HELP! My Phillips cd-rw drive (on Dell) wont read some copied software discs!

i have a new Dell Inspiron 5160 notebook with a Phillips 5263 cd-rw/dvd-rom drive.
It reads all official software discs, but only SOME pre-copied software discs (backups made with Nero) and disk copies made by friends with freeware on it.

Has anyone any suggestions as to how to enable this drive to read all disks.
Are there anti-piracy/software authentication settings that need to been changed with the OS to do this?
I am running XP Home with SP2 & have installed WMP10 but disabled the “aquire software licenses” tab in the setup.
Please help??!
Thanks. C :wink:

You won’t be able to make it read copies. Only certain drives are capable of reading copied (copy protected CD’s/DVD’s). You best bet would be to use a straight dvd or cd reader (external) hooked up through usb. If you check the forums and search for (2 sheep drives), you can find the ones that are best at overcoming copy protection.

Please do not crosspost.
Deleted the one in Newbie forum, will close this one and the third wille remain open: