If you have old discs and you want to check them if they are still readable, you can use the CHKDSK utility, the built-in drive utility in Microsoft Windows. You can use it either on the command prompt or from the Windows Explorer. To try this, insert your disc on your optical drive. When it is loaded, start Windows Explorer then right-click your optical drive and select “Properties.”
On the next screen, select “Tools” tab and click “Check Now” under “Error-checking” section. Click “Start” to begin the scan. Since you are checking a CD or DVD disc, you don’t need to check any of the boxes on the dialog.