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MBP unable to successfully instal program

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i'm trying to install a program that spans across 4 cd's, and somewhere in the middle, my MBP gets "stuck". it gets to a point where I can hear the drive start to spin up for about 1 second, then spin back down to silence for about 3 seconds, then it spins up, then spins down again, spins up, spins down, up, down, and so on... until finally i get an error message from the installer program that some unkown error occured. here is the order of events:

attempt #1: installation got "stuck" on disc 1 of 4
attempt #2: installation got "stuck" on disc 3 of 4
attempt #3: installation got "stuck" on disc 3 of 4
attempt #4: installation got "stuck" on disc 2 of 4
attempt #5: installation got "stuck" on disc 3 of 4

and i finally gave up. the cd's have absolutely no scratches, and i know for a fact that they work because it is a game i have installed before, decided to trash it a few months back, and now am installing it once again.

any thoughts? im thinking that its a problem with my drive, but i don't really know how to go about taking my MBP to an Apple Store and duplicating the problem on the spot. i mean, i guess i COULD take this 4-disc game in and attempting to install it, but that seams like it would be a pain.

thanks in advance for any help

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