Question about PC Desktops
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.
Posted on Nov 15, 2007
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