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Help, Code 10

By EpicLeet
Jan 12, 2008
  1. Unable to activate DirectSound for selected device.
    DirectSoundCaptureCreate failed, hr = 88780078


    i recent was hacked on worldofwarcraft

    so i sent in a email yeah blah.

    ok so i decided to go delete some thing in programs that i didnt know about. and i accidently deleted something that screwed up my sound.

    This is the problem it is saying

    Unable to activate DirectSound for selected device.
    DirectSoundCaptureCreate failed, hr = 88780078

    Or Code 10
     
  2. EpicLeet

    EpicLeet TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Bump?




    lawl
     
  3. EpicLeet

    EpicLeet TS Rookie Topic Starter

    wow some help this is?
     
  4. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    I would guess the most likely cause and easiest fix is a deleted, corrupt, or missing driver

    Recommended resolution

    Device failed to start. From Device Manager -> Properties ->Click Update Driver to update the drivers for this device

    If this doesn't work

    Update the hardware’s device driver through Windows Update. To access Windows Update, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
    http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
    • Download a device driver from the Internet, and then install it.
    • If the device was preinstalled on the computer, visit the computer manufacturer's Web site.
    • If the device was installed after the purchase of the computer, visit the device manufacturer's Web site.
    • If the device was preinstalled on the computer, and the computer manufacturer does not have an updated driver for the device, visit the device manufacturer's Web site.

    Important Make sure that the device driver is compatible with you version of Windows
     
  5. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    Have you simply tried 'system restore'. It does work...sometimes.
     
  6. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

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