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SSAP

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Since: Dec 12, 2005
Posts: 6



(Msg. 1) Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 1:35 am
Post subject: MCI sound driver
Archived from groups: microsoft>public>windowsme>hardware (more info?)

My PC is not allowing me to save any sort of audio to CD:
(Windows ME)

The error includes a line "Windows MCI Sound Driver is not loaded. Install
via Windows Contol Panel.

Previously I had been able to save audio to CD - not sure when it messed up
(ie following an update or power failure ... etc).

Upon digging around this is all I found that referenced *MCI*:
in system properties > performance > PC Cards: (PCMCIA) - No PC card
sockets are installed.

I recently purchased a new PC (Windows XP Media) and would like to transfer
my audio (songs) from the old to new PC.

What, where should I be looking to fix this driver problem?

Would it be possible to hook the old tower to new tower and transfer this way.
I have no knowledge about this procedure.

Thank you in advance for your suggestions and guidance.

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Heather

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(Msg. 2) Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 5:04 am
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Hang in there, SSAP.....the MVP's are fast asleep. Did you check in Device
Manager to see if what is under Sound?? Any yellow marks? Did you look in
Windows Control Panel??

I lost my CD Drive on WinME due to a lightning hit in the neighbourhood, so
I had a new one installed to make sure I got everything copied for this XP
computer.....however, I just bought a wireless router and there may be a few
ways to get at the music via that or cable.

I can now *see* the C Drive on the old WinME machine....haven't tried
anything major yet, but you could also transfer by cable, to the best of my
knowledge.

Noel should be on here about 1 am EST.

Cheers.....Heather

"SSAP" wrote in message

> My PC is not allowing me to save any sort of audio to CD:
> (Windows ME)
>
> The error includes a line "Windows MCI Sound Driver is not loaded.
> Install
> via Windows Contol Panel.
>
> Previously I had been able to save audio to CD - not sure when it messed
> up
> (ie following an update or power failure ... etc).
>
> Upon digging around this is all I found that referenced *MCI*:
> in system properties > performance > PC Cards: (PCMCIA) - No PC card
> sockets are installed.
>
> I recently purchased a new PC (Windows XP Media) and would like to
> transfer
> my audio (songs) from the old to new PC.
>
> What, where should I be looking to fix this driver problem?
>
> Would it be possible to hook the old tower to new tower and transfer this
> way.
> I have no knowledge about this procedure.
>
> Thank you in advance for your suggestions and guidance.
>

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SSAP

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(Msg. 3) Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 5:04 am
Post subject: Re: MCI sound driver [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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No yellow warning marks anywhere - but I will go back and double check. At
the same time I'll copy system specs into an email and send it to myself on
this new PC so I have that ready to put here if needed.

I'll admit my biggest problem is not being able to recognize the driver or
lack of - as I'm looking forthe words "MCI sound driver" . I've read through
all the post about ""removing" driver files". Seems to me I tried that but
maybe the wrong ones!?!

I do have sound - can play the music files as well as listen to any audio on
web sites.

They told me I can't use a router (when purchasing the new PC) because I am
on dial up service.

Thanks Heather

This could be good exercise as the computers are in different rooms!

"Heather" wrote:

> Hang in there, SSAP.....the MVP's are fast asleep. Did you check in Device
> Manager to see if what is under Sound?? Any yellow marks? Did you look in
> Windows Control Panel??
>
> I lost my CD Drive on WinME due to a lightning hit in the neighbourhood, so
> I had a new one installed to make sure I got everything copied for this XP
> computer.....however, I just bought a wireless router and there may be a few
> ways to get at the music via that or cable.
>
> I can now *see* the C Drive on the old WinME machine....haven't tried
> anything major yet, but you could also transfer by cable, to the best of my
> knowledge.
>
> Noel should be on here about 1 am EST.
>
> Cheers.....Heather
>
> "SSAP" wrote in message
>
> > My PC is not allowing me to save any sort of audio to CD:
> > (Windows ME)
> >
> > The error includes a line "Windows MCI Sound Driver is not loaded.
> > Install
> > via Windows Contol Panel.
> >
> > Previously I had been able to save audio to CD - not sure when it messed
> > up
> > (ie following an update or power failure ... etc).
> >
> > Upon digging around this is all I found that referenced *MCI*:
> > in system properties > performance > PC Cards: (PCMCIA) - No PC card
> > sockets are installed.
> >
> > I recently purchased a new PC (Windows XP Media) and would like to
> > transfer
> > my audio (songs) from the old to new PC.
> >
> > What, where should I be looking to fix this driver problem?
> >
> > Would it be possible to hook the old tower to new tower and transfer this
> > way.
> > I have no knowledge about this procedure.
> >
> > Thank you in advance for your suggestions and guidance.
> >
>
>
>
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Mart

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(Msg. 4) Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 10:51 am
Post subject: Re: MCI sound driver [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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SSAP, your problem really needs defining a little more clearly.

> My PC is not allowing me to save any sort of audio
> to CD: (Windows ME)

Are you saying that you can save (burn) other types of files (.doc, .txt
etc.) to your CD but NOT .wav or .mpg's or even create Audio CD's?
What 'Burning' software are you using e.g. Nero, Adaptec, Roxio, etc.?

> The error includes a line "Windows MCI Sound Driver is
> not loaded. Install via Windows Contol Panel.
Would suggest that you can't PLAY the sounds. The MCI Sound Driver would not
(normally) be required for copying and burning the files to your CD.

If your problem is with the burning operation ONLY, then you might need to
re-install your CD Burning software. However, if the error report occurs
when trying to PLAY the music, then (as Heather has alluded, elsewhere) you
may have to re-install your sound card.

> Upon digging around this is all I found that referenced
> *MCI*: in system properties > performance > PC Cards:
> (PCMCIA) - No PC card sockets are installed.

Is probably a 'red herring' as PCMCIA sockets are only (usually) installed
on laptops!!

> Would it be possible to hook the old tower to new tower
> and transfer this way.
Yes - several options - but first, try to ascertain the 'real' underlying
problem.

Mart



"SSAP" wrote in message

> My PC is not allowing me to save any sort of audio to CD:
> (Windows ME)
>
> The error includes a line "Windows MCI Sound Driver is not loaded.
> Install
> via Windows Contol Panel.
>
> Previously I had been able to save audio to CD - not sure when it messed
> up
> (ie following an update or power failure ... etc).
>
> Upon digging around this is all I found that referenced *MCI*:
> in system properties > performance > PC Cards: (PCMCIA) - No PC card
> sockets are installed.
>
> I recently purchased a new PC (Windows XP Media) and would like to
> transfer
> my audio (songs) from the old to new PC.
>
> What, where should I be looking to fix this driver problem?
>
> Would it be possible to hook the old tower to new tower and transfer this
> way.
> I have no knowledge about this procedure.
>
> Thank you in advance for your suggestions and guidance.
>
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SSAP

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(Msg. 5) Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 10:51 am
Post subject: Re: MCI sound driver [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Hi Mart: Yes you are correct in that I can save/burn other file extensions
(.doc, .jpg, etc.) to CD - it is the audio that can't be saved or copied.
Audio at this point is those you mentioned- .wav or .mpg's.

My son also reminded me that mpg's cannot be changed to .wav (or was/is that
the other way around?!) I do have .wav that he says he can not convert and
copy to his audio player .

