No Sound from CD-ROM

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I can hear both music and speech coming from my PC but recently when I play a CD on my CD-ROM or my CD Burner no sound comes out. I have made no recent changes to my system nor have I installed any hardware or programs. I have Windows 98 installed. I did check the cables and the both are plugged in.
 
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Just a guess. Check to see that the small 2 conductor digital audio cable on the back of the CD is firmly connected both to it and the motherboard.

- Castleheart
 

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Thanks but that's the first thing I checked.By the way I can hear the music through the ear phones connected to the CD ROM player.
 

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Check the volume settings in the volume control panel.
 
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Does anyone else use your PC ?

I ask because the only way I ever got sound direct from my DVD through headphones was by a change in Windows Media Player. You might check just in case - in WMP click Tools > Options >: Devices > Properties. See whether Digitial or Analog is selected. To get sound through Headphones I had to click Analog / and for sound through Spkrs select Digital.

If you look there you can test this out.
 
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Sorry that was of no use - the only other thing that I can suggest would be to try the DirectX Diagnostic -

Start > Run type DXDIAG then follow the steps for Sound / Audio Troubleshooting.

In case your DirectX has somehow become corrupt you can if necessary download it again here :

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/directx/downloads/default.asp

Other than that as you have checked cables connections, on screen volum settings, etc the only other thing left would be to reinstall your audio drivers.
 

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I somehow got Windows Media Player to work but Real One Player and the other loaded players refuse to work.
 
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Real one is spyware. Did you delete some spyware programs that maybe it needed?

You should probably just find a better program to use than "RealOne".
Spyware is not fun.

hey, that rhymes :D
 
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Real One sucks......... not only is it spyware but a resource hog. On top of all that it has propierty settings only alowing it to play certain files. If you disable or alow WMP to be your default player, Real One will do unctrollable things to your computer. Remove it Remove it and then Remove it then use spybot search and destroy to find the hidden files. Did I mention Real Player Sucks........
 
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