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Sound when starting up and shutting down. but no sound any other time. unable to play a cd. i have windows vista business.

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If all of the Windows sounds work and just audio CD's are failing you can try the following:

First goto Device Manager (right click my computer and select manage, then click on devices in the left hand column). Get the properties for the CD drive you are using. Go to the Properties tab and make sure there is a check in "Enable digital CD audio for this CD-ROM device".

If there is a check there then you need to make sure that you have an audio cable going from the CD to the sound card (or system board if you have on board audio).

Good luck.

Paul

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