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Old 04-17-2009, 10:17 PM
Boxcars711
 
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Empty "Entertainment" Folder
In Accessories, the "entertainment" folder shows as "Empty". How do I get the
contents back. I am specifically concerned with the sound. When I open the
control panel and select "Sounds and Audio Devices Properties", I click on
"show volume icon in the task bar" and I get the following message: "Windows
cannot display the volume control on the taskbar because the volume control
program has not been installed". To Install it, Use Add and Remove Programs
in Control Panel"

When I opened Add and Remove, I tried "Add New Programs" and the two
choices are to add from a CD-ROM or floppy disk or to add new windows
features, devices, drivers and updates, click Windows Update. I have tried
both things and I am lost. Can someone walk me through recovering the
contents of this "Entertainment Folder"?
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Old 04-18-2009, 01:22 AM
peter
 
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Re: Empty "Entertainment" Folder
Seems like you need to install the Sound drivers for your specific sound
card.
If you have a mobo with build in audio the drivers would be on the mobo
drivers CD
peter

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"Boxcars711" <Boxcars711@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F436C322-B5C1-46A1-BC6B-CF24759F8127@microsoft.com...
> In Accessories, the "entertainment" folder shows as "Empty". How do I get
> the
> contents back. I am specifically concerned with the sound. When I open the
> control panel and select "Sounds and Audio Devices Properties", I click on
> "show volume icon in the task bar" and I get the following message:
> "Windows
> cannot display the volume control on the taskbar because the volume
> control
> program has not been installed". To Install it, Use Add and Remove
> Programs
> in Control Panel"
>
> When I opened Add and Remove, I tried "Add New Programs" and the two
> choices are to add from a CD-ROM or floppy disk or to add new windows
> features, devices, drivers and updates, click Windows Update. I have tried
> both things and I am lost. Can someone walk me through recovering the
> contents of this "Entertainment Folder"?


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Old 04-18-2009, 06:42 AM
Boxcars711
 
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RE: Empty "Entertainment" Folder
Thanks Peter,
I did find and install sndvol32.exe and the volume control is back, but
sound recorder and whatever else is in that folder is still missing. I tried
the driver thing but no luck. Still working on it.

Thanks

"Boxcars711" wrote:

> In Accessories, the "entertainment" folder shows as "Empty". How do I get the
> contents back. I am specifically concerned with the sound. When I open the
> control panel and select "Sounds and Audio Devices Properties", I click on
> "show volume icon in the task bar" and I get the following message: "Windows
> cannot display the volume control on the taskbar because the volume control
> program has not been installed". To Install it, Use Add and Remove Programs
> in Control Panel"
>
> When I opened Add and Remove, I tried "Add New Programs" and the two
> choices are to add from a CD-ROM or floppy disk or to add new windows
> features, devices, drivers and updates, click Windows Update. I have tried
> both things and I am lost. Can someone walk me through recovering the
> contents of this "Entertainment Folder"?

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Old 04-19-2009, 12:28 PM
Tim Meddick
 
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Re: Empty "Entertainment" Folder
Manually re-create the links (shortcuts) to the items. In my Entertainment
folder I have only three items; they are:

1). Volume Control =
C:\WINDOWS\system32\sndvol32.exe
(you have this now)

2). Sound Recorder =
C:\WINDOWS\system32\sndrec32.exe
(create a link with this as the target)

3).Windows Media Player =
"C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe"
(create a link with this as the target)

Then put them back into your Entertainment folder.
(*NB; if you find that one or more of the other items are missing from your
computer, then you might have to go to the 'Add Windows Components' item in
'Add/Remove Programs' in control panel).

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"Boxcars711" <Boxcars711@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:FD706DF2-DCCF-41CE-9B6A-AF32C8D4714E@microsoft.com...
> Thanks Peter,
> I did find and install sndvol32.exe and the volume control is back, but
> sound recorder and whatever else is in that folder is still missing. I
> tried
> the driver thing but no luck. Still working on it.
>
> Thanks
>
> "Boxcars711" wrote:
>
>> In Accessories, the "entertainment" folder shows as "Empty". How do I get
>> the
>> contents back. I am specifically concerned with the sound. When I open
>> the
>> control panel and select "Sounds and Audio Devices Properties", I click
>> on
>> "show volume icon in the task bar" and I get the following message:
>> "Windows
>> cannot display the volume control on the taskbar because the volume
>> control
>> program has not been installed". To Install it, Use Add and Remove
>> Programs
>> in Control Panel"
>>
>> When I opened Add and Remove, I tried "Add New Programs" and the two
>> choices are to add from a CD-ROM or floppy disk or to add new windows
>> features, devices, drivers and updates, click Windows Update. I have
>> tried
>> both things and I am lost. Can someone walk me through recovering the
>> contents of this "Entertainment Folder"?



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Old 06-29-2009, 07:36 PM
grakamh
 
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RE: Empty "Entertainment" Folder


"Boxcars711" wrote:

> In Accessories, the "entertainment" folder shows as "Empty". How do I get the
> contents back. I am specifically concerned with the sound. When I open the
> control panel and select "Sounds and Audio Devices Properties", I click on
> "show volume icon in the task bar" and I get the following message: "Windows
> cannot display the volume control on the taskbar because the volume control
> program has not been installed". To Install it, Use Add and Remove Programs
> in Control Panel"
>
> When I opened Add and Remove, I tried "Add New Programs" and the two
> choices are to add from a CD-ROM or floppy disk or to add new windows
> features, devices, drivers and updates, click Windows Update. I have tried
> both things and I am lost. Can someone walk me through recovering the
> contents of this "Entertainment Folder"?

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