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music program doesn't work..

Q: music program doesn't work..

Rio Music Manager is the program I usually use to transfer music from my computer to my mp3 player but now it's not working. I reboot my computer maybe once every couple of months because I heard that's good for cleaning it and after I re-install Rio Music Manager after the reboots, it always works except when I rebooted my computer a few weeks ago and tried re-installing the Rio Music Manager again.. everything went fine until the second time my computer restarted and after clicking "Finish installing" or something like that.. it said it failed and told me to check these files:


When I copy & pasted them both under Start -> Run... for the first one, it said "please insert a CD into Drive D" and for the second one, a notepad opened up with a VERY VERY long bunch of words and stuff..

Any help? thank you!

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A:Turok music doesn't work

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I've had this problem for quite some time and I think its about time I tried to sort it out.
I have a Toshiba satellite Laptop running windows XP and the latest WMP is my preferred media player.

About a year ago I had a Virus on this laptop that wouldn't allow me to connect to the internet. A friend took me through the steps in the security and the web part of this board and we dealt with the virus.

Ever since the play all function in windows that appears when you have media files in a folder has not worked. When I click play all I see the hour glass briefly but then nothing happens. If I try to select the files I want to play right click and then play all again nothing happens.

I don't get any warning or error messages, its as if the computer is ignoring my request

double clicking on a single file opens it in WMP normally.

I don't know if it is related but when this happened the quick media buttons on the laptop which allowed me to open WMP, play, pause, stop and select next track also stopped working and still don't.

Thanks for your help.

A:Play all function doesn't work for music or video files

To fix the file playing issue, try reinstalling WMP.

The buttons need special software installed and running. Try downloading it from Toshiba and reinstalling.

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Are there any programs like Music Match for Windows 7 ?

I need that type of progrqam so I can use 2 rca plug to input plug for computer so I can record from stereo cassette to input of computer to make mp3 files.
I use to be able to do this with Music Match using Windows XP.

What program to use is suitable for Windows 7 which able to do same thing which the
Music Match software can use to do for Windows XP ?

Do any of the latest Music Match programs work for Windows 7 ?

Since Yahoo bought Music Match they don't support it anymore I understand ?


A:Any program work like Music Match for Windows 7 ?

Anybody knows ?



Originally Posted by zhong

Are there any programs like Music Match for Windows 7 ?

I need that type of progrqam so I can use 2 rca plug to input plug for computer so I can record from stereo cassette to input of computer to make mp3 files.
I use to be able to do this with Music Match using Windows XP.

What program to use is suitable for Windows 7 which able to do same thing which the
Music Match software can use to do for Windows XP ?

Do any of the latest Music Match programs work for Windows 7 ?

Since Yahoo bought Music Match they don't support it anymore I understand ?


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I have a music writing program called Finale. I've used it on 2 previous computers. When I installed it in this computer, this is what occures.

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This is my first post. I hope I can figure this forum out and someone can help me.


A:Program doesn't work.

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Hi guys

Why is some program doesn't open or give error (to send) and i did try with other my computer is working ok. what am i missing in this computer ?

i attach the program i am talking about .

please inform me .


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How about an error message - the zip file does not help

If 16 bit error

XP Fix -

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If I try to open any Help Files (the little document with a yellow ?) freezes, with a "Not Responding" sign....this happens with any help file....ZoneAlarm Pro Help won't work...AVG help won't work...IZArc Help File won't work...

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Thank you in advance for your help!

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Try this first, see if it helps:

Go here:

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Motherboard: Intel Corporation, D945GNT
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:Program Take Screenshot Doesn't Work

go to windows update & install all updates there including net framework
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Have you asked the support folks for the Warpia device for assistance?

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System manufacturer and model?

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I'll report this topic to appropriate helpers.
Hold on there...

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no replies yet? :(

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This is another case of factory bloatware interfering - in this case a useless factory utility overriding Win7's superior built-in version.

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Here are other tips for cleaning up factory bloatware

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The start type of mpsdrv service is OK.
The ImagePath of mpsdrv service is OK.
MpsSvc Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
The start type of MpsSvc service is set to Disabled. The default start type is Auto.
The ImagePath of MpsSvc service is OK.
The ServiceDll of MpsSvc service is OK.
Firewall Disabled Policy:
System Restore:
SDRSVC Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
Checking Start type: ATTENTION!=====> Unable to open SDRSVC registry key. The service key does not exist.
Checking ImagePath: ATTENTION!=====> Unable to open SDRSVC registry key. The service key does not exist.
Checking ServiceDll: ATTENTION!=====> Unable to open SDRSVC registry key. The service key does not exist.
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Please follow the instructions Here to run the System Update Readiness Tool. When the SURT finishes installing, copy (Ctrl + C) and paste (Ctrl + V) the contents of the SURT log into your next post please:C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CheckSUR.logC:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CheckSUR.persist.log

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I am quite new here, but I've been wanting to get this problem solved for a long time, and I haven't seemed to get any answer.

