UAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2151 posts, RR: 9 Posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1212 times:
Someone gave me a CD with a program on it. Everyone else he gave it to has had no problem installing it. When I put it in my CD drive, the drive just tries reading it and doesn't stop. I can't get it to do anything. I've tried 3 or 4 different ways to get it to work. All that happens is my CD drive light keeps blinking, the drive keeps running, and the hard drive light keeps blinking at a constant rate. Any ideas?
Klaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21592 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1198 times:
If it´s a CD-R or even a CD-RW, your drive might have trouble with that brand of medium (normal pressed CDs are less critical). You might want to try reading the CD in a different PC; If it works there, it might indeed be the CD. If you´ve got a second drive in your computer (a burner, for instance), it might help to try that.