My CD/DVD drive is scratching all my disks, even when I tried two other drives, one which was brand new. So far none of my disks have been scratched to the point of unusability, but I am worried that they eventually will. It doesn't seem to happen all that quickly, I have used some of these disks quite a lot and they still work. Then again, I don't know when this problem started. I only discovered a week or so ago. In case it matters, I have removed Starforce from my system, which unfortunately means I won't be able to play Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, but I heard Starforce sometimes caused problems like this. The problems haven't stopped, though.
optical drives reads using a beam of laser light isn't i t??
you don't know?
Well then I cann tell you. It uses a needle that fits into grooves on the disk. It's atually just a phonogrphy record; in fact, if you have some of your old 45 rpms, the ones with the big hole in the center, they will work just fine.