Can nolonger play music CDs- Error messages
Posted on 1998-11-25
I was able to play music CDs and Game CD's on the CDROM. However, now when I try, I get error messages.
Earthworm Jim Error message: "Earthworm Jim cannot detect audio tracks".
Music CD's: "The Media Control Interface (MCI) CD Audio Driver is not installed. Before you can play an audio CD you must install the driver using Control Panel".
Both of these CD's worked about a month ago but now the Gremlens are in the computer. Any Ideas? Before you answer the question please read the background---->
System: HP Pavilion 8160 233MHZ 32meg RAM
OS: Windows 95 B
IN: Control Panel/MultimediaProperties/
Audio Playback tab:
Prefered Device-> "AD1815/6 Playback (500)"
CD music tab:
Drive-> "G" (This IS my cdrom drive letter)
In the list under Audio Devices-> Intel Virtual Audio Device
It states, "This audio device IS enabled but inactive due to an unknown problem." (what's this mean?)
Boxes checked are-> Use audio features for this device & Do not map through this device
In list under Mixer devices-> Mixer for Intel audio device
Same statement as above about the Audio Device!
Control panel/System Properties/Device manager/Sound,Video and Game Controler/Intel Virtual Audio Device Properties
General tab: Device status-> "Device is working properly"
Device usage-> NETHER the Disable or Remove boxes are checked
Driver tab: Details button/Driver files
Box States "C:\windows\system\VNULLD.VXD
My Computer/VIEW/Options/File Types/CD Audio Track
Discreption Type: "CD audio Track"
Content Type: "Audio/basic"
Default Extension for Content Type: ".snd"
Action: Set Default to "PLAY"
DOUBBLE CLICK ON THE WORD "PLAY"
Applicatation used to perform action->
" C:\HP_Audio\Rack\CDPLYR.EXE/Play "
the Use DDE box is not checked
I don't know if the background info will assist but it can't hurt. Also. I have iQ sound and Real Audio installed but disableing these programs doesn't seem to change anything. Anyone have a suggestion?