Article ID: 920872
You may experience one or more of the following symptoms when you try to play audio files on a computer that is running Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2):
Update informationThe following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
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(http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=8C2E44A5-6A28-4888-93A7-6A6C6A87BE7F)Release Date: August 17, 2006
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PrerequisitesTo install this update, you must have Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed on the computer.
Restart requirementYou do not have to restart the computer after you install this update.
Note If one or more of the following audio drivers are being used when you install this update, you must restart the computer. This enables the functionality of the following files:
Update replacement informationThis update does not replace any other updates.
File informationThe English version of this update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Note The drivers may not be updated during the installation on a Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)-based computer when the drivers are unsigned. In this case, Windows Update continually offers the package. To resolve this problem, follow these steps:
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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
The Kmixer.sys file, the Splitter.sys file, and the Wdmaud.sys file are Windows audio driver files. These files perform the following functions:
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