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Unread 16-08-2007, 08:39 AM   #1
Another Home User Abandoned
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Windows Sound Recorder Lost capability

The simple Sound Recorder (%SystemRoot%\system32\sndrec32.exe) used to have
menu entries for recording from the output line. Now they are gone and I am
unable to take nifty little sounds from apps. I am fairly certian this
happened as a result of a windows update. I also recall many years ago on
Win98 that I on another computer could use Sounr Recorded that way untill an
'update' turned it off.

What MS does seems sneaky.

Does any one know how to get the menu items back. I am competant enough to
edit the registry.
 
Unread 16-08-2007, 08:50 AM   #2
Rey Santos
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RE: Windows Sound Recorder Lost capability

Mine is still there.

Start > Run > Type: sndrec32 > Click OK

Does the Sound Recorder open?

Do a Search on your machine for sndrec32.exe.

or
Get it off your Windows XP CD: Add/Remove programs > Add/Remove Windows
Components (left pane) > On the Windows Component Wizard box under Component
be sure that there is a check mark is present beside Accessories and
Utilities > Click Next


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"Another Home User Abandoned" wrote:

> The simple Sound Recorder (%SystemRoot%\system32\sndrec32.exe) used to have
> menu entries for recording from the output line. Now they are gone and I am
> unable to take nifty little sounds from apps. I am fairly certian this
> happened as a result of a windows update. I also recall many years ago on
> Win98 that I on another computer could use Sounr Recorded that way untill an
> 'update' turned it off.
>
> What MS does seems sneaky.
>
> Does any one know how to get the menu items back. I am competant enough to
> edit the registry.

 
Unread 16-08-2007, 08:50 AM   #3
Rey Santos
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RE: Windows Sound Recorder Lost capability

Mine is still there.

Start > Run > Type: sndrec32 > Click OK

Does the Sound Recorder open?

Do a Search on your machine for sndrec32.exe.

or
Get it off your Windows XP CD: Add/Remove programs > Add/Remove Windows
Components (left pane) > On the Windows Component Wizard box under Component
be sure that there is a check mark is present beside Accessories and
Utilities > Click Next


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--
By rating a post as an answer or helpful, you help others find the answer
more quickly.


"Another Home User Abandoned" wrote:

> The simple Sound Recorder (%SystemRoot%\system32\sndrec32.exe) used to have
> menu entries for recording from the output line. Now they are gone and I am
> unable to take nifty little sounds from apps. I am fairly certian this
> happened as a result of a windows update. I also recall many years ago on
> Win98 that I on another computer could use Sounr Recorded that way untill an
> 'update' turned it off.
>
> What MS does seems sneaky.
>
> Does any one know how to get the menu items back. I am competant enough to
> edit the registry.

 
Unread 16-08-2007, 08:51 AM   #4
mae
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Re: Windows Sound Recorder Lost capability

Under Sound recording, click on Volume.
It should show under Record level selections.
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"Another Home User Abandoned"
<AnotherHomeUserAbandoned@discussions.microsoft.co m> wrote in message
news7380713-1B55-4BC5-BC8E-639DD810AE5D@microsoft.com...
| Thanks Rey,
|
| Specifically in the sound recorder there is under the edit menu an item
| called Audio properties. This brings up another form, with the middle
| portion titled Sound recording, and before the change the Default device
had
| a choice for line out, in addition to Line in/Mic in.
|
| Now that box only offers the one choice. And does so even after a system
| restore to a time before the menu item disappearance.
|
| I also followed your procedure, but I get the same cripled Sound recorder.
|
| Do you have the extra menu item for line in? If so I would like to ask
| some questions about your registry, or what ever parameters sndrec32 might
be
| accessing that could knock out the old menu item.
|
| Jonathan Hall
|
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Unread 16-08-2007, 08:51 AM   #5
mae
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Re: Windows Sound Recorder Lost capability

Under Sound recording, click on Volume.
It should show under Record level selections.
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"Another Home User Abandoned"
<AnotherHomeUserAbandoned@discussions.microsoft.co m> wrote in message
news7380713-1B55-4BC5-BC8E-639DD810AE5D@microsoft.com...
| Thanks Rey,
|
| Specifically in the sound recorder there is under the edit menu an item
| called Audio properties. This brings up another form, with the middle
| portion titled Sound recording, and before the change the Default device
had
| a choice for line out, in addition to Line in/Mic in.
|
| Now that box only offers the one choice. And does so even after a system
| restore to a time before the menu item disappearance.
|
| I also followed your procedure, but I get the same cripled Sound recorder.
|
| Do you have the extra menu item for line in? If so I would like to ask
| some questions about your registry, or what ever parameters sndrec32 might
be
| accessing that could knock out the old menu item.
|
| Jonathan Hall
|
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