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Old 08-14-2009, 10:38 AM   #1
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Default Installed new OS, sound not working.

Hi everyone, i recently reinstalled windows XP and now my sound isnt working. "Bad DirectSound driver" is the error I get in winamp. does anyone know what driver I should be looking for and/or where to DL it ?

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack: Service Pack 3
DirectX: (DirectX 9.0c)

CPU Type: Intel Pentium 4, 2800 MHz (14 x 200)
Motherboard Name: Asus P4SD-VL
Motherboard Chipset: Intel Springdale-G i865G
System Memory: 1536 MB (DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type: AMI (02/09/04)
Communication Port: Printer Port (LPT1)

Video Adapter: ALL-IN-WONDER 9800 SERIES - Secondary (128 MB)
Video Adapter: ALL-IN-WONDER 9800 SERIES (128 MB)
3D Accelerator: ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (R350)

Audio Adapter: Intel 82801EB ICH5 - AC'97 Audio Controller [A-2/A-3]

IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive WDC WD2000BB-22FTA0 (186 GB, IDE)
Optical Drive HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8400B (40x/12x/40x CD-RW)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

C: (NTFS) 190771 MB (180839 MB free)

Keyboard Microsoft USB Digital Media Pro Keyboard (IntelliType Pro)
Mouse HID-compliant Wheel Mouse
Mouse Microsoft PS/2 Port Mouse (IntelliPoint)

Network Adapter Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection (

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Old 08-14-2009, 11:03 AM   #2
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Default Re: Installed new OS, sound not working.

You could try installing the AC97 driver

I was looking up your motherboard
And it was a real pain, seeing as how it wasn't on Asus's website
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