Burning software: There are two Adaptec versions installed, neither will
work for the audio burn (but will for the other file types)
1: Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 4\CreateCD
2: Adaptec\DirectCD

I am currently looking at the "Sounds and Multimedia Properties" > Devices
as well as the "System Properties" > Device Manager > Sound, Video and Game
Controllers.
I see "Creative Sound Blaster AudioPCI (WDM)

Upon clicking on the properties in these device fields they say either :
1. Driver is enabled
or
2. This device is working properly.

I will standby for suggestions but when any of you are ready for bed - just
tell me and we can carry on again at your convenience.



"Mart" wrote:

> SSAP, your problem really needs defining a little more clearly.
>
> > My PC is not allowing me to save any sort of audio
> > to CD: (Windows ME)
>
> Are you saying that you can save (burn) other types of files (.doc, .txt
> etc.) to your CD but NOT .wav or .mpg's or even create Audio CD's?
> What 'Burning' software are you using e.g. Nero, Adaptec, Roxio, etc.?
>
> > The error includes a line "Windows MCI Sound Driver is
> > not loaded. Install via Windows Contol Panel.
> Would suggest that you can't PLAY the sounds. The MCI Sound Driver would not
> (normally) be required for copying and burning the files to your CD.
>
> If your problem is with the burning operation ONLY, then you might need to
> re-install your CD Burning software. However, if the error report occurs
> when trying to PLAY the music, then (as Heather has alluded, elsewhere) you
> may have to re-install your sound card.
>
> > Upon digging around this is all I found that referenced
> > *MCI*: in system properties > performance > PC Cards:
> > (PCMCIA) - No PC card sockets are installed.
>
> Is probably a 'red herring' as PCMCIA sockets are only (usually) installed
> on laptops!!
>
> > Would it be possible to hook the old tower to new tower
> > and transfer this way.
> Yes - several options - but first, try to ascertain the 'real' underlying
> problem.
>
> Mart
>
>
>
> "SSAP" wrote in message
>
> > My PC is not allowing me to save any sort of audio to CD:
> > (Windows ME)
> >
> > The error includes a line "Windows MCI Sound Driver is not loaded.
> > Install
> > via Windows Contol Panel.
> >
> > Previously I had been able to save audio to CD - not sure when it messed
> > up
> > (ie following an update or power failure ... etc).
> >
> > Upon digging around this is all I found that referenced *MCI*:
> > in system properties > performance > PC Cards: (PCMCIA) - No PC card
> > sockets are installed.
> >
> > I recently purchased a new PC (Windows XP Media) and would like to
> > transfer
> > my audio (songs) from the old to new PC.
> >
> > What, where should I be looking to fix this driver problem?
> >
> > Would it be possible to hook the old tower to new tower and transfer this
> > way.
> > I have no knowledge about this procedure.
> >
> > Thank you in advance for your suggestions and guidance.
> >
>
>
>
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Mart

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(Msg. 6) Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 12:08 pm
Post subject: Re: MCI sound driver [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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OK, let's just clarify a little further :-

> ... I can save/burn other file extensions
> (.doc, .jpg, etc.) to CD

Are you SURE that you can't also save the 'original' .wav and .mpg's (as
data files)??

> - it is the audio that can't be saved or copied.
> Audio at this point is those you mentioned- .wav or .mpg's.

Note that 'Audio' are 'modified' .wav of .mpg (etc.) files which are
'converted' to .cda files by your Burning software to make an 'Audio CD'.

In the meantime - assuming you can copy (burn) your .wav or .mpg files to CD
(as you can with your .doc, .jpg etc. files - after all they are only 'data
files') then you should be able to transfer all your music files to your new
pc by using CD's.

Note also that you cannot save the actual .cda formatted files to your hard
drive. (You can of course, save the 44 byte 'descriptor' part - but that'
neither use nor ornament <g>)

If you are trying to 'rip' tracks from Audio CD's to convert to .wav's etc.,
(or vice-verca) then you *may* need special software e.g CDex (
http://cd-to-mp3.audiolaunch.com/cd-ripper/ ) but your existing burning
software *should* be able to do this.

Mart



"SSAP" wrote in message

> Hi Mart: Yes you are correct in that I can save/burn other file
> extensions
> (.doc, .jpg, etc.) to CD - it is the audio that can't be saved or
> copied.
> Audio at this point is those you mentioned- .wav or .mpg's.
>
> My son also reminded me that mpg's cannot be changed to .wav (or was/is
> that
> the other way around?!) I do have .wav that he says he can not convert
> and
> copy to his audio player .
>
> Burning software: There are two Adaptec versions installed, neither will
> work for the audio burn (but will for the other file types)
> 1: Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 4\CreateCD
> 2: Adaptec\DirectCD
>
> I am currently looking at the "Sounds and Multimedia Properties" > Devices
> as well as the "System Properties" > Device Manager > Sound, Video and
> Game
> Controllers.
> I see "Creative Sound Blaster AudioPCI (WDM)
>
> Upon clicking on the properties in these device fields they say either :
> 1. Driver is enabled
> or
> 2. This device is working properly.
>
> I will standby for suggestions but when any of you are ready for bed -
> just
> tell me and we can carry on again at your convenience.
>
>
>
> "Mart" wrote:
>
>> SSAP, your problem really needs defining a little more clearly.
>>
>> > My PC is not allowing me to save any sort of audio
>> > to CD: (Windows ME)
>>
>> Are you saying that you can save (burn) other types of files (.doc, .txt
>> etc.) to your CD but NOT .wav or .mpg's or even create Audio CD's?
>> What 'Burning' software are you using e.g. Nero, Adaptec, Roxio, etc.?
>>
>> > The error includes a line "Windows MCI Sound Driver is
>> > not loaded. Install via Windows Contol Panel.
>> Would suggest that you can't PLAY the sounds. The MCI Sound Driver would
>> not
>> (normally) be required for copying and burning the files to your CD.
>>
>> If your problem is with the burning operation ONLY, then you might need
>> to
>> re-install your CD Burning software. However, if the error report occurs
>> when trying to PLAY the music, then (as Heather has alluded, elsewhere)
>> you
>> may have to re-install your sound card.
>>
>> > Upon digging around this is all I found that referenced
>> > *MCI*: in system properties > performance > PC Cards:
>> > (PCMCIA) - No PC card sockets are installed.
>>
>> Is probably a 'red herring' as PCMCIA sockets are only (usually)
>> installed
>> on laptops!!
>>
>> > Would it be possible to hook the old tower to new tower
>> > and transfer this way.
>> Yes - several options - but first, try to ascertain the 'real' underlying
>> problem.
>>
>> Mart
>>
>>
>>
>> "SSAP" wrote in message
>>
>> > My PC is not allowing me to save any sort of audio to CD:
>> > (Windows ME)
>> >
>> > The error includes a line "Windows MCI Sound Driver is not loaded.
>> > Install
>> > via Windows Contol Panel.
>> >
>> > Previously I had been able to save audio to CD - not sure when it
>> > messed
>> > up
>> > (ie following an update or power failure ... etc).
>> >
>> > Upon digging around this is all I found that referenced *MCI*:
>> > in system properties > performance > PC Cards: (PCMCIA) - No PC card
>> > sockets are installed.
>> >
>> > I recently purchased a new PC (Windows XP Media) and would like to
>> > transfer
>> > my audio (songs) from the old to new PC.
>> >
>> > What, where should I be looking to fix this driver problem?
>> >
>> > Would it be possible to hook the old tower to new tower and transfer
>> > this
>> > way.
>> > I have no knowledge about this procedure.
>> >
>> > Thank you in advance for your suggestions and guidance.
>> >
>>
>>
>>
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Heather

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(Msg. 7) Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 12:08 pm
Post subject: Re: MCI sound driver [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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DUH!! Thank goodness you got up early. I burned all of my mp3's as *data
files* to CD's and transferred them to this XP computer and they play just
fine. Somehow I missed that in his original explanation.

