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corrupt wav. file

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by babydiamonds, Jan 25, 2002.

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  1. babydiamonds

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    I have a corrupt wav. file; no sound on windows start up or email notification. How can this be repaired? Thank you.
     
  2. AAPlus

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    Hello, babydiamonds

    Try this first go to start then Windows help

    type Sound & goto sound trouble shooter.

    Also try your volume control @ Start Programs

    Accessories Entertainment = Volume Control

    Good Luck
     
  3. PeteBaines

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    Is it all .wav files or just 1?

    Is it all music files?

    try reinstalling your sound drivers, when did this problem occour?
     
  4. TekBonkerz

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    Click on START > SETTINGS > CONTROL PANEL > Sounds icon
    You can test the windows sounds there by pressing the PLAY button.
    If ONE or TWO are corrupt you can change the sound to use or even select NONE.
    If you get an error message please post it so we can tell you what to do next.

    [​IMG]

    :D Hope this helps :D
     
  5. babydiamonds

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    Thank you guys for replying to my post. I have tried the first suggestion, no avail. I used Windows Help and typed in chimes.wav, and tested all the icons; I have no sound on any icon. So I guess that means that all Windows wav files are corrupt? The problem just recently occured, can't really connect it with anything. I will try to reinstall the drivers. Thanks again for your help.
     
  6. TekBonkerz

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    ummm ... actually ... you would get some sort of error message pop up, if the files were corrupted .....

    Try this .... First lets see if windows is showing any problems.

    Before you continue make sure the speakers are plugged in correctly and turned on, if they need power to run.

    Right click on My Computer icon, select Properties
    Click on the Device Manager tab.

    If you see a yellow icon with a black exclamation mark similar to this one --> [​IMG] next to any of the devices listed there, click once on the device to select it , then click on Properties button.
    Tell us what the problem is with the device according to windows.


    If you dont see any [​IMG] icons thats good.

    Click on the little + sign, on Sound Video & Game Controller
    You should see your sound card drivers there.
    If so .... then lets try one last thing first before you Update/Reinstall the sound drivers.

    Click on Start > Settings > Control Panel > Multimedia Icon
    You should see Playback and below it Recording
    Both should have a Prefered Device window.
    Make sure they both are showing your sound card in that window.
    some programs change these settings, like my webcam when I installed it changed my mic settings.

    If everything is ok, and still no sound, or if the sound still doesnt work after changing these settings. Then I guess you can try the reloading of the drivers.

    :D GOOD LUCK :D
     
  7. babydiamonds

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    Hi Tez,
    Thank you again. I tried everything, finally reloaded the drivers; problem solved. It never did show me any error messages, but all other troubleshooting failed.
    Anyway, now I have all my sound features back!;-)
    Thank to everyone who helped me.
     
  8. TekBonkerz

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    YYAAYYY

    :D Good job :D

    [​IMG]
     
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