So here's my problem:

I bought my Asus N53SV for around a year ago, and it worked great. But for some reason something changed.
When I try to open bluetooth, nothing happens. And when I want to connect anything using bluetooth, it doesn't work.

I tried to do this:
[windows] + r >bttray
But nothing opens up.

Please help!

Thank you,

A:My bluetooth doesn't work. bttray doesn't open.

Quote: Originally Posted by Karstin1812

I am quite new here, but I've been wanting to get this problem solved for a long time, and I haven't seemed to get any answer.

So here's my problem:

I bought my Asus N53SV for around a year ago, and it worked great. But for some reason something changed.
When I try to open bluetooth, nothing happens. And when I want to connect anything using bluetooth, it doesn't work.

I tried to do this:
[windows] + r >bttray
But nothing opens up.

Please help!

Thank you,

Hi Karstin,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

You would need to re-install Bluetooth software/driver for your system. Please check the link below for finding out the drivers:

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download

If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact us.

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Have a friend with a relatively new Lenovo laptop using Windows XP SP3. Overnight he can't access the Internet via browsers, email or AIM. His desktop connected to the same router is working fine.

He can access the router by IP address using either IE7 or FireFox 3.5. Anything that needs a DNS server doesn't work. This does say though that he has a working connection to the router.

He's run MalWareBytes and his own McAffee software looking for bad stuff but has found nothing.

Running "ipconfig /all" from the command prompt gives exactly the same results for the laptop as his working desktop. The DNS servers are there. He can ping the DNS servers using their IP addresses. He is being assigned a proper local network address so DHCP is working on the router.

Any thoughts on where to look next to discover why the Internet applications don't seem to be able to find the DNS servers?

A:Can't Access Websites, Email doesn't work and no AIM doesn

FWIW, my friend took his laptop to a PC shop. Their diagnosis was malware. I don't know the identity of the malware. Anyway, the shop saved his data then formatted and reloaded XP SP3.

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Hi... xp stopped responding and I decided to power off.

Was never able to restart after that. Normal boot shows the windows initial screen, but eventually just restarts, safe mode does the same thing whether it's with network, command line or plain safe mode. Last known good configuration does the same.

Needed to use a file so decided to remove the HD and re-install to another PC. I did have access to the file in question but now I'd like to fix the problem.

The other system uses AVG. I started a scan and it detected Cekar.d (A0003977.exe, wdfmgr.exe and initially ntldr.exe), Dropper.Inor (ntdetect.hta, A0003979.hta), PSW.Generic5.ABVW (ctfmona.exe), PSW.OnlineGames.AAFI (ctfmonb.exe), PSW.Generic5.AFYK (ctfmond.exe), PSW.OnlineGames.ZWT (LotusHlp.exe) and some others but for whatever reason the scan stopped. I restarted it and now the AV still finds most of the threats it was seeing before but not Cekar.d. in the ntldr.exe file.

The system that had the problem was running Win XP Home SP1. Unfortunately, I can't find the manufacturer's recovery CD.

HD is still in the other PC. How should I attack the problem?

A:XP doesn't reboot, safemode doesn't work

Update... Three passes of AVG and all threats were put in vault. Tried to re-install the HD to the initial system but no change... System says it didn't start correctly, that a new software of hardware could be responsible, the suggests to try las known good config, none of the options work, they all perform some tasks then windows reboots and ends up in the same screen.

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Have I got a trojan? My laptop is taken over by some weird software and keeps playing this music (innocuous dance music,
which is not from my HD thats for sure). I dont know where it came from. My
CD tray is empty. AVG search founds nothing wrong. What is this?
I can turn the volume down.. but nohting else.

Does anyone have any suggestion what is happening here?

A:Mysterious music doesn't go away

Go to the sounds applet in control panel and in the sound tab, make sure windows default is applied. Then look if anyone changed the settings.

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My problem is that I cannot access the internet through my LAC. I enable the connection and it will connect and send packets, but will not receive any packets. I have no problems enabling my wireless connection and connecting to the internet. The wireless does like to disconnect and reconnect about 3 or 4 times an hour which is another problem I have. I believe this LAC problem started around the same time I was trying to get shared music between my computers on iTunes. I was trying to allow for connection on port 3689, but everything I did was unsuccessful. Any suggestions for any of these problems I'm having?

A:Solved: Local Area Connection: doesn't work, Wireless: does work

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I have the specified problem at
My power options and my screensaver DO NOT work after installing a wireless pointing device but I DO NOT HAVE Cyberlink nor ANY of the startup items indicated in the article!!!!!!! but they STILL DO NOT work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Manufacturer and model of the device installed?
If you remove the problems disappear?