Or he can just play them from the CD drive if he wishes. Easy CD Creator 4
is pretty old, but it should work. No point in getting a new Roxio version
(they bought out Easy CD, SSAP)....but make sure you get either Nero or
Roxio on your new computer.

Night.....Heather

"Mart" wrote in message

> OK, let's just clarify a little further :-
>
>> ... I can save/burn other file extensions
>> (.doc, .jpg, etc.) to CD
>
> Are you SURE that you can't also save the 'original' .wav and .mpg's (as
> data files)??
>
>> - it is the audio that can't be saved or copied.
>> Audio at this point is those you mentioned- .wav or .mpg's.
>
> Note that 'Audio' are 'modified' .wav of .mpg (etc.) files which are
> 'converted' to .cda files by your Burning software to make an 'Audio CD'.
>
> In the meantime - assuming you can copy (burn) your .wav or .mpg files to
> CD (as you can with your .doc, .jpg etc. files - after all they are only
> 'data files') then you should be able to transfer all your music files to
> your new pc by using CD's.
>
> Note also that you cannot save the actual .cda formatted files to your
> hard drive. (You can of course, save the 44 byte 'descriptor' part - but
> that' neither use nor ornament <g>)
>
> If you are trying to 'rip' tracks from Audio CD's to convert to .wav's
> etc., (or vice-verca) then you *may* need special software e.g CDex (
> http://cd-to-mp3.audiolaunch.com/cd-ripper/ ) but your existing burning
> software *should* be able to do this.
>
> Mart
>
>
>
> "SSAP" wrote in message
>
>> Hi Mart: Yes you are correct in that I can save/burn other file
>> extensions
>> (.doc, .jpg, etc.) to CD - it is the audio that can't be saved or
>> copied.
>> Audio at this point is those you mentioned- .wav or .mpg's.
>>
>> My son also reminded me that mpg's cannot be changed to .wav (or was/is
>> that
>> the other way around?!) I do have .wav that he says he can not convert
>> and
>> copy to his audio player .
>>
>> Burning software: There are two Adaptec versions installed, neither will
>> work for the audio burn (but will for the other file types)
>> 1: Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 4\CreateCD
>> 2: Adaptec\DirectCD
>>
>> I am currently looking at the "Sounds and Multimedia Properties" >
>> Devices
>> as well as the "System Properties" > Device Manager > Sound, Video and
>> Game
>> Controllers.
>> I see "Creative Sound Blaster AudioPCI (WDM)
>>
>> Upon clicking on the properties in these device fields they say either :
>> 1. Driver is enabled
>> or
>> 2. This device is working properly.
>>
>> I will standby for suggestions but when any of you are ready for bed -
>> just
>> tell me and we can carry on again at your convenience.
>>
>>
>>
>> "Mart" wrote:
>>
>>> SSAP, your problem really needs defining a little more clearly.
>>>
>>> > My PC is not allowing me to save any sort of audio
>>> > to CD: (Windows ME)
>>>
>>> Are you saying that you can save (burn) other types of files (.doc, .txt
>>> etc.) to your CD but NOT .wav or .mpg's or even create Audio CD's?
>>> What 'Burning' software are you using e.g. Nero, Adaptec, Roxio, etc.?
>>>
>>> > The error includes a line "Windows MCI Sound Driver is
>>> > not loaded. Install via Windows Contol Panel.
>>> Would suggest that you can't PLAY the sounds. The MCI Sound Driver would
>>> not
>>> (normally) be required for copying and burning the files to your CD.
>>>
>>> If your problem is with the burning operation ONLY, then you might need
>>> to
>>> re-install your CD Burning software. However, if the error report occurs
>>> when trying to PLAY the music, then (as Heather has alluded, elsewhere)
>>> you
>>> may have to re-install your sound card.
>>>
>>> > Upon digging around this is all I found that referenced
>>> > *MCI*: in system properties > performance > PC Cards:
>>> > (PCMCIA) - No PC card sockets are installed.
>>>
>>> Is probably a 'red herring' as PCMCIA sockets are only (usually)
>>> installed
>>> on laptops!!
>>>
>>> > Would it be possible to hook the old tower to new tower
>>> > and transfer this way.
>>> Yes - several options - but first, try to ascertain the 'real'
>>> underlying
>>> problem.
>>>
>>> Mart
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "SSAP" wrote in message
>>>
>>> > My PC is not allowing me to save any sort of audio to CD:
>>> > (Windows ME)
>>> >
>>> > The error includes a line "Windows MCI Sound Driver is not loaded.
>>> > Install
>>> > via Windows Contol Panel.
>>> >
>>> > Previously I had been able to save audio to CD - not sure when it
>>> > messed
>>> > up
>>> > (ie following an update or power failure ... etc).
>>> >
>>> > Upon digging around this is all I found that referenced *MCI*:
>>> > in system properties > performance > PC Cards: (PCMCIA) - No PC card
>>> > sockets are installed.
>>> >
>>> > I recently purchased a new PC (Windows XP Media) and would like to
>>> > transfer
>>> > my audio (songs) from the old to new PC.
>>> >
>>> > What, where should I be looking to fix this driver problem?
>>> >
>>> > Would it be possible to hook the old tower to new tower and transfer
>>> > this
>>> > way.
>>> > I have no knowledge about this procedure.
>>> >
>>> > Thank you in advance for your suggestions and guidance.
>>> >
>>>
>>>
>>>
>
>
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(Msg. 8) Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 12:08 pm
Post subject: Re: MCI sound driver [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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I will see if I can burn them as a data file (hadn't tried that - duh!).

I'll let you know how I make out
Thanks


"Mart" wrote:

