no drivers for windows cd player or media player

Posted on 2003-03-25
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
a friend gave me a pent166 machine running win98se no CD or back up. Had to do some work on it all is ok exept have no drivers for win CD player and media player also no product number I don`t know wear the operating sys came from. Microsoft data base said use CD? have no CD. any other way to get drivers or will any win 98 se CD do?
Question by:T_man
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
LVL 97

Expert Comment

ID: 8205564
Greetings, T_man!
  You may be able to find the files from C:\Windows\Options\Cabs or C:\Windows\Options\Install

Best wishes, war1

Accepted Solution

Neuville earned 100 total points
ID: 8206284
I recently had this problem when I had a registry problem. When I tried to play an mp3 with Media Player, it said it cannot play the file because a driver was not found.

I simply redownloaded/reinstalled Windows Media Player.  After this, everything worked again! :D

This will also be useful to play CDs.  You can associate Windows Media Player with CD music files, so that it runs Windows Media Player automatically when a CD is inserted.

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The Windows functions GetTickCount and timeGetTime retrieve the number of milliseconds since the system was started. However, the value is stored in a DWORD, which means that it wraps around to zero every 49.7 days. This article shows how to solve t…
In the absence of a fully-fledged GPO Management product like AGPM, the script in this article will provide you with a simple way to watch the domain (or a select OU) for GPOs changes and automatically take backups when policies are added, removed o…
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question