I need help,
I have replaced my old computer with a new one,..
My old unit was an HP with an Intel Pentium R 4 1.7 gig hz processor and 1.35 gigs of ram.
Running XP service pack 2
I had two optical drives and an optional sound card installed.
I was greeted with a message on start up of â€˜mother boardâ€™ error,
The optical drives and sound card, stopped working.
In the device manager those Icons had â€˜yellowâ€™ triangles with exclamation points on them, indicating that they need to be uninstalled and re-acquired.
When that is done, the system FINDS the units and re installs them,
Fine, but in order for the changes to take place, YOU NEED TO RE-BOOT,
When you re boot,
It LOSES the units and youâ€™re back to square one.
Ok, I have a new digital camera and tons of photo software that runs like molasses on the computer anyway, I got a MUCH FASTER computer.
A Dell 690 with an Intel Xeon 5160 at 3.0 GHz with 4 gigs of Ram
I installed Windows 7 ultimate.
The real sticking point is my huge collection of CDâ€™s that Iâ€™ve loaded on an external terabit hard drive.
I have over 500 gigs of music. Most of them are WAV files that I uploaded from the CDâ€™s.
The files wonâ€™t play on the old computer (that malfunctioning sound card I mentioned earlier)
They play just fine on the new computer.
The preferences are nowhere to be found.
YOU CANâ€™T BURN THEM or convert them to MP3â€™s, I havenâ€™t tried FLAC.
Does this mean,..
The preferences are stored on a cab file in the registry of the old computer????
Can I recover and move those preference files????
Is there ANY alternative to trashing and reloading the entire collection (many of which I no longer have).
Does anybody have any suggestions?
How can I make these files â€˜burnableâ€™??
Since I still have the old computer,..
Any suggestions on getting the devices to STAY FOUND upon re-booting.
Is there any way to â€˜networkâ€™ the units so Iâ€™m accessing the registry in the old unit and burning on the new unit????
There HAS to be a way to â€˜skin this catâ€™,â€¦