> OK, let's just clarify a little further :-
>
> > ... I can save/burn other file extensions
> > (.doc, .jpg, etc.) to CD
>
> Are you SURE that you can't also save the 'original' .wav and .mpg's (as
> data files)??
>
> > - it is the audio that can't be saved or copied.
> > Audio at this point is those you mentioned- .wav or .mpg's.
>
> Note that 'Audio' are 'modified' .wav of .mpg (etc.) files which are
> 'converted' to .cda files by your Burning software to make an 'Audio CD'.
>
> In the meantime - assuming you can copy (burn) your .wav or .mpg files to CD
> (as you can with your .doc, .jpg etc. files - after all they are only 'data
> files') then you should be able to transfer all your music files to your new
> pc by using CD's.
>
> Note also that you cannot save the actual .cda formatted files to your hard
> drive. (You can of course, save the 44 byte 'descriptor' part - but that'
> neither use nor ornament <g>)
>
> If you are trying to 'rip' tracks from Audio CD's to convert to .wav's etc.,
> (or vice-verca) then you *may* need special software e.g CDex (
> http://cd-to-mp3.audiolaunch.com/cd-ripper/ ) but your existing burning
> software *should* be able to do this.
>
> Mart
>
>
>
> "SSAP" wrote in message
>
> > Hi Mart: Yes you are correct in that I can save/burn other file
> > extensions
> > (.doc, .jpg, etc.) to CD - it is the audio that can't be saved or
> > copied.
> > Audio at this point is those you mentioned- .wav or .mpg's.
> >
> > My son also reminded me that mpg's cannot be changed to .wav (or was/is
> > that
> > the other way around?!) I do have .wav that he says he can not convert
> > and
> > copy to his audio player .
> >
> > Burning software: There are two Adaptec versions installed, neither will
> > work for the audio burn (but will for the other file types)
> > 1: Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 4\CreateCD
> > 2: Adaptec\DirectCD
> >
> > I am currently looking at the "Sounds and Multimedia Properties" > Devices
> > as well as the "System Properties" > Device Manager > Sound, Video and
> > Game
> > Controllers.
> > I see "Creative Sound Blaster AudioPCI (WDM)
> >
> > Upon clicking on the properties in these device fields they say either :
> > 1. Driver is enabled
> > or
> > 2. This device is working properly.
> >
> > I will standby for suggestions but when any of you are ready for bed -
> > just
> > tell me and we can carry on again at your convenience.
> >
> >
> >
> > "Mart" wrote:
> >
> >> SSAP, your problem really needs defining a little more clearly.
> >>
> >> > My PC is not allowing me to save any sort of audio
> >> > to CD: (Windows ME)
> >>
> >> Are you saying that you can save (burn) other types of files (.doc, .txt
> >> etc.) to your CD but NOT .wav or .mpg's or even create Audio CD's?
> >> What 'Burning' software are you using e.g. Nero, Adaptec, Roxio, etc.?
> >>
> >> > The error includes a line "Windows MCI Sound Driver is
> >> > not loaded. Install via Windows Contol Panel.
> >> Would suggest that you can't PLAY the sounds. The MCI Sound Driver would
> >> not
> >> (normally) be required for copying and burning the files to your CD.
> >>
> >> If your problem is with the burning operation ONLY, then you might need
> >> to
> >> re-install your CD Burning software. However, if the error report occurs
> >> when trying to PLAY the music, then (as Heather has alluded, elsewhere)
> >> you
> >> may have to re-install your sound card.
> >>
> >> > Upon digging around this is all I found that referenced
> >> > *MCI*: in system properties > performance > PC Cards:
> >> > (PCMCIA) - No PC card sockets are installed.
> >>
> >> Is probably a 'red herring' as PCMCIA sockets are only (usually)
> >> installed
> >> on laptops!!
> >>
> >> > Would it be possible to hook the old tower to new tower
> >> > and transfer this way.
> >> Yes - several options - but first, try to ascertain the 'real' underlying
> >> problem.
> >>
> >> Mart
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> "SSAP" wrote in message
> >>
> >> > My PC is not allowing me to save any sort of audio to CD:
> >> > (Windows ME)
> >> >
> >> > The error includes a line "Windows MCI Sound Driver is not loaded.
> >> > Install
> >> > via Windows Contol Panel.
> >> >
> >> > Previously I had been able to save audio to CD - not sure when it
> >> > messed
> >> > up
> >> > (ie following an update or power failure ... etc).
> >> >
> >> > Upon digging around this is all I found that referenced *MCI*:
> >> > in system properties > performance > PC Cards: (PCMCIA) - No PC card
> >> > sockets are installed.
> >> >
> >> > I recently purchased a new PC (Windows XP Media) and would like to
> >> > transfer
> >> > my audio (songs) from the old to new PC.
> >> >
> >> > What, where should I be looking to fix this driver problem?
> >> >
> >> > Would it be possible to hook the old tower to new tower and transfer
> >> > this
> >> > way.
> >> > I have no knowledge about this procedure.
> >> >
> >> > Thank you in advance for your suggestions and guidance.
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
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(Msg. 9) Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 2:48 pm
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Heather wrote :-

> ..... I burned all of my mp3's as *data files* to CD's ..... and they
> play just fine.

..... And saved an awful lot of hard drive space too <vbg>

Mart



"Heather" wrote in message

> DUH!! Thank goodness you got up early. I burned all of my mp3's as *data
> files* to CD's and transferred them to this XP computer and they play just
> fine. Somehow I missed that in his original explanation.
>
> Or he can just play them from the CD drive if he wishes. Easy CD Creator
> 4 is pretty old, but it should work. No point in getting a new Roxio
> version (they bought out Easy CD, SSAP)....but make sure you get either
> Nero or Roxio on your new computer.
>
> Night.....Heather
>
> "Mart" wrote in message
>
>> OK, let's just clarify a little further :-
>>
>>> ... I can save/burn other file extensions
>>> (.doc, .jpg, etc.) to CD
>>
>> Are you SURE that you can't also save the 'original' .wav and .mpg's (as
>> data files)??
>>
>>> - it is the audio that can't be saved or copied.
>>> Audio at this point is those you mentioned- .wav or .mpg's.
>>
>> Note that 'Audio' are 'modified' .wav of .mpg (etc.) files which are
>> 'converted' to .cda files by your Burning software to make an 'Audio CD'.
>>
>> In the meantime - assuming you can copy (burn) your .wav or .mpg files to
>> CD (as you can with your .doc, .jpg etc. files - after all they are only
>> 'data files') then you should be able to transfer all your music files to
>> your new pc by using CD's.
>>
>> Note also that you cannot save the actual .cda formatted files to your
>> hard drive. (You can of course, save the 44 byte 'descriptor' part - but
>> that' neither use nor ornament <g>)
>>
>> If you are trying to 'rip' tracks from Audio CD's to convert to .wav's
>> etc., (or vice-verca) then you *may* need special software e.g CDex (
>> http://cd-to-mp3.audiolaunch.com/cd-ripper/ ) but your existing burning
>> software *should* be able to do this.
>>
>> Mart
>>
>>
>>
>> "SSAP" wrote in message
>>
>>> Hi Mart: Yes you are correct in that I can save/burn other file
>>> extensions
>>> (.doc, .jpg, etc.) to CD - it is the audio that can't be saved or
>>> copied.
>>> Audio at this point is those you mentioned- .wav or .mpg's.
>>>
>>> My son also reminded me that mpg's cannot be changed to .wav (or was/is
>>> that
>>> the other way around?!) I do have .wav that he says he can not convert
>>> and
>>> copy to his audio player .
>>>
>>> Burning software: There are two Adaptec versions installed, neither will
>>> work for the audio burn (but will for the other file types)
>>> 1: Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 4\CreateCD
>>> 2: Adaptec\DirectCD
>>>
>>> I am currently looking at the "Sounds and Multimedia Properties" >
>>> Devices
>>> as well as the "System Properties" > Device Manager > Sound, Video and
>>> Game
>>> Controllers.
>>> I see "Creative Sound Blaster AudioPCI (WDM)
>>>
>>> Upon clicking on the properties in these device fields they say either :
>>> 1. Driver is enabled
>>> or
>>> 2. This device is working properly.
>>>
>>> I will standby for suggestions but when any of you are ready for bed -
>>> just
>>> tell me and we can carry on again at your convenience.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "Mart" wrote:
>>>
>>>> SSAP, your problem really needs defining a little more clearly.
>>>>
>>>> > My PC is not allowing me to save any sort of audio
>>>> > to CD: (Windows ME)
>>>>
>>>> Are you saying that you can save (burn) other types of files (.doc,
>>>> .txt
>>>> etc.) to your CD but NOT .wav or .mpg's or even create Audio CD's?
>>>> What 'Burning' software are you using e.g. Nero, Adaptec, Roxio, etc.?
>>>>
>>>> > The error includes a line "Windows MCI Sound Driver is
>>>> > not loaded. Install via Windows Contol Panel.
>>>> Would suggest that you can't PLAY the sounds. The MCI Sound Driver
>>>> would not
>>>> (normally) be required for copying and burning the files to your CD.
>>>>
>>>> If your problem is with the burning operation ONLY, then you might need
>>>> to
>>>> re-install your CD Burning software. However, if the error report
>>>> occurs
>>>> when trying to PLAY the music, then (as Heather has alluded, elsewhere)
>>>> you
>>>> may have to re-install your sound card.
>>>>
>>>> > Upon digging around this is all I found that referenced
>>>> > *MCI*: in system properties > performance > PC Cards:
>>>> > (PCMCIA) - No PC card sockets are installed.
>>>>
>>>> Is probably a 'red herring' as PCMCIA sockets are only (usually)
>>>> installed
>>>> on laptops!!
>>>>
>>>> > Would it be possible to hook the old tower to new tower
>>>> > and transfer this way.
>>>> Yes - several options - but first, try to ascertain the 'real'
>>>> underlying
>>>> problem.
>>>>
>>>> Mart
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "SSAP" wrote in message
>>>>
>>>> > My PC is not allowing me to save any sort of audio to CD:
>>>> > (Windows ME)
>>>> >
>>>> > The error includes a line "Windows MCI Sound Driver is not loaded.
>>>> > Install
>>>> > via Windows Contol Panel.
>>>> >
>>>> > Previously I had been able to save audio to CD - not sure when it
>>>> > messed
>>>> > up
>>>> > (ie following an update or power failure ... etc).
>>>> >
>>>> > Upon digging around this is all I found that referenced *MCI*:
>>>> > in system properties > performance > PC Cards: (PCMCIA) - No PC card
>>>> > sockets are installed.
>>>> >
>>>> > I recently purchased a new PC (Windows XP Media) and would like to
>>>> > transfer
>>>> > my audio (songs) from the old to new PC.
>>>> >
>>>> > What, where should I be looking to fix this driver problem?
>>>> >
>>>> > Would it be possible to hook the old tower to new tower and transfer
>>>> > this
>>>> > way.
>>>> > I have no knowledge about this procedure.
>>>> >
>>>> > Thank you in advance for your suggestions and guidance.
>>>> >
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>
>>
>
>
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Just be aware that you can't save an Audio track directly to HDD *in .cda
format* - it must be converted to .wav or mp3 etc.

