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It may be possible they CD drive could be bad.
Try checking the device manager: (for windows systems) go to run and type: devmgmt.msc
Check and see if the is a yellow icon next to your CD drive device or not. Right click on it select properties and check the status.

try this registry trick posted on HP's website:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&cc=us&docname=c00817052&dlc=en&product=3462614&lang=en&printable=yes&encodeUrl=true&

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