Audio problems (continued)
Noise or no sound comes out of the
speakers or headphones.
audio until you switch back to an auto-sense or analog mode.
If you set analog as the Output Mode, external digital speakers will not function until you change the output mode back
to an auto-sense or digital mode.
Sound cuts in and out.
Workstation appears to be locked
up while recording audio.
Audio cable not connected.
Digital CD audio is
Headphones or devices
connected to the line-out
connector mute the internal
Volume is muted.
Computer is in mode.
If you set digital as the Output Mode, the internal speaker and external analog speakers will no longer output
Processor resources are being
used by other open
The hard disk might be full.
Connect audio cable between CD or DVD-ROM drive and
the system board.
Enable digital CD audio:
From the Control Panel, select System.
On the Hardware tab, click Device Manager.
Right-click the CD/DVD device and select
On the Properties tab, be sure Enable digital CD
audio for this CD-ROM device is selected.
Turn on and use headphones or external speakers, if
connected, or disconnect headphones or external
From the Control Panel program, click Sound,
Speech and Audio Devices, and then click Sounds
and Audio Devices.
Clear the Mute check box.
Press the power button to resume from mode.
If using digital speakers that have a stereo jack and
want the system to auto-switch to digital, use a stereo-
to-mono adapter to properly engage the auto-sense
feature or use the multimedia device properties
to manually switch the audio signal from analog to
If the headphones have a mono jack, use the
multimedia device properties to switch the system to
Shut down all open processor-intensive applications.
Before recording, be sure there is enough free space
on the hard disk.
Try recording the audio file in a compressed format.
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