CD won't read, file system shows as CDBLANK




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Have a CD reader (Hitachi slot loading, in Compaq Deskpro 4000) which refuses to read a few CDs. Reads others just fine. Properties of CD that won’t read are shown as File system CDBLANK (and, some total size that looks like it came from a prior read. [I think I saw others, that won’t read, that show all zeros for size content and just plain ‘FAT’ as file system.]

Because it has a ‘slot loading’ CD insertion, I can’t (easily) clean the laser etc.

The CDs will read just fine on another system.

Thanks for any insight.