I bought a bare bones computer and had to put it together. The Sound card was built onto the motherboard and was supposed to be a very good one. When I was finished putting the computer together, I loaded Windows XP and the files that came on a CD with the computer and all was well except the sound wouldn't work. I found out that I had to get Windows Service Pack 2 and load it and then I was able to reload the CD that came with the computer and it worked perfectly.
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Is it a card in a PCI slot? If so does your motherboard already have a soundcard? You'll have to disable it if so to make the PCI card one active. Having 2 sound cards confuses windows, you need to tell it which to use...
To disable the onboard either look in the bios settings or go to device manager, find the soundcard in the relevant section and then right click - disable it...
If that's the case it should be ok but try loading up windows media player and going to the preferences seeing which sound card it is trying to use. Usually if you can get media player working everything else will work
If you've installed XP from a Windows disc not dedicated to your PC, (not a recovery disc), then it probably is lacking certain drivers specific to your computer. It's a very old computer, drivers are likely missing from your install.
In your Start menu search type "Device Manager". Open DM and click the + next to "Sound, video and game controllers". You might see a next to your soundcard. Double click your soundcard and note "Device status" under "General" tab. Got to "Driver" tab and click "Update Driver..." If it says you have the best driver installed, uninstall the driver from there, and try "Update Driver..." again.
I doubt the speakers need a driver. Is there output from the soundcard? Connect the speakers to an alternate audio source, such as the headphone jack of a CD player or radio. If the speakers produce sound, the problem is probably with your soundcard. Recheck your soundcard installation and setup procedure. Consult the sound card’s manual. Check the “mute” and “volume” controls on your soundcard or media player software and keyboard. Are the speakers connected properly? Make sure the plugs are securely connected in the proper location according to their colorcoding and the diagram on th front of this manual. Make sure the left speaker wire with the white stripe is connected to the (+) speaker terminal on the subwoofer.
Are you trying to add music/videos from your computer to your MPC7095?
1. Turn on MP3 player, go to settings, make sure USB mode is set to MSC. 2. Connect MP3 player to the computer, if your on Windows, go to 'My Computer' under the Start button 3. There should be a drive labeled 'Removable Disk', drag your MP3 or Unprotected Windows Media Audio files to this 'Removable Disk' drive.
Here is a link on how to use Windows Media Player to add music and also how to do the video conversion:
Connect your player to the USB port on your computer using the USB connector on
the Mix Max. A 'MIX-MAX' window will appear in your My Computer folder which is
the player's internal memory. To add more files and songs to your player simply
drag and drop MP3 or WMA files from anywhere on your computer into the 'MIX-MAX'
For Windows XP, you can utilize Windows Media Player 10 software
to convert music on an audio CD into MP3 or WMA format as follows:
the Windows Media Player 10 Browser, then click on the 'Rip' icon on the top
tool bar. Insert a Music CD into the CD-ROM drive of your computer. Click on
the 'Tools' menu option at the top menu bar, then click on 'Options'; the Option
setting menu will appear. Click on Rip Music and set the Rip music to the
desired location on the newly ripped music (MP3 format or Windows Media Audio
format). Adjust the audio quality as desired. When finished, click 'OK' to
confirm the settings. Click on the 'Rip Music' icon to start ripping the
music to your computer. When the music tracks are ripped; connect the player
to your computer. Open the 'MIX-MAX' window and open the ripped music location
window. To add the transferred/ripped music file/songs to your player simply
drag and drop the MP3 and/or WMA files into the 'MIX-MAX' window. When the
files are finished loading into the player, follow the 'Safely Remove Hardware'
procedure as shown below. Note: For Windows 98SE, Windows ME, and Windows
2000, please use the Windows Media Player 9 to convert music on an audio CD into
MP3 or WMA format.
Downloading WMA files with DRM using Windows Media
Player 10 (for Windows XP)
To download WMA files with DRM, follow the
procedure described below using the previously installed Windows Media Player
10. Before beginning the procedure please turn the unit on and connect the unit
to the computer as previously described.
Open the 'Windows Media Player
Browser 10' and click on 'Sync'. Click on the 'Sync List' pull-down menu to
locate the music files you wish to download. Then make sure to click the box
next to the files. Select the Portable Device that you want to copy to from
the right side drop-down menu. Click 'Start Sync' to start downloading the WMA
file(s) with DRM to the Portable Device. After finished downloading all the
desired files to your unit, follow the 'Safely Remove Hardware' procedure as
shown below. Note: For Windows 98SE, Windows ME, and Windows 2000, please
use the Windows Media Player 9 to download WMA files with DRM to your
1. Downloads must be on your computer. 2. Turn on Mp3 player, go to settings, make sure USB mode is set to MSC. 3. Connect MP3 player to the computer. 4. If using Windows operating system, click the Start button, go to 'My Computer' 5. There should be a drive labeled 'Removable Disk', drag your music files to this location. 6. Disconnect MP3 player from the computer 7. Play audio files
*Note - Audio files must be MP3 or Unprotected Windows Media Audio files (that is all this unit will play).