Compaq Presario 7478
ESS Allegro PCI Audio (WDM)
When I try to play anything in WMP the window opens and it acts like it will play. The title of song and the length of the song are displayed. It thinks, and thinks, and thinks, and things,e tc. Sometimes, after several minutes, the song will play. More often that not I get this message:
Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a
problem with your sound device. There may not be a sound device
installed on your computer, it may be in use by another program, or
it may not be functioning properly.
The "More Information" button just tells me that I don't have a sound card.
When I run Belarc Advisor, it finds my card.
I have uninstalled and reinstalled the card and drivers many times.