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Playing audio CD's after Win98 install?

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After upgrading my computer from a 486 to an AMD-K62 400, and adding a hard drive, I've had no luck playing audio CD's in my cd-rom drive.  Reading data CD's is not a problem, but audio CD's make it choke and lock up, regardless of what CD/WAV playing software I use ( standard Windows CD player, WinAmp, etc. ), or even clicking on the 'Audio CD' icon in 'My Computer'.

My only thought is that my CD-ROM used to be labeled drive D:, which is now my second hard drive.. and the CD-ROM is drive E:.  Is it possible this is confusing my sound card or something else?  

And any idea how to fix it?  It's more an annoyance than a necessity, but an annoyance all the same. : )

Thanks much!
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by:knowme
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raincloud,

Since you upgraded your PC from 486 to AMD-K62-400, Im pretty sure of, you missed to insert that CD-Audio Cable connected either to your sound card or to the motherboard. Once your CD-ROM is detected and Reading Data from your CD-ROM has no problem, then its precisely your CD ROM data audio cable is missing. Open your CPU again and make sure that that audio cable is properly and correctly set.


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by:raincloud
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DOH!  I didn't even _think_ of that when installing parts.. after 8 hours messing with it, I surprised myself with forgetting things.

Thanks!  I'll do that right away. : )

.. raincloud
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by:ROENNE
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raincloud,
The missing cable shouldn´t be the cause of lockups. If you still encounter the problem try disabling DMA in the properties for the CD-rom.

Regards,
John
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by:raincloud
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John,

Okay.. maybe it's a stupid question, but how do I disable DMA?  I'm afraid I need more detail on how..
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by:ROENNE
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Raincloud,

Rightclick My Computer > properties > device manager > mark CD-rom > choose properties > settings and check if there is a mark in DMA, if so, remove it.

regards,
John
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by:raincloud
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John,

Many thanks.. it worked!  I no longer lock up when trying to play an audio CD.  Thanks much for your help.. are you going to answer this question to take the points for it?

.. raincloud
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ROENNE earned 400 total points
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Raincloud,
Here is the answer :-)

Rightclick My Computer > properties > device manager > mark CD-rom > choose properties > settings and check if there is a mark in DMA, if so, remove it.

regards,
John

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by:raincloud
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Thanks for the help!
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