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Mixer not responding

I own an old computer windows 98 but it has 512 ram and it does have a good sound card. Recently, my cd writer/ cd rom would not work. Whenever I try to run a game or cd, I get a message that I need to put in the correct cd and try again. Also when I turn on my computer, it will freeze and when I do control alt delete, it shows that the mixer is not responding and sometimes ccap is not reponding. I clear up the ccap but I cant get the mixer to respond. I finally have to end task and then the computer will work okay so to speak. What is causing the mixer and ccap to not respond and how can I clear that up. Also how can I fix my cd rom and if you think I have to replace it, what is a good visual website that I can use to change the cd rom. my email is thanks, Joyce

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Re: mixer not responding

You need a better os. i would get a mac. and you need more ram 512 just won't cut it with any recording software and or hardware. also to take some strain of your computer get and external harddrive and start storing your music there. this is what i did and it worked out great for me.

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Re: mixer not responding

Hi Joyce, It sounds to me like you have an overlod problem, perhaps a virus, Do a scan and see if that helps, also clean or get someone to clean the heatsink and fan on your CPU. A good and simple way to do this is to remove the right side of your computer and using a very soft brush attachment on your vacumn cleaner, clean all the dust from inside the computer.
You will need to remove the heatsink to clean it.
Hope this solves your problems, regards mistyman

Posted on Nov 02, 2007

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