I have a DVD drive on my Dell PC, and whenever I play an album on it it is unlistenable, it just slugs through any song, crackling and static, moving very slow...but I can RIP the album and then it runs perfectly fine. Now, I am playing games on this drive, and they have crackling audio. Fear and Condemned both have a strange high ptched audio sound. I have tried two different sound cards and speakers and the problem is the same on both, so I am making the wise guess that it is the DVD drive. Can anyone help explain this? Could it be dust or something? I am going to attempt a clean out of the drive, but It has been doing this for about a year now... Any help? Anything I can do through the Windows?