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My computer does not want to read a Program that I have in CD. My computer is Windodws Vista, T5088

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  • yeyinsantia Sep 07, 2008

    My computer reads all other CD. The CD has a note that indicates is vista compatible.


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Try cleaning the cd under tap water (yes under the tap), and dry it thoroughly with a soft cloth, if this does not work the CD is faulty.

Posted on Sep 07, 2008

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    Ginko Sep 07, 2008

    when a CD is not read, it means that the CD is either dirty or scatched or faulty.

    If it is dirty you can clean it in cold water, as suggested above. If it is scratched or faulty there is nothing to do at user level to recover the data inside.

    Check also if your CD unit is reading other CDs, if the unit is not reading any CD, then you have a lens problem.

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    Ginko Sep 07, 2008

    Additionally, if computer starts running a program, and then returns an error message, the program may not be compatible with Vista. Check that the software on CD is compatible with Vista Operative System.


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