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Acer aspire's Bluetooth doesn't work since I bought it I've installed drivers too but it doesn't work what should I do.
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I cannot get Windows Media Encoder 9 to work at all at home, but I have no problems with it at work, so I know I'm not trying to do something with it that it can't handle.

At home, every time I try to convert either an AVI or a VOB to WMV, either using the wizard or the custom settings, it lets me get through it all and then, when it starts trying to encode, it throws up the message:
"Windows Media Encoder has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience. ..."

It never gives me any more information than this, just crashes and closes. I've tried repairing it through the control panel, as well as completely uninstalling it and reinstalling it, but it hasn't helped.

At home I'm running Windows XP Media Center. At work, where I've never had it crash, I'm running Windows XP Professional. Is there something in Media Center that causes it to crash? Is there any patch I can download or thing I can do to get it to work on my home computer?

Thanks for your help.

A:Windows Media Encoder doesn't work at home, does at work

I'm currently having the same problem . I open the .vob file set the output folder , settings etc etc . just as it was about to start converting , WME just stops and crashes . I use windows xp home edition so if your company's xp professional can make it work im thinking it is something in the professional edition which allows it to work not something in our edition that doesnt allow it to work. Are there any alternatives for encoding a video? i dont have much cash right now so i was hoping i might find some freeware alternatives . thanks

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After I install LIBusb I could work futher. But after I put him off en reboot an hour later my wired mouse en keyboard didn't work anymore.
When I restart in safe mode both still doesnt work.

OS: W7 Home Premium 64b
Computer: HP Pavilion p6250

Please Help!!

A:LIBusb, USB ports doesn't work. Safe mode also no work

did you get sorted i have same problem


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I have program files to several files on my PC. But when I try to run the programs it doesn't run. Hmm... I can't find the setup files either. Is there a way to reinstall the programs so they work? I don't have the install disks but I have the complete files..

A:Solved: Program files there but program doesn't run

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I'm having difficulty figuring out this persistent malware. I think it's likely that there are multiple issues.

I'm running Windows Vista.

The malware started off with "google redirect" symptoms, and disabling my Symantec software

Shortly following, I could no longer access the web. However, the malware itself would create an internet explorer popup every 5-10 minutes (not my default browser) that would go to "search sites" (none that I recognized....) and search for lewd topics. Running the taskmanager would show multiple instances of iexplore.exe running on my machine (one for each popup). The popups would have to be eliminated one by one using the task manager.

Trying to run a system restore, I discovered all restore points had been deleted.

I installed AVG antivirus and got it to run once which seemed to help the problem. However, upon restart, all issues were back and I could no longer run avg. Windows defender constantly pops up that a new trojan is attacking my machine.

At this point, I unplugged my internet connection and started using another machine. I had left my problematic computer alone for about a month.

Upon turning it on last night, each time I logged on, it gave me a warning that "Windows had encountered a critical error and will restart in one minute" and would restart. I tried running cmd (in that one minute) to intercept it, but the task manager would freeze if I tried to run it from there and explorer wo... Read more

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Worked a few days ago.

Asks whether I want to format disc when it sees one (doesn't see all of the discs).

Did the usual, searched for updated driver and it said I have the newest. Uninstalled drive, rebooted. Still natin'.
What can it be? Thank you.


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T2330 @ 1.60GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2037 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 448 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 112963 MB, Free - 36962 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, SANTA ROSA CRB, Not Applicable, Not Applicable
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

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Windows 8 metro Music app just does not display my music.

As you can see, my music folder is included in the music library:
but yet the Music app only recognizes two songs out of 1000+ that I own
Windows media player, the desktop app, is working fine.
I've tried to restart the metro app several times, in vain.

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April 20, 2009.

I recently set up a network in my house which involves,

-6 pc's(all of which have the same specs. 2 have extra memory)
-1 of which functions as my server and is the only pc that has a CD,DVD,Blue Ray drive and a 3 terabyte hard drive.
-I also have a Buffalo terabyte multi media station which basically acts as extra memory.
-The remaining 5 pc's act as extenders which I distrubute to all the tv's in my home.
-I currently use Clone DVD to burn DVD's to my hard drive and Any DVD to burn Blu Rays(Any DVD also is my copyright protection remover on both DVD and Blu Ray).
-I then use my movies 2 to download cover art for media center.
-I currently have the ability to access all of my movies via media center on any of my 5 extenders which have a "MY Movies" folder in media center.(Each extender has media center )
-The problem I have is I can't do the same for music. When I insert a CD in my server the media center on the server sees it and asks if I want to copy to media center which I do. However, it does not filter down to the extenders like DVD's and Blu Rays do.
-I've chosen the appropiate folders to monitor in media center and tried to tinker with my network settings but nothing seems to work.

Please does anybody have any ideas or suggestions as to what I'm doing wrong and any possible solutions.

A:Network doesn't see music on server.

