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Old 01-03-2010, 09:56 PM   #1
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Default "Unable to activate DirectSound for selected device"..?

Ever since I got this computer, it's been giving me some lame error and won't let me talk on Ventrilo.

This is the exact error I get every time I log into, or even modify my settings on Ventrilo:
"Unable to activate DirectSound for selected device.
DirectSoundCaptureCreate failed. HR=DSERR_NODRIVER. No sound driver is available for use
"

A friend told me that in a nutshell, Ventrilo doesn't realize I have speakers hooked up. This is impossible, considering I have a laptop with built-in speakers that can't be turned off, or unplugged.


I'm running Windows 7 64 bit, and apparently I have a Realtek sound card.
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Old 01-08-2010, 12:37 PM   #2
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Same issue here
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Old 01-08-2010, 02:27 PM   #3
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in vent setup/voice-binds-speech tabs, is the output device set to the name of the audio device? also try checking/unchecking 'use directsound'

try turning off ‘User Account Control’ located in Windows Control-Panel/User Accounts
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Old 01-22-2010, 03:53 PM   #4
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Same issue and I have tried the above suggestions and they did not work. I am running windows 7 ultimate 32bit and I have a realtek high def sound card- skype pics up the mic - but vent does not. Any other help would be appreciated- thank you!
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:50 PM   #5
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check for this:

http://ventrilo.com/forums/showpost.php?p=141762&postcount=6
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Old 01-15-2011, 07:13 AM   #6
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None of these fixed my problem. It worked for 1 month and all of a sudden stopped working.
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Old 01-15-2011, 09:28 AM   #7
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@ mj

can you provide details about your windows system and audio plz.

if running windows 7, plz setup vent as shown here:

http://forum.ventrilo.com/showthread.php?t=43879
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