When you attempt to install Microsoft Digital Sound System 80 (DSS80), you may encounter the following symptoms:
- You may receive an error message stating that the DSS80 speakers
could not be found.
- When you view the Device Manager tab in the System
tool in Control Panel, you may see a conflict marker on the
Microsoft Digital Sound System Composite Device in the USB
If you click Properties, and then click Update Driver,
you receive a "Fatal Exception in Vmm32.vxd" error message on a blue
This behavior can occur if the following conditions are true:
- You are using a Microsoft Windows 98-based computer.
- You installed the DSS80 driver from the DSS80 CD-ROM.
To resolve this issue, delete the Mdss80.inf file, remove the Microsoft Digital Sound System Composite Device, and then reinstall the DSS80 speakers. To do this:
- Click Start, and then click Run.
- In the Open box, type the following line, and then click
where drive is the letter of the hard disk on which
Windows is installed, and windows is the folder in
which Windows is installed.
- Right-click the Mdss80.inf file, and then click Delete.
When you are prompted to confirm the file deletion, click Yes.
- Click Start, point to Settings, and then click
- Double-click System.
- Click the Device Manager tab.
- Click the PLUS SIGN (+) next to Universal Serial Bus
Controller to expand the branch.
- In the Universal Serial Bus Controller branch, click the
Microsoft Digital Sound System Composite Device, click
Remove, and then click OK.
- Click Refresh to install the correct version of the DSS80
: Windows 98 provides native support for the DSS80 speaker system.
Article ID: 220821 - Last Review: August 6, 2002 - Revision: 1.0
- Microsoft Digital Sound System 80 1.0 Standard Edition
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