But why not just leave them on the CD's as .cda's or better still as
..mp3's - that way, you can save HDD space!

Again, be aware that .mp3's are compressed .wav (or post-'converted' .cda)
files and are by definition, not as 'hi-fidelity' as the original .cda or
..wav files (if you can hear the difference - not many people can <vbg>) -
but the bonus is that you can get about 10 times as many songs on a CD

Good luck

Mart



"SSAP" wrote in message

>I will see if I can burn them as a data file (hadn't tried that - duh!).
>
> I'll let you know how I make out
> Thanks
>
>
> "Mart" wrote:
>
>> OK, let's just clarify a little further :-
>>
>> > ... I can save/burn other file extensions
>> > (.doc, .jpg, etc.) to CD
>>
>> Are you SURE that you can't also save the 'original' .wav and .mpg's (as
>> data files)??
>>
>> > - it is the audio that can't be saved or copied.
>> > Audio at this point is those you mentioned- .wav or .mpg's.
>>
>> Note that 'Audio' are 'modified' .wav of .mpg (etc.) files which are
>> 'converted' to .cda files by your Burning software to make an 'Audio CD'.
>>
>> In the meantime - assuming you can copy (burn) your .wav or .mpg files to
>> CD
>> (as you can with your .doc, .jpg etc. files - after all they are only
>> 'data
>> files') then you should be able to transfer all your music files to your
>> new
>> pc by using CD's.
>>
>> Note also that you cannot save the actual .cda formatted files to your
>> hard
>> drive. (You can of course, save the 44 byte 'descriptor' part - but that'
>> neither use nor ornament <g>)
>>
>> If you are trying to 'rip' tracks from Audio CD's to convert to .wav's
>> etc.,
>> (or vice-verca) then you *may* need special software e.g CDex (
>> http://cd-to-mp3.audiolaunch.com/cd-ripper/ ) but your existing burning
>> software *should* be able to do this.
>>
>> Mart
>>
>>
>>
>> "SSAP" wrote in message
>>
>> > Hi Mart: Yes you are correct in that I can save/burn other file
>> > extensions
>> > (.doc, .jpg, etc.) to CD - it is the audio that can't be saved or
>> > copied.
>> > Audio at this point is those you mentioned- .wav or .mpg's.
>> >
>> > My son also reminded me that mpg's cannot be changed to .wav (or was/is
>> > that
>> > the other way around?!) I do have .wav that he says he can not convert
>> > and
>> > copy to his audio player .
>> >
>> > Burning software: There are two Adaptec versions installed, neither
>> > will
>> > work for the audio burn (but will for the other file types)
>> > 1: Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 4\CreateCD
>> > 2: Adaptec\DirectCD
>> >
>> > I am currently looking at the "Sounds and Multimedia Properties" >
>> > Devices
>> > as well as the "System Properties" > Device Manager > Sound, Video and
>> > Game
>> > Controllers.
>> > I see "Creative Sound Blaster AudioPCI (WDM)
>> >
>> > Upon clicking on the properties in these device fields they say either
>> > :
>> > 1. Driver is enabled
>> > or
>> > 2. This device is working properly.
>> >
>> > I will standby for suggestions but when any of you are ready for bed -
>> > just
>> > tell me and we can carry on again at your convenience.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > "Mart" wrote:
>> >
>> >> SSAP, your problem really needs defining a little more clearly.
>> >>
>> >> > My PC is not allowing me to save any sort of audio
>> >> > to CD: (Windows ME)
>> >>
>> >> Are you saying that you can save (burn) other types of files (.doc,
>> >> .txt
>> >> etc.) to your CD but NOT .wav or .mpg's or even create Audio CD's?
>> >> What 'Burning' software are you using e.g. Nero, Adaptec, Roxio, etc.?
>> >>
>> >> > The error includes a line "Windows MCI Sound Driver is
>> >> > not loaded. Install via Windows Contol Panel.
>> >> Would suggest that you can't PLAY the sounds. The MCI Sound Driver
>> >> would
>> >> not
>> >> (normally) be required for copying and burning the files to your CD.
>> >>
>> >> If your problem is with the burning operation ONLY, then you might
>> >> need
>> >> to
>> >> re-install your CD Burning software. However, if the error report
>> >> occurs
>> >> when trying to PLAY the music, then (as Heather has alluded,
>> >> elsewhere)
>> >> you
>> >> may have to re-install your sound card.
>> >>
>> >> > Upon digging around this is all I found that referenced
>> >> > *MCI*: in system properties > performance > PC Cards:
>> >> > (PCMCIA) - No PC card sockets are installed.
>> >>
>> >> Is probably a 'red herring' as PCMCIA sockets are only (usually)
>> >> installed
>> >> on laptops!!
>> >>
>> >> > Would it be possible to hook the old tower to new tower
>> >> > and transfer this way.
>> >> Yes - several options - but first, try to ascertain the 'real'
>> >> underlying
>> >> problem.
>> >>
>> >> Mart
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "SSAP" wrote in message
>> >>
>> >> > My PC is not allowing me to save any sort of audio to CD:
>> >> > (Windows ME)
>> >> >
>> >> > The error includes a line "Windows MCI Sound Driver is not loaded.
>> >> > Install
>> >> > via Windows Contol Panel.
>> >> >
>> >> > Previously I had been able to save audio to CD - not sure when it
>> >> > messed
>> >> > up
>> >> > (ie following an update or power failure ... etc).
>> >> >
>> >> > Upon digging around this is all I found that referenced *MCI*:
>> >> > in system properties > performance > PC Cards: (PCMCIA) - No PC card
>> >> > sockets are installed.
>> >> >
>> >> > I recently purchased a new PC (Windows XP Media) and would like to
>> >> > transfer
>> >> > my audio (songs) from the old to new PC.
>> >> >
>> >> > What, where should I be looking to fix this driver problem?
>> >> >
>> >> > Would it be possible to hook the old tower to new tower and transfer
>> >> > this
>> >> > way.
>> >> > I have no knowledge about this procedure.
>> >> >
>> >> > Thank you in advance for your suggestions and guidance.
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>
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(Msg. 11) Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 3:16 pm
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BTW :-

