It's unlikely to be a problem with Windows. What exactly happens when you play a disk or install a program form another disk?
Things to try:
- clean the head
- get a Linux disk (free to make) and see if that boots
- replace the internal drive by a new one
I have a desktop with optical drive, but after installing Windows 10 64 bit, I can no longer play or install most of my old cds. I don't want reinstall 32 bit, which is the system that i can run these CDs. If I purchase an external op drive, would that solve my problem, or would it still be somehow connected to Window 10 64 bit. If not I would have to pushase a latop with Optical Drive... net easy... Thankyou