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macten

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try cleaning the disk:

"Most of the time, when a CD suddenly refuses to play, it means that dirt, fingerprints or scratches on the CD are interfering with the drive's ability to read the disk. Wiping the read side of the disk from the center outwards with a mild soap and water solution, or a cleaning solution made for CDs, and a lint-free cloth will usually clean off dirt and fingerprints. The operative words here are "wipe", as in gently, and "from the center outwards". Don't scrub and don't work in circles; work from the center all the way out to the edge."

http://www.acronis.c...damaged-cd.html
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try cleaning the disk:

"Most of the time, when a CD suddenly refuses to play, it means that dirt, fingerprints or scratches on the CD are interfering with the drive's ability to read the disk. Wiping the read side of the disk from the center outwards with a mild soap and water solution, or a cleaning solution made for CDs, and a lint-free cloth will usually clean off dirt and fingerprints. The operative words here are "wipe", as in gently, and "from the center outwards". Don't scrub and don't work in circles; work from the center all the way out to the edge."

http://www.acronis.c...damaged-cd.html

sorry about the long reply, i was at camp but there is no problem with the disk.
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some drives can't read certain disks. That's why I carry a spare drive with me. I'll put the drive on a stack of books, next to the pc, and move the power and data cable over and load the disk that way. I think your going to have to load it with another drive....
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