Odd sound problem(s)


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I tried to open a movie with WinAMP 2 and all of a sudden my sound stopped working on all applications(no the plug did not fall out :D)

I've removed winAMP, reinstalled the sound drivers and now the sound works when I run some applications and some games - if I run DXDIAG it says:

Error: Problem getting extra sound info, result code: 0x8878000a (The request failed because DirectSound resources, souch as the priority level, were already in use by another caller.)

I can't figure out what's causing this so any help would be much appreciated :)


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looks like something else is using your sound card and it is not letting anything else go on it at the same time.



Questions R me
Well I gathered that another application was using part of the sound, when I run a game like UT2003 the sound works fine though..

I've checked taskmgr but I can't seem to see what the problem is :(


Check Device Manager in Safe-Mode for other sound devices that have not been installed correctly. You could also check for Conflicts in Sys info.


when xp boots up hit F8 it'll kick u to menu where u can select it.

try going to control panel>sounds and audio devices> and look around there to solve your problem maybe.
also in winamp go to preference>output> click configure button for already highlighet plug in(if u click on another one it'll change yout out put way) and try changing default card to use when playing. try that i hope this helps. maybe try to reinstall direct x.??

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