video and game controllers
Manufacturer - (Standard system devices)
Location - Unknown.

It also says that it is working properly and does not need to be updated.

Please help!

System Configuration: Windows XP Internet Explorer 7.0
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If this is a new computer - take it back and get them to fix it.
Otherwise, you need to download an audio driver - you can find it here:
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where I dont see it plz I need help cause I have the SAME PROBELM
> sologuy
i reinstalled window vista premium for 2 time but the same problem came up no audio output deviceis installed
i try to reinstoll but I cen not plese enyone know to help me thanks a lot
where do I find it
were do I go to download an audio driver
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To the support website of
- ur computer maker
- or ur MoBo maker if ur computer is a no-branded one.

Eg :
http://www.acer.com/worldwide/support/
http://www.aspireoneuser.com/downloads/
http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-­uk
http://support.euro.dell.com/support/downloads/index.aspx?c=uk&cs=endhs1&l=en&s=dhs
http://www.emachines.com/support/product_support.html
http://www.fujitsu-siemens.co.uk/support/downloads.html
http://www.gateway.com/worldwide/support/?Tab=All
https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Support
https://support.lenovo.com/fr/en/
http://www.lge.com/support/software.jsp
https://www.linksys.com/gb/
http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=downloadindex
http://www.nec-computers.co.uk/support/
http://support.packardbell.com/uk/
https://www.targa.gmbh/eng/start.html
https://www.toshiba.co.uk/
http://support.vaio.sony.co.uk/index/index.asp?site=voe_en_GB_cons
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what's your make and model of laptop?
i'm not sure. all it says on the receipt is

EI SYSTEMS 3083 CEL 380


i know I sound dumb. i'm rubbish with computers
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U have to re-install ur Audio device.
Hello,

i have a Windows mediaplayer but no sound plays from my computer at all. If I go onto windows media player a warning pops up saying:

"Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a problem with your sound device. There may not be a sound device installed on your computer, it may be in use by another program, or it may not be functioning properly."

when I go to properties, it says:

Legacy Audio Drivers
Device Type - Sound, video and game controllers
Manufacturer - (Standard system devices)
Location - Unknown.

It also says that it is not working properly.


please help?
try this, it worked in my system,
search for sysconfig file, when u open it, u could find a set-up tab
there would be few item listed as a menu, those are the progrms which gets installed
automatically when your system gets boosted up,
uncheck the unwanted application,
check the audio related files, this would make your system even more faster than before.

great day
 if I play music it pops up message saying there is no sound device, or it may be busy with other program.                        
                
Hi there!!

I used to have my Windows media player. I can watch movies and hear sounds unfortunately I removed the file in the system and error occurred states: Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a problem with your sound device. There may not be a sound device installed on your computer, it may be in use by another program, or it may not be functioning properly."

Please help me I need your answer. I am not computer wizard I just know basic computers but I can follow the instruction that you can provide me.

Thanks
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Hi,

First try System Restore to a point before ur computer has lost its sound.
XP http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/support/sysrestore.mspx
Vista https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/

If it desn't match u'll have to reinstall ur Audio device.
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same with mine
hey even I have the same problem.. just kind find the solution!!
same prob with nickssyy
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Same answer.
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Hello chris,

Where do I find it

Maybe I can help u. But What is this "it" ?