FIX: You may not hear the music when you run a DirectMusic application to play music that contains low sounds on a computer that is running Windows Vista with Service Pack 1

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Symptoms

On a computer that is running Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 (SP1), you run a Microsoft DirectMusic application to play music that contains low sounds. When you do this, you may not hear the music.

Note The music plays well in a DirectMusic application on a computer that is running Windows Vista.

Cause

This problem occurs because of a change to the Dmsynth.sys file in Windows Vista SP1. When the Microsoft GS Wavetable Synthesizer is active, this change constrains bank selection. Then, this change influences how you copy sections from the Swmidi.sys file.

Resolution

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

You must have Windows Vista SP1 installed to apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

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.
x86 version for Windows Vista SP1
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Package_1_for_kb958337~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,93002-Oct-200821:55Not Applicable
Package_for_kb958337_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,36702-Oct-200821:55Not Applicable
Package_for_kb958337_client~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,43002-Oct-200821:55Not Applicable
X86_00bc234cf041d2ab9d4ad0164651fa16_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22278_none_ce30a3511b276675.manifestNot Applicable70002-Oct-200821:55Not Applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-audio-dmusic_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22278_none_463a0d7ea8f1fa9a.manifestNot Applicable210,12002-Oct- 200804:10Not Applicable
Dmband.dll6.0.6001.2227830,20802-Oct-200803:34x86
Dmcompos.dll6.0.6001.2227862,97602-Oct-200803:34x86
Dmime.dll6.0.6001.22278178,68802-Oct-200803:34x86
Dmloader.dll6.0.6001.2227838,40002-Oct-200803:34x86
Dmscript.dll6.0.6001.2227884,48002-Oct-200803:34x86
Dmstyle.dll6.0.6001.22278105,47202-Oct-200803:34x86
Dmsynth.dll6.0.6001.22278105,47202-Oct-200803:34x86
Dmusic.dll6.0.6001.22278101,88802-Oct-200803:34x86
Dswave.dll6.0.6001.2227820,99202-Oct-200803:34x86
x64 version for Windows Vista SP1
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Amd64_00bc234cf041d2ab9d4ad0164651fa16_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22278 _none_2a4f3ed4d384d7ab.manifestNot Applicable70202-Oct-200821:55Not Applicable
Package_1_for_kb958337~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,94002 -Oct-200821:55Not Applicable
Package_for_kb958337_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,37502-Oct-200821:55Not Applicable
Package_for_kb958337_client~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,43802-Oct-200821:55Not Applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-audio-dmusic_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22278_none_463a0d7ea8f1fa9a.manifestNot Applicable210,12002-Oct- 200804:10Not Applicable
Dmband.dll6.0.6001.2227830,20802-Oct-200803:34x86
Dmcompos.dll6.0.6001.2227862,97602-Oct-200803:34x86
Dmime.dll6.0.6001.22278178,68802-Oct-200803:34x86
Dmloader.dll6.0.6001.2227838,40002-Oct-200803:34x86
Dmscript.dll6.0.6001.2227884,48002-Oct-200803:34x86
Dmstyle.dll6.0.6001.22278105,47202-Oct-200803:34x86
Dmsynth.dll6.0.6001.22278105,47202-Oct-200803:34x86
Dmusic.dll6.0.6001.22278101,88802-Oct-200803:34x86
Dswave.dll6.0.6001.2227820,99202-Oct-200803:34x86

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More information

For more information about software update terminology, 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
Note This is a "FAST PUBLISH" article created directly from within the Microsoft support organization. The information contained herein is provided as-is in response to emerging issues. As a result of the speed in making it available, the materials may include typographical errors and may be revised at any time without notice. See Terms of Use for other considerations.

Properties

Article ID: 958337 - Last Review: October 25, 2013 - Revision: 1.0
Applies to
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 1
Keywords: 
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