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So I am level 59 in MW2 multiplayer, and am planning on getting MW3 in the near future. I want to be able to prestige before then so I can get the bonuses listed in this answer. But whenever I play on any maps other than Highrise, Querry, and Afghan, My xbox crashes and says

The disk you have entered is unreadable. 
Please try wiping it with a cloth or cleaning it.

My disk is scratched, but I am afraid of fixing it because all of the reviews I have seen of people do this have been good like:This saved me $60!!!!!, to You suck!!!!!!!!!! You ruined my disc Obvisously it will take me forever to prestige if I can only play on 3 maps. Is there anyway around this? Also is there any ways to fix it for free that you have used and work?
Thanks in Advance

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Sounds like your disc has gone bad. That sucks. – GnomeSlice Apr 20 '12 at 23:44
@GnomeSlice That would suck – Outlaw Lemur Apr 20 '12 at 23:44
Double check the disk to make sure it isn't scratched. I had a similar problem caused by a ring around the disk. If that's the case, you can either try to repair it yourself or see if a game store offers disk repair. – Fluttershy Apr 21 '12 at 1:28
@Fluttershy It is scratched, and a local store does do repairs..... I will try that – Outlaw Lemur Apr 21 '12 at 2:10
@Fluttershy Do you know of any do-it yourself ones that work? all of them on youtube have comments like "This worked so well!!!!" and at the same time "You ruined my disc" – Outlaw Lemur Apr 22 '12 at 14:47
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Most nearby video stores ( now commonly Family Video or GameStop ) will do disc repairs but it depends how deep the scratches really are.

I would assume most replies of You Suck! You ruined my disc are that in actuality, a customer unable to come to the terms that their disc has become unrepairable prior to trying to clean it (and now has to bite the bullet of buying a new one or moving on).

I would try a local video rental store or GameStop (if applicable). Ultimately, if these options fail, buy a new disc or moving on to (in your case) Modern Warfare 3. I do not think it is worth it to buy a disc cleaning kit if you have already tried the first option. At some point your recovery efforts may become more expensive then purchasing a new, unscratched game.

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Okay, I have a GameStop near me... Thanks for your help! – Outlaw Lemur Apr 25 '12 at 22:46

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