OK, hope you guys can help.
First off I’m trying to read a self-extracting zip (it’s an .exe) from a cd. The file is around 310mb.
I first tried doing this in my laptop. After about a minute of chugging away and not doing anything, my laptop refused to recognize my CD-ROM drive. It’s icon just dissapeared from My Computer. Granted it’s a removable drive and I fixed the problem by restarting, but this seemed like an odd way for Windows to solve a problem.
I next tried the disk in my desktop. Here I got a cyclic data error. I have no idea what this means.
Upon taking a close look at the CD i noticed a few small scratches aligned in the direction of travel on the CD surface. I fear this is the problem…
Can someone help??