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MCI Sound driver error


MrSoundMan

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I just started having this problem when trying to run EZCD 6 where I get "Cannnot create Audio or Mixed-mode discs or work with audio files since the Windows MCI Sound Driver is not loaded. Please install the driver via the Windows Control Panel." I have no idea what caused this to start acting up as I've not installed anything new in about two months. I shut down the computer last thursday, went away for a long weekend and got back yesterday only to get that error; I know noone else has messed with my computer as I live alone.

 

When I check the Multimedia control panel, all the options are greyed out and my Volume Control icon is no longer in the taskbar. Audiograbber can still manipulate cd's but nothing seems to be playing the audio anymore. This is a 98SE machine and I've tried deleting then reinstalling my Audigy sound drivers but still no change.

 

If anyone can help, I'd appreciate it.

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I just started having this problem when trying to run EZCD 6 where I get "Cannnot create Audio or Mixed-mode discs or work with audio files since the Windows MCI Sound Driver is not loaded. Please install the driver via the Windows Control Panel." I have no idea what caused this to start acting up as I've not installed anything new in about two months. I shut down the computer last thursday, went away for a long weekend and got back yesterday only to get that error; I know noone else has messed with my computer as I live alone.

 

When I check the Multimedia control panel, all the options are greyed out and my Volume Control icon is no longer in the taskbar. Audiograbber can still manipulate cd's but nothing seems to be playing the audio anymore. This is a 98SE machine and I've tried deleting then reinstalling my Audigy sound drivers but still no change.

 

If anyone can help, I'd appreciate it.

 

Sure sounds like a bad sound card.

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Try this:

MCI CD audio driver not installed or is corrupt.

 

If no audio CD is working in the computer but other CDs work fine, it is likely that the MCI CD audio driver is not installed or is corrupt on the computer. Note: if no CDs are working see document
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To reinstall / install the MCI CD audio drivers follow the below steps:

 

  1. Click Start / Settings / Control Panel

  2. Double-click on Multimedia

  3. Click the Advanced tab or Device tab.

  4. Double-click Media Control Devices.

  5. Double-click CD Audio Device (Media Control).

  6. If this device is present and no audio CDs are working, click remove on the general tab in CD Audio Device (Media Control) properties.

  7. Close out of all open Windows to get back to the Control panel

  8. In Control panel double-click Add New Hardware.

  9. Click Next, select No, click Next -- In the box listing the available hardware, select Sound Video and Game controllers and click Next.

  10. In the Manufacturers box select Microsoft MCI.

  11. In the Models box select CD Audio Device (Media Control).

  12. Click Next and Finish.

  13. Once Windows has completed the installation of the new device, reboot the computer.

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When you reinstalled the drivers did you also reinstall the apps from the cd?You might try that to see if you get the volume control back.The Creative volume control is a different one then you can get from the Control Panel.In the Control Panel do you have "place volume control on taskbar" checked?Make sure on the Audio tab that the device being used is your Audigy.Make sure your outputs aren't muted.

I have an Audigy2 and all is well.If nothing else you might try going into Device Manager,deleting all the Creative entries under Sound and then reinstalling from your installation cd.After you delete,reboot.When the New Hardware Found box pops up just cancel it.Then run the disc and it will install the drivers and all the apps you want again.Might be worth a try.

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Everything on the Multimedia control panel is greyed out so I can't make changes though "Show Volume Control on Task Bar" is checked. I reinstalled the drivers and all the Creative software (after using the Add/Remove Programs control panel). I've also tried the other trick of deleting the Devices and reinstalling that way without any differences.

 

I can't reinstall Windows components as I keep getting some sort of error. Usually it's "You can only run one instance of Setup at a time" but when I get that message, Control/Alt/Delete [Windows 3 finger Salute] shows only one Setup running. I'm about ready to give up and format the blasted drives, reinstall 98SE.

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  • 4 weeks later...

hey guys,

 

just tried to reinstall my driver too. I have the same problem. however it didn't seem to work.

 

but,

 

if you want the sound icon back in the task bar do this,

 

START

RUN

type "system.ini", (no quotes)

OK

at the end of {BOOT} type "device=mmsystem.dll"

SAVE

EXIT

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