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When I open winamp to play a track I get this:

 

DirectSounhd output v2.2.10 error

 

Bad DirectSound driver. Please install proper drivers or select another device in configuration. Error code 88780078

 

And when I go to open Photoshop, I get this:

 

Adobe Photoshop

 

Could not initialise Photoshop because there is not enough memory (RAM).

 

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Are the two linked, as they both worked fine the other day, and now they don't? Any help appreciated, especially on the Photoshop thing as I badly need that to run this site.

 

Cheers

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I've done that, I don't understand why it says no RAM because I have Dreamweaver open, notepad, two browsers and other things going on in the background, yet they have no problem loading and when I do close them to save some RAM, Adobe still won't open.

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I've done that, I don't understand why it says no RAM because I have Dreamweaver open, notepad, two browsers and other things going on in the background, yet they have no problem loading and when I do close them to save some RAM, Adobe still won't open.

 

Try opening it first with nothing else open and see if it works.

 

Photoshop format files are massive, have look at the size of the one(s) you're editing, I bet they're big!!

 

I have a similar problem when I've got Dreamweaver and Fireworks, open with Firefox, WMP, etc open in the background, my pc goes much slower than normal.

 

Think I'm going to get another gig, or two, of ram, to try and sort it out.

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I've done that, I don't understand why it says no RAM because I have Dreamweaver open, notepad, two browsers and other things going on in the background, yet they have no problem loading and when I do close them to save some RAM, Adobe still won't open.

 

Try opening it first with nothing else open and see if it works.

 

Photoshop format files are massive, have look at the size of the one(s) you're editing, I bet they're big!!

 

I have a similar problem when I've got Dreamweaver and Fireworks, open with Firefox, WMP, etc open in the background, my pc goes much slower than normal.

 

Think I'm going to get another gig, or two, of ram, to try and sort it out.

 

Done all that Indigo mate, still the same, I've also tried opening Photoshop by itself, and not trying to open it via a file.

 

It's really got me puzzled because it was working fine the other day.

 

Cheers for your help though, much appreciated.

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Could be something dodgy "hogging" your memory, all I suggest is the somewhat obvious like, do a virus/malware scan.

 

When I get things like this on mine, I tend to reinstall a backup of 'c', instead of wasting time trying to figure out what's going on.

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could be something as simple as a screen saver as well - one of our neighbours was having this sort of problem and we found his daughter had loaded a couple of SS's that were running all the time and eating the memoeryalive

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Guest StevieH84

HTT

what version of Direct X do you have..

Start > Run > type dxdiag press enter,

DirectX version info can be found at the

bottom of the General tab.Also,are there

any problems reported under any of the other tabs?

what sound card do you have,is it a Soundblaster!!

 

 

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  C-Media AC97 Audio Device

    MEDIA

  This Device Has a Problem: Code=2 (0x2)

    Device failure: Try changing the driver for this device. If that doesn't work,

see your hardware documentation.

    Registry Key:                        HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\enum\PCI\VEN_1039&DEV_7012&SUBSYS_70121849&REV_A0\BUS_00&DEV_02&FUNC_07

    Alloc resources:                    Logical Configuration 0

    IO Range:                              Base=xDC00 End=xDCFF Min=x0000 Max=xFFFF  Alias=xFF, Decode=x00

                                                  Base=xD800 End=xD87F Min=x0000 Max=xFFFF  Alias=xFF, Decode=x00

    Forced resources:                None

    Boot resources:                    Logical Configuration 0

    IO Range:                              Base=xDC00 End=xDCFF Min=x0000 Max=xFFFF  Alias=xFF, Decode=x00

                                                  Base=xD800 End=xD87F Min=x0000 Max=xFFFF  Alias=xFF, Decode=x00

    Filtered resources:                None

    Basic resources:                  Logical Configuration 0

    IRQ:                                      0 Mask: xDCF8

    IO Range:                              Base=xDC00 End=xDCFF Min=x0000 Max=xFFFF  Alias=xFF, Decode=x00

                                                  Base=xD800 End=xD87F Min=x0000 Max=xFFFF  Alias=xFF, Decode=x00

    HW Revision:                        160

    Driver:                                  MEDIA\0020

    Driver Date:                          10- 2-2003

    Driver:                                  cmuda.sys

                                                  File Size: Driver Not Installed

                                                  File Date: Driver Not Installed

 

I did that Steve, went into more help, then MS info and somehow got the above?

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Guest StevieH84

HTT

Deffo a sound card conflict m8ty,you get your sound via a

Inbuilt one of the motherboard[AC97] have you got the driver

installed.you didnt say what direct x version you have,did it not

let you in via dxdiag..

On The WinAmp problem..

Go into winamp.Try the following:

 

Winamp -> Prefs -> Plugins -> Output ->

DirectSound -> config: then Device tab:

Make sure your sound card is selected as

Device (use drop-down menu)

place Checkmark if not there allready 

"enable hardware acceleration"

Buffering tab:

place Checkmark  if not there allready

"enable cpu usage control"

 

 

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It seems my drivers need updating or reinstalled, I did delete something the other day like and I think I've done something to nack it up, how do I find out the place to download these drivers?

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Stevie, can you give me a hand?

 

I have a sound related problem, see here:

 

http://www.newcastle-online.com/nufcforum/index.php/topic,13570.0.html

 

On the DirectX Diagnostic tool, under the sound tab it says this at the bottom:

 

The file ALCXWDM.SYS is not digitally signed, which means that it has not been tested by Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL).  You may be able to get a WHQL logo'd driver from the hardware manufacturer.

 

Could this be the reason?

 

If so, what should I do?

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you can reinstall them off the cd m8,if you have it handy

in device manager does it say theres any problems under

sound,video and game controllers,look for yellow ? mark...

need to no more info like what make of mobo you have ...

 

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you can reinstall them off the cd m8,if you have it handy

in device manager does it say theres any problems under

sound,video and game controllers,look for yellow ? mark...

need to no more info like what make of mobo you have ...

 

 

Nope no probs in device manager.

 

My mobo is a Abit AX8:

 

http://www.abit-usa.com/products/mb/products.php?categories=1&model=215

 

What else do you need to know?

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Indigo

that message above was for HTT lol....

 

you can reinstall them off the cd m8,if you have it handy

in device manager does it say theres any problems under

sound,video and game controllers,look for yellow ? mark...

need to no more info like what make of mobo you have ...

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Indigo

that message above was for HTT lol....

 

you can reinstall them off the cd m8,if you have it handy

in device manager does it say theres any problems under

sound,video and game controllers,look for yellow ? mark...

need to no more info like what make of mobo you have ...

 

Oh  :oops:

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Wow longggggg thread for this

update your sound card drivers, if its a creative sound card then creative have that great thing on their site where they will scan your system and tell oyu what drivers you need. Also like steve said try the latest directx, have you ran the directx diagnostic checks?

 

start menu/all programs/accsosories/system tools/system infomartion/directx diagnostic tool.

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