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Windows XP audio driver issue


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this is a bit on the obscure side so any help is greatly appreciated... i just recently reformatted my computer to Windows XP (i had Xp last time) and i notice a difference in audio file 'properties' options. i don't know if it's a driver issue or not. before i reformatted when i right-clicked a wav or mp3 file and clicked properties, the general and summary tab would pop up, i could then edit the song title, year, artist, etc. now the summary tab only displays title and sometimes it doesnt even show the summary tab just the general tab.

any insight? kind of a weird issue but deeply important to my file maintenance system

much appreciated
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any insight on why this may be? is this posted in the right place?
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Custom built or name brand system?
Desktop or laptop?
Motherboard make and model?
Genuine Microsoft Xp Installation cd or Recovery cd?
Make and model of system?
Onboard audio or add on card?
Do you have a drivers disk for system and or motherboard?
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Dell Dimension 2400
Desktop
Intel Celeron?
Recovery CD
Windows XP Pro 2002 SP3
onboard audio Creative Live Series
no drivers disk
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Original loaded drivers for your system and XP are located HERE
I would suggest downloading all the original drivers and burning them to a cd for future reference. Let me know if the divers fix your issue.
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Original loaded drivers for your system and XP are located HERE
I would suggest downloading all the original drivers and burning them to a cd for future reference. Let me know if the divers fix your issue.

I didn't know you could download divers... :)

Edited by Hello71, 22 December 2009 - 05:36 PM.

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i'll see if this works
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Hopefully that will help.
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nah i dloaded all the necessary drivers to no avail... and i now noticed that i cant see thumbnails for video files, but i can for photos. i think it might be a codec issue? i dont know, i wonder if it a registry issue?
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Download free VLC Player



Let me know if this works. This comes with all codecs so if it works we then know the problem.
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theres a metadata function in vlc player but i mean just in windows folder, right clicking the audio file for it's properties, still doesnt work
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Have you done all windows updates through Microsoft update page?
This should include SP3 and all critical and optional updates.
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no i'll try that and let you know how that works
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OK thanks and I will await your results. :)
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i know this is old now but to reignite the issue, i've downloaded all kinds of codecs and some drivers and cant seem to get access to the metadata for audio files. is this a codec or driver issue?
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