Possible DVD Drive error

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325isbimmer

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On my Laptop I had done a fresh install of XP Pro over a month ago and had to reload all my programs. Everything went without a hitch until I went to install Autodesk Inventor 10 which was previously loaded and i kept getting install errors. I went through a bunch of steps including uninstalling/installing Microsoft WSE runtime and the .NET framework with no success. Just different errors. Eventually I was pointed to the the fact that the CD drive may be malfunctioning and not able to read the CD properly. I eventually just put the disk in my Desktop and shared the drive so I could run it from there. This worked.

So by this you would think there is something wrong with my CD/DVD drive. I checked for driver and firmware updates and everything checks out. How do I go about testing to see if in fact my disk drive is on its way out.

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Andre
 
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A 10 second search on Google suggests that some drive makes do have problems with the copy protection on that exact program disk, so it does not necessarily mean the drive is on its way out.
 

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I've been searching google all day about the error codes that I kept receiving. They pointed at possible drive problems but didn't relate it specifically for that program. I'll search again.

Although it doesn't explain as to why I was able to install it without any problems before the format?
 
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325isbimmer said:
Although it doesn't explain as to why I was able to install it without any problems before the format?
True, that bothers me as well.
 
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