I don't have the id info on the exact updates at hand right at the moment.
There was a package of three updates downloaded through the Windows
autoupdate facility when I started the computer the evening of the 13th and
it was after that download installed that the problem surfaced. This
"soundcard" is a 10 channel (8 analog, 2 digital) professional audio
workstation interface, an external box communicating through firewire. The
WDM drivers are set to use analog channels 7/8 for normal stereo playback
under the audio device settings for both sound and voice in the control
panel. I don't know the settings in WMP itself before the update, but after
it installed the WMP hardware options settings for the speakers showed set
to "DirectSound:AudioFire 7/8." When attemping to play anything - mp3, wav,
avi, mpg, wmv, wma - it reported "device not installed or in use by anthoer
program". I finally tried changing the WMP speaker setting to
efault" and that fixed it.
MS MVP - MSProject
"PA Bear" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
> What update?
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
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> Steve House [MVP] wrote:
>> I use an Echo AudioFire8 external audio interface that communicates with
>> computer via a Firewire (IEEE1394) port. All worked fine until this
>> when Windows Media Player suddenly ceased to see the device, saying
>> device not installed or driver missing." Windows control panel sees it
>> fine as does Winamp, VLZ media player, and Real Player. Only Windows
>> Player (and the Internet Explorer player component) fail to see it's
>> The only thing that has changed in the system is the installation last
>> of the Nov 13th update patch package. Have removed and resinstalled the
>> Audiofire drivers to no avail. Win XP, SP2 with all updates applied is
>> OS. Anyone experienced a similar problem? Any ideas?
>> Steve H