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#1 jennifer012578

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 07:10 PM

Recently I snapped up a nasty malware/adware program that disabled my sound. With the help of some awesome people here, I got my sound back. Everything with my computer *was* working perfectly, or so I thought, but today found out that I can't get a CD to play or upload music files from the CD onto the computer. I think something happened to the driver when I reinstalled all that good stuff to get my sound going again. The computer is aware that there is a CD in the drive, & that there are tracks on the CD (track 01.cda, track 02.cda, etc) but the tree says "0 bytes" iTunes, windows media player, and realplayer say that they aren't music files. It's not the CD, I know that much.

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 09:57 PM

Try to uninstall the drive through Device Manager.
Restart computer and it'll be automatically reinstalled.

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 11:47 PM

No, that did not work. The drive was reinstalled automatically however the outcome is as before.

During my issue with no sound, I was instructed to delete all the a/v drivers and they'd reinstall automatically on reboot. However, they did NOT reinstall and I had to do a repair install which was supposed to reinstall all the a/v drivers that I manually deleted.

Before deleting the a/v drivers initially, I had zero issues with the CDROM drive.

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 11:50 PM

Are we talking here about one CD, or any CD?

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 12:01 AM

*Any* CD. If I try to open a file from the CD to play, it tells me there's a problem with the file & that it's not recognized by WMP. Itunes will not import any of these .cda files that it's showing me in the directory. RealPlayer as well will not play these files.

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 12:04 AM

Are those burned CDs?

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 12:06 AM

No.

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 12:11 AM

Itunes will not import any of these .cda files

This is normal, because .cda files are not real music files, but only shortcuts to music files.
To import anything to iTunes, you'd have to rip the CD first.

See, if Irfanview can play those files: http://www.irfanview.com/

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 12:15 AM

Okay well let's ignore the whole Itunes thing then and just get windows media player or realplayer to play a CD then, as I really don't want to download any more than is necessary onto my hard drive.

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 12:17 AM

You may have some codecs missing. That's why I want you to try Irfanview, because it'll play almost anything.

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 12:22 AM

Yeah I got an error. It says Error: Windows can't play this file. Windows error text: The specified device is not installed on the system.

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 12:26 AM

Get this: http://www.filehippo.com/download_klite_codec_pack/

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 12:36 AM

No matter where I try to direct the file to save onto my hard drive, I get the following error message:

C:\ffdshow.exe could not be saved, because you cannot change the contents of that folder.

Change the folder properties and try again, or try saving in a different location.



I have tried saving the file in multiple locations.

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 12:41 AM

What browser is it?

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 12:42 AM

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