> My son also reminded me that mpg's (probably .mp3's) cannot
> be changed to .wav (or was/is that the other way around?!)
> I do have .wav that he says he can not convert and copy to his
> audio player .

That (.wav to .mp3 and .mp3 to .wav) is possible using the CDex utility I
mentioned earlier.

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(Msg. 12) Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 6:42 pm
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Since my last post I have attempted to burn the mg3 files to a CD.
I tried 4 different methods (using 643 of the 650 available space & 300 of
the 650 available space) using: 1: Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 4\CreateCD and
2: Adaptec\DirectCD

All 4 CDs resulted in error: all files (named mp3's) showed in the CD
directory but only about 15% of them were able to be opened or even copied to
the new system.

Using Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 4\CreateCD, the following error message was
given in the "closing session" process (copying files & writing tracks
*appeared* to be successful). Error message received: Recording Phase (99%)
Errors reported by output device. The following errors occurred while
creating CD:
T0100:I/O error (o04/09/00) - CD Recorder error - track following error
T7118: TrackWriter error - Command retry failed

........ the new PC did successfully copy the *15% good* mp3 files and
allowed me to play them.

Using Adaptec\DirectCD, I received no error messages during the "copy to"
process or when I "closed" the CD to be allowed to play on other systems.
....... When I placed that CD in the new PC it stated that the CD was corrupt
and would not allow me to view the files.


I then used Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 4\CreateCD to copy data files (NO
mp3/wav) and used the "Close Session and Leave CD Open" option to see if the
new PC would accept this CD - the new PC read and copied this CD successfully.

I then tried the same type of "Close Session and Leave CD Open" option to
see if the new PC would accept this CD containing mp3's ----- The closing
seesion basically gave me the same error message as previously but added
T7127 :
Error message received: Recording Phase (99%) Errors reported by output
device The following errors occurred while creating CD:
T0100:I/O error (o04/09/00) - CD Recorder error - track following error
T7127:TrackWriter error - flush failed
T7118: TrackWriter error - Command retry failed

T0100, ( 9I/O error (o04/09/00) - CD Recorder error - track following error
)explanation of error:
Reason for receiving this message: The CD-Recorder is having trouble
following the track.
What to do:
Clean the CD.
Try turning the CD-Recorder power off and on.
See the documentation provided with your CD-Recorder or contact the
manufacturer of the drive.

T7127, ( TrackWriter error - Command retry failed ) explanation of error:
Reason for receiving this message:
The trackwriter received an error while trying to write to the CD-Recorder,
tried resending the command, and failed again. This error is usually
accompanied by additional errors that describe the original error.

What to do:
Review the error message(s) that accompany this one.

Check for faulty or disconnected cables between your computer and your
CD-Recorder.

Check for improper termination of the bus (SCSI only).

Restart your computer.

T7118, ( TrackWriter error - Flush Failed ) explanation of error
Reason for receiving this message:
An error occurred while trying to write to the CD-Recorder. After trying
again to write to the CD-Recorder without success, Easy CD Creator sent a
flush command to the CD-Recorder, but the flush command failed. Most likely
this error message is accompanied by another error message that describes the
cause of the original problem.

What to do:
Retry.

Reinstall Easy CD Creator.
------------------------------- The new PC only copied about 20 of the 150
mg3 files then stopped with an error message - which I forgot to write down.


My computer is quite loaded with *stuff* !
Free: 3.26 GB / Used 25.3 GB, of 28.6 GB capacity

I will wait for your suggestion but I'm quessing you might tell me to
uninstall the "Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 4\CreateCD and the Adaptec\DirectCD "
and then reinstall it? I do have the original CD containing the software.

Concerning the
Quoting Mart : If you are trying to 'rip' tracks from Audio CD's to convert
to .wav's
>> etc.,
>> (or vice-verca) then you *may* need special software e.g CDex (
>> http://cd-to-mp3.audiolaunch.com/cd-ripper/ ) but your existing burning
>> software *should* be able to do this.

Personally I wasn't doing it - son was, but that "ripping" option also
disappeared somewhere along the line (most likely the same time the program
started with the mp3/wav difficulties. Before using the Cdex utility should
we wait and see what the uninstall/reinstall of Adaptec does for us ??

Oh ya ... Heather, I'm a "she". Your reference to he and him didn't bother
me one bit except for the fact that I'm easily confused Smile and when I first
read your post I thought you were referring to Mart, not myself.

Thanks again for the help, I look forward to your suggestions on what my
next step should be.

SSAP - (Connie)
sorry for the length of this post!


"Mart" wrote:

> BTW :-
>
> > My son also reminded me that mpg's (probably .mp3's) cannot
> > be changed to .wav (or was/is that the other way around?!)
> > I do have .wav that he says he can not convert and copy to his
> > audio player .
>
> That (.wav to .mp3 and .mp3 to .wav) is possible using the CDex utility I
> mentioned earlier.
>
> Mart
>
>
>
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(Msg. 13) Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 1:29 am
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"Mart" wrote in message

> Heather wrote :-
>
>> ..... I burned all of my mp3's as *data files* to CD's ..... and they
>> play just fine.
>
> ..... And saved an awful lot of hard drive space too <vbg>

LOL!! 1500 mp3's?? Nah. I still only used half of my 40 gig HD on WinME
with everything. Now that I have 120 gig, I will have "to go some" to fill
it up.

My downloading days are over coz I have 99.9% of what I wanted. And I did
75% of it on dialup. Btw....WinMX bit the dust, due to US Government
interference and threats of a lawsuit. Some of the more enterprising types
involved with it got it going again (can we spell h-a-c-k-e-r-s??) I
couldn't get it to download though. I have eMule on here, but haven't used
it.

