Audio problem

By srai · 5 replies
Feb 19, 2009
  1. When I double click my music files I encounter a dialog box….this is the second time that it has occurred and I don’t want the headache of installing sound driver everytime this crops up……. It’s the same with video files, watch picture without sound. the dialog box says like this:-

    bad directsound driver. please install proper drivers or select another device in configuration.
    Error Code:88780078

    I somewhat understand that there’s some defect with the sound driver, but what does that error code:88780078 mean?
    And I also hear frequent beep sound from CPU casing after every other dialog box.

    I know the problem will be gone with another fresh installation but I want lasting fix….

    TECH SPOT please help……..

    Thank You
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Check this:
    Go to the Control Panel
    Click on Sounds & Audio Devices icon (or MultiMedia Icon)
    Click the Audio tab
    In 'Sound playback' make sure the 'Default device:' drop-down box
    correctly shows your soundcard.
  3. srai

    srai TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20



    don't know got alright's playing the files

    i know the problem will reappear.....i'll try your lines then

    for now there's my soundcard in default device box

    thanks indeed
  4. srai

    srai TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20


    the problem appeared again.....i followed your lines
    control panel----->audio&sound devices------>audio tab
    here the sound playback box was disabled, i could do nothing in it...

    pls help................
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Sounds like you have a driver conflict... Is your system free of viruses and spyware? What do you use to protect your machine?
  6. srai

    srai TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20


    driver conflict?? .........sorry no idea.

    i am using avg 8.0 free edition.........i do offline updates whenever the updates are available on the net
    maybe you are right........some viruses or spy wares causing trouble...

    anything else......
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