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Windows 7: "Bad directsound" error destroyed my audio

26 Nov 2010   #1
KZR

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
"Bad directsound" error destroyed my audio

Hello,

I usually use headphones, but today I changed the input and put on the speakers cable. When I sat back on the PC, I tried to play some music on Winamp put it displayed "bad directsound input" . I switched back to speakers and it kept displaying it. I rebooted -> no change. So I started researching - here are the results:

- My "Windows audio" is on.
- System recovery didn't work.
- Winamp -> prefferences -> plug-ins -> output had only one option - primary sound driver
- Although my microphone worked, my headphones didn't appear as audio recording device in the Sound options in the control panel.

I concluded that my audio drivers are screwed up so I decided to reinstall them. Went to Control panel -> devices -> Sound, video and game controllers and deleted all the audio drivers. Then I ran a scan for hardware changes and the new drivers installed.

And there comes the bad part:

Everything seemed fine - I could see my audio devices,windows showed that there was totally nothing wrong with my audio. I even saw the audio levels and stuff,no more "bad directsound" error, but...

there is no sound. No sound whatsoever. I tried rebooting, changing to speakers/headphones but nothing worked. Windows keeps showing that everything is fine but I don't hear nothing, although everything looks the same way as it was before the "bad directsound" error with the only difference that I can't hear anything!

Help!


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26 Nov 2010   #2
KZR

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

p.s my MOBO is Asus P5B VM-SE , I'm using the integrated sound card, but I don't know its manufacturer.
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26 Nov 2010   #3
KZR

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Problem solved in a surprising way - I put the headphones in the front jacks of the box and they worked. Strangely, the jacks on the rear no longer work
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