Error message when you run a program that uses the "waveOutWrite" function on a Windows Vista-based computer: "MMSYSERR_NODRIVER"

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Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:
  • You have a Windows Vista-based computer that has multiple processors, such as a dual-core processor. Or, the computer has a hyperthreading-enabled processor.
  • You run a program that uses the waveOutWrite function.
In this scenario, the waveOutWrite function returns the following error message:
MMSYSERR_NODRIVER
The waveOutWrite function continues to return this error message until you exit the program. Additionally, audio playback does not work as expected when you run the program.

Resolution

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Vista. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack

Hotfix information

Windows Vista, x86-based versions
The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
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Download the Windows6.0-KB936316-x86.msu package now. Release Date: May 2, 2007

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.
Windows Vista, x64-based versions
The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
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Download the Windows6.0-KB936316-x64.msu package now. Release Date: May 2, 2007

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required

File information

The English version of this hotfix 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.
Windows Vista, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Update.mumNot applicable1,78702-May-200720:10Not applicable
X86_583b25b6a5a02009c69f07e7a04a2cc3_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20590_none_5289f997f7223e9e.manifestNot applicable70302-May-200720:10Not applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-audio-audiocore_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20590_none_74e1cf3400dfcfde.manifestNot applicable139,51502-May-200720:18Not applicable
Audiocore.mofNot applicable4,34907-Jan-200705:26Not applicable
Audiodg.exe6.0.6000.2059088,06402-May-200710:54x86
Audioeng.dll6.0.6000.20590398,84802-May-200711:32x86
Audiokse.dll6.0.6000.20590273,40802-May-200711:32x86
Audioses.dll6.0.6000.20590115,71202-May-200711:32x86
Audiosrv.dll6.0.6000.20590310,27202-May-200711:32x86
Encdump.dll5.0.1.1169,98402-May-200711:33x86
Windows Vista, 64-bit versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Amd64_afc8dcaffd32036126392936ea473fb8_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20590_none_28217bbe814253ca.manifestNot applicable1,05602-May-200720:10Not applicable
Amd64_microsoft-windows-audio-audiocore_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20590_none_d1006ab7b93d4114.manifestNot applicable139,55702-May-200720:22Not applicable
Update.mumNot applicable2,02002-May-200720:10Not applicable
Wow64_microsoft-windows-audio-audiocore_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20590_none_db551509ed9e030f.manifestNot applicable130,49502-May-200720:22Not applicable
Audiocore.mofNot applicable4,34907-Jan-200705:26Not applicable
Audiodg.exe6.0.6000.20590111,10402-May-200711:17x64
Audioeng.dll6.0.6000.20590480,76802-May-200712:37x64
Audiokse.dll6.0.6000.20590311,29602-May-200712:37x64
Audioses.dll6.0.6000.20590193,02402-May-200712:37x64
Audiosrv.dll6.0.6000.20590445,95202-May-200712:37x64
Encdump.dll5.0.1.1200,70402-May-200712:38x64
Audiocore.mofNot applicable4,34907-Jan-200705:26Not applicable
Audiodg.exe6.0.6000.2059088,06402-May-200710:54x86
Audioeng.dll6.0.6000.20590398,84802-May-200711:32x86
Audiokse.dll6.0.6000.20590273,40802-May-200711:32x86
Audioses.dll6.0.6000.20590115,71202-May-200711:32x86

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Windows Vista Service Pack 1.

More information

For more information about the waveOutWrite function, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms713764.aspx
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Properties

Article ID: 936316 - Last Review: June 21, 2014 - Revision: 4.0
Applies to
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Starter
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