No Sound At All RRS feed

  • Question

  • I keep getting cannot play file no sound device installed original error code 80040256, i have a dell dimension 1100, I am quite new to computer's and I do not have a clue what to do, please help.


    At a complete loss yours


    Thursday, October 5, 2006 1:07 PM

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  • Hi, I have the same problem. My first guess is that the on board Audio System Device setting's configuration cannot be either configured or installed. I have ASUS P5L-MX mother board.
    Friday, October 6, 2006 1:40 AM
  • I have managed to make it working. In "manage control devices", which you get to through Control Panel, I set it to get the latest drivers. I had the drivers for the sound system for the XP, but it could go to the folder, I had for the  drivers for the sound and updated it and it is workig now,


    Friday, October 6, 2006 2:11 AM
  • Find my thread dated Feb.03, 2007, the workaround may be successful for you too although it don't cure the problem, it is a quick fix.
    Saturday, February 3, 2007 7:19 PM