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by: woodchew January 12, 2013 7:20 PM PST

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by woodchew - 1/12/13 7:20 PM

ok, previously i have been sucessful solving issues such as this by crawling through existing tech forum searches..

but the deeper i get into this one it becomes clear that the 'solutions' i have encountered are as varied as the posts i discover.. it seems i need help very specific to my own hardware and software frankenstein.

i have no sound.. it began when my 1/8 to rca got caught up in the blinds two days ago and broke off in the MB onboard audio jack.

(as a sidenote i want to discourage suggestions having to do with retreiving the 1/8 bits from the plug and/or utilizing that jack. after multiple attempts-- that audio jack is quite f'ed.)

so assume i have no jack available from the MB onboard.

here is how i was attempting to resolve the issue;

i had an old creative SB audigy card laying about that i am trying to install.. (though it is not HD, it would beat the heck out of silence for the next months and i am saving up for a new mb/chipset) it has the jack i need (the front jack on my case, or rather the lead from the mb, has never worked.)

i have spent the better part of two days attempting to determine what combination of drivers/directx/device info/etc would bring audio back into my computing life.

i currently have no sound.
the "sounds and audio devices" section of control panel says ; "no audio device".. naturally the "audio" and "voice" tabs from that window are also grayed out.

then in device manager;

ATI High Definition Audio Device
shows as "working properly" and "enabled" , under the properties tab the device is NOT USED for audio,midi,mixer, or line-in 'features of this device'
ATI driver 5.18.0.5506
and from details the device instance id;
HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_1002&DEV_AA01&SUBSYS_00AA0100&REV_1002\5&22E5298C&3&0001
(please advise as to which other details from these properties might be helpful, if any)

Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio
also working properly and enabled.
under properties tab this device IS USED for audio, midi, and mixer. (has no line -in)
CREATIVE driver 5.12.1.626 (i did not have software for this device and located something online called "P17X_SupportPack_2_8" -ran this to install driver)
device instance id;
PCI\VEN_1102&DEV_0007&SUBSYS_100A1102&REV_00\4&11B6166B&0&00F0

(because i do not want to omit anything that might be useful, i cannot help but notice that there WAS an entry in device manager, under "sound video and game controllers" called "Legacy audio devices" which NO LONGER apeears in this section.. i wish i remembered what happened to it.. what remains apart from the two devices i have detailed; "audio codecs" "legacy video capture devices" "media control devices" and "video codecs" )

then from MSInfo, both devices from above appear under "sound" in the components section.. and NOTHING appears in the "problem devices" section.

the top of dxdiag dump with relevant sys info;
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System Information
------------------
Time of this report: 1/12/2013, 21:56:12
Machine name: EEANZ
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.120821-1629)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: HP Pavilion 061
System Model: RC649AA-ABA M7684N
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6400 @ 2.13GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Page File: 697MB used, 3241MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5508 32bit Unicode

------------
DxDiag Notes
------------
DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: DirectSound test results: Failure at step 3 (DirectSoundCreate): HRESULT = 0x88780078 (No driver)
Music Tab: DirectMusic test results: Failure at step 5 (Creating the IDirectMusicPort): HRESULT = 0x80070057 (Invalid argument(s))
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

--------------------
DirectX Debug Levels
--------------------
Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

---------------
Display Devices
---------------
Card name: ATI Radeon HD 5600 Series
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: ATI display adapter (0x68D8)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68D8&SUBSYS_E166174B&REV_00
Display Memory: 512.0 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: SyncMaster 204T/204Ts/204B,SyncMaster Magic CX201Ts(Digital)
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: ati2dvag.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.7119 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 8/25/2010 20:56:36, 300544 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: ati2mtag.sys
Mini VDD Date: 8/25/2010 22:33:38, 5386752 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71EE2-2B98-11CF-346F-6CC1A1C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x1002
Device ID: 0x68D8
SubSys ID: 0xE166174B
Revision ID: 0x0000
Revision ID: 0x0000
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D
Deinterlace Caps: {6E8329FF-B642-418B-BCF0-BCB6591E255F}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{6E8329FF-B642-418B-BCF0-BCB6591E255F}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{3C5323C1-6FB7-44F5-9081-056BF2EE449D}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,2) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{552C0DAD-CCBC-420B-83C8-74943CF9F1A6}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,2) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{6E8329FF-B642-418B-BCF0-BCB6591E255F}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
Registry: OK
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Enabled
DDraw Test Result: Not run
D3D7 Test Result: Not run
D3D8 Test Result: Not run
D3D9 Test Result: Not run

-------------
Sound Devices
-------------
Description: Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: No
Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_1102&DEV_0007&SUBSYS_100A1102&REV_00
Manufacturer ID:
Product ID:
Type: WDM
Driver Name: P17xfi.sys
Driver Version: 5.12.0001.0626 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: n/a
Date and Size: 2/25/2009 21:38:56, 1183232 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: CREATIVE
HW Accel Level: Full
Cap Flags: 0x0
Min/Max Sample Rate: 0, 0
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 0, 0
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: No
EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
Registry: OK
Sound Test Result: Failure at step 3 (DirectSoundCreate): HRESULT = 0x88780078 (No driver)

---------------------
Sound Capture Devices
---------------------
Description: Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio
Default Sound Capture: No
Default Voice Capture: No
Driver Name: P17xfi.sys
Driver Version: 5.12.0001.0626 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Date and Size: 2/25/2009 21:38:56, 1183232 bytes
Cap Flags: 0x41
Format Flags: 0xFFF

-----------
DirectMusic
-----------
DLS Path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\drivers\GM.DLS
DLS Version: 1.00.0016.0002
Acceleration: n/a
Ports: Microsoft Synthesizer, Software (Not Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal, Default Port
Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio, Software (Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal
Registry: OK
Test Result: Failure at step 5 (Creating the IDirectMusicPort): HRESULT = 0x80070057 (Invalid argument(s))
*********

OK, PLEASE HELP.. i will try to attend with any additional info if needed and stay on task with this until i can get some sound again.. or discover that this is somehow an impossibility.

THANK YOU in advance to anyone who can shed light on solving this issue, i appeciate your attention.

it has become a bit like spinning plates here, i cant keep track of what i have done or should do.

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