XX Figgs...rushing to get ready for Elayne's arrival on Sunday. Why, oh
why, do I leave everything to the last minute?? (VBG)
>
> Mart
>
>
>
> "Heather" wrote in message
>
>> DUH!! Thank goodness you got up early. I burned all of my mp3's as
>> *data files* to CD's and transferred them to this XP computer and they
>> play just fine. Somehow I missed that in his original explanation.
>>
>> Or he can just play them from the CD drive if he wishes. Easy CD Creator
>> 4 is pretty old, but it should work. No point in getting a new Roxio
>> version (they bought out Easy CD, SSAP)....but make sure you get either
>> Nero or Roxio on your new computer.
>>
>> Night.....Heather
>>
>> "Mart" wrote in message
>>
>>> OK, let's just clarify a little further :-
>>>
>>>> ... I can save/burn other file extensions
>>>> (.doc, .jpg, etc.) to CD
>>>
>>> Are you SURE that you can't also save the 'original' .wav and .mpg's (as
>>> data files)??
>>>
>>>> - it is the audio that can't be saved or copied.
>>>> Audio at this point is those you mentioned- .wav or .mpg's.
>>>
>>> Note that 'Audio' are 'modified' .wav of .mpg (etc.) files which are
>>> 'converted' to .cda files by your Burning software to make an 'Audio
>>> CD'.
>>>
>>> In the meantime - assuming you can copy (burn) your .wav or .mpg files
>>> to CD (as you can with your .doc, .jpg etc. files - after all they are
>>> only 'data files') then you should be able to transfer all your music
>>> files to your new pc by using CD's.
>>>
>>> Note also that you cannot save the actual .cda formatted files to your
>>> hard drive. (You can of course, save the 44 byte 'descriptor' part - but
>>> that' neither use nor ornament <g>)
>>>
>>> If you are trying to 'rip' tracks from Audio CD's to convert to .wav's
>>> etc., (or vice-verca) then you *may* need special software e.g CDex (
>>> http://cd-to-mp3.audiolaunch.com/cd-ripper/ ) but your existing burning
>>> software *should* be able to do this.
>>>
>>> Mart
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "SSAP" wrote in message
>>>
>>>> Hi Mart: Yes you are correct in that I can save/burn other file
>>>> extensions
>>>> (.doc, .jpg, etc.) to CD - it is the audio that can't be saved or
>>>> copied.
>>>> Audio at this point is those you mentioned- .wav or .mpg's.
>>>>
>>>> My son also reminded me that mpg's cannot be changed to .wav (or was/is
>>>> that
>>>> the other way around?!) I do have .wav that he says he can not convert
>>>> and
>>>> copy to his audio player .
>>>>
>>>> Burning software: There are two Adaptec versions installed, neither
>>>> will
>>>> work for the audio burn (but will for the other file types)
>>>> 1: Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 4\CreateCD
>>>> 2: Adaptec\DirectCD
>>>>
>>>> I am currently looking at the "Sounds and Multimedia Properties" >
>>>> Devices
>>>> as well as the "System Properties" > Device Manager > Sound, Video and
>>>> Game
>>>> Controllers.
>>>> I see "Creative Sound Blaster AudioPCI (WDM)
>>>>
>>>> Upon clicking on the properties in these device fields they say either
>>>> :
>>>> 1. Driver is enabled
>>>> or
>>>> 2. This device is working properly.
>>>>
>>>> I will standby for suggestions but when any of you are ready for bed -
>>>> just
>>>> tell me and we can carry on again at your convenience.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Mart" wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> SSAP, your problem really needs defining a little more clearly.
>>>>>
>>>>> > My PC is not allowing me to save any sort of audio
>>>>> > to CD: (Windows ME)
>>>>>
>>>>> Are you saying that you can save (burn) other types of files (.doc,
>>>>> .txt
>>>>> etc.) to your CD but NOT .wav or .mpg's or even create Audio CD's?
>>>>> What 'Burning' software are you using e.g. Nero, Adaptec, Roxio, etc.?
>>>>>
>>>>> > The error includes a line "Windows MCI Sound Driver is
>>>>> > not loaded. Install via Windows Contol Panel.
>>>>> Would suggest that you can't PLAY the sounds. The MCI Sound Driver
>>>>> would not
>>>>> (normally) be required for copying and burning the files to your CD.
>>>>>
>>>>> If your problem is with the burning operation ONLY, then you might
>>>>> need to
>>>>> re-install your CD Burning software. However, if the error report
>>>>> occurs
>>>>> when trying to PLAY the music, then (as Heather has alluded,
>>>>> elsewhere) you
>>>>> may have to re-install your sound card.
>>>>>
>>>>> > Upon digging around this is all I found that referenced
>>>>> > *MCI*: in system properties > performance > PC Cards:
>>>>> > (PCMCIA) - No PC card sockets are installed.
>>>>>
>>>>> Is probably a 'red herring' as PCMCIA sockets are only (usually)
>>>>> installed
>>>>> on laptops!!
>>>>>
>>>>> > Would it be possible to hook the old tower to new tower
>>>>> > and transfer this way.
>>>>> Yes - several options - but first, try to ascertain the 'real'
>>>>> underlying
>>>>> problem.
>>>>>
>>>>> Mart
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "SSAP" wrote in message
>>>>>
>>>>> > My PC is not allowing me to save any sort of audio to CD:
>>>>> > (Windows ME)
>>>>> >
>>>>> > The error includes a line "Windows MCI Sound Driver is not loaded.
>>>>> > Install
>>>>> > via Windows Contol Panel.
>>>>> >
>>>>> > Previously I had been able to save audio to CD - not sure when it
>>>>> > messed
>>>>> > up
>>>>> > (ie following an update or power failure ... etc).
>>>>> >
>>>>> > Upon digging around this is all I found that referenced *MCI*:
>>>>> > in system properties > performance > PC Cards: (PCMCIA) - No PC card
>>>>> > sockets are installed.
>>>>> >
>>>>> > I recently purchased a new PC (Windows XP Media) and would like to
>>>>> > transfer
>>>>> > my audio (songs) from the old to new PC.
>>>>> >
>>>>> > What, where should I be looking to fix this driver problem?
>>>>> >
>>>>> > Would it be possible to hook the old tower to new tower and transfer
>>>>> > this
>>>>> > way.
>>>>> > I have no knowledge about this procedure.
>>>>> >
>>>>> > Thank you in advance for your suggestions and guidance.
>>>>> >
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
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(Msg. 14) Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 4:02 am
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Connie, just a very quick 'first thoughts' for a long post.

I don't *think* that the problems are necessarily due to you trying to
copy/burn .mp3 files.

A couple of suggestions to try/eliminate first:-

1) Defrag your HDD first - but as you don't have (very) much spare capacity
this might not really help.
2) Try burning at a lower (slowest) speed and/or a different brand of
CD-R's.
3) Use CD-RW's (saves wasting CD-R's <g> and you can erase and use again)
and burn only small batches until you can clear the space from your HDD
(Defrag again as/when possible)
4) If using CD-RW's, definitely burn at the slowest speed possible!!
5) Try burning with the 'Verify' option enabled (if not already set)

NB . Re- 2) Not all brands of CD's burn as well as others.

