please help me. i was recently playing music in wmp and it suddenly stopped. it said that my sound card may be corrupted or not installed correctly. the latest driver does not work. is wlcxwdm.sys anything to do with this mucking up. do windows automatic updates muck up your sound. if so how can you install some of the windows updates. thanks for any help.
Try installing the driver that came with your sound card. Hopefully you have the original install disc that came with the card.
yes i have the cd that came with my sound card and i have tried reinstalling the saound drivers from it many times. once installed the sound works for a while (usually a day) and then when i restart my computer the sound just stops working.
That's strange. Sure its not a loose connection? Play some music and replug the 3.5 jack lead from the speakers...:)
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What sound card model are we talking about here? Also, is it integrated AC'97 or a PCI expansion card?
I'd take a guess based on your details of the problem that it's either a flawed driver installation or a dying soundcard, but we need more information to help identify the specific problem.
Windows media player is usually set by default to download codecs and updates automatically.
Perhaps it is one of these that is conflicting with your soundcard. Go to options in wmp and disable the automatic updates and see if it works for more than a day.
When in doubt, gas it!
Oh yes. That happened to me once. Disable the automatic updates, and try playing the files in another player, like Winamp or iTunes, and if its the same problem, then either some of the driver files are corrupted for some reason or there is a hardware problem. To accertain, use the latest drivers for your cound card, they must be available on the internet.