In the Sound and Audio Devices tool in Control Panel, when you click Voice Test on the Voice tab, you may receive one of the following error messages:
Windows cannot execute DPVSetup.exe, use Add/Remove Programs control panel to install.
DirectPlay Voice has encountered an error.
Note: The second error message is followed by an error code.
This problem occurs because when you change the Audio Hardware Acceleration setting to None this removes the hardware-accelerated device from the list of possible devices. However, DSound continues to try and map to the device.
This problem generally occurs only the first time that you run the test. If this problem continues to occur after the first attempt, follow these steps: 1. In Control Panel, double-click Sounds and Audio Devices.
2. On the Voice tab, under Voice Playback, click Advanced.
3. On the Performance tab, move the Hardware Acceleration slider at least one position to the right.
Since then I can no longer listen to any audio CD's and the system only makes very basic noises i.e not even the standard windows start up tune.
I have checked the sound and audio tab in the control panel which is now telling me there are no speakers available on my laptop.
The above remedy fails to work as there is no output for the Audio!?