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troubleshooting Question

LG DVD Super Multi DVD Multi Recorder/player combo CD Rom does not play CD Music

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New ShuttleX system with sound on MB.   Have not been able to get CD Music to play, even though some are the exact CD emblem as the book states.  Here is everything I've been sending to Asta and she's spent so much time with me on this.  I've fixed (ee help and her help) everything that was broken, and there was a lot.  This music CD thing is really driving us crazy.  Any ideas?  I think Asta has made a new question also, but not sure where.

I've tried just about everything and really appreciate your help.  The DVD multi-recorder super multi RW DVD and Compact Disk Rewritable combo drive says this in Windows XP explorer.
HL-DT-ST-DVDRAM GSA-4081B.  Windows Media player always says there is no disk in the drive or it does on to say this:
Windows Media Player cannot find the specified file.  Be sure the path is typed correctly.  If it is, the file does not exist at the specified location; or the computer where the file is stored is offline.  THIS IS NOT RIGHT!  I've checked time and again and eventually even Media Player lists the correct "numbers" of tracks on the CD, but no verbiage and nothing plays.  Always this same message.

It is AC97 audio with audio driver and the audio controller is intel ich5 and the ac97 codec is acc650.  I've removed the MCI stuff from the registry, rebooted and still no change.

This is the software that came with the DVD, and I've updated it to the most recent version, but it doesn't help whatsoever. When I search its help files for audio CDs, this is all it says..

An AutoPlayCD is one that has both a player (B's Player) and compressed audio files, such as MP3/MP3PRO, WMA and TwinVQ, recorded onto it. It will automatically launch the player and play when inserted into a CD-ROM drive. You can create compressed audio files from audio CDs using the Rip function.

Points to Keep in Mind
An AutoPlayCD cannot be played on standard audio CD players.
You cannot create an AutoPlayCD without first creating an album list using B's Player or when ripping an audio CD using the Rip function. Refer to The Rip Function for more details on the Rip function and B's Player for more details on B's Player.

The following procedure explains how to create an AutoPlayCD on the assumption that you have already prepared an album list using B's Player.

1. Launch B's Recorder GOLD. If the Wizard appears, click [Close].
2. Select [Tool] -> [Create AutoPlay CD] from the menu bar to open the AutoPlayCD Wizard.  
3. Insert a blank disc into the drive, then click [Next].  
4. A window displaying the B's Player album lists on your hard drive appears. Select the album list for the disc to be recorded, then click [Next]. You can continue adding play lists until the [Used] exceeds [Free].
Press the [Shift] or [Ctrl] keys to make multiple selections.  
5. Input the Volume Name.
6. Drag and drop the album lists to change their play order.
You can change the play order of the albums, not the tracks in the albums.
Click [Play] to play the tracks in the album lists using B's Player and confirm their order.  
7. Click [Finish] when all the settings are complete.
8. Complete the settings on the Recording window, then click [Start].
9. A prompt appears when recording is complete. Click [OK].  

No idea what this has to do with anything.  Thanks to CrazyOne, I installed aida32 which helps give more detail on my new system, but it hasn't helped me resolve this.  Any ideas that work are appreciated.

Since the sound is integrated on the MB, not sure if an audio cable for this mixed DVD/CDROM drive is needed or not or if it's connected.  

BIOS is Phoenix Award bios v. 6 BIOS Properties      
BIOS Type      Award
Award BIOS Type      Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Award BIOS Message      (FB62S00G) Intel Springdale-G+ICH5R
System BIOS Date      09/17/03
Video BIOS Date      03/12/20
BIOS Manufacturer      
Company Name      Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
Product Information      http://www.phoenix.com/en/products/default.htm

I found a cdrom.inf file for what appears to be driver version 512535 from MS 7001, should I do something with this?  I think not, since data CDs work fine and I can see things in the XP explorer window.  Device Properties      
Driver Description      HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4081B
Driver Date      7/1/2001
Driver Version      5.1.2535.0
Driver Provider      Microsoft
INF File      cdrom.inf

Again, thanks for you help.

Asta asked me to post more details, so this is it.
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