Can't get my laptop to upload music CDs .

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Can't get my laptop to upload music CDs .

Postby Guest » Wed Feb 25, 2015 2:43 am

So I finally sorted out all my CDs into piles for the charity shop and a pile for copying to my laptop (yes I know , but better late than never).
Anyway , the first few uploads went fine the other day , no probs at all , but tonight I keep getting a message saying "ERROR" beside each track .Tried with a few different (proper quality, not knock-offs) CDs, so it's not a one off .
I'm not techie, so bear with me here and don't laugh........could it be whatever plays the CD (driver?) banjaxed ? Can I replace that ? Or is there something I'm missing to do ?

Any help appreciated regarding what I need to fix , and please be gentle and speak proper English , not tech-speak , I am totally a Luddite regarding this stuff . :doomed:
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Re: Can't get my laptop to upload music CDs .

Postby Big Fat Frosty » Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:30 am

name and model of computer ? (hp, pacard, desktop, laptop etc etc)
which operating system (windows etc)
which ripping software (nero, mplayer etc)
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Re: Can't get my laptop to upload music CDs .

Postby Guest » Wed Feb 25, 2015 3:16 pm

Big Fat Frosty wrote:name and model of computer ? (hp, pacard, desktop, laptop etc etc)
which operating system (windows etc)
which ripping software (nero, mplayer etc)
:dunno:


Hi Frosty . The lappy is a Dell Inspiron (3 yrs old) .

Operating system ? Windows 7 .

Ripping software ? Not sure what you mean :oops: . Oh wait , a pop up window appears sometimes with "ROXIO" in it when I put the disc in . Is that it ? And I use windows media player for listening etc .

Feck , I just googled a list of ripping software and ROXIO doesn't get a mention :bawlin: .

I've tried using Firefox (which is rapidly becoming shite to use.) Also tried on Explorer , and Chrome .....if that matters .
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Re: Can't get my laptop to upload music CDs .

Postby Big Fat Frosty » Wed Feb 25, 2015 3:43 pm

start search device manager click icon is there any yellow question marks??

if there is one next to dvd drive either its fucked or the drivers are corrupt
pres the plus signand right click the dvd drive press uninstall and reboot
that will make the dvd drive reinstall with windows drivers
if no yellow question mark
try ripping using windows media player
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3Zd7S_3tyU

hth
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Re: Can't get my laptop to upload music CDs .

Postby Guesty » Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:54 pm

Big Fat Frosty wrote:start search device manager click icon is there any yellow question marks??

if there is one next to dvd drive either its fucked or the drivers are corrupt
pres the plus signand right click the dvd drive press uninstall and reboot
that will make the dvd drive reinstall with windows drivers
if no yellow question mark
try ripping using windows media player
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3Zd7S_3tyU

hth
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OK. So ....no question mark in there. But I right clicked on the 'DVD/CD-rom drives' & got "scan for hardware changes" ,so I clicked on that.
After a minute or so of the scanning I got another pop up window saying the "device software driver was NOT successfully installed"

Hmm, so I'll look at that youtube video later tonight and see how I get on there .

Thanks for the help Frosty .............. :bloodyputer:
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Re: Can't get my laptop to upload music CDs .

Postby Big Fat Frosty » Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:03 pm

Guesty wrote:
Big Fat Frosty wrote:start search device manager click icon is there any yellow question marks??

if there is one next to dvd drive either its fucked or the drivers are corrupt
pres the plus signand right click the dvd drive press uninstall and reboot
that will make the dvd drive reinstall with windows drivers
if no yellow question mark
try ripping using windows media player
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3Zd7S_3tyU

hth
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OK. So ....no question mark in there. But I right clicked on the 'DVD/CD-rom drives' & got "scan for hardware changes" ,so I clicked on that.
After a minute or so of the scanning I got another pop up window saying the "device software driver was NOT successfully installed"

Hmm, so I'll look at that youtube video later tonight and see how I get on there .

Thanks for the help Frosty .............. :bloodyputer:

right click on the dvd/cd rom and uninstall the device and reboot
youve dropped the driver
itll reinstall the device on restart
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Re: Can't get my laptop to upload music CDs .

Postby Guesty » Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:19 am

Yay! Got it sorted , thanks for the help Froz .

:thank you:
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Re: Can't get my laptop to upload music CDs .

Postby Big Fat Frosty » Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:35 am

Guesty wrote:Yay! Got it sorted , thanks for the help Froz .

:thank you:

glad to help
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Re: Can't get my laptop to upload music CDs .

Postby Guesty again . » Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:36 pm

Back again .
Never really noticed the sound on my laptop as I rarely use it (sound) that much and mostly just keep it mute .
BUT , been trying to watch some DVDs I came across and the sound is absolute shite .Even at it's highest settings . Yes I've gone in the mixer/sound icon thingy to try to joosh it up , but no difference at all .It used to be great , but seems to have faded .
I read that it's possible to enhance your laptop sound by downloading summat or other , but I'm wary of messing around in case I bugger up this laptop so thought I'd ask for help on here .Again.

My lappy is a Dell Inspiron (3 or 4 yrs old) and my system is windows 7 .
Oh and I use Firefox 99.9% of the time (if that matters) . But an older version , as the newer ones disagreed with me so I reverted to an older version .:oops:
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Re: Can't get my laptop to upload music CDs .

Postby KeithTas » Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:47 am

PEBKAC
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Re: Can't get my laptop to upload music CDs .

Postby Guesty » Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:25 pm

KeithTas wrote:PEBKAC


Like I don't know that already .

I'll figure it out myself so .

Thank you for deigning to notice my lowly post though oh wise one , I feel privileged .
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Re: Can't get my laptop to upload music CDs .

Postby Korben Dallas » Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:20 pm

in device manager uninstall your soundcard and reboot
that will reinstall your drivers#
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Re: Can't get my laptop to upload music CDs .

Postby Guesty » Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:06 pm

Korben Dallas wrote:in device manager uninstall your soundcard and reboot
that will reinstall your drivers#
:thumbsup:


I'll try that later so . :thumbsup:
Go raibh maith agat .
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Re: Can't get my laptop to upload music CDs .

Postby Stooo » Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:15 pm

Any tips or tricks on how to put tunes from a CD onto your (Android) phone? Amazon hasn't given me download links yet.
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Re: Can't get my laptop to upload music CDs .

Postby Big Fat Frosty » Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:22 pm

Guesty wrote:
Korben Dallas wrote:in device manager uninstall your soundcard and reboot
that will reinstall your drivers#
:thumbsup:


I'll try that later so . :thumbsup:
Go raibh maith agat .


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