Tried a cd/dvd lens cleaner?
A new drive?
Ever since I installed Vista I've had CD problems. I have re-installed a couple of times with the same problem.
I have a Sony DVD-RW & a Sony CD-RW.The Cd is a slave to the DVD. The Cd has become worthless, it won't read or write.It is recogonized but it can't recogonize a disk.I've tried swapping different burners and Cd-Roms and it stays the same. I've un-installed the drivers and rebooted to reinstall-no joy.
The DVD-RW works to a degree. It will read & write DVD's but gets problematic with data disks. (I have a lot of zip files on cd) It will start to read and copy to HDD but will quicky degrade in copy speed to a point that it no longer reads the disk.