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(Solved) C:\Windows\Media files corrupted

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by hansmax, Mar 9, 2004.

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  1. hansmax

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    Some of my C:\Windows\Media files appear to have been corrupted. When I try to preview sounds, some of them play and some don't. My Windows Startup sounds distorted. (I am running Windows XP Home). Can I restore them from my installation disk? What is the safest way to do this? I would appreciate any input.
     
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    Beforew you try that why not pop in a music cd and test it to see if its not the sound card first..
     
  3. hansmax

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    I'm pretty sure it's not the sound card. CD's work, and I am able to preview some sounds, just not all of them.
     
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    You can try just searching the cd for .wav files and if you can locate them then just try a copy /paste type scenario..
     
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    The search only located about 17 files, none of which are the files I need. It looks like I may be out of luck.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion, mobo. I took a look and downloaded a few, but I'm having some trouble saving them to disk. The copy option on my QuickTime player is not active. I know this is pretty basic, but then again I'm a basic person.
     
  8. mobo

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    Save them to your desktop for example then in control panel / sounds / click on the application you wish to customize then for the sound click "browse" and then click on the wav file of your choice.
     
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    No, I mean how do I save the files. I don't see a Save As option anywhere, and the copy option is grayed out.
     
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    Right click and save target as..
     
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    Thanks for the input, mobo. I was opening these things with Quick Time, so I just changed the file association to WinMedia Player and they save just fine. The files I've been finding are cool enough to prevent me from regretting that I've lost the Microsoft files. I wish I would have thought of this earlier. Thanks again, and have a good day.
     
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    Your welcome
     
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