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Cannot Hear MIDI Playback Using Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth

Symptoms
When you play a Musical Instrument Device Interface (MIDI) file, you maynot hear any sound even though the volume settings are correct.
Cause
This behavior can occur if the Gm16.dls file is missing or damaged.
Resolution
To resolve this issue, extract a new copy of the Gm16.dls file from yourWindows 98 CD-ROM into the Windows\System32\Drivers folder using theSystem File Checker tool. For information about how to extract a fileusing System File Checker, see the following article in the MicrosoftKnowledge Base:
ARTICLE-ID: 129605
TITLE : How to Extract Original Compressed Windows Files
More information
The Gm16.dls file (short for General MIDI Downloadable Sounds) is the filein which the MIDI instrument sounds, or samples, are stored for use bythe Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth device. Note that the Microsoft GSWavetable SW Synth device is available for use in Windows 98 only whenWindows Driver Model (WDM) audio drivers are being used.

The Gm16.dls file is licensed from Roland and features the Roland GM/GSSoundCanvas Sample set.
synthesizer
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Article ID: 193255 - Last Review: 06/22/2014 19:17:00 - Revision: 3.0

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