Drive won't play certain audio CDs

June 30, 2010 at 17:01:49
Specs: Windows 7
My computer/cd-drive has a weird problem. It has trouble reading some audio CDs. When I try to play or rip them, it just gets stuck at some spots. And it's not a manner of damaged or dirty CDs, it's often with brand-new ones, and all of these CDs will play perfectly on any normal CD player.

There's no way to tell which ones it will have trouble with. Some CDs it will just rip quickly and perfectly. On some it will struggle through and get most of it, and just fail certain tracks. I have one CD it will hardly rip any of. These are all normal, commercially produced music CDs.

It would seem like this would be a issue of cleaning the lens, but the problem has existed since my laptop was new(though I've never got around to dealing with the problem, and now my warranty is expired) and it doesn't seem to have any problem with DVDs or data CD's of any kind. I've burned DVD's and audio CD's with no problem.
It just doesn't seem to like certain albums or something. I mean, ?

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June 30, 2010 at 17:07:51
I'd suspect the drive to be failing.

Most store bought CD's purchased in industrialized countries are very well made. Any other is questionable.

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June 30, 2010 at 17:29:31
I agree w/Jefro, when certain formats (.cda in this case) on "commercial" discs start being "iffy", the drive is probably on its' way out...

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December 11, 2010 at 08:06:58
I have a similar problem -- I wonder if there is some kind of copy protection in action?

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