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CD audio no sound
jwey Mar-16-01 09:12 AM

2 questions which are related:
1) When I put an audio CD in my CD ROM drive, no sound will come out of the speakers. I can hear sound thru the front headphone port OK, but only when I activate a media player, in this case Creative CD. My soundcard is a SB AWE64 on the one ISA slot on my EPoX EP-MVP3G-M mobo, and I can hear MIDI and WAV files thru the speakers OK (the sound card has IRQ 5). I'm pretty sure the audio cable from the drive to the soundcard is OK (is there an easy way to test it?). Also, when I put the CD in the drive, no media player of any kind pops up to start playing the CD--it just spins a bit and then stops. Thus my second question:
2) I have all the Creative icons for my soundcard, including Creative CD. Is there a way to make Creative CD my default player and have it pop up and start playing my audio CD's? Thanks for your help on this.


P.S. I had a program called Musicman Jukebox which would pop up when I inserted an audio CD. I deleted this program and that's when the trouble started .

1. RE: CD audio no sound
deerslayer Mar-16-01 03:45 PM
In response to message 0
I had this problem a while back with same programs. I had to reinstall creative software again so it would make my creative stuff the default player again.

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2. RE: CD audio no sound
lbyard Mar-16-01 04:13 PM
In response to message 1
See http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/troubleshoot/cdrom/autoplay.html and page 2-4 of the Sound Blaster AWE64 Gold manual available at http://www.soundblaster.com/manuals/ in.pdf format. Larry

3. RE: CD audio no sound
jwey Mar-20-01 04:34 AM
In response to message 2

Boy do I feel like a real geek-o-saurus! I had my CD audio cable plugged into the wrong CD drive (my CD burner)! Just goes to show you, old age and treachery will beat youth and strength EXCEPT where computers are concerned! Oh well, another lesson learned...


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