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Windows media player error 80040256

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hey im having aproblem with my sound card....on windows media player when trying to play anything it says no audio stream, no audio hardware is avaiable or it is not responding.....this has only happened aftre i have reformatted my computer from windows 2000 proffessional to XP proffessionsal....i ahev no idea where to find what my sound driver is? and dont have any idea what to do? can any one help pelase, i need my music back???
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download, install then save a report and attach it to another post
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ok i think i've done what you said.....i have downloaded everest an done a report and this is what is says:

Version EVEREST v2.01.347
Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
Report Type Quick Report
Computer DESKTOP2
Generator Neil
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2005-06-23
Time 18:09

DirectX Sound


[ Primary Sound Driver ]

DirectSound Device Properties:
Device Description Primary Sound Driver
Driver Module
Primary Buffers 0
Min / Max Secondary Buffers Sample Rate 0 / 0 Hz
Primary Buffers Sound Formats None
Secondary Buffers Sound Formats None
Total / Free Sound Buffers 0 / 0
Total / Free Static Sound Buffers 0 / 0
Total / Free Streaming Sound Buffers 0 / 0
Total / Free 3D Sound Buffers 0 / 0
Total / Free 3D Static Sound Buffers 0 / 0
Total / Free 3D Streaming Sound Buffers 0 / 0

DirectSound Device Features:
Certified Driver No
Emulated Device No
Precise Sample Rate Not Supported
DirectSound3D Not Supported
Creative EAX 1.0 Not Supported
Creative EAX 2.0 Not Supported
Creative EAX 3.0 Not Supported

is this right and does it make any sense to anyone?
any idea how i can get sound now?
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oh also found something that says:
Device Description: Creative SB Live! 5.1 Digital (SB0220) Sound Card PCI.
any idea what this means???

sorry for the questions but im so confused!!!
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