View Full Version : Loss of Audio

07-10-2006, 07:22 AM
Hello All, On my Win2K with AC97 onboard audio, I suddenly
lost the audio portion of videos and also couldn't play music
CDs. I had an error msg saying "Windows cannot find .exe"
and that .exe was on C:\ ............... very helpful I'm sure.

I found that all was OK in Device Mgr. but later AC97 dis-
appeared from DM and so did most of the volume controls !
Tried re-installing drivers but no go. Installed a different
audio card (Genius) in a PCI slot which installed OK and app-
eared in Device Mgr. All volume controls now OK but I still
have the same rubbish about Windows cannot find .exe. The
video portion of CDs/DVDs works well but audio is a no-no.
Any suggestions please ................. can't find an exact
match to these symptoms on the web.

07-10-2006, 02:52 PM
It can't find what .exe? Or is it trying to find exactly that - .exe with no file name?
Have you scanned for malware?

07-10-2006, 06:14 PM
try reinstalling your audio drivers.

07-10-2006, 07:15 PM
As stated above ................. just .exe, hence my sarcastic comment
of "very helpful" !

Yes, also as stated above I have not only re-installed drivers, but have
also installed a whole new card with driver.

Yes I have looked for malware and nothing shows up with a good arsenal
of SOB detectors.


07-10-2006, 10:07 PM
try to install the sound card drivers, also try to download audio and video codecs.

K-lite codec pack is an all in one codec pack, very useful.

08-10-2006, 03:54 AM
hi boswell
It would be wise to save whatever you can on to floppy and rewipe your machine asap.

[Edit: please ignore nethaniels post, it is obviously school holidays which is reflected in the inappropriate advice and troll like post he has made - Jen (Moderator)]

09-10-2006, 10:03 AM
Thank you Edit: Some advice is similar to buying
a new car because the ash-tray is full in the old
Still no audio though ! !

09-10-2006, 04:28 PM
Are there any *.exe's other than the soundcard's driver
necessary for audio production. Presume API's are built
into the soundcard's drivers etc. Any ideas as to what
might be the prefix of the mysterious .exe ? ?