We installed our Corporate Win 2000 and SP4
I updated the bios and got the lastest drivers from IBM.com
When I play a CD the playback sound is terrible. There's distortion, cracks and pops. Terrible sound.
I check to ensure that "Enable digital audio CD for this CD-ROM Device" is checked.
I look for the old fashion audio cable from CD-ROM to sound card doesn't exist.
I put in another sound card disable the mobo sound card and the playback sound is still as bad.
I take the audio cable from the CD-ROM and plug into the new sound card and disable digital audio
Sound comes out crystal clear.
So I know it's not the CD-ROM and I know it's not the sound card.
What is it?
IBM tells me to put the original Software back onto the machine. Not possible since we use a standard platform. Also not possible because IBM didn't bother giving us a recovery CD. The recovery portion was on the HD which was blown away when we installed our own windows.