No audio device

Chelsea January 29, 2009 at 16:57:07
Specs: Windows XP
ok here is the deal i got this computer from my friend and when i turned it on i have no audio device i troubleshooted and put dxdiag in the run menu there is no audio tab and when i test my audio device (soundmax integrated digital audio) i hear music but then as a problem it says "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.)"

Please help!!

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January 29, 2009 at 17:33:16
This is only a very broad guess, but it sounds like another part in this computer is sharing the same IRQ as the sound chipset.


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