Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 13/12/2006 - 22:13.

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Asked by: earth_wind_poker

Hi I'm setting up my older comptuer again, and it is not playing sound. When i try using Winamp or Real networks, it says another program is using soundcard. So How do I find this out. Thanks in advance


Submitted by: MAXIMUS

Users running Microsoft Windows 98, 2000, or XP

Microsoft Windows users can easily determine the type of sound card currently installed in their computer by following the below steps.

Click the Start Button and then click the Programs folder.
Next, click the Accessories and then the System Information folder.
Within the System Information window, click the + symbol next to Components.
Click Sound Device (or Multimedia and then Sound Device) and in the right-side of the window you should be able to locate complete information about the sound card.
Note: In some cases Microsoft Windows may install a compatible device to your sound card. Therefore, the sound card listed may not be the exact manufacturer and/or model installed in your computer.

Other methods of determining the type of sound card

Another method of determining the sound card manufacturer or model is by opening the computer and physically looking at the sound card. Commonly the sound card manufacturer and model will be listed on the card.
If you are unable to locate a manufacturer or model number of the sound card, but are able to locate a FCC identification number, it is recommended that you perform a FCC search using that number. Additional information about FCC numbers and how to search for information about a FCC numbe