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Problem with mono, 8-bit 22 KHz frequency

by drogue71 / July 29, 2006 2:36 PM PDT

Right after de-fragging my computer today, I noticed gaps in sound in video games and music files. I ran the DirectX Diagnostic Tool, and when it tested the sounds, it came up with this error:

"mono, 8-bit 22 Khz, from a software buffer"
"DirectSound test results: failure at step 19 (user verification of software) HRESULT 0x00000000 (error code)"

My computer has a C-Media Rear Panel Audio soundcard and a Logitech USB headset. I updated my drivers as best I could--do I need to reinstall Windows XP?


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Any mother board monitors? (MBM)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 29, 2006 9:19 PM PDT
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Re:Problem with mono, 8-bit 22 KHz frequency
by hawker505 / July 29, 2006 10:55 PM PDT

Good that ur running Deframentation once in a while. The problem did happen after the defragmentation but that shouldn't stop u from deframenting. Try Updating the driver from the sound card manufatures official website. Keep trying different drivers of the same model......yea! there are different drivers of the same model varrying on the dates.

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narrowed it down
by drogue71 / July 30, 2006 3:18 AM PDT

I'm pretty sure it's not my sound card's drivers, because when I run the diagnostic tool on the surround sound set up, I can hear sounds in that frequency. However, I can't hear those sounds when using my USB headset, which leads me to believe that the usbaudio.sys driver has been corrupted. I'm just not sure how to find that driver on my Windows XP recovery disc (without reinstalling XP completely). Thanks all for your help, it's much appreciated.

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Aha, directx and USB audio.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 30, 2006 3:48 AM PDT

I remember something vaguely from MSDN's developer guide about that. Yes, it's busted. No fix from what I read is planned.


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AHA, found the MSDN article.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 30, 2006 3:56 AM PDT
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