Re: my computer no longer plays wave files

Joe Giovanelli

Hi, David,

I run Win 7. Will your software work with 7?

If it won't, is there an alternate fix?

Thank you very much.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
To: "" <>
Date: Thursday, December 31, 2020 8:15 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Joe, in case you have not already ran the SFC and DISM utilities I will share the following instructions, written by Brian Vogel. Running these utilities may possibly resolve your issues.

Fixing "Weird Issues" under Windows 8 or Windows 10 Using the System File Checker (SFC) and Deployment Imaging Servicing and Management (DISM)
If you are having "weird problems" with any Windows system, the first thing you should do is to run the System File Checker (SFC). Open a Command Prompt window using the "Run as Administrator" option. The easiest way to do this is to hit the Windows Key, immediately enter the text "Command Prompt" and getting the Command Prompt desktop app returned as the first item. Gain focus on it and bring up the context menu either via right click or hitting the menu/applications key [if your machine has one] or Shift+F10 if it does not then selecting "Run as administrator" from the context menu that appears. Once that elevated command prompt window is opened, enter:
SFC /scannow
When it's finished look at its output to see if it found any corrupt files and whether it was able to fix them.
If SFC reports that it was unable to fix something, on Windows 8 and Windows 10 systems it's also worth running the following command, also in a Command Prompt window that's been opened with "Run as Adminstrator":
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
DISM should be able to fix errors that SFC may not be able to fix. If you wish to be really thorough, after running DISM, and presuming it reports that all has been fixed, shutdown and restart your machine and run SFC one final time. The SFC result should be clean.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2020 8:01 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Blaster,

Thank you for the info about the site for obtaining a wave file codex.

I have no idea as to the name of the codex. The only one I found labeled as a codex is something like K light codex

There's no description of what it is. I could see that it could be checked bvut I sure didn't know to download it, assuming is is what I need.

This is a very hard site to navigate.

I hope you can enlighten me as to how to find and download what I need.

I hate to be a bother.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@...>
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

You may want to reinstall your codecs just in case the one Media
player and VLC has become corrupted. You can get the K-lite codec
pack from this website:;data=04%7C01%7C%7Caefa1bcdfcf544b46b2008d8adf0a


On 12/28/20, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
I don't know what is causing the problem. Try selecting a file in
the list,

and instead of just pressing enter on it, try opening the context
menu and press enter on open and play. While I doubt this will
cause the file to play, you never know.

But as to how to solve the underlying problem, I don't know.

-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 2:44 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Listers,

I am using a computer running Win 7. For whatever reason, it no
longer will

let me play wave files. This is NOT an association problem. Media
Player is

the default program for playing wave files. I also tried VLC, and
wave files

still do not play.

I installed CCleaner Professional and wondered if something in that

cased the problem. I uninstalled it. No luck. Next, I chose a system

point which was earlier than the date when Cclear was installed. No good.

There is where I am now. I do a lot with wave files. My CD
collection is now

on an external hard drive, backed up with another drive.

In case it means anything, Goldwave permits me to play wave files,
but I don't think there's a way to play all the files in a folder.
That is what I

would have to do in order to play a CDE.

I thank you for any way to resolve my dilemma.

Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY

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