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Q: Winamp won't play ( Answered 2 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Winamp won't play
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: sally8024-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 21 Dec 2002 22:17 PST
Expires: 20 Jan 2003 22:17 PST
Question ID: 132347
Winamp caused an invalid page fault in module kernel32.DLL at
0167:bff7al23, I'm running Win98 with the latest version of Winamp2.
Before I was getting "mmsystem002, A device ID has been used that is
out of range for your system" and then "could not create DirectSound
object". I have tried disabling DirectSound in Winamp. I tried
switching MP3 files to WinMedia player but still would not play.
Subject: Re: Winamp won't play
Answered By: deadlychiapet-ga on 29 Dec 2002 21:14 PST
Rated:2 out of 5 stars
Hi there,

It appears that your problem is being caused by your sound card
drivers. By searching the forums, which are a great
resource if you ever run into any troubles with Winamp, I found a few
relevent threads on the topic which I've linked below.

To fix your problem, what you need to do is reinstall the drivers for
your sound card. If you don't know what sound card you have here's
what do to. Right click on the My Computer icon on your desktop and
click Properties. Click the Device Manager tab and scroll down to
Sound, video, and game controllers. You should find your card listed
there. Once you know what card you have you can pop on over to the
manufacturer's website and get the driver for it. If you need any help
with that, please feel free to ask.

I hope that solves your problem! If you need any clarification, please
feel free to ask before rating this answer.


Additional resources:

Search strategy: forums - Searched for "could not create DirectSound"

Clarification of Answer by deadlychiapet-ga on 09 Jan 2003 18:13 PST
Hi again,

Please check out this link
and follow the instructions to make sure you have Winamp set to play
using the correct sound card. I actually ran into this problem myself
today and changing it from Wave Mapper to the correct SB Live! wave
device fixed the problem.

sally8024-ga rated this answer:2 out of 5 stars
Had already done that with no sucess

Subject: Re: Winamp won't play
From: vinods-ga on 21 Dec 2002 23:19 PST
Hi Sally8024, 

There seems to be a problem with your DirectX. Go to
Accessories>System Tools> System Information. In the Tools menu you
will find DirectX diagnostics. Run it and see what it says.

warm regards
Subject: Re: Winamp won't play
From: cubist-ga on 29 Dec 2002 09:28 PST
It looks like there is a problem with your DirectX. Just go to the
windows update site and download the latest directX.
If that doesn't work, post it here please.


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