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Windows XP Sound Help
Last Updated: February 12th 2004
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"Access Denied" Error Message When You Try to Play DVD
on a Computer That Has a MediaMatics Decoder
When you attempt to play a digital video disc (DVD) by using Windows
Media Player on a system that has a MediaMatics decoder installed, the
DVD may not play. You may receive one of the following error messages:
Access is denied. You do not have...
HOW TO: Copy Music to and from an Audio CD in Windows
XP This article describes how to copy music
from an audio CD to the computer's local hard disk by using Windows
Media Player (WMP). You can then copy the data back to an audio CD if
you want to. Copy Music Files from an Audio CD Insert the Audio CD and...
Dialing with a Modem May Interrupt the Audio Playback
When you play audio files with Windows Media Player, the audio may be
interrupted when you attempt to make a dial-up connection.
How to Download Codecs Automatically in Windows Media
Player for Windows XP This article describes
how to download codecs automatically in Windows Media Player for Windows
Mute May Not Work Properly While You Are Playing MIDI
Audio When you are playing Musical Instrument
Digital Interface (MIDI) files in Windows Media Player, you may be unable
to mute the playback. However, you may still be able to control the
audio through the Volume Control tool.
Tracks Have Different Audio Levels When You Make a Compilation
Audio CD-ROM with Windows Media Player When
you play a compilation audio CD-ROM that you made with Windows Media
Player, the audio levels from track to track may not be consistent.
For example, some songs or audio tracks may be very loud, and others
may be noticeably more quiet.
Track Time Is Displayed Incorrectly for .MP3 Files in
Windows Media Player When you play certain
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) layer 3 (.mp3) files in Windows
Media Player for Windows XP, the total track time may be displayed incorrectly.
Also, you may not be able to seek correctly on these files and the file..
Unable to Play Audio in Windows Media Player When You
Are Using a Remote Desktop Connection When
you are connected to another computer through a Remote Desktop connection
and you try to play audio in Windows Media Player, you may receive the
following error message: Cannot play back the audio stream: No audio
hardware is available. After you...
WMP: "Windows Media Player Cannot Play This File" Error
Message Appears When You Try To Play an Audio CD
When you try to play an audio CD in Microsoft Windows Media Player,
you may receive the following error message: Windows Media Player cannot
play this file. Connect to the internet or insert the removable media
on which the file is located then try to...
HOW TO: Display the Volume Icon in the Notification Area
in Windows This article describes how to display
the Volume icon in the notification area in Windows XP.To Display The
Volume Icon By default, the Volume icon is not displayed when you initially
install Windows XP on your system. To enable the display of the...
XWave Mach One Sound Card Is Not Compatible with Windows
XP After you install Microsoft Windows XP
on a computer that has a Labway XWave Mach One sound card, the computer
may not have any audio playback.
Some Motherboards with Dual-Processor VIA Chipsets May
Have Noisy Playback After You Record Audio
On some dual-processor computers that have VIA chipsets, if you record
audio by means of the microphone input, the playback may contain static
USB-Based Sound May Be Distorted During Heavy File System
Input/Output When you connect audio speakers
to the universal serial bus (USB) port on your computer, digital audio
playback may be choppy or distorted during playback. This problem is
more common during heavy file input/output (I/O) operations, such as
ISA Non-Plug and Play Sound Cards Are Not Detected
Microsoft Windows XP does not provide native support for ISA non-Plug
and Play devices, including sound cards. It is sometimes possible to
obtain limited functionality from an ISA non-Plug and Play sound card
if the card manufacturer offers Microsoft...
Setting in the "Move All Slide Indicators at the Same
Time" Check Box Does Not Hold After You Click OK
After you click to select the Move all slide indicators at the same
time check box in the Speaker Volume dialog box, the setting does not
persist after you click OK.
Siren Jukebox Xpress Version 2.0 Does Not Install on
Windows XP Home Edition When you try to install
Siren Jukebox Xpress version 2.0 on a computer that runs Windows XP
Home Edition, the installation stops and the following error message
appears: Internal Error 2608. 0 The following installation status report
Upgrade to Windows XP Generates Error Message "Code 28"
About Windows Sound System Drivers When you
upgrade to Windows XP from Windows 2000, Device Manager shows the Windows
Sound System Compatible (WDM) driver as having a problem. When you view
the device properties, the following description appears: Code 28 (The
drivers for this device...
MIDI Playback Through the MPU-401 Port Changes Tempo
Unexpectedly After Resuming from Hibernation
If you have installed Crystal Sound Fusion 4281, MIDI file playback
through the MPU-401 port unexpectedly changes tempo and continues to
vary in tempo after your computer resumes from hibernation.
Error Message: Windows Cannot Execute DPVSetup.exe, Use
Add/Remove Programs Control Panel to Install
In the Sound and Audio Devices tool in Control Panel, when you click
Voice Test on the Voice tab, you may receive one of the following error
messages: Windows cannot execute DPVSetup.exe, use Add/Remove Programs
control panel to install. DirectPlay...
