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#1 okiewild

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 09:58 AM

After years of running smoothly, Windows Media Player is suddenly refusing to play some music files, and marks them with a red x. That refers me to the Microsoft page Windows Media Player Error Message Help. After reading that, my symptoms seem most likely to be a problem with either a codec or the Creative SB Audigy 4 sound card. Personally I suspect a codec problem, but I don't know how to confirm this.

ALSO: When I go into the Device Manager, I see a yellow question mark next to Other Devices/Multimedia Audio Controller. There is no information in Properties about the manufacturer.

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 10:09 AM

A yellow marking in Device Manager...indicates that the drivers for that device need to be reinstalled.

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 05:39 PM

When I try that, it can't find the driver. It looks at the Windows Update site (futile, I know) and it also looks for a local file. No luck. If I knew the name of the file, I might be able to find it one the Web somewhere?

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 05:44 PM

Drivers can be downloaded.

If you have a Creative card...then it's the drivers for that card which will enable your audio function.

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