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Sometimes Winamp shows me the following error message:

Error message with the following text: Error creating DirectSound buffer. Error code: 88780096

After that there is no audio output (just the error message) at all until I reboot the system. Is it possible to have audio again without rebooting? How could I completely avoid this kind of errors?

Environment: Windows 7, x64 on a Lenovo T420. It usually happens when I connect or disconnect and USB headset (Plantronics .Audio 655).

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which version of DirectX are you using? Have you ran DirectX End User Runtime? tinyurl.com/7j3zvcc –  Lorenzo Von Matterhorn Mar 28 '13 at 17:38
    
@Znau: DirectX 11. No, I haven't. Should I? (It seems that it is for older DirectXs.) –  palacsint Apr 3 '13 at 12:53

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88780096 = DSERR_BUFFERLOST

// The buffer memory has been lost, and must be restored
#define DSERR_BUFFERLOST                MAKE_DSHRESULT(150)

Update the soundcard drivers and hope this fixes it. Als disable hardware mixing:

http://devmaster.net/forums/topic/6340-question-about-dserr-bufferlost/

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Thanks for the answer! I've updated the drivers with no success. How can I disable hw mixing? (I've also updated the question a little bit.) –  palacsint Apr 3 '13 at 12:53
    
disable HW acceleration in the DirectSound Output plugin in WinAmp. –  magicandre1981 Apr 4 '13 at 3:52
    
I've tried but unfortunately I've got the following: Bad DirectSound driver. Please install proper drivers or select another device in configuration. Error code: 88890010 –  palacsint Apr 10 '13 at 12:53
    
I have no idea. Ask it in the Winamp forum. –  magicandre1981 Apr 11 '13 at 4:25
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A workaround: restart the Windows Audio Windows Service.

Source: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091119071014AAQN2Iy

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Restore the settings in your Sound Manager/audio manager, say Realtek Audio manager, to rectify this error and then restart your computer.

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