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Hello there. This is my second thread, (my last in regard to troubles with my Windows '98 computer.)

- I'm having some difficulty with my audio. Every time I open Windows Media Player I am prompted with an error message stating, "Either the audio device is not installed or is in use by another program." - It's fairly evident to me that there are not any other programs using my audio device, so I've already ruled this out as a possibility, and I'm not entirely sure as to how I have nothing installed? My audio was working fine less than 24 hours ago.

Any questions that are needed to be asked for further assistance, are welcomed. Thanks in advance! :smile:

EDIT: For further information, please see Post #10.
 

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Re: Multimedia Audio Controller!?

Hi,

When the audio device is not installed properly you will get this type of message but it will show you as installed properly. I mean it installed but not took the right .inf file to install.

Uninstall everything and install the audio device with the mother board CD. If you are not sure which one needs to be installed then go for a setup.exe file which will be there in that CD.:smooch:
 

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Re: Multimedia Audio Controller!?

Hi,

When the audio device is not installed properly you will get this type of message but it will show you as installed properly. I mean it installed but not took the right .inf file to install.
Hello!


Yep, I noticed that it said it was installed properly. Which confused me at first, until I realized.

Uninstall everything and install the audio device with the mother board CD. If you are not sure which one needs to be installed then go for a setup.exe file which will be there in that CD.:smooch:
Unfortunately I do not have the mother board CD, (or any CD's for that matter.) Is there any other way to get around to making sure everything is installed correctly? :sigh:


Thanks so much again!
 

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Re: Multimedia Audio Controller!?

Welcome to TSF....

What is the make and model of this computer?

Do you have the recovery disk set for the Windows 98 on this computer?
 

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Re: Multimedia Audio Controller!?

Try download from the site http://www.driverguide.com
Hmmmm. I think it requires I sign up first?

What is the make and model of this computer?
I have no idea. I apologize I'm not really the greatest with computers. Under "Computer:" in "My Computer" it says; "AMD Athlon(tm)" -- if that helps any?

Do you have the recovery disk set for the Windows 98 on this computer?
Nope, I don't have any disks.



Thanks so much again for all your help!
 

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Re: Multimedia Audio Controller!?

ThorXP is asking what brand is your computer? (For example: Dell, HP, Acer) And depending on the brand, the model should be located somewhere on the outside of the computer.
 

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Re: Multimedia Audio Controller!?

ThorXP is asking what brand is your computer? (For example: Dell, HP, Acer) And depending on the brand, the model should be located somewhere on the outside of the computer.
I don't know. It says "powered by ASES" on the front of the tower. Sorry, I apologize - I'm fairly embarrassed - I'm not very good with computers! :sigh: I'm computer illiterate, I guess you could say.
 

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Re: Multimedia Audio Controller!?

Just in case it was unclear; this the error I am prompted without upon opening a music file of mine:





Also, bump! . . . ;|. Still no audio. :4-hanged:
 

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Multimedia Audio Controller.

(I posted this in the wrong section last time, I figure it's better I repost my problem in the correct forum!)


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Upon opening one of my music files I am prompted with an error code stating:


I'm not entirely sure as to why my audio does not work. I have already ruled out the possibility of my audio device being used by another program. So I'm lead to believe there's definitely something else that's faulty/incorrect.


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Here is my report: (Thanks in advance, I hope I have given sufficient data to further aid in assistance!). :smile:
 

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Well, I am having problems getting a direct download link for you. So I will give you detailed instructions on how to obtain the driver you probably need.

1. Click this link
2. Near the top left, you will see a text box with input model to search, in that text box, copy and paste A7V400-MX into it, then hit enter.
3. Then, two links will come up, you want to click the one on the left that says A7V400-MX

4. Now, click the AUDIO link
5. You'll see 5 different boxes, the only one you're interested in is the WinXP one. In the WinXP box, you will see Download from
6. Click USA
7. Download and install that driver.

This should work. Let us know.:smile:
 

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Hmmm, I'm not entirely sure as to whether or not this has to do with anything related to the audio not working?:

(It comes up after I restart the computer).



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I went to the link and I downloaded what you had suggested. Only to come across an error stating something along the lines of, "Important Windows files missing, please insert CD". (I couldn't take a screen shot of it, oddly enough). And just a heads up, I do not have any CD's for the computer.


Thank you so much for your replies everybody! :smile:
 

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Well, M3PLUGIN.DLL is malware. So it's actually a good thing it's not there. To stop that message popping up everytime on start up, you can do this:

Start > Run > type in msconfig > startup tab > look for m3plugin or something with MyWebSearch > uncheck the checkbox

To correct the audio problem, it seems that MyWebSearch was a virus and it seemed to corrupt some Windows files. Sadly, I'm afraid, without a Windows CD, you can't recover these files.
 
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