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Old 02-02-2007, 07:09 PM   #1
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Hello,

A few weeks ago, my computer froze so I did a complete system restore (I think pressing the main power button on my computer a few times and holding it).

After all of that and my computer straightened itself out, I went to play music on my computer, but whenever I would attempt to play music, my music player (iTunes) said that I don't have a default playback device and therefore my computer couldn't play music.

Is there any way to set a default playback device?

I installed a new soundcard thinking that that would work, but it didn't help either.

If anybody could please help me, I would greatly appreciate it, and you would bring the music back to my dreary college room.

Many thanks!
James
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Here are some pictures of the control panel telling me that I can't do anything about it, I can't even set a device as a default player.

Any help is much appreciated.

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Hi bellinghamster, welcome to TSF...

have a look in your Device Management console for any alerts/warnings and post back on what you find please:

- Click Start -> Run -> type:
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What am I looking for? Is there something that should stand out?

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The unknown devices are probably related to the problem...did you get any driver discs with your sound card?

If you did, perhaps try putting it in the cd tray and then right clicking on those unknown devices in your Device Manager and selecting update drivers then follow the instructions on the wizard.
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The unknown devices are probably related to the problem...did you get any driver discs with your sound card?

If you did, perhaps try putting it in the cd tray and then right clicking on those unknown devices in your Device Manager and selecting update drivers then follow the instructions on the wizard.



THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH! THAT SOLVED THE PROBLEM!!! YOU ARE THE BEST!!!
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Hi, I am new to this.
I am having the exact same problem, but I do not have any unknown devices. How can I get my sound to work, I will try anything.

Thanks

Foz660

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It might be useful pointing out that the reason why I have no sound is because I installed an old version of sound blaster to my computer, and it mucked up the sound.
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Hi Foz660, welcome to TSF..

have you tried looking for updated drivers? Also, do you have any device errors in your Device Manager?
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I'm having the same problem now, I did everything that you said, but I when I go to reinstall the driver it says I need a disk, or to locate it on the computer.. and I don't know where either of those could be. Is there one I could download somewhere possibly?

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