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CD drive is not working correctly

After flashing the BIOS I noticed that my CD and DVD drive would not work. I have tried installing a CD drive that I know is good, but that did not work. I looks like a CD is playing in Microsoft Media Player, but no sound. Also, there are no song titles and the times for each song does not match what the CD said.

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  • Bill LaFever Jan 11, 2013

    I tried setting the BIOS setting "Plug and Play OS" to yes and that did not work. The other suggestion about setting AC97 instead of HD audio is not an option on this BIOS. I am going to re-flash the BIOS to a prior state next week when I have someone to help me with that..



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Hello try to download the manual from here:

Please select your windows system.

Open the manual folder, and click on global for download.

You will need adobe reader, to read the content.

Check the bios settings for the audio, try to change the setting to
ac 97, instead of hd audio.
Try also to select the setting plug and play os. to yes.
Remember to save your work when leaving the bios.

Why are you useing both a cd and dvd drive ???

A dvd drive does also plays cd`s.

Are you useing sata or ide connection ??

If so the ide cable could be failing.

Update any drivers, if some missing.

Good luck

Posted on Jan 09, 2013

  • Bill LaFever Jan 09, 2013

    Hans: Thanks for your reply. I checked the Audio seting int BIOS and there is only one option. AC97 on or off. No option for HD audio. I tried changing the "plug and Play" to OS, but that did not help. The only reason I have both a CD and DVD player is that I added the DVD player and left the old CD player in the system. I know, I can get rid of the CD player, but just did't. And because both these units are not working correctly, I assume it must be either the controller to the IDE on the motherboard or the BIOS that I updated some 6 months ago. I am going to try to re-flash the BIOS to a prior state sometime next week when I have some to help me. By the way, I am using Windows7 Home Premium if that makes any difference. Thanks for you help.



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