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Reading CD's I have several CD's that work fine on my computer but have found that some don't work. I have tried these disc's on a friends computer and they work fine.And even worse, the CD's that won't wok now worked in the past. The disc's vary from PC games, music and basic software. Hope you can help

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Re: Reading CD's

Are the discs scratched or fogged? if so you can take one that you don't particularly care about and use meguire's plast-x to buff out the scratches or fogging, just make sure you get all the residue off once you finish. test to see if it works now.

if this is not a cd problem and is a drive problem:
run a cd lens cleaner through your drive, this helps most of the time.
make sure you have dma enabled, even though this is seldom the problem, i have found that xp will disable dma mode if it recieves enough errors, this in turn (at least on my systems) has lead to more read errors.
if this doesn't help, check the manufacturers website for an updated firmware for your drive.
last but not least, replace the drive, a cd-rw runs about 19-29 dollars at most discount computer stores.

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