Perhaps someone else has got some further thoughts/ideas

Mart



"SSAP" wrote in message

> Since my last post I have attempted to burn the mg3 files to a CD.
> I tried 4 different methods (using 643 of the 650 available space & 300 of
> the 650 available space) using: 1: Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 4\CreateCD and
> 2: Adaptec\DirectCD
>
> All 4 CDs resulted in error: all files (named mp3's) showed in the CD
> directory but only about 15% of them were able to be opened or even copied
> to
> the new system.
>
> Using Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 4\CreateCD, the following error message was
> given in the "closing session" process (copying files & writing tracks
> *appeared* to be successful). Error message received: Recording Phase
> (99%)
> Errors reported by output device. The following errors occurred while
> creating CD:
> T0100:I/O error (o04/09/00) - CD Recorder error - track following error
> T7118: TrackWriter error - Command retry failed
>
> ....... the new PC did successfully copy the *15% good* mp3 files and
> allowed me to play them.
>
> Using Adaptec\DirectCD, I received no error messages during the "copy to"
> process or when I "closed" the CD to be allowed to play on other systems.
> ...... When I placed that CD in the new PC it stated that the CD was
> corrupt
> and would not allow me to view the files.
>
>
> I then used Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 4\CreateCD to copy data files (NO
> mp3/wav) and used the "Close Session and Leave CD Open" option to see if
> the
> new PC would accept this CD - the new PC read and copied this CD
> successfully.
>
> I then tried the same type of "Close Session and Leave CD Open" option to
> see if the new PC would accept this CD containing mp3's ----- The closing
> seesion basically gave me the same error message as previously but added
> T7127 :
> Error message received: Recording Phase (99%) Errors reported by output
> device The following errors occurred while creating CD:
> T0100:I/O error (o04/09/00) - CD Recorder error - track following error
> T7127:TrackWriter error - flush failed
> T7118: TrackWriter error - Command retry failed
>
> T0100, ( 9I/O error (o04/09/00) - CD Recorder error - track following
> error
> )explanation of error:
> Reason for receiving this message: The CD-Recorder is having trouble
> following the track.
> What to do:
> Clean the CD.
> Try turning the CD-Recorder power off and on.
> See the documentation provided with your CD-Recorder or contact the
> manufacturer of the drive.
>
> T7127, ( TrackWriter error - Command retry failed ) explanation of error:
> Reason for receiving this message:
> The trackwriter received an error while trying to write to the
> CD-Recorder,
> tried resending the command, and failed again. This error is usually
> accompanied by additional errors that describe the original error.
>
> What to do:
> Review the error message(s) that accompany this one.
>
> Check for faulty or disconnected cables between your computer and your
> CD-Recorder.
>
> Check for improper termination of the bus (SCSI only).
>
> Restart your computer.
>
> T7118, ( TrackWriter error - Flush Failed ) explanation of error
> Reason for receiving this message:
> An error occurred while trying to write to the CD-Recorder. After trying
> again to write to the CD-Recorder without success, Easy CD Creator sent a
> flush command to the CD-Recorder, but the flush command failed. Most
> likely
> this error message is accompanied by another error message that describes
> the
> cause of the original problem.
>
> What to do:
> Retry.
>
> Reinstall Easy CD Creator.
> ------------------------------- The new PC only copied about 20 of the 150
> mg3 files then stopped with an error message - which I forgot to write
> down.
>
>
> My computer is quite loaded with *stuff* !
> Free: 3.26 GB / Used 25.3 GB, of 28.6 GB capacity
>
> I will wait for your suggestion but I'm quessing you might tell me to
> uninstall the "Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 4\CreateCD and the
> Adaptec\DirectCD "
> and then reinstall it? I do have the original CD containing the software.
>
> Concerning the
> Quoting Mart : If you are trying to 'rip' tracks from Audio CD's to
> convert
> to .wav's
>>> etc.,
>>> (or vice-verca) then you *may* need special software e.g CDex (
>>> http://cd-to-mp3.audiolaunch.com/cd-ripper/ ) but your existing burning
>>> software *should* be able to do this.
>
> Personally I wasn't doing it - son was, but that "ripping" option also
> disappeared somewhere along the line (most likely the same time the
> program
> started with the mp3/wav difficulties. Before using the Cdex utility
> should
> we wait and see what the uninstall/reinstall of Adaptec does for us ??
>
> Oh ya ... Heather, I'm a "she". Your reference to he and him didn't
> bother
> me one bit except for the fact that I'm easily confused Smile and when I
> first
> read your post I thought you were referring to Mart, not myself.
>
> Thanks again for the help, I look forward to your suggestions on what my
> next step should be.
>
> SSAP - (Connie)
> sorry for the length of this post!
>
>
> "Mart" wrote:
>
>> BTW :-
>>
>> > My son also reminded me that mpg's (probably .mp3's) cannot
>> > be changed to .wav (or was/is that the other way around?!)
>> > I do have .wav that he says he can not convert and copy to his
>> > audio player .
>>
>> That (.wav to .mp3 and .mp3 to .wav) is possible using the CDex utility I
>> mentioned earlier.
>>
>> Mart
>>
>>
>>
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(Msg. 15) Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 6:42 am
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Hi Heather & Mart
Well I don't know how this happened but after doing six transfers of approx
90 mp3 files, each having about 60 *usable copies* ....... all of a sudden it
started doing successful CD creations with NO errors. I gradually worked up
to 150 mp3 files per transfer after getting no errors.

The only thing different I done: used the new PC to erase the CD-RW (old PC
was burning so I was trying to save time). BTW - the new PC's CD-RW Erase
referenced Roxio in the process popup window. My computer terms are pathetic
so I hope you get the jest of what I'm saying.

Thankyou for the link to the upgrade site and the other tips. Tomorrow I'll
delete the mp3 files from the old PC - do a clean, scan and defrag then see
about uninstall/restall/updates if the adaptec program goes haywire again -
time will tell. I'll also into your other suggestions, so I'm alittle
prepared.

I realize that the mp3 files take alot of space so our son can now move,
copy, burn rip or delete from the new PC. Thus giving me working space on
the old PC for the programs (which I like to use) that are not XP friendly.
I know its crazy to have two PCs set up ! *Hard to teach an old dog new
tricks* scenerio, but I'll get there eventually.

Heather when you said to "Empty your temp & TIF folder first.....then
scandisk and defrag..... *Temp* files you are referring to C:\WINDOWS\TEMP ,
but not the file folder itself ... correct?

I'll post back with tomorrows results.

BTW - I am from Saskatchewan.

SSAP - Connie


"Heather" wrote:

> Hi Connie....
>
> Mart is over the pond and I am in Canada, so we operate at different times,
> grin.
>
> About the only other thing I could suggest is the uninstall and reinstall of
> Adaptec. Plus go to the Roxio website and make sure you have the
> updates...I believe there was just one that made it become version 4.05. I
> will find the spot, coz it is confusing on that website.
>
> OK....found it, but that is one old program!! I would really suggest you
> hit eBay and get at least Roxio 5 or 6. Anything higher will NOT work on
> WinME, btw.
>
> http://www.roxio.com/en/support/uk/ecdc/software_updatesv4.jhtml
>
> There are updates on that page. Check your program under Help/About and see
> what your version is.
>
> HTH......Heather
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