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BrownMike

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I ma having a problem with my windows media player and having it play sound. It will play videos just fine but without sound, and when i try to play mp3 files, it just skips over them till it gets to a video. When i try to play only noe mp3 file and not have a playlist, it says

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

the funny thing is that winamp works perfectly fine and i get sound from everything else, so i dont think its the soundcard, i have tried reinstalling wmp to no avail. I have updated the sound drivers on my soundcard and tried to uninstall it and reinstall it. This problem has happened to me a couple times and it is really random because sometimes it will randomly fix itself and i will reboot my machine and everything will be back to normal. Any ideas?
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Do you have a Onboard sound or a PCI sound card
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gerryf

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remove it in device manager

start > run
devmgmt.msc
<enter>

then reboot.

windows will reinstall the device on startup
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worked, ty very much
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