Your description is that of playing a CD over the network live as opposed to playing off a playlist on the server. I suggest ripping the CD music to a shared folder on the server as you did with the movies.

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So whenever a program uses InstallShield to install or uninstall a program, it boots up, and the bar fills up preparing to run the Wizard, and right when it fills, an error message pops up: "An error occurred while launching the setup. The specified module could not be found," and then it quits.

This occurs anytime I try to install or uninstall anything that uses InstallShield. I've tried everything at the InstallShield troubleshooting site, including deleting a file in the registry (the problem key was there but deleting it didn't solve the problem), making sure I had admin privilidges, and emptying out the Temp folder. I can't reinstall InstallShield because it (ironically) requires InstallShield to install.

The one problem that I can think of would be that I just got back from college. At college, I logged onto a network to use the computer. Could this have something to do with it? I've tried logging onto the computer itself as the Admin, but the problem still occurs. This whole thing really sucks because the comp is pretty much useless not being able to install or uninstall anything.

Thanks for any help.

A:InstallShield doesn't work, none of the usual fixes work

Depending on what version of InstallShield you have here is a site that shows some of it's program errors >

Have you tried this site >

InstallShield uses the Windows Installer Service. It could be that Windows Installer Service has somehow become corrupted.
Check this site out >

As a last resort you might consider reinstalling your Windows Operating System on top of itself to repair and replace the corrupted or missing files associated with InstallShield and Windows Installer Service.

Just for your information, InstallShield is the oldest installer program company. However there is another that is completely free “Inno Setup” which you may have seen when installing some programs. Here’s their site >

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Help! See the title.

I'm going mad because I can't listen to music! I've tried three different mediaplayers (Windows Media Player, VLC & QuickTime) and all three just don't work! WMP won't even play the files, VLC will (in .avi-case even with picture!) but there won't be sound :/. Same for QuickTime,...

Now, the weird thing is that I can play games without a problem and the sound's still there! Hell, even sounds made by Windows -- I hear 'em! YouTube works too!

I'm concerned there might be something wrong in the registry,... (I use Eusing Free Registry Cleaner/Defrag regularly, I guess something was bound to go wrong,...)

Please, help? :(

(Windows 7, btw.)

A:Sound DOESN'T work while playing .mp3/.avi - DOES work with games/YT

Apparently I made a mistake,... Sound in games doesn't work* System sounds and YouTube do, though.

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Dear All
I'm using Dell Vostro 3350 now. After I upgrade Win 10 Pro, the Laptop Speaker doesn't work and can't give output any sound. But if I put my earphone, all of the sound include song work.
I use PC Doctor and scan the computer hardware but there is nothing found error on hardware and software. I also use windows update to scan all of the drivers, but it can't found any update drivers of this laptop. So what can I do next to fix the problem?
Thank you for member's attention

A:Laptop Speaker Doesn't Work But Using Earphone Work

Hello. Dell does not recommend installing Win10 on the Vostro 3350 model. Dell says, "If you choose to upgrade, some features, applications, and connected devices may not work as expected." To get the best performance from your laptop, revert it back to the previous operating system. You can google to find instructions for undoing Win10.
If you want to continue with Win10, then try to install the IDT Win8 audio driver using compatibility mode.
1. Click the link to go to the driver's page. Download and save the driver to your desktop or any convenient location on the hard drive. 2. Double click on the new folder to extract (unzip) the driver files.3. The extractor wizard will create a new folder for the driver files. It will be at "c:\dell\drivers\xxxxxx". Write down the exact location that the wizard creates. 4. If the driver begins to install automatically, halt (cancel) the installation.5. Browse to the driver files on the hard drive (the location you wrote down).6. Find the "setup.exe" file.7. Right click on setup.exe to open the context menu.8. Select the Properties.9. Select the Compatibility tab.10. Check the box "run this program in compatibility mode for"... Win8.

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when ever i try to play a DVD, listen to a CD, watch a music video or do anything relating sound (online and off), the voices are cancled out. teh insturments or background music is perfect but teh voices don't work. I've tried switching my sound from headphones to speakers and it doesn't help. Can someone help me fix this? I need my music!

A:Music doesn't play correctly (online or off)

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B4 my hard drive crashed and died i had Kazaa Lite sumptin or other, all i no was it was great and i want it back. You can't get it for free no more, someone originally sent it to me, but i dunno who and i don't know how to get it back or something similar. HELP PLZ

A:Music program

For the sharing of "non-copyrighted" material you can try these programs:
Kazaa Lite Resurrection

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I'm looking for a program that I can make music with. I want to be able to use real guitar, bass, and drum sounds to compose songs. Does anyone know of a good program to do this with other than Fl Studio?

A:Music Program


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I was just wondering if there was a good program that any one knows about to download music from.

