i keep getting the messaga mmsystem281 error , why and how do i fix it step by step

Question

i keep getting the messaga mmsystem281 error , why and how do i fix it step by step , ive tried to download the driver off the internet with no success , could you please tell me why it has started doing this and what i have to do to put it right. this only came about in the last day or so, look forward to your reply, cheers s miller.

Answer

This question was answered on February 19, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

This behavior can occur for either of the following reasons:

The proper entry is not present in the [mci extensions] section of the Win.ini file for the type of file you are trying to play

There is an incorrect Media Control Device association for the file type you are trying to play.

In Control Panel, double-click Multimedia

On the Advanced tab, double-click the Media Control Devices branch to expand it

Click the device that is not working properly, click Properties, and then click Remove

When you are prompted to verify that you want to remove the device, click Yes Click OK when you are notified that the device has been removed and when you are notified that the changes will take effect when you restart Windows 95

Repeat steps 3-4 to remove any other devices that are not working correctly When you are done removing devices, click OK to close the Multimedia Properties dialog box

In Control Panel, double-click Add New Hardware

Click Next, click No, and then click Next

In the Hardware Types box, click Sound, Video, And Game Controllers, and then click Next

In the Manufacturers box, click Microsoft MCI

In the Models box, click one of the drivers you removed in step 3, and then click Next

Click Finish

If you need to install another device, click No when you are prompted to restart your computer, and then repeat steps 6-11

When you are done installing devices, click Yes when you are prompted to restart your computer.

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Posted by Ileen of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 19, 2003