February 15th, 2007, 10:00 PM
[RESOLVED] Empty Entertainment File in Accessories
I'm running XP and I've installed a language program that uses a microphone but can't make it work. I tried going to Programs>accessories>entertainment to adjust the sound recorder but the entertainment file is empty. I called mircrosoft to see how to fix it but they want to charge $59 and I don't see a fix in the FAQ. I went to IBM and they said I would have to uninstall, reinstall XP, loosing all my files in the process. I also tried adding windows components in the control panel but entertainment isn't there. I also tried to download from my XP CD but it isn't there either....
February 15th, 2007, 10:14 PM
Open the control panel
Select sounds and audio devices
If you do not see a microphone slider
Scroll down and check the box next to microphone
Move the slider up to the top, un check the mute box.
You now should have a working microphone input.
If you cant do this, you may need to reinstall or repair windows.
February 15th, 2007, 11:00 PM
brookfort, Go to the link below and download "AccRestore v2.0" Unzip it and run the .exe. It should correct your problem.
Welcome to the forum,
February 16th, 2007, 06:44 AM
Wow - thanks so much - immediately fixed the problem!
February 16th, 2007, 07:50 AM
brookfort, Glad to see that the problem is fixed and Thanks for posting back to let us know.
February 28th, 2009, 07:04 PM
Hey thanks loads I had the same problem--fixed zippo! thanks. BUT I am lacking sndrec32 and am computer unable to record. Anyway of getting this file?
February 28th, 2009, 07:10 PM
Have your windows xp cd handy, click start, run, type "sfc /scannow" and press enter. Check if it works after that has finished. If not, try "sfc /purgecache" after the scannow command. Let me know if it works after the scannow or if it works after the purgecache command just so i know...
February 28th, 2009, 10:36 PM
lar, Another option is to go into Folder Options>View tab and select "Show hidden files and folders" and uncheck "Hide protected operating system files (recommended)", click Apply/OK. Now go into Windows Explorer and open the C:\Windows\System32\dllcache folder and locate the sndrec32.exe file, right click it and choose "Copy". Now open the C:Windows\System32 folder and in an empty space right click and choose "Paste". Your problem should be solved.
Originally Posted by lar
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