This problem most often occurs with users who have a SoundBlaster soundcard and have Liveware 3.0 Installed. To fix this problem, please browse to the following directory on your computer, c:\windows\system32 . From this location, first backup a file called devldr32.exe and rename the file to devldr32.cli . You may also remove this file altogether, but please make a backup. Reboot your computer and try loading DAoC again.