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Hello, I think i have a settings problem with my hard drive, with a cd inserted, i have no sound/ volume

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It is possible that you just do not have setting set right. Let me know what the make and model of computer you have. As well as the version of Windows that you are running. This will better help me see what we need to do to fix your problem.


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  • johnealnwick Jun 01, 2010

    IBM pentium 4 2.8 GIg HT CPU / windows 2000

  • Will Hartford
    Will Hartford Jun 01, 2010


    Ok I see the issue here Windows 2000 does not support playback of CD-Audio through the bus. On older computers you would use a CD Audio cable to connect the CD-ROM to the sound card. However it looks like you have an new computer running Windows 2000 so most likely you do not have the needed connection on the sound card.

    I will have to dig through my old support steps to file the options to enable the CD-Audio to go through the bus. Since you have a newer computer it should support it fine. I should beable to find the steps for you in a little bit.


  • Will Hartford
    Will Hartford Jun 01, 2010


    Here is the link to enable digital CD audio playback on your computer.

    Let me know if you have any more problems or questions




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