A:Music Program

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Does anyone know of a music program that can seperate vocals and instrumentals? So I can just hear the vocals or just hear the instrumentals. Thanks in advance to anyone who helps me!

A:Music Program Help

Not unless you have the original form with its multitracking unmixed. To lift out a particular instrument in amongst many takes very specialised and expensive equipment and software I'm afraid and even then is limited in what it can do, despite what Hollywood tells you.

You can play around with graphic equalisers to try to take down any instruments out of the register of the voice but anything playing at about the same pitch will remain just as prominent.

I really can't see anyone being able to help with this one. But live in hope, I have been wrong many times before!

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does anybody know a music program that allows you to overlap mp3s or wav files right on top of each other? so you like record two things and then put them into one song. thanks.

A:Music Program

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I'm using Vista as carpc operating system. My problem is that Vista doesn't sleep/hibernate when music is playing. I have set pc to hibernate after one minute when powerchord is not plugged. That is what it is suppose to do. Now my Vista thinks that "I'm playing music, so I don't go to hibernate-mode". Few guys have said that it should hibernate even if playing music, few guys says that computer shouldn't hibernate cause it's in use.
Is there way to make computer hibernate when music/videos is on?

A:Vista doesn't sleep or hibernate when music is playing?

I have never seen a computer go into either mode with active processes. Also, is the device USB? If USB, did you safely remove it before unplugging it? Try it, Vista will think its still attached but not working right.

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Look in the screenshot above. One album shows as "Unknown artist", and the other as "Various Artist". There is no album artist tag in my MP3 files, and the tags in the files all follow the same scheme. What could be happening?

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Hello there.

The title says it all.
I used to open music files on double click with the Music App installed in Windows. I liked that.
But now it doesn't do that anymore, it just shows me empty crap when I'm offline and doesn't play automatically anymore. Why? They changed something after an update or what?

Does anyone has an idea about this? Thanks anyway.
Maybe I'm missing something...


A:Music App doesn't play anymore on double click

Still nothing....

I just don't trust those apps who change in behavior.
The Music App must have indexed all the contents in the music folder because the first time I've used it (when double click - play worked), there was no folder or file in list.

That must be the explanation but still: play on double click should be kept for user choice and I don't like that it's removed.

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Windows detected my surround sound system just fine and I hear a noise from each speaker when I click the test button, but in WMP or another player it only plays from the two front speakers. I thought this was solved but apparently it's not. Any idea how I can fix it?

It's onboard surround sound on my ASUS P5Q SE PLUS mobo.

A:Windows detects surround sound, but music doesn't use

Yup the same thing with me. Downloaded and installing the latest Realtek drivers. That would fix it mostly.

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I cannot find out why the following code doesn't work with IE7. Pressing the button doesn't add the text (table) to the page.
The code also loaded to

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "">
<script language="Javascript" type="text/javascript">
function func()
var mydiv = document.getElementById("mydiv");

var mytable = document.createElement("table");
var mytr = document.createElement("tr");
var mytd = document.createElement("td");
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A:javascript code doesn't work with IE7 (work with FF1.5)

got the answer -
IE requires a tbody element to insert a table using the DOM

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I have no idea what happened, when I try to connect the modem directly to the PC, it give me "No Connectivity". But when I connect the modem through the router, it work!


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I have an Inspiron 15R 5521 and just recently my laptop decided it doesn't want to recognize my headphones. I updated my Laptop to Windows 10 to see if that would do anything, it didn't. I updated the audio drive, also did nothing.
I have no clue what to do.

A:Laptop doesn't recognize when I put in headphones, only plays music through speakers.

Hello. Test the audio driver to find out if the driver is causing the problem, by switching between the Realtek audio driver and the Windows native audio driver. You have to have a Realtek driver installed to use this test.
1. Open the Device Manager (find it in the Control Panel, or type devmgmt.msc into the search box).2. Expand the "Sound, video & game controllers" and right click on "Realtek High Definition Audio".3. Select to "Update Driver Software".4. Click on "Browse my computer for driver software".5. Click "Let me pick from a list of drivers on my computer".6. Put a check in the box "Show compatible hardware" if not already checked.7. In the list of devices, click "High Definition Audio" (the native driver).8. Click "Next".9. On the Update Driver Warning box, click "Yes" (install the driver). 10. Restart the laptop if prompted. If not prompted, you might not need to restart.[To get back to the Realtek driver, do it again but reverse the names in steps 2 and 7.]If you only have the symptoms with one of the drivers, then the other is at fault. If you have the same symptoms with both audio drivers, then it is very probably not a driver issue.  It could be in the hardware -- either the laptop or the headphones.
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Every time I turn off windows media player and open it back up the music disappeared. It doesn't auto scan the folder. I have to take out a file and put it back in to get it to re-add it, then it adds everything else again. This is really

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I have a a DVD drive that plays music but doesn't recognize any of the bootable DVDs I have. I also have a USB Drive with a Windows 7 system on it and that isn't recognized either. With the USB drive I have been able to play or remove MP4 movie files but not boot.

