I have recently been importing some audio CD's onto my hard drive. However, some but not all audio CD's are not read by my optical drive. I am using a LiteOn iHAS324 (http://www.liteonit.com/global/index.php?option=com_con...) but I have also had the same problem on another PC using a different optical drive.
I have the same issue, great condition cds won´t be read by the laptop drive. While some other cds are able to be read by the same drive. It´s always the same cds that can´t be read. Is it because they are in such good codition that they reflect the laser so well, that it can´t be read, almost like a mirror i think.
If I had to guess, I would say that these CDs are protected. They have some form of encryption or code placed on them at the factory that tells your computer to ignore the contents of the CD. You might try using something like VLC player and see if that will read them.