I run the CD ROM and there are 'jumps' and other imperfections in the music, making for an unusable copy. Is this a sign of the lens on the original drive failing? The read-drive is a LITEON LTN485S running at 8.91 average speed , the write-only drive a Phillips CDRW 5224, running at 34 average speed. There have been no problems until now, except for the occassional 'clicks' on a copy of a recording.
The four year old PC is running on XP.
Any help appreciated but I guess installing a new CD ROM drive is the answer. Is this fairly straightforward?