The sound device on my computer seems to be missing. I tried to play a file on my computer but i cant and got this message:
Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a problem with your sound device. There might not be a sound device installed on your computer, it might be in use by another program, or it might not be functioning properly.
The Sounds and Audio Devices in the Control Panel detects no audio devices although under Hardware, there are audio drivers installed.
Everything was going smoothly until this morning when I tried to play the music file. I could play music files last night.
for xp, click start, settings , control panel ( you may not see settings) ,,,, double click system, hardware, then device manager
do you see any red "X" or " !" ?
go down to sound and audio , what is there ?