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Format Disk??? PLEASE HELP!

I have recently been getting a disk read error and a prompt to insert a format disk (??) for Madden 07, but other games work. Now i am getting disk read errors on all games. Please Help. Thanks. when January 1 just started my games have not been working. I just got a new game and i tried it out and it did not go to the game so i can play, it just kept saying disc read error. how can i solve this problem?

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