EAC silence problem

I don’t know if anyone will be able to help me but its worth a try…
What my problem is, is that when I extract audio files they are of course all silent. but thats not all, when i try to play the songs directly off of the CD through EAC, it runs through the songs and has a counter and everything but it is all SILENT!! anything I can do to fix this?

I am using Windows XP Home Edition

I am pretty sure I was using the ASPI drivers that came with EAC before I switched to the Nero one (neither of them made any difference, hell the ASPI may not even be the problem)

the CD-Rom i have came with my Dell dimension desktop 2400

the version of EAC i’m using is 0.95 prebeta 5

under the Drive options- drive read commands i tried all of them and nothing worked

please help if u can