Re: no audio hardware is available. (Error=00040258)
From: Chris Lanier [MVP] (cal2002a_at_hotmail.NOSPAM.com)
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2004 17:12:08 -0500
Download the drivers from the maker of the sound device.
-- Chris Lanier Microsoft MVP - Digital Media --- "JohnF" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org... > Sound Problems > > I recently had to reload Windows 95 onto my computer and > since then I have been unable to hear sounds using Windows > Media Player v6.4. The error I get is “Cannot play back > the audio stream: no audio hardware is available. > (Error=00040258)” > > I can still play .mid, .wav files and play CDs using > Winamp etc. However, after trying to play a Windows Media > Player file I can no longer play .wav files and get the > following error “MMSYSTEM004 The specified device is > already in use. Wait until it is free, then try again.” > > I have on-board audio. I did not have the problem prior > to reinstalling Windows. > > I have removed the audio device in Device Manager and then > let Windows install the drivers again. > > Can anyone suggest a solution? > > Thanks > > John >