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Help - crowded CD-Roms won't play; computer too slow?

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King Lud

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Hello again,

Right, here goes: *ready to scream*

Recently reformatted my hard drive (Windows XP) with the loss of all files and programs, as the computer had completely died. Some documents have now been recovered (thank ghod!) but I now have another problem. I can't open them!

The computer is no longer connected to the internet. It works fine most of the time but is rather slow considering it has very few programs installed on it (basically the Open Office suite and some - now redundant - file recovery software.) Open Office Writer takes an unusually long time to open.

I have 2 discs of material recovered (by a kind expert) from the original hard drive - after the partition had been reformatted - don't know how he did it! Trouble is I am completely unable to play the discs on my computer (basically Word and picture files). I put them in and nothing loads.

It isn't that the CD-drive is broken; it plays music fine and opens discs with a few documents stored. And it isn't that the CDs are broken; they work fine on another machine.

I can only assume it's something to do with the discs being too full and the computer being too slow. Is there anything I can do to improve the situation without having to consult the original expert again? I fear I am becoming a nuisance!

Any advice very gratefully appreciated. Thanks :-)
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Is there a big difference in the specs of the PC which will open the files and this one

Have you tried using the PC which opens them to copy a few files and burning them to disc then seeing if that will run in this one

Will this PC be connected to the internet at some point
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