Help cannot read burnt cd

my friend gave me a cd of civ3, but i cannot read it on my hp computer. it cant even detect the disc in the drive. but i try it on my sisters old computer and it works ok. can anyone help newbie please thanks

HPs must be funny things, friend has one that will read everything except for the HP recovery cds, flatly refuses to see them. They read fine in every other pc however.

you probably need a news cd reader
due to degrade of laser pickup:eek:

yep get a new cd reader
it happend to my yamaha 2100s
thank god for warranty