My dad is trying to burn some of his mp3's to an audio CD using Win Media Player 11. He goes to the burn tab, selects "audio disk" (i.e. not a data disk) puts in a blank CD-R, but in the top right pane is says "connect CD burner" - it doesn't see his Sony dru-810a dvd/cd burner.
The XP device manager sees it, the driver looks OK. I sent him Sony's drive check utility which writes then reads data to a blank CD, and that worked perfectly. Media Player still didn't see it so I had him update his firmware and remove/reboot/re-install media player.
No dice. I'm out of ideas. The OS sees it fine (XP SP2)...but media player is clueless. I'd tell him to go buy nero and try it but he doesn't want to spend any green.
No sidebar in the system tray or folder on the desktop. I searched and located one of the missing items, Painter, but all of the other stuff seems to be gone.Originally Posted by Createdeemcee
Before you go through all of that. make sure that your sidebar is activated by the icon in your system tray( near your clock) , then look for a folder on your desktop that has all of your icons in it. Windows has a built in control that will automaticly hide icons that arent used that frequently. See if thats the case. If that fails check to see if the programs are still even installed, to do this just goto STart--> Programs--> then scower for your software that you are looking for. If you find all softwares then just recreate icons, or use them from that menu. Then when all else fails perform your sys restore.
Guess it might be system restore time.
You could also have him go to Start -> Run, and enter services.msc and click OK. Find the IMAPI CD-burning COM Service, and make sure it's started.
I guess you've already had him go to Tools -> Options under WMP and click on the Devices tab to make sure that drive is listed?
Well, it worked. I even got my pics and music back. Thanks for the input, guys.
No idea what caused it though. Now I'm going to back all my ***t up on disk.
JDK, just at a guess it sounds like your profile got corrupted, hence your computer behaving like it'd never seen you before. Good to hear that the system state restore fixed that. A semi regular backup of all your data will save you a lot of heart ache one day.
I have been having trouble with my c-media on board sound card. Its on a Asus motherboard and keeps stopping and detecting non existent audio i.e. speakers plugged in.
I have reinstalled the drivers twice but with no luck. Works for a while and then stops.
Any suggestions apart from by a sound card?
Scary thought, but you may have to update the firmware for your motherboard. The ASUS website has a number of firmware updates on it, and if there is one for your model, it may fix all sorts of issues. Of course it may also inflict others, or root it beyond repair.
EDIT: Got it. Used something called Acronis Disk Director to extend the primary partition.Originally Posted by Original Post
Last edited by szr; 05-06-2008 at 05:10 AM.
If anyone knows much about... er, 'finding out' WEP keys using a Windows XP based software application, send me a PM! I'll be forever in your debt, or until I forget about it.
Why on earth would you want to do that, then you would be considered a man with free life time internet .If anyone knows much about... er, 'finding out' WEP keys using a Windows XP based software application, send me a PM! I'll be forever in your debt, or until I forget about it.
Are you talking about a neighbors or your own?