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Bad news, if you dont already know, there is a program called starforce, an anti piracy program that slowly kills your cd drive, untill it can actually blow up your cd's, you may have installed it without knowing. CHECK YOUR COMPUTERS, see if you have it, and get rid of it!
"For example, here's one of the common problems brought by Starforce: under Windows XP, if packets are lost during the reading or writing of a disk, XP interprets this as an error and steps the IDE speed down. Eventually it will revert to 16bit compatibility mode rendering a CD/DVD writer virtually unusable. In some circumstances certain drives cannot cope with this mode and it results in physical hardware failure (Most commonly in multiformat CD/DVD writer drives). A sure sign of this step down occurring is that the burn speeds will get slower and slower (no matter what speed you select to burn at). Starforce, on a regular basis, triggers this silent step down. Until it reaches the latter stages most people do not even realise it is happening."
Look at the damage it can do OVER TIME!!!
(this is not my pic, it is from the website)