I just got 4 vcd disks from someone in the mail. My drive is a mixed drive and has no problem reading dvds or cds. The same happens with each disk- it starts to spin, the light in the drive goes, but I can't read the disk. If I rclick the drive icon to open or check properties of the disk, the disk keeps spinning while the computer shows a wait sign. The disk continues to spin with no information accessed until I remove it. I've tried reading the contents of the disk with other software like nero but again there is no response from the software. The disk can spin indefinitely with no information accessible so I can't tell if there are actual files on there or not.
I don't know if this matters- the disks I use have silver surfaces and these have a red die on all of them.