Right off hand, no. If you go into task manager, and see all the processes, and do a search on each, it may lead you to the audio program that is using the sound card. Many programs for recording and playing music use the sound card. What you have on your computer is anyones guess. Make sure the sound card is selected in Sound/Audio also (Control Panel, Sound and Audio Devices, Audio. Also, make sure the MIC is not muted, as it usually is by default. The last option is not used for the error you are getting, it's for when you get the error to go away.