All of a sudden it doesn’t matter which drive (Plextor Premium or Sony DRU-500A) I try to play cd it won’t play. Both drives act as though there is no cd but in all three programs they are to retrieve the cd info from the internet. The three programs are Plextools Pro, Winamp 2.9 (which is what all my audio is associated with), and for the hell of it I tried Creative’s PlayCenter. But if I use Windows Media Player 9, the cd plays fine. :a
What kind of sound card are you using? It might be a problem with your 4-pin audio cable, if you’re using one. I think sometimes you can switch between that and digital CD extraction (which goes through the IDE cable).