Missing WAVe files & How to Install from CD-ROM?
Posted on 1998-01-15
Suddenly, my WinNT4.0 workstation is silent.
I start looking around, and find that the .WAV files that are usually in C:\WINNT\MEDIA are missing, all except for about 4. For example, CHIMES.WAV is gone. I look on my WinNT4.0 CD-ROM and see them all there as *.WA_ files. In NT Explorer, it says that they are not compressed. I copied them over to my C:\WINNT\MEDIA directory, bring up Control Panel/Sounds and try to play the "Asterisk" which is set to use chimes.wav. It says that the file is corrupted. I try using compact/u chimes.wa_ (after renaming it, of course) and it says it is not compressed. I tried typing "chimes.wav" in an MS-DOS command line, and it says it can't find "mplay32.exe"!!! So I tried re-installing *that* from the CD-ROM and that doesn't work either!!!
So how do I correctly get these files back on to my system so that they work? The NT Help file said to use compact/u which was no good at all. Thanks.