Courtney-I've never used CD's with any sticky labels on them. C'mon give me a little credit here.
It's actually taking CD-R's fine now, just not DVD's. Well the last time I tried a DVD (2 days ago) it actually started to go. I watched the Columbia Pictures intro then... I got blue screen of death. It's very strange.
David- No I haven't tried a cleaner... seems they are fairly cheap too. Guess that's my next step. And yes i know the written CD's are error free, I have a second dedicated DAW PC, and it reads them fine. and NO I can't test out the DVD player on it... it's not a troubleshooting PC.
Another thing that has gone haywire is my old slave HD that I had on the last setup, well the PC won't take it. I hook it up and it goes thru the boot sequence recognized and then nothing. Sit's at C: in DOS, but DOS isn't usable.
"Dude, next time I'm gettin a Dell"