There might be a small cable between the CD-drive and the sound card. Of course, there is only one cable connected, so only one drive will be able to use it. Open the case and have a look.
It might make a difference if you set the drive to analog (instead of digital) playback in Device Manager.
Hope this helps.
Unit came with Ms CD Player which when called up scans both drive E:DVDROM & D:PANACDRW. When I click play, running info shows cd playing on either drive but sound from speakers only emerges on drive E.
Drive letters were different until adding Nero which created currrent letters. Possible that Nero's (installed about 1 year ago)controlling CDRW ,is excluding player? note when Nero prog. active there is a button for "Play" in it's toolbar. Could RW only play thru there?
Wouldn't be a big prob but DVDROM is dying and would prefer to minimize use to program discs rather than burn remaining life on cds.
I also note that when clicking on my computer, all icons appear immediately EXCEPT Drive Icons a,c, d,e. These take about 10 seconds to appear (as if comp has to go looking for them).
Non techie so all advice welcome especially if step by step for dinosaur to follow. T I A!!