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Jim Allan
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All,

I seem to be having a problem, and could use some help t/s'ing it. A couple of days ago, I started getting "Error, Could not initialize voice engine!". The only thing that has changed, was that I updated my vid driver. If someone could point me to possible culprits I'd be appreciative.

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Jim Allan

 

W7 64 Home

Phenom Quad

Vid HD 3450

Realtek embedded sound card

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All,

I seem to be having a problem, and could use some help t/s'ing it. A couple of days ago, I started getting "Error, Could not initialize voice engine!". The only thing that has changed, was that I updated my vid driver. If someone could point me to possible culprits I'd be appreciative.

 

Realtek embedded sound card

You have an embedded sound card so this probably doesn't apply, but I get that error when I've restarted my virtual machine oddly and forgot to reconnect the USB audio device to the VM.

 

If some other device has control of the audio hardware and won't let go, that could be the cause.

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You have an embedded sound card so this probably doesn't apply, but I get that error when I've restarted my virtual machine oddly and forgot to reconnect the USB audio device to the VM.

 

If some other device has control of the audio hardware and won't let go, that could be the cause.

 

Ok I'll bite, "virtual machine" being....?

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you mean like a bootcamp with MAC and Windows? An emulator?

BootCamp isn't either a virtual machine or an emulator. You're just booting a Mac (that's basically a collection of PC hardware) into Windows.

 

An emulator is software that runs code on hardware for which it wasn't compiled. VirtualPC that used to run Intel Windows on PowerPC Macs was an emulator, or the many game console emulators on the market that run original code compiled for their respective chips on an Intel PC.

 

A translator (virtual machines like Parallels or VMware) runs code compiled for the right chip, but on a different software system, like running Intel Windows inside a window on an Intel Mac—the CPU is the same, but the OS is different, and the translator mediates between the two.

 

A Virtual Machine is the general concept of running software on abstracted hardware. VMware presents each little environment with the perspective that it's got exclusive control over its own hardware, for example.

 

And yes, the JVM (Java Virtual Machine) is a perfect example of another VM—it runs code compiled into Java bytecode on any hardware, pretty much. You would get a VM applicable to the host hardware you're running on, and all Java code gets compiled in the intermediate bytecode which all the VMs can run, and you get compile-once, run-anywhere software.

 

There are many, many other benefits to running Virtual Machines—security, resilience and resource allocation among them. See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_machine, of course, for more info.

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