MP3's no longer play on system
Posted on 2005-05-13
My CD-RW drive recently quit playing MP3 cds, which were created on it, and have always worked before. I can explore them and see the files. If I try to play them, using WinAmp as before, it appears to be playing them, but all I hear is static. I've tried several of my CDs, all the same. I tried them on my other computers, and they work fine. I thought my burner might be failing, so I took one of the CD-ROM drives that worked on another computer - and played these CDs fine there - and installed it on my computer. It too gives me just static. Both drives, using WinAmp, will play standard store-bought CDs fine. What would cause my system to stop playing MP3's? I cannot copy them to my hard drive either - if I do, it bogs my system down and then I get the blue screen telling me to insert the CD - as if I had opened the drive, which I had not. At that point I have to do a hard boot.