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My speakers still are not working.
DirectSound test results: Failure at step 3 (DirectSoundCreate): HRESULT = 0x8878000a (The request failed because DirectSound resources, such as the priority level, were already in use by another caller.)
Here's the problems that I've came across.
* In the Device Manager, under "Other Devices" there are 3 different things with a yellow question mark next to them. They are Multimedia Audio Controller, Ethernet Controller, & SM Bus Controller.
* Ever since my speakers stopped working, they've always had those yellow question marks.
* When I go to Properties, it says, "The drivers for this device are not installed [Code 28]."
* I hear no system sounds, nor can I play CD's or songs on my computer.

It's been like this for about a month now. I'm not sure exactly what to do, but PLEASE try to give me basic information because I am definately not an expert and I can't be sitting here trying to figure out what you're trying to say.

This is an emergency because I can't hear when people IM me when I'm in the other room and there is a serious issue going on within my family. And the internet is the only ways that we can communicate because I do not have long distance on my phone.

Thanks, all, and I appriciate it!
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It looks like the drivers for the sound card are not installed. They would be on the motherboard cd if it uses onboard sound or if you have a sound card installed they would be on a cd that came with the card

What is the brand and model of the computer?
If its a custom build list the specs.

Please be patient we are busy here with the holidays and everyone getting new toys, I have answerd alot of questions in 2 days that have been getting bombarded with replies

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