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Windows 98 does not detect music CD

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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by compgirlfhredi In reply to

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.

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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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