What specific information can I provide? I have basically run through the tutorial on this forum with no help. Would certainly go through the process from scratch to see if I can get this fixed. I suspect it has something to do with some software program that stepped on some obscure registry setting.

A:DVD Drive play music but doesn't recognize bootable DVDs

It would be good to know what program on the DVD you are trying to boot.

Also, if you put an installation DVD in the drive does the installation start?

How are you trying to boot these devices?
Does the Alienware PC have a key to press to bring up the Boot Menu?
What is the Boot Order in your BIOS/UEFI?
Let's start there.

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I've downloaded music and normally it appears on my windows media player, but it hasn't. it's in my download folder, and plays through windows media player when I click on it but doesn't appear if I just click on windows media player.

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Just the other day, my music was playing no problem. I could listen to music on my website, and in Winamp like I always do. Today, I go to listen to it, and I can't hear anything! My sound is not on mute- I checked all the sound settings, and it makes noise, so I don't think it's my audio card. Could it be possible that it's a CODEC problem? None of my music is working and it's awful because I listen to music everyday. It's really upsetting me. I've tried restarting my computer multiple times- it didn't work. What could be causing the issue?

I'm not sure if this could have anything to do with my problem, but yesterday I opened up a .mpg file in Windows Media Player 11 because the sound didn't work in my Winamp when I tried it (that wasn't when the problem started- music on the internet worked), and it worked in WMP. However, after I close it and go to listen to music, it doesn't work! I doubt that had anything to do with it, or it might have, but please help.

I'm at a total loss without my music. ): Any help would be amazing.

A:Music doesn't play on my computer, but sound works fine!

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Hi there. I am having some trouble with some of my DVD+RW discs right now. Because I ripped some of my audio CD's using my Windows Media Player, and then I burned my DVD+RW disc to my SonicRecord Now burning sofware. And this software came with my computer. And it's been working for me a long time. But right now I am having major problems with my DVD+RW discs because I put all of my music onto my disc.

So I put this DVD+RW disc into my CD Burner drive. And by the way, just to let you know that my CD Burner is the DVD+Rewritable type of burner drive. So I put in this DVD+RW with all of my music on it, and my computer started to crash and freeze on me! Man, this gets so annoying and frustrating when this happens! And also my CD burner light was flashing green along with my hard drive light at the same time! And I have like no idea why it was doing this for. For my computer I have a Dell Dimension 4600 with XP Home Edition.

So do you know why that this is happening to me for? You know what I'm thinking? I am probably thinking that DVD+RW discs are only made for putting DVD's on them only. But not music! So that is probably the reason why my computer keeps crashing on me for no reason. So instead, I should be using just a plain CD-RW or CD-R. But I am using these DVD+RW discs because they last for about 2 hours more then just the CD-RW discs do. But that's not really good though for me. Oh well. So do you know if there's any way to fix this problem that I ... Read more

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DVD+RW discs are a little tricky to work with. After recording to an RW you must Finalize the disc in the recording software. If you do not Finalize the disc, then the disc will not read. Also, there are only so many uses for an RW. You can only Erase (Format) the disc so many times before they stop working well. I suggest to always use -R discs. They are one time use only, but much easier to work with. Are you putting your music on discs to back them up or do you have a DVD player that plays Data discs? Or are you making a DVD Audio disc? If you are just backing up, why not consider a USB HDD?

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Is there a program i can use to turn a MP3 into music i can play on my cd player, which i can copy to a CD???

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i am looking for a free music download .
but one that is safe to use with no virus etc.etc .
i use limewire before but i don't trust it to much .
any good one out there to use .
thank you

A:looking for the best music download program


You could use Spotify for free, but you now need an invite from someone with a Premium account. It also forces you to hear the occational advert, but it is very good.


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I have owned my hp pavillon notebook for about 8 months. My os is windows xp media center edition. On 2 seperate occasions, I have copied my music CD collection, (about 45 CD's) to my hard drive. Theres plenty of room for this. However, shortly after i copy the CD's, my computer begins to slow down drastically! It takes up to 10 minutes to boot up. Music and videos dont play. I cant go online. And if you click on any program, or try to play a game, you're just out of luck!.
I have tried contacting my computers manufacturer, (HP) for a solution. Either they cant comprehend the nature of my problem, or they dont have an answer. I have even tried contacting microsoft. They wouldnt give me any free advice.
So, I ended up formatting my hard drive, on both occasions. On one occasion, I tried rolling back my computer to an earlier date. But this is just a temporary solution, as the problem takes about a week to return. I've also tried deleting all my music files from my computer. But this doesnt help.
The only thing i can figure, is that music CD's contain some type of malicious software, that affects your systems performance. I have a amd 3100+ processor, 100gb hard drive, 1.25gb RAM.
I'd really like to back up all my CD's, to my hard drive. but now I fear having to go through another formatting session. Windows XP even has a folder for storing music. Why?
Does anyone have any suggestions?

