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    Windows 98 does not detect music CD

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    by red dragoon ·

    I just upgraded a computer from Windows 98 to Second Edition. It had an ISA sound card. The sound was really bad, grainy and drawn out. I installed an Aopen PCI sound card. The sound plays fine now. I don’t know if this is related, but when I put in a music cd, the light on the drive keeps going on and off. The cd does not start playing and does not show an icon in My Computer. When I double-click on it, it says something like ‘Cannot read’ or “please insert a disk’. Data cd’s work fine.

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    • #3380234

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      by sgt_shultz ·

      In reply to Windows 98 does not detect music CD

      sounds like your music output device is not reconfigured for the new card. check it out in Control Panel, i think mulitmedia, maybe sounds, don’t have 98 in front of me…
      the previous bad sound problem in my experience is caused by old card that doesn’t properly support directx. best fix is what you did, replace the card. but next time try Start/Run/dxdiag and turn off directx sound and see if that clears it up…

      • #3380233

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        by red dragoon ·

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        I’m sorry, but I’m not still not sure what I’m supposed to get the music cds to play. It seems to me like you answered my problem with the old sound card. Please explain.

    • #2743629

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      by red dragoon ·

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    • #2743515

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      by compgirlfhredi ·

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      Have you tried disabling the Digital CD option in the properties section of your CD ROM?

    • #2743478

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      by compgirlfhredi ·

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      Is this a ‘burned’ copy of MP3’s or a ‘purchased’ CD?

    • #2743477

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      by compgirlfhredi ·

      In reply to Windows 98 does not detect music CD

      did you plug the thin grey cable back in from your soundcard?

    • #2742923

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      by compgirlfhredi ·

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      Fortunately this can only fit one way.(in most cases) If you have a sound card with CD-audio feedthrough capabilities, connect the CD-audio cable from the CD-ROM audio output connector to the CD-audio input connector on your sound card. Please note that the pin assignments must match that of the CD-ROM drive’s CD-audio output.

      • #2744348

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        by compgirlfhredi ·

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        In my experience
        Check for a lead (normally with 3 wires – red, white, black) that plugs into the soundcard and the rear of the cd. If no lead is present then you will need to purchase one. The wires in the cable are generally wired as follows: Black-Earth(G), Red-Right Stereo signal(R), White-Left Stereo Signal(L). At the CD end looking from the back of the CD the order is R-G-G-L At the soundcard end there are a number of different options. The two most common ones are
        A. a plug the same as the CD end (same wiring),
        B. a smaller white plug where the wiring is G-L-G-R.

      • #2744138

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        by red dragoon ·

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        Yes, I found how the gray cable plugs into the sound card. But my problem is not that no sound comes from the cd. What is happening is that when I put in the cd, the light comes on and goes off on the player. On Windows, the cursor turns back and forth from an arrow to an hourglass. In My Computer, E: does not change to reflect the presence of the cd.

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      by red dragoon ·

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    • #2741639

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      by red dragoon ·

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