Since he's trying to do a fresh install, a driver will be of little use. There may be an actual hardware problem with the drive itself. If you can, swap optical drives (a PITA, but that would narrow the problem down)...
Also go into your computer's BIOS and check all settings related to the DVD drive, and make sure that the DVD drive is first in boot order (or second behind a floppy if using) in order to do the clean install. After that go into device manager and make sure there are no issues with the DVD drive there and try again.
Thanks to all. I swapped the dvd drive, and that solved it for me I was able to install. I still don't understand it. The drive reads every other disc fine......Used it to install Norton Internet Security after the Windows 7 install.
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