i have to repair PC's and servers in the base all the time, and I'll tell you something I tell most of the people...
if in doubt, reinstall windows.
You're saying that the file associations all check ot alright, eyt you still have that kind of problem.
A cd usually takes some time to load, and it seems like windows is trying to access it too quickly, and it's saying it's not a calid disc, or not disc is present. Well, tht's what I THINk it is. I'd have to see it for myself and do some mumbo-jumbo (something else I alwas tell people) to see what the actual cause of the problem is. SOrry I couldn't be much help maylar.. hope someone here, or you can get the bug fixed asap
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