Problem with Sound Hardware Error Message



benedict1
07-09-2005, 09:52 PM
I am setting up a new pc and have loaded a number of audio/video players and
utilities. I have Rhapsody, Winamp, WMP 10 and a streaming caputure program
called Total Recorder with some added codecs. All play perfectly and Total
Recorder records as it should.

So I try to open the Sound icon in the System Tray and I get--"There is a
problem with sound hardware. To install mixer devices go Control Panel,
click Printers and Other Hardware, and the click Add Hardware"--

Weird--I have added no "hardware", only software. The pc is running XP SP2
with all updates and has Realtek High Definition Audio card(preinstalled)

Anybody got a clue on this one???
--


Thank you for your help,

benedict1

Terry
07-09-2005, 09:53 PM
Funny. I was about to ask the same question. I too have lost access to MS
Sound Recorder. I can't reinstall it from my XP disc because the SP2 I have
on board is newer then the SP1 that's on the XP-CD.
Upon seeing your message, I'm now wondering if Total Recorder is to blame. I
recently installed it on my PC and that's about when I lost my Volume
Control in the System Tray. I have asked around on and offline and have been
told to re-install Sound Recorder. Which takes me back to square one. I
can't because SP1/Sp2, etc.

Hopefully, some nice person will be able to help both of us defeat this
glitch. The sooner the better. Maybe one of those MSMVP's we hear so much
about.

I also notice you've been waiting for a reply to your message for awhile.
Have you managed to fix your troubles since? If so, I'd sure like to know
how.

Thanks in advance,

Terry


"benedict1" <benedict1@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:BFA99E5F-702F-43AE-A1D0-FABEFBDF450E@microsoft.com...
>I am setting up a new pc and have loaded a number of audio/video players
>and
> utilities. I have Rhapsody, Winamp, WMP 10 and a streaming caputure
> program
> called Total Recorder with some added codecs. All play perfectly and
> Total
> Recorder records as it should.
>
> So I try to open the Sound icon in the System Tray and I get--"There is a
> problem with sound hardware. To install mixer devices go Control Panel,
> click Printers and Other Hardware, and the click Add Hardware"--
>
> Weird--I have added no "hardware", only software. The pc is running XP
> SP2
> with all updates and has Realtek High Definition Audio card(preinstalled)
>
> Anybody got a clue on this one???
> --
>
>
> Thank you for your help,
>
> benedict1
>

benedict1
07-09-2005, 09:53 PM
I had all kinds of problems setting this machine up and finally had to do a
complete new install of Windows. The problem was gone after that. I don't
know what happened the first time.

Sorry.
--
Thank you for your help,

benedict1



"Terry" wrote:

> Funny. I was about to ask the same question. I too have lost access to MS
> Sound Recorder. I can't reinstall it from my XP disc because the SP2 I have
> on board is newer then the SP1 that's on the XP-CD.
> Upon seeing your message, I'm now wondering if Total Recorder is to blame. I
> recently installed it on my PC and that's about when I lost my Volume
> Control in the System Tray. I have asked around on and offline and have been
> told to re-install Sound Recorder. Which takes me back to square one. I
> can't because SP1/Sp2, etc.
>
> Hopefully, some nice person will be able to help both of us defeat this
> glitch. The sooner the better. Maybe one of those MSMVP's we hear so much
> about.
>
> I also notice you've been waiting for a reply to your message for awhile.
> Have you managed to fix your troubles since? If so, I'd sure like to know
> how.
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Terry
>
>
> "benedict1" <benedict1@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:BFA99E5F-702F-43AE-A1D0-FABEFBDF450E@microsoft.com...
> >I am setting up a new pc and have loaded a number of audio/video players
> >and
> > utilities. I have Rhapsody, Winamp, WMP 10 and a streaming caputure
> > program
> > called Total Recorder with some added codecs. All play perfectly and
> > Total
> > Recorder records as it should.
> >
> > So I try to open the Sound icon in the System Tray and I get--"There is a
> > problem with sound hardware. To install mixer devices go Control Panel,
> > click Printers and Other Hardware, and the click Add Hardware"--
> >
> > Weird--I have added no "hardware", only software. The pc is running XP
> > SP2
> > with all updates and has Realtek High Definition Audio card(preinstalled)
> >
> > Anybody got a clue on this one???
> > --
> >
> >
> > Thank you for your help,
> >
> > benedict1
> >
>
>
>

Terry
07-09-2005, 09:53 PM
How did you manage to re-install? I'm always getting messages that say I
can't re-install because my machine contains a newer version of Windows than
my disc. That's because I have updated with SP2 and the disc only has SP1 on
it.


Hope you can help here.

