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Jumping Audio CD`s

By Tom Cumming

 

"Jumping" audio CDs can often be caused by the system attempting to read theCD "digitally",

(ie the conversion from a digital signal on the CD to the analogue signal at the speakers is not done in the CD-ROM drive)and not being able to cope with it because the processor is tied up with other things.

To prevent this from happening, assuming you are using Windows 95, 98 or ME:

Right click on the "My computer" icon on the desktop, and click on "properties". A window entitled "system properties" will appear.

Then click the tab "device manager" along the top and look for the "CDROM" entry. Click on the little plus-sign next to the "CDROM" entry and you will see the make
and model of your CD-ROM drive(s).

Now, double click your CD-ROM drive that is causing the problem, and select the "properties" tab at the top of the window that appears.

At the bottom of the window, you may see a section "Digital CD Playback".

If you see this section, UNtick the box at the bottom that says "Enable digital CD audio for this CD-ROM device", if it is ticked. Then click OK twice. You may have to restart the computer for the changes to take effect.

If the box was already not ticked, greyed out, or not there at all, then sorry, this is not the problem.


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