Disk Detector Won't Detect

Discussion in 'Dell' started by Chuck, Dec 9, 2003.

  1. Chuck

    Chuck Guest

    I have a Dimension 8100 with Windows ME
    When running audio cds, I get a message which reads: "Failed to
    initialize Disk Detector. The file MEDIADET.EXE may be missing or an
    incorrect version. You will not be able to disk based media."
    I have reloaded my Sound Blaster software and Disk Detector is enabled.
    Creative support tells me that there is a problem with WINASPI32.DLL and
    to extract it from the .cab files.
    Can anyone tell me how to extract this file?
    I have tried everything I can think of to correct this problem with my
    Sound Blaster software.
    Please save me from having to call Dell Support.:)
    Chuck, Dec 9, 2003
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  2. Chuck

    Quaoar Guest

    System files are replaced with system file checker, SFC, run from the
    Run command (Win9x style) or run from a command prompt (WinXP style),
    whichever ME uses. If the former on ME, you can just type in SFC in the
    run... command and it will supply some dialogs which are pretty obvious
    if you want to replace a system file. If it is the latter on SFC, you
    can type RUN in the Run command, a command window (DOS) will open. Type
    in SFC /scannow to check all system files for corruption.

    Also, do a file search for Mediadet.exe and see if it exists. Please,
    also have no fear about calling Dell support. If they suggest reformat
    and reinstall, just resist. It is your computer and your choice.


    Quaoar, Dec 9, 2003
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