Thanks,
Terry


"benedict1" <benedict1@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:835059A6-90AD-4AE0-997B-D1246F151121@microsoft.com...
>I had all kinds of problems setting this machine up and finally had to do a
> complete new install of Windows. The problem was gone after that. I
> don't
> know what happened the first time.
>
> Sorry.
> --
> Thank you for your help,
>
> benedict1
>
>
>
> "Terry" wrote:
>
>> Funny. I was about to ask the same question. I too have lost access to
>> MS
>> Sound Recorder. I can't reinstall it from my XP disc because the SP2 I
>> have
>> on board is newer then the SP1 that's on the XP-CD.
>> Upon seeing your message, I'm now wondering if Total Recorder is to
>> blame. I
>> recently installed it on my PC and that's about when I lost my Volume
>> Control in the System Tray. I have asked around on and offline and have
>> been
>> told to re-install Sound Recorder. Which takes me back to square one. I
>> can't because SP1/Sp2, etc.
>>
>> Hopefully, some nice person will be able to help both of us defeat this
>> glitch. The sooner the better. Maybe one of those MSMVP's we hear so much
>> about.
>>
>> I also notice you've been waiting for a reply to your message for awhile.
>> Have you managed to fix your troubles since? If so, I'd sure like to know
>> how.
>>
>> Thanks in advance,
>>
>> Terry
>>
>>
>> "benedict1" <benedict1@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:BFA99E5F-702F-43AE-A1D0-FABEFBDF450E@microsoft.com...
>> >I am setting up a new pc and have loaded a number of audio/video players
>> >and
>> > utilities. I have Rhapsody, Winamp, WMP 10 and a streaming caputure
>> > program
>> > called Total Recorder with some added codecs. All play perfectly and
>> > Total
>> > Recorder records as it should.
>> >
>> > So I try to open the Sound icon in the System Tray and I get--"There is
>> > a
>> > problem with sound hardware. To install mixer devices go Control
>> > Panel,
>> > click Printers and Other Hardware, and the click Add Hardware"--
>> >
>> > Weird--I have added no "hardware", only software. The pc is running XP
>> > SP2
>> > with all updates and has Realtek High Definition Audio
>> > card(preinstalled)
>> >
>> > Anybody got a clue on this one???
>> > --
>> >
>> >
>> > Thank you for your help,
>> >
>> > benedict1
>> >
>>
>>
>>

benedict1
07-09-2005, 09:53 PM
Sorry, beyond my capability. Go to the General Windows Newsgroup and ask the
question. I,m sure an MVP will know how to do that.


--
Thank you for your help,

benedict1



"Terry" wrote:

> How did you manage to re-install? I'm always getting messages that say I
> can't re-install because my machine contains a newer version of Windows than
> my disc. That's because I have updated with SP2 and the disc only has SP1 on
> it.
>
>
> Hope you can help here.
>
> Thanks,
> Terry
>
>
> "benedict1" <benedict1@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:835059A6-90AD-4AE0-997B-D1246F151121@microsoft.com...
> >I had all kinds of problems setting this machine up and finally had to do a
> > complete new install of Windows. The problem was gone after that. I
> > don't
> > know what happened the first time.
> >
> > Sorry.
> > --
> > Thank you for your help,
> >
> > benedict1
> >
> >
> >
> > "Terry" wrote:
> >
> >> Funny. I was about to ask the same question. I too have lost access to
> >> MS
> >> Sound Recorder. I can't reinstall it from my XP disc because the SP2 I
> >> have
> >> on board is newer then the SP1 that's on the XP-CD.
> >> Upon seeing your message, I'm now wondering if Total Recorder is to
> >> blame. I
> >> recently installed it on my PC and that's about when I lost my Volume
> >> Control in the System Tray. I have asked around on and offline and have
> >> been
> >> told to re-install Sound Recorder. Which takes me back to square one. I
> >> can't because SP1/Sp2, etc.
> >>
> >> Hopefully, some nice person will be able to help both of us defeat this
> >> glitch. The sooner the better. Maybe one of those MSMVP's we hear so much
> >> about.
> >>
> >> I also notice you've been waiting for a reply to your message for awhile.
> >> Have you managed to fix your troubles since? If so, I'd sure like to know
> >> how.
> >>
> >> Thanks in advance,
> >>
> >> Terry
> >>
> >>
> >> "benedict1" <benedict1@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:BFA99E5F-702F-43AE-A1D0-FABEFBDF450E@microsoft.com...
> >> >I am setting up a new pc and have loaded a number of audio/video players
> >> >and
> >> > utilities. I have Rhapsody, Winamp, WMP 10 and a streaming caputure
> >> > program
> >> > called Total Recorder with some added codecs. All play perfectly and
> >> > Total
> >> > Recorder records as it should.
> >> >
> >> > So I try to open the Sound icon in the System Tray and I get--"There is
> >> > a
> >> > problem with sound hardware. To install mixer devices go Control
> >> > Panel,
> >> > click Printers and Other Hardware, and the click Add Hardware"--
> >> >
> >> > Weird--I have added no "hardware", only software. The pc is running XP
> >> > SP2
> >> > with all updates and has Realtek High Definition Audio
> >> > card(preinstalled)
> >> >
> >> > Anybody got a clue on this one???
> >> > --
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > Thank you for your help,
> >> >
> >> > benedict1
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>


Problem with Sound Hardware Error Message