Started having trouble with CD-RW drive while I was trying to burn a music CD with Nero.
The drive starting hanging.
Tried unistalling it via Add/Remove Hardware, and then rebooting - didn't work.
Called Dell, the technician ran it through a few drills including booting from the diagnositics disk.
He confirmed what I thought - dead cd-rw drive.
So I replaced it with a Sony cd-rw CRX230AE.
I first tested it with data. I can write to it and read from it.
Works much faster than the old one did.
But have somehow lost all sound on my computer.
Not sure if this is due to replacing the drive or if something about my sound went out at the
same time the drive got trashed.
Via Add/Remove Hardware, I have tried uninstalling the system speaker and sb live, rebooted, both were recognized and trouble shooting through Add/Remove Hardware says both are working.
Also, when I try to play a music cd or a wav file on my hard disk, the equalizer display in Nero
looks like the music is playing, but no sound can be heard.
I can hear my key strokes so I've ruled out my ears. Any ideas?