I just put together a spare computer all from dump parts. It has a hard drive with Win 98 on it. I have also installed another drive that has all my dos programs on it and I boot with a dos disk when I want to run those. I installed a CD unit in this machine from one of the junkers. Windows recognized it without software and installed it. Data disks seem to work fine on it but there is a problem with the analog audio. I didn't have a sound card so I took the audio directly off the small sheilded cable on the back of the CD unit and connected it directly to the input of a receiver. At times it seems to sound fine and then other times its very distorted and weak. Is there technically any reason why this method of connecting the audio should not work? Thanks, Lenny Stein, Barlen Electronics.
15 years ago