Winamp?

Hi. I use Winamp alot to Rip cds. Fo rth efirst month, no problems. About a week ago it sopped reading the discs that were put into the drives. At first i thort it was the drives so i got new one. Out of the box, they didnt work either. I use Winamp 5.5.41 with the Unlimited Ripping code that you have to type in if you want to Rip faster. Anyway, my question is does Winamp have a data base somewhere that keeps a record of what and how much you Rip? Why i sak is Winamp retreives artist info, and to do that it must go thru a data base. Any suggestions please.