How to Troubleshoot Program Compatibility Issues in Windows
XP This article describes how to troubleshoot
the most common program compatibility issues you may encounter on your
Windows XP-based computer. Note that program compatibility issues are
often called "application" compatibility issues.
List of Sound and Gameport Drivers in Windows XP
The following list are the audio and game port drivers that are included
in Windows XP.
Sony IEEE 1394 Audio Device Does Not Work When You Try
to Play Back Full-Duplex Transmission When
you use a Sony Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
1394 audio device to play back full-duplex transmission or to perform
a sound test that checks full-duplex transmission, the audio playback
or the test program may stop..
Audio That Is Redirected When Using Terminal Services
May Sound Garbled If you use audio redirection
when you are using remote desktop connection, the sound may periodically
become garbled or scratchy, but at other times may sound fine.
MIDI Files Do Not Play If You Use Audio Redirection Through
Remote Desktop Connection When you use the
Remote Desktop Connection client to connect to a Terminal Services session
from another computer, you have the ability to bring sound to the client
computer by selecting an option on the Local Resources tab of the Remote
The Acoustic Echo Cancellation Technology May Not Work
with Various Sound Cards This article describes
the Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC) technology and how it may not work
with various sound cards.
You Do Not Hear Any Sound During a Terminal Server Session
After you establish a Terminal Server session on a computer that runs
Windows XP, you do not hear any sound during the session.
No Sound on Panasonic Toughbook CF-45 with Yamaha DS1
Audio Device After Windows XP Installation
After you install Windows XP on a Panasonic Toughbook CF-45 portable
computer that has a Yamaha DS1 audio device installed, you may not hear
any sound. Device Manager may display a black exclamation point (!)
next to the audio device. The audio device...
Sound No Longer Plays After You Unlock a Computer That
Has ATI ALL IN WONDER Video Adapter After
you unlock a Windows XP-based computer that is running a video capture
program and that has an ATI Technologies ALL IN WONDER video adapter
installed, you may no longer hear the sound that was playing before
you unlocked the computer. This issue...
Existing Setting to Turn Off Digital CD Audio Playback
Is Reversed After Upgrade to Windows XP If
you are using an Afreey DVD-ROM Model DD-4010E, and you turned off digital
playback of CD audio before you upgraded to Windows 2000, you may find
that this preference is ignored when you upgrade to Windows XP. The
Enable digital CD audio for this...
Audio Files May Not Playback If You Upgrade to Windows
XP with an ISA Plug and Play Aztech 3001 Sound Card Installed
If you have an ISA Plug and Play Aztech 3001 sound card installed, and
you upgrade your computer to Windows XP, your computer may not playback
any audio files. Also, under Sound, Video, and Game Controllers, you
may find an unknown ISA device that is...
Low/Critical Battery Alarm Does Not Play the Sound That
You Specify When the power level is low in
the battery of your portable computer, Windows XP may play a Low/Critical
Battery Alarm sound that does not match the Low/Critical Battery Alarm
sound that you selected under Sounds and Audio Devices Properties.
Sound Does Not Play After Upgrade from Windows NT 4.0
on an IBM Computer After you upgrade your
IBM computer from Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 to Windows XP
Professional, sound files may not play and the Startup sound may not
play. The following error message may appear: Windows Media Player Error
Cannot play back...
Audio-Enabled Program May Transfer Its Sound to Other
User Profiles When the Fast User Switching Feature Is Used
If a user leaves an audio-enabled program running, and then a subsequent
user profile is accessed by means of the Fast User Switching feature,
the audio may be heard in the newly logged-on profile even though the
program is being run under the...
"Play All" Option Does Not Play Song File That Is Nested
Deep Within the My Music Folder When you store
a song file deep within nested subfolders of the My Music folder and
you click the Play All option to play the entire My Music folder, the
nested file may not play.
There Is No Audio Playback After You Install the Sound
Blaster Live! Sound Card On a Windows XP-based
computer, if you are using a Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live! sound
card, the computer may seem to play sounds but you do not hear any audio
HOW TO: Erase Files From a CD-RW Disc in Windows XP
If your computer is equipped with a CD recorder that supports CD rewritable
(CD-RW) discs, you can erase and then reuse the rewritable disc. This
article explains how to erase files from a read and write CD in Windows
XP.How to Erase Files From a...
Previously Installed SBLive! Accessories Do Not Work
After Upgrade from Windows Me to Windows XP
After you upgrade from Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me) to
Windows XP, the Sound Blaster Live! sound card works, but several Sound
Blaster accessories may not work. The upgrade report identifies "Sound
Blaster Accessories" as "programs (that)...
Cdplayer.exe Still Present but Does Not Work Correctly
After Upgrade from Windows 98 or Windows 2000
After you upgrade your computer from Microsoft Windows 98 or Microsoft
Windows 2000 to Windows XP, the existing CD Player program (Cdplayer.exe)
remains, and a clean installation of Windows XP does not install any
new version of Cdplayer.exe. If you...
Volume Is at the Maximum for WAV and MIDI Files and Master
Volume Is Inconsistent When you first install
audio drivers, the volume for WAV and MIDI files may be set at the highest
level for all audio cards. Also, the master volume is not consistent;
it is either in the middle or at maximum volume. This behavior occurs
No Sound When You Try to Use the Voice Features of NEC
Internal Data/Fax/Voice Modem When you try
to use the speakerphone or play a voice message by using an NEC internal
data/fax/voice modem, there may not be any sound. Device Manager displays
an exclamation point in a yellow circle for the NEC internal modem.
CD Table of Contents Lists Incorrect Number of Tracks
or Length of Tracks In some programs that
read compact discs (CDs), when you view the table of contents for a
CD, the program may not display the number of tracks and the time on
the tracks correctly.
Startup Sound Plays Irregularly After Upgrade to Windows
XP from Windows Me After you upgrade your
Sony computer from Windows Millennium Edition (Me) to Windows XP Home
Edition, when the computer restarts, the startup sound plays irregularly.
Sound Does Not Play from CrystalWave 4.0 Audio Wavetable
Synthesis After Upgrade from Windows NT 4.0
After you upgrade a Microsoft Windows NT 4.0-based system to Windows
XP, your Crystal MIDI player (CrystalWave 4.0 for Audio Wavetable Synthesis)
may not produce any sound when you play a MIDI file.
Sound Card with Aureal 8820 Chipset May Hang Windows
XP When you run Windows XP on a computer with
a sound card that is based on the Aureal 8820 chipset, your computer
may stop responding (hang), forcing you to restart the computer. This
is most likely to occur when you log on if you have a sound event...
CD-ROM Access Is Missing and Messages Cite Error Code
31, Code 32, Code 19, or Code 39 After You Remove Easy CD Creator in
Windows XP After you remove either compact
disc (CD) recording software or other software from your computer, your
computer may exhibit the following behavior: In My Computer, there is
no access to your CD-ROMs. In Device Manager, the following error message...
Adjusting the Microphone Control in the Phone Window
Does Not Change the Volume When you drag the
Microphone slider in the Phone window to adjust the volume, the microphone
setting does not change in the system volume control. The microphone
may also show mute as the selected setting under the system volume control,
Moving the Speaker Control During a Call Also Changes
the Microphone Control When you move the speaker
gain control during a call, the microphone gain also changes.
HOW TO: Resources for Troubleshooting Sound Problems
in Windows XP This article is intended to
assist you in using the Sound Troubleshooter that is included in Windows
XP Help and Support Center. The Sound Troubleshooter includes step-by-step
instructions for troubleshooting the following sound problems in Windows...
A "STOP: 0x1000008E In Emupia2k.sys" Error Message Appears
After You Upgrade from Windows 2000 On a computer
that has a Creative Technology Audigy sound card installed, you may
receive the following error message on a blue screen after you upgrade
the computer from Microsoft Windows 2000 to Windows XP: STOP: 0x1000008E
"Incorrect Function" Error Message When You Access the
CD-ROM Drive, DVD-ROM Drive, or CD-RW Drive
When you access the computer's CD-ROM drive, DVD-ROM drive, or CD-RW
drive after you upgrade to Windows XP, you may receive the following
error message, where drive is the drive letter of the CD-ROM drive,
DVD-ROM drive, or CD-RW drive that you are...
The Startup Sound Is Not Played Correctly When You Start
Windows Your startup sound may sound choppy,
contain popping sounds, or pause while it is played. This issue occurs
only with some hardware devices and drivers loaded. This issue does
not affect the functionality of Windows XP.
Multimedia Programs May Not Work After You Install Windows
XP SP1 If your computer uses the Yamaha AC-XG
sound card driver, some multimedia programs may not work correctly after
you install Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1). For example:
Problems with InterVideo DVD Software After Upgrading
to Windows XP Service Pack 1 You may experience
problems with the InterVideo DVD software after you upgrade to Windows
XP Service Pack 1 (SP1). When you try to play a DVD by using the InterVideo
DVD software, any of the following symptoms may occur: During DVD playback,
Speaker Distortion and Noise with USB Speakers at a High
Volume When you play an audio file through
your USB speakers, you may hear distortion such as a popping or crackling
noise. This symptom may occur about every minute when your USB speakers
are at a high volume.
You Experience Low-Quality Audio When You Play 3D Pinball
for Windows - Space Cadet When you play Microsoft
3D Pinball for Windows - Space Cadet, the audio quality may decrease
and you may hear static, small clicks, or pops.
When you play a dual-language VCD, both language audio
vocal channels play at the same time in Windows Media Center 2004
If you play a dual-language Video CD (VCD) in Microsoft Windows Media
Center Edition 2004, Windows Media Center may play both language audio
vocal channels at the same time. Additionally, the vocal channels may
play through all the speakers that are...