A:Do music cd's contain a malware program?

If the music CD´s are burned, there is a possibility that whoever burned them may have had some sort of malware that attached itself.

You should always have an anti-virus, and a firewall enabled to ensure security of your system.

You are capable of scanning the contents of a CD with an anti-virus program such as AVG-Free, without having to move the files into your computer beforehand.
Just go to "My Computer", Right click on the CD drive and there should be a scan option if a valid anti virus is active. You should also scan the files after having moved them to your music folder for reassurance.

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i was wondering if there was a program that was availabe that would allow editing songs(mp3, wma, etc) in which curse words could be edited, etc.

dan o d

A:music editing program

Audacity is a freeware sound editor. Load the mp3 and you'll see it displayed as a waveform. Highlight the offending word with the mouse, then go to the toolbar at the top and click Generate > Tone to replace it with a beep, or Effect > Reverse to reverse the word making it unintelligible.

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Need a program to burn music without it numbering or diving them and also copy cd to cd as is. Thank you.

A:Need a program to burn music

ashampoo free burner 6.

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Besides itunes, I am looking for a program that I can store all my music on.
The collection was purchased off of the Zune Marketplace. So, its in that format.
Unless itunes is compatible with it, then awesome.

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A:Mac Music Storage Program

Since Zune is owned by Microsoft, it's obviously not compatible with iTunes. Windows Media Player would work just fine.

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I use WMP at the moment but I would like a program that will allow me to "mix" the stuff when I burn CD's for the car - some of my old CD's are really not the greatest of qualities and I just want to get a little more "feel" into them.

Any ideas ? a free one would be nice but not absolutely necessary.

Have an Asus Xonar DG card in if that is of any help.

A:A program that will rip / burn music

John - would one of these work?

Free Any Burn

The Official ImgBurn Website

If you want to "tweak" the actual tracks you might want to use a separate editor before burning the final disk.

Audacity: Free Audio Editor and Recorder

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Hi All,

I have a ton of music in my computer, some 12,000+ songs. However, it's all disorganized. Some of the files are broken down into folders, primarily by artist name, then album, then songs. Most of the music isn't in folders at all, they are just individual audio files. Ideally, I want all my music to be broken down the way iTunes does it. By individual folder, artist name, album, etc. I have been manually sorting my music for about 5 months now and i'm not even half way through as I don't have the time to go through it all, and my eyes hurt after awhile, lol. Does anyone know of a program that will automatically sort my music the same way iTunes does. I wanna get rid of duplicate songs and delete a ton of the stuff I don't listen to as well. I am basically looking for an all around music sorting program. Any pointers??


A:Music Organizer Program!

Just download and use iTunes, you don''t have to use iTunes as the default player, but it can certainly organize your music.

During install of iTunes, don't let it search for music yet. Once installation is complete, open itunes and open preferences. In the advanced section, set the location of where your music library is and also check "let itunes keep my music organized." Close iTunes and restart itunes again. When itunes restarts, it will look through your music and organize your files. If your files aren't properly tagged, you'll notice it immediately in iTunes. You can make the corrections very easily in iTunes. You can also use iTunes to show all your duplicate files.

If you do decide to use iTunes as the default player, I would also check "copy music files to folder" under the preferences->advanced section. It will make things easier when adding new music.

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Just wondering what to use to download music. All I've heard about is limewire. Is that the best one?? Any suggestions?

A:Best Program to download music?

Well try apple's new jukebox thing. You have to pay a buck for each song. It aint right to still songs like some software do.

Id rather pay to be safe. MSN also allows downloads.

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Hi. I have recently bought 'Finale Songwriter' On trying to use it on computer withWin7 there is not joy. There is too much to report of all what is wrong but it works when installed on a computer with XP. However, a couple of problems are: 1. that after writing about 12 notes, on playback it misses out 4 or more of the first notes. And 2. the cursor just stops on a note and a jagged sound occurs. So what could the problem be, please. Cheers.

A:Music writing program

Hi Ali,

Are you running as a standard user, or as a user with administrative privileges (right-click, select Run as administrator)?

See if anything on their support site helps: Support

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Hi, I was wondering what everyone thought to be the best music sharing program. Right now I have Grokster, but I'm having problems with it, so I'd like to change. I've been reading things about Kazaa Lite, but I know that Kazaa and Grokster share the same files and thats one of the probs...I would like more search results with more dependable downloading, also without the spyware and all that junk...please write back with comments.



A:Best music sharing program???

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Morning all i have been looking thru the windows 7 free software thread for a good music cd burrning app, just wanted some opinions on the best ones to go for, i have just downloaded cdxp gonna give that a try.

