by live CD you mean try to play an audio CD? and I've tried moving speakers, plugging headphones, same thing.
1 - nope. no speaker wires, only the basic.
2- hard drive, hasn't tested playing from CD
From what I've seen in other forums, I didn't think that was expected.
I've used Winamp, playing a mp3.
Here's more info, sorry I forgot to put on my OP:
Windows XP, SP3
Pentium Dual 1.61Ghz, 1Gb RAM
Gigabyte Ga-945gcmx-s2 motherboard
Soundcard currently a Crystal (Cirrus Logic?) cs4280-cm.