Any ideas?

many thanks

A:Best music cd burning program

Ive always used the native burning app in WMP...

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I play guitar with a friend, not for profit, just for our and our friends entertainment. We have a large amount lyrics with chords on file on 2/3 programs. What we are looking for is a program that if someone said can you play xyz, then we could just type in part of the song title and pull up a list of possible answers. Any suggests would be gratefully received and would if possible like to use a freeware program. The files are in either Word 2003 or Quark


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i want to know wich is the best program to record instruments and edit .

A:music record program

Are you talking about live music? If so I use Neuendo, its the best program I have ever seen. Although it is not cheap to buy.

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I have......
ALL of Led Zeppelin's music on my laptop.
Some are named wrong, Some don't have the artist applied to them, Some dont have their albums applied to them, some are doubles of something I already have....
Is there a program to at least apply the band, album, and names correctly to them?

A:Program to sort out my music for me?

Hi ComputerTalk-Jayson

this is my favourite tag editor, it's free and does just about everything.

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If I'm posting this in the wrong forum, please re-direct me... I've just upgraded to Win98SE from Win3.1. I also changed computers and Sound cards, from an MPU401 MIDI card in my old computer, to a Sound Blaster SBPCI198 in the new one. The SB card has a MIDI out, and I'm connecting to an external MIDI synthesizer, which has worked in the past. The old music program, Music Printer Plus, (which I LOVE) will not communicate with the external synth, like it used to do flawlessly in my old computer. Is there anyone here who can give me any suggestions as to what to try? In Windows, I can get Cakewalk to play MIDI files through the external synth, but when I go into DOS, Music Printer doesn't see the synth input, and when I ask it to play one of it's files, the sound comes out through the internal synth (on the sound card) and it's all garbage, scratchy noises bearing no resemblance to the music. Thanks for any help you can offer.

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I want to be able to add and mix songs that I have downloaded to my PC and burn them on CDs.
The problem is they are at different volume levels. I would also like to add a cross-fade between songs.
That's all! I dont need a lot of extra editing capability. I just want to be able to drag songs into a box and have the volume adjusted. Real Player could do this years ago, but now it is so bloated, I dont even want to think about Real Player.
Any suggested programs.... free, or I am willing to pay or suscribe!
thanks for any suggestions.

A:Best Program To Edit Music CDs?

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I've heard that there's software for writing 'Sheet Music' from music I've written and never learned how to put it down on paper. Any ideas?

A:Music Sheet Writing Program

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I was wondering if there is any type of programs that translates music I play on a physical instrument, to notation/sheet music, with the help of a microphone or digital voice recorder.


A:Is there any program that can...? People familiar with music might be able to help

vhab said:

I was wondering if there is any type of programs that translates music I play on a physical instrument, to notation/sheet music, with the help of a microphone or digital voice recorder.

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Hi vhab,

Have you done a search for the keyword "music transcription" or just "music" in the forums at TSG? I seem to recall that the topic may have been discussed previously.

-- Tom

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Hi there.

Well, in a little under two weeks I'll be starting college. And before I go, I would like to transfer some CDs onto my computer so that I don't have to worry about all my disks. Can anyone recommend a good, free music management program that they really like?

Here is what I would like the program to do, but then again beggars can't to choosers .

-Convert current MP3 files into another format (i.e. OGG etc.)
-Retrieve Album Art
-Edit Album/Song Titles
-Transfer Music From CDs

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Have a GREAT DAY!!

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What would you guys recommend as far as a good music editing program goes? I'd like to be able to do things like take the actual lyrics out, and what not, mix songs and beats etc. What would you guys recommend is a good program to do that stuff? If there's something that incorporates that and a good music player, that'd be good too. Seeing as how I would like to do everything from one location. Thanks for any help you might have in advance.


A:Good Music Editing Program?

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a demo version of a music synthesizer program is on my system, ( fruityloops) and I want to uninstall it. It does not appear in ADD/REMOVE list of programs. A search on the Net for tips revealed that this is a monster to get rid of.

Any tips on how best to start a manual removal ?

No uninstall info anywhere...

A:uninstall fruityloops music program

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Hi all, new member to the forum and I have a frustrating problem that's driving me crazy.
My music match program all of a sudden doesn't want to shut down. Always worked fine and shut down in the past. Now I press the X button it shuts down and reopens in 30 seconds or so. I have to reboot to shut it off. Thought it might be some virus or spamware but none of my anti virus or adawre cought anything. Any suggestions.
Windows xp - pent 4 Dell, Music Match program.


A:Program Shut Down - Music Match

Hi and welcome to TSF

Does the program have an entry in services? (in Start>Run>type: services.msc hit enter, click extended tab and look for it)

I suspect it does. Put that to manual